Crochet Easter Blanket with 9 Spring themed Squares!

Apr 5, 2023 | Crochet patterns, Featured

The Crochet Easter Blanket is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Crochet Easter Blanket free crochet pattern

Woo Hoo – finally finished my Easter Granny Square throw! So excited to share the final blanket with border and joining instructions.  I am hoping that I got these final instructions out to you early enough so you can finish your fun blanket before Easter.

And, if you are just getting started with your blanket – have fun!  So many of you are making this as an adorable baby gift which can be given year round as well.  And, I know that some are taking individual squares and making a variety of different projects.

I love seeing your work and I would so enjoy seeing your projects!

Crochet Easter Blanket Details

This Easter Blanket is made up of a total of 9 squares. There are 8 unique squares provided for this blanket.  The 9th square is another Happy Flower Square in different colors. 

If you missed the free crochet patterns for the Bunny Granny Square, Hatching Chick Granny SquareLamb Granny SquareSun SquareHappy Sun Square,  Easter Basket squareBunny’s Bottom squareBaby Chick Square or the Happy Flower Square you can find them all on the blog.

I used the Single Crochet Joining Method for joining my squares together and I love how the ridges of single crochet really frame each square. Really in keeping with the patchwork look I was originally going for. However, you could also use the Braided Slip Stitch Join which is another easy join method which is flat but has interesting texture. If you would like an invisible flat seam you could also sew them together with the Mattress Stitch.

The majority of the border is the Granny Block Stitch. Using white for each single crochet round of the border really tied the joining and border together. I also decided to do one round of each of the main colors in the squares which gave the blanket the perfect finishing touch. I have a complete photo and video tutorial for the Granny Block Stitch Border as well to help you out.

The last round of the border is a simple shell stitch. I love the simplicity of it!

Crochet blanket for Easter free pattern

After completing the border my blanket ended with a finished size of 48″ x 48″. You could work fewer rounds if you would like a smaller blanket. This blanket ended up being pretty hefty given its size. Many of the squares had added embellishments, appliqués or stitches worked into the front of the unworked front loops of several squares. I used quite a bit of yarn for this blanket which makes it a fantastic stash busting project!

I primarily used Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  I did add in some Red Heart Super Saver for colors I couldn’t find.  However, these granny squares would be a great way to use up your stash, too! 

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border granny square blanket

This Crochet Easter Blanket pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  This PDF includes all 8 individual square patterns + the joining and border instructions! You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

This PDF will contain all squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the individual Spring Easter Blanket granny square patterns will still be available for purchase if you are interested in one or a couple of the individual squares.

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

Crochet Easter Blanket free crochet pattern

Easter Square Blanket Join & Border

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Join & Border Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds) 
  •     White 3.6 oz / 200 yds (White)
  •     Sage 1.3 oz / 70 yds (Green)
  •     Daffodil 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Yellow)
  •     Iced Aqua 1.7 oz / 90 yds (Blue)
  •     Bubble Gum 1.9 oz / 105 yds (Pink)
  •     Lilac 1.6 oz / 85 yds (Purple)
  • Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 48” x 48”

Supplies for blanket – all 9 squares + border:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     White 19 oz / 1000 yds (White)
  •     Daffodil 8 oz / 425 yds (Yellow)
  •     Bubble Gum 9 oz / 480 yds (Pink)
  •     Lilac 6.5 oz / 350 yds (Purple)
  •     Iced Aqua 5.5 oz / 300 yds (Blue)
  •     Sage 4 oz / 215 yds (Green)
  •     Light Grey 1.0 oz / 52 yds (Grey)
  •     Black 1 oz / 52 yds (Black)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 10 oz / 482 yds)
  •     Jazzy 2.0 oz / 97 yds (Pink Ombre)
  •     Violet    2.0 oz / 97 yds (Purple Ombre)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 364 yds)
  •     Pumpkin 1.6 oz / 85 yds (Orange)
  • Total yardage:  3,068

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

    Recommended Tutorials:

Join Squares with Single Crochet Tutorial

Block Stitch Border Tutorial

Before joining you will need to make a second flower square in order to have a total of 9 squares.  Flower #2 is the same pattern as the original Flower Square with colors changed for the flower petals and for the squared off portion of the square.  Otherwise the colors and pattern are the same.  Colors used as follows:

Rounds 10 – 13:  Bubblegum (pink)

Flower petals: Violet (purple ombre)

Joining Instructions

Assemble the 9 squares in the desired placement.  Placement for mine is as follows.  The number on each square indicates the order of joining. 

Easter crochet granny square graph

Join squares by rows then by columns.

Place your squares RS facing up.

With white on your hook, join white into the ch-2 corner sp of top right corner of square 1, insert your hook into the ch-2 sp of square 1 and square 2 and complete a sc, 

Continue working a sc under both loops of both squares in top of stitches along sides of both squares 1 & 2 to opposite corner space.

At the corner space, sc in the ch-2 corner space in both squares.

With RS of Squares 3 & 4 facing up, sc in the ch-2 corner sp of both squares.

Continue working a sc in top of each stitch along sides of both Squares 3 and 4 to corner space.  Repeat steps to join squares 5 & 6.

At the last corner spaces of squares 5 & 6, sc in the last ch-2 space through both squares.

Fasten off.

Now join Squares 2 & 7, Squares 4 & 8 and then Squares 6 & 9 together in same manner.

Once all rows are joined you will now join the columns.

Begin working sc join for Squares 7 & 8 to first corner.  At the corner, sc in the ch-2 sp of both Squares 7 & 8.  Working over the previous join, sc in the ch-2 sp of both Squares 2 & 4. Begin sc join through both sides of each square to next corner.  Repeat corner instructions for squares 2, 4, 1 and 3.  Continue to end.  Fasten off.

Repeat same steps for next column of squares beginning with squares 8 & 9 working through squares 4 & 6 and then squares 3 & 5.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

border granny square blanket

Border Instructions

Attach white to any ch-2 corner space.

Round 1:  ch 1, 3 sc in ch-2 space, [*1 sc in each stitch to next ch-sp at join between squares, 1 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in join between squares, 1 sc in next ch-sp of next square,* repeat from * to * 1 time, 1 sc in each st to ch-2 corner sp, 3 sc in ch-2 sp,] 4 times omitting final corner, sl st to first st. (540)

Round 2:  sl st in next st (middle sc of next corner), ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, [*ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st before 3-sc corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner st] 4 times omitting final corner, sl st in top of first st.

Fasten off white.

Round 3:  Join green with sl st to ch-2 sp after any corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each ch-2 sp to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner sp,* repeat from * to * around to end, sl st in top of ch-3.

Fasten off green.

Round 4:  Join white with sl st in between set of 3 dc clusters after any ch-2 corner sp, sc, [*ch 2, sk next 3 dc cluster, sc after next cluster,* repeat from * to * to ch-2 corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp] 4 times, sl st in top of first st.

Fasten off White.

Round 5: With yellow repeat row 3.

Fasten off yellow.

Round 6: With white repeat row 4.

Fasten off white.

Round 7: With blue repeat row 3.

Fasten off blue.

Round 8: With white repeat row 4.

Fasten off white.

Round 9: With pink repeat row 3.

Fasten off pink.

Round 10: With white repeat row 4.

Fasten off white.

Round 11: Join purple to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), ( [dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc) in the same corner sp as join, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ( [dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc) in next ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * around to end, sl st top of ch-3 at beginning.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!