A modern beginner friendly granny stripe crochet blanket and free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This free crochet granny block blanket pattern is for a lovely afghan made with the crochet block stitch. This blanket is fun to make and so pretty to look at! The violet color of the yarn is so vibrant and a very deep shade of purple. My granddaughter Lauren saw me working on this and immediately declared it looked like a field of grapes and so the Grapevine Blanket was born!
Granny Stripe Crochet Blanket Yarn
This yarn from Joann’s Big Twist line is an absolute dream — squish factor of 10! I used Rainbow Classic yarn which is a #5 bulky weight acrylic yarn. You could certainly substitute another bulky yarn which also helps this blanket grow quickly.
I also think this stitch pattern would lend itself very well to a self-striping yarn. Using self-striping yarn really does all of the color work for you – perfect for mindless crochet. And fantastic if you hate weaving in ends!
And even though I used spring/summer colors for my blanket, I really think this blanket would be perfect for favorite team or school colors. And, since the stitch pattern isn’t too “girly” I think men would really like this blanket as well.
I am calling this a lap afghan although the typical size for a lap afghan is approximately 35″ x 40″ and this blanket measures 35″ x 54″. Frankly, I felt I wanted a blanket that would cover me head to toe without being too oppressively large. I think this is just the right size. But I can sometimes be a crochet rebel and don’t always follow the rules! Do what you want and make it the size you like. If you would like to make it wider just add chains in multiples of 3.
I really enjoy the block stitch or as it can sometimes be called the modern or stacked granny. I have designed a couple of other patterns using this stitch the Retro Duster Vest and the Boho Market Bag.
I decided to add fringe after the fact and I am so glad I did! I really think the fringe makes this blanket. So fun and cheerful! For those of you that need instructions on how to add fringe to any project I have included a video tutorial for you below as well as a photo step by step which you can find here.
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Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket – Grapevine Crochet Lap Afghan free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Big Twist Rainbow Classic, Weight 5/Bulky (100% Acrylic 11 oz / 615 yards(1) White (Color A)
(1) White (Color A)
(1) Lime (Color B)
(1) Violet (Color C)
Size J (6 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 10 rows in pattern = 4” / 5 clusters = 4”
Approximate finished size: 35” wide x 54” tall (without fringe)
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
sk = skip
sp = space
beg = beginning
- 3 dc stitches worked in same space referred to as cluster throughout the pattern.
- To resize blanket: add chains in multiples of 3 for foundation chain.
- Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as first st.
Pattern Instructions for the Grapevine Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket:
With color A, ch 123
Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as first st), and in each ch across. Join color B, fasten off Color A. Turn. (122)
Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in same st (base of ch 1), *ch 3, sk 2 st, 1 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in top of skipped chs from row 1. Join color C, fasten off color B. Turn (40 ch 3 sp)
Row 3: ch 3, sk next st, *3 dc (now referred to as cluster throughout remainder of pattern) in next ch 3 sp*, repeat from * to * across to end, 1 dc in last st. Join color B, fasten off color C. Turn. (40 clusters, 2 dc st)
Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in sp before first cluster, *ch 3, sk next 3 st, 1 sc in sp between clusters* repeat from * to * to last cluster, 1 sc in sp after last cluster, 1 sc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Join color A, fasten off color B. Turn.
Row 5 – 136: Continue repeating rows 3 – 4, alternating colors until desired length is reached, ending on a row 4. Join color A, fasten off color B. Turn.
Note: Row 4 will always be color B, alternate colors A & C for row 3.
Row 137: ch 3, *2 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 dc in last 2 st. (122)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Using 9 (3 of each color) 8” long strands to make 4” long fringe attach to every other cluster row or as desired.