Peppermint Crochet Blanket Free Granny Square Pattern

Oct 28, 2022 | Crochet patterns

Peppermint Crochet Blanket Christmas Granny Square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Peppermint Crochet Blanket Square free pattern

I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this Christmas granny square pattern is square #9 and last in my series.  You can also check out the Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny SquareSanta Granny Square and the Mrs. Claus Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog.

Want to see the whole blanket together? You can now find the complete joining and border instructions now on the blog!

The Peppermint Candy Man is so much fun! I was starting to run out of ideas for Christmas faces and then I thought that I could transform a peppermint candy into a fun face, too!  Then, of course, after I designed him I started thinking of all kinds of things I could turn into a cute face.  However, I knew I had to stop somewhere – maybe I can add some more matching squares next Christmas!

This free crochet Peppermint Candy Christmas granny square pattern is a fun square that would make a cute Christmas blanket with my other squares or even on its own.  Mix and match the squares for your perfect Christmas granny square blanket!  Would look great with or without the face and leg details for a giant peppermint afghan.

Peppermint Crochet Blanket Granny Square Pattern Details

The granny squares for this series of Christmas granny square patterns work up to a square 14″ large motif.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable winter Christmas-themed throw!  These squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for Christmas decoration.  What a cute peppermint pillow this square would make!

This free crochet peppermint motif granny square pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

The color changes are going to be a little different from my previous squares.  You will be basically working 8 color changes in red and white evenly in each round. I decided to carry colors as I worked this square so as to have fewer ends to weave in at the end.  And peppermint candies can be different colors, too!  I personally love the bright colors of red and white but green and white or even green and red would be great options as well.

peppermint candy crochet blanket process

This square is going to give your color work skills a work out.  For you beginners, you may find it helpful to practice carrying yarn and keeping your tension throughout the project.  

You will be working the eyes, legs and wrappers all separately and then sew the pieces to the front of the square.  The candy wrappers are cinched together at one end and the cinched end is sewn to the side of the face.  The legs are worked in the round, stuffed, sewn shut and then are sewn to the bottom of the face.

I played around a little bit with the placement for the wrappers. I ultimately decided to place them like arms. Makes me want to hug and squeeze him and call him George. 😉

peppermint candy granny square pattern

The smile is worked as a surface slip stitch across several stitches.  You can see me work this same technique on my Gingerbread Man Square on Instagram if you would like to see that in action. 

I am using a Red Heart With Love* yarn which is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

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The complete pattern is now available as 1 PDF! The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  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!)

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

Peppermint Crochet Blanket Square free pattern

Peppermint Candy Man Square free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet size hook
Small amount of poly-fil stuffing for legs
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry yarn needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • BLO = back loop only
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
  • Special Stitches:
  • sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes: 

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Candy wrappers, eyes and legs are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.
  • When changing colors for the candy portion you will carry colors throughout.  
  • When changing colors for legs you will drop unused color and pull in new color as indicated in pattern – no need to fasten off.

Pattern Instructions

With Red, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, *switch to white, 1 dc in MC, switch to red, 1 dc in MC,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 1 dc in MC, switch to red, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *switch to white, 2 dc in next st, switch to red, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 2 dc in last st, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, switch to red, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in last st, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, *switch to white, 1 dc in next st,  2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, switch to red, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in last st, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, switch to red, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *switch to white, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, switch to red, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, switch to red, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *switch to white, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, switch to red, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, switch to red, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off White and Red.

Round 10: Join Blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Legs (make 2)

Round 1:  With Black, ch 7, 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 chs, 5 sc in last ch, turn to work in the unused loops from the foundation ch; 1 sc in next 5 unused loops.  (15)

Round 2:  working in BLO, 1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog x 2, 1 sc in next 5 sts.  (13)

Round 3:  now working in both loops; 1 sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog x 2, 1 sc in next 4 sts.  (11). Fasten off Black.

Round 4:  With Red, 1 sc in each st.

Round 5:  With White, 1 sc in each st.

Round 6 – 8:  repeat rounds 4 – 5, ending after round 4.

Leaving a long tail for sewing, fasten off.  Weave in remaining ends.

Stuff legs with poly-fil.  With long tail, sew top of legs shut.

peppermint candy crochet wrapper and leg process

Wrappers (make 2)

With White, ch 11.

Row 1:  sc in each ch.  Turn. (10)

Row 2:  ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each st. Turn.

Row 3 – 10:  repeat row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining ends.

peppermint candy crochet wrapper process

With long tail on needle, cinch end of wrapper together by weaving needle through end of rows 1 – 10 on same ends as long tails.

peppermint candy crochet wrapper and leg process

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off Blue.

Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of white, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Smile

Join Black to top of round 5 with sl st by inserting hook below stitch of round 6 and around stitch of round 5, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around next 24 stitches of round 5 for a total of 25 slip stitches. Note: I began my first slip stitch at stitch #57 of round 5.  

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tails, sew eyes to face.

With long tails, sew legs to bottom of face.

With long tails, sew wrappers to each side of face.

Weave in remaining ends.

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