The Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern is easier than it looks! By using Half & Half Granny Squares, you can easily make this southwest design!
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Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket

June 7, 2018

The Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern is easier than it looks! Once you have the hang of the granny square you’ll have this blanket whipped up in no time. This pattern was originally a crochet along, but now that it’s over I wanted to have the pattern posted in it’s entirety so you can see everything all in one place!

The Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern is easier than it looks! By using Half & Half Granny Squares, you can easily make this southwest design!

The Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern is easier than it looks! By using Half & Half Granny Squares, you can easily make this southwest design!

I used Red Heart Soft Essentials which is a bulky category 5 yarn. But I think a worsted weight could be used too. It will probably make the blanket a little bit smaller, but it shouldn’t make much of a difference. My squares ended up being about 5″x 5″ after blocking. I am in love with this color combo, but I know there are so many combinations that would be gorgeous! I had so much fun creating and making this blanket and I can’t wait to see what colors you all have chosen.

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The Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern is easier than it looks! By using Half & Half Granny Squares, you can easily make this southwest design!

 

Southwest Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern

 

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Materials
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Cream 12 skeins (approx 1,472 yds)
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Navy 4 skeins (approx 524 yds)
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Peony 3 skeins (approx  393 yds)
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Minty 2 skeins (approx 262 yds)
6.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Optional
Blocking board (or whatever technique you like to use for blocking)

Level
intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Magic ring (or ch 4 and sl st to first ch to form a ring)
Sc – single crochet

Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as dc

Approximate Finished

HALF AND HALF GRANNY SQUARE

Make 32 squares with Peony and Cream

Make 16 squares with Minty and Cream

Make 28 squares with Navy and Cream

Make 4 squares with Minty and Navy

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With Color A make a magic ring

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 into ring, join color B, drop color A and leave it there to pick up later, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st, pull ring closed (12 dc, 8 ch)

Round 2: Turn, sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, dc into ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in ch 2 space, ch 1, pick up color A and join  drop color B and leave it there to pick up later, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in ch 2 space, ch 2, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st (28 dc, 8 ch)

Round 3: Turn, sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, dc in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in ch 2 space, ch 1, pick up color B and join, drop color A, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in last ch 2 space, ch 2, join to first ch 3 with sl st (44 dc, 8 ch)

SOLID GRANNY SQUARES

The solid granny squares are still worked in turned rounds so they have the same “front and back” as the half and half squares

Make 56 in Cream

Make 8 in Navy

Make a magic ring

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, join to first ch 3 with sl st (12 dc, 8 ch)

Round 2: Turn, sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, dc into ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * repeat from * to * 2 more times to last ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2) in ch 2 space, join to first ch 3 with sl st  (28 dc, 8 ch)

Round 3: turn, sl st into ch 2 space, ch 3, dc into ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches* repeat from * to * 2 more times to last ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2) in ch 2 space, join to first ch 3 with sl st (44 dc, 8 ch)

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Finished squares are approximately 5” x 5” (blocked)

Once all your squares are made and blocked, arrange them like so:

For the graph above, each black outlined square is one granny square

SEWING

When sewing the squares, I used a whip stitch and I changed the joining color to match the squares I was joining to make the blanket look as seamless as possible. There are a lot of ends to weave in, but the seamless look it very much worth it!

At some points there will be squares with two different colors next to each other. I just used the cream to sew these squares.

After setting out all my squares I sewed down all the rows vertically and the across horizontally.

Cut a long piece of yarn (no longer than 48” – otherwise it will easily get tangled)

With your yarn needle, join yarn in the topmost ch of the first 2 squares. Using a whip stich sew the squares together. Continue until you reach a different color, then fasten off

Join the next color in the last ch of the previous squares, then continue to whipstitch the squares together

Once finished, weave in all your ends.

BORDER

I did a very simple sc border all the way around.

Join cream in any corner ch 2 space, ch 1 *(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner space, sc in each stitch to the next corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

And you’re done with your new blanket! I hope you love it!!

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