Boho Baby Granny Square Blanket – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby blanket – Boho Baby. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a perfect baby blanket.

You can find the free instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

A crochet baby blanket is probably the most simple crochet piece you can make and a great first-time crochet project for beginners. The easiest way to make them is to work in rows and turn the fabric at the end of each row and start with a new one. It’s important to keep track of your stitches and make sure you do not lose any along the way.

Since the edges can be a bit challenging sometimes, it’s always more complicated with anything that includes chains. So make sure you use something to mark your first stitch of each row.

I usually work with plastic stitch markers that you can close. They look like tiny locks. You can use anything for that matter, from an old earring to a yarn end in a contrasting color that you don’t need anymore.

Some crocheters and designers love to play with different stitch patterns and they are doing a fantastic job incorporating all those beautiful stitches into their work. But I was always more into shape and how to create an interesting design using very simple crochet stitches and techniques.

I usually sketch the idea on a piece of paper, trace the 1:1 shape on a bigger piece of paper; then I find the yarn I like and start crocheting. I do not think about including advanced stitch patterns in my work that much. I prefer to play with the shape of the finished item them the fabric itself.

Recently, I’ve started getting an interest in crochet granny squares and how can I include them in my crochet patterns. I’ve played with the idea a bit and created a crochet baby romper with a beautiful two-colored granny square on the front that you can find HERE. Classic Granny Square baby blanket is my second crochet design where I am using the granny square technique as a base for my pattern.

The square was made with a beautiful Creative Cotton Yarn from Rico Designs. The yarn is very soft, and you can see the stitches clearly throughout the whole fabric. Since this is a crochet baby blanket, it’s almost a necessity to include some fun colors. I picked light blue, orange, and yellow and created three lines of slip stitches that go all the way around the whole blanket.

To make the entire project even more playful, I’ve added three simple tassels on each corner of the blanket, each of those three tassels in a different color. I really hope you will enjoy the pattern as much as I did when I was designing it for you.

You can find more patterns from Boho Baby Collection here:

1. Crochet baby cardigan (here!) | 2. Crochet baby sandals (here!) | 3. Crochet baby bonnet (here!)

All the patterns are also available as a beautiful crochet bundle of four patterns here. They include some additional sizes and a bunch of photo material to help you along the way.

This bundle is available in my Etsy shop. Click on the photo to hope over to my shop. Happy crocheting!

Video Tutorial

Watch the videos and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby blanket from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notification so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

Materials

Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. Purchasing through these links earns me a small commission to no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! 🙂)

  • YARN: For this pattern, I was using Creative Cotton Aran Yarn from Rico Designs in color 60 (beige) and Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in colors Washed Teal (433), Daffodil Yellow (422), and Bright Peach (412). I finished almost all 4 skeins of Creative Cotton Aran weight yarn and a really small amount of each; blue, orange, and yellow yarn.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 4.0 mm (G/6)
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: a pair of scissors (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a yarn needle (HERE!), sewing pins.

Gauge

GAUGE:  Work 8 sts and 4 rows in DC using 4.0 mm crochet hook and Aran weight yarn measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Dc – double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: one size – 50×50 cm or 20×20 inches.
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium

PATTERNS YOU SHOULD TRY

1.Crochet pattern for a baby romper – Strawberry Pie (HERE!) | 2. Crochet pattern for a baby bonnet – Sunflower Bonnet (HERE!) | 3. Crochet pattern for baby shoes – Blue Snowman (HERE!)

PDF Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on EtsyRavelry, and Love Crafts.

Visit my Etsy shop and find the pattern.

Instructions

Crochet Baby Blanket – Boho Baby

The instructions are written in a few simple steps:

  • crochet granny square,
  • slip stitch lines and
  • tassels.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

1. Granny Square

Take the yarn in the main color and create a magic ring.

Work in rounds. After each round join the round with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Work all the stitches into the magic ring. Ch 3 (count as a stitch).  2 dc. Ch 2. Repeat {dc 3, ch 2} 3 times. Ss = 20 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2. Start in the same. Repeat {Dc 3. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 4 times. = 36 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2. Dc 5. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 7. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 2. = 52 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2. Dc 7. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 11. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 4. = 68 sts.

Round 5: Ch 2. Dc 9. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 15. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 6. = 84 sts.

Round 6: Ch 2. Dc 11. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 19. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 8. = 100 sts.

Round 7: Ch 2. Dc 13. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 23. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 10. = 116 sts.

Round 8: Ch 2. Dc 15. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 27. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 12. = 132 sts.

Round 9: Ch 2. Dc 17. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 31. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 14. = 148 sts.

Round 10: Ch 2. Dc 19. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 35. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 16. = 164 sts.

Round 11: Ch 2. Dc 21. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 39. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 18. = 180 sts.

Round 12: Ch 2. Dc 23. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 43. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 20. = 196 sts.

Round 13: Ch 2. Dc 25. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 47. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 22. = 212 sts.

Round 14: Ch 2. Dc 27. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 51. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 24. = 228 sts.

Round 15: Ch 2. Dc 29. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 55. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 26. = 244 sts.

Round 16: Ch 2. Dc 31. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 59. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 28. = 260 sts.

Round 17: Ch 2. Dc 33. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 63. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 30. = 276 sts.

Round 18: Ch 2. Dc 35. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 67. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 32. = 292 sts.

Round 19: Ch 2. Dc 37. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 71. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 34. = 308 sts.

Round 20: Ch 2. Dc 39. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space. Repeat {Dc 75. Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 around the ch2-space} 3 times. Dc 36. = 324 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

2. Three simple slip stitch lines

Take a small amount of DK weight yarn of your choice. I will be using colors Washed Teal (433), Daffodil Yellow (422) and Bright Peach (412) from Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.

Orange: Find a stitch in round 20, two or three stitches away from the corner. Insert the hook into that stitch and work ss evenly all the way around. Work 4 sc sts into each corner. Join the round with the last st or watch the video tutorial for the special joining technique with a yarn end and a needle.

Yellow: Find a stitch in round 19, two or three stitches away from the corner. Insert the hook into that stitch and work ss evenly all the way around. Work 3 sc sts into each corner. Join the round with the last st or watch the video tutorial for the special joining technique with a yarn end and a needle.

Blue: Find a stitch in round 18, two or three stitches away from the corner. Insert the hook into the stitch and work ss evenly all the way around. Work 3 sc sts into each corner. Join the round with the last st or watch the video tutorial for the special joining technique with a yarn end and a needle.

3. Tassels

Make three tassels for each corner; blue, yellow and orange. That is 12 tassels in total.

1. Cut a piece of cardboard 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) wide or use 3 of your fingers.

2. Wrap the yarn of your choice around the cardboard or your fingers 17 – 20 times.

3. Thread tapestry needle (or use your fingers or a crochet hook) with some yarn and tie top of the tassel.

4. Take the scissors and cut the yarn at the bottom of the tassel.

5. Use a short strand of yarn, around 15 – 20 cm (6 – 8 inches) long. Create a simple loop and wrap the strand around the teasel, about 1 cm (0.4 inches) from the top.

6. Make a nice and firm knot.

7. Take a yarn needle, thread the yarn tails and pull both ends through the center of the tassel and out at the bottom and mix it between the rest of the yarn ends.

8. Make a few additional knots on the top of the tassel.

9. Attach three and three tassels to each corner of the blanket.

And your adorable crochet baby blanket is complete.

If you would like to make your blanket bigger, just continue adding stitches in the corners as you go. That way, you will increase the stitch count each round for additional 16 stitches.

If I simplify, use all the stitches each round and make 2 dc, 2 ch and 2 dc around each ch 2 – space. Continue doing so until you achieve the desired size of your blanket.

If you are not sure how much yarn you need for your blanket

Lovey 25 x 25 cm or 10 x 10 inches – 2 balls

Newborn 50 x 50 cm or 20 x20 inches – 4 balls

Stroller 90 x 90 cm or 35 x 35 inches – 13 balls

Toddler 150 x 150 cm or 60 x 60 inches – 36 balls

– Creative Cotton Aran from Rico Design – each ball is 50 g or 1.7 oz and 85 cm or 93 yds.

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3 comments

Angelique Dhrygck January 22, 2019 - 03:49

This is a very beautiful Blanket pattern. Hi

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judith May 12, 2020 - 14:21

I have been crocheting for at least 40 years and have never heard of a “magic ring”. What is that?

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Doroteja May 20, 2020 - 22:37

You can learn more about the magic ring technique here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZwG6mz_U9Q
Happy crocheting! 😀

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