Corner-to-Corner Granny Square

A few years ago when I had just started crochet and experimenting with different crochet techniques, I came across the pattern for the Corner-to-Corner Granny Square by Blossom Crochet. The YouTube video tutorial can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel here. The instructions are wonderfully clear.

A Corner-to-Corner Granny Square is a ‘mash-up’ of a Granny Stripe and the Corner-to- Corner crochet method. The pattern works up quite quickly and the results are really satisfying.

For my blanket I used Stylecraft Special DK – 1 ball each of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape.

I worked two rows of each colour in a repeating order of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape, until the end where there was one final row of White.

I love the way that the blanket is lovely and square with perfect corners and straight lines. I was also impressed with how quickly the blanket worked up.

Pattern

Yarn

For my blanket I used Stylecraft Special DK – 1 ball each of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape.

Hook Size

I used a 3.5mm hook, but use what is best for your tension and consider the yarn manufacturer’s recommendations.

Border

You can finish off your blanket with a simple border as you wish.

For the border I used White, and worked the following:

Round 1 – 2 treble crochet in each space around the blanket, working [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in the corners.

Round 2 – 2 treble crochet in each space around the blanket, working [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in the corners.

Round 3 – double crochet, chain 3, double crochet in same stitch, skip stitch then repeat in next stitch, with [dc, ch3, dc, ch2, dc, ch3, dc] in each corner (all UK terms).

Finished size

The finished blanket measured approximately 72cm x 72cm. You could make whatever size you like, you just have to make that decision half way through the project as at this stage you will be doing the longest row and after that you will be decreasing the length of the rows.