The Green Heart Granny Square Baby Blanket

Updated April 2024 – to include links to the free Heart Granny Square tutorial.

This beautiful granny square baby blanket was quick to make and the results are lovely.

Heart Granny Square

Stitch Guide – UK terms are used throughout

  • Dc – double crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull though stitch (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining two loops (US Single Crochet)
  • Tr – treble crochet: Yarn over hook. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over pull through remaining two loops (US double crochet)
  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • beg-ch beginning chain
  • *to*     instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified

Yarn: The yarn used for this project was Paintbox Simply Aran (100% Acrylic).

The colours used were: Washed Teal (232), Sea Foam Blue (231), Pistachio Green (224) and Banana Cream (220) (1 skein of each).

You can purchase this yarn here.

Finished Size: The final blanket size is 72cm x 72cm, you could make this bigger but you would need more yarn as this fully used up the 4 skeins.

Paintbox Yarn

Hook: 5mm or appropriate hook for yarn and tension.

Instructions:

Follow the instructions for the Heart Granny Square pattern and tutorial here – following instructions for the narrow heart.

Start in the middle with the heart in Pistachio Green (yarn A). Then Banana Cream (yarn B) around the heart. On completing round 4, do not fasten off Banana Cream, turn the square over and work a 5th round with Banana Cream.

Continue with adding rounds of the Granny Square as follows:

Rounds 6-7: Washed Teal

Rounds 8-9: Sea Foam Blue

Rounds 10-11: Pistachio Green

Rounds 12-13: Banana Cream

Rounds 14-15: Washed Teal

Rounds 16-17: Sea Foam Blue

Rounds 18-19: Pistachio Green

Rounds 20-21: Banana Cream

Rounds 22-23: Washed Teal

Rounds 24-25: Sea Foam Blue

Rounds 26-27: Pistachio Green

Rounds 28 (1 round only): Banana Cream

Green Heart Granny Square Baby Blanket

Border

The border is a really simple edging using Sea Foam blue – Double Crochet (UK) chain two and Double Crochet (UK) into same stitch – see instructions below.

  • Using Sea Foam Blue and with right side facing, pull up a loop in any corner space. Ch2 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same space.
  • *Skip 1 stitch, [1dc, ch2, 1dc]* in the next stitch, repeat from * to * until the next corner space.
  • 3dc in the corner space.
  • Continue with [1dc, ch2, 1dc] around the blanket, working 3dc in each corner space.
  • When you reach the corner space where you started, work 1dc and ss into the top of the beg-ch2.
  • Fasten off.
Green Heart Granny Square Baby Blanket
The Green Heart Granny Square Baby Blanket