The Granny Stripe

The Granny Stripe is a beautiful traditional crochet stitch. The pattern is simple and suitable for beginners, and can be incredibly relaxing.

Used often for blankets, the basic Granny Stripe pattern can be easily adapted to the size of your choice. But, it can also be used in a number of other crochet projects, such as cardigan and jumpers, bags, hats, scarves etc.

Scroll down for the basic Granny Stripe pattern.

The Granny Stripe

For the sample above I used Stylecraft Special DK with a 4mm hook. Colours used are: Candyfloss, Apricot, Lemon, Spring Green, Sherbet, Wisteria and Clematis. I worked 2 rows of each colour, creating these wonderful Granny Stripes.

The pattern works with whatever yarn you choose and the appropriate hook for the yarn.

Notes on the pattern

The first row is a row of double crochet (UK terms) to make a solid base for the Granny Stitch. The Granny stitch is simply groups of 3 treble crochet stitches – called a treble cluster – worked into the same space. The treble cluster is worked into the spaces between to treble clusters of the row below.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

UK terms are used throughout. 

ss – slip stitch

tr – treble crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

beg-ch beginning chain

*to* – repeat indicated section

treble cluster – a group of 3 treble crochet stitches worked in the same space

Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide

Granny Stripe Pattern

Starting Chain: Chain a multiple of 3, plus 2 for turning.

Row 1: dc into the 2nd chain from the hook and then in each stitch along until the end. Turn

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 1tr in first stitch (just below the chain), *skip 2 stitches, work 3tr in the next stitch*, repeat from *to* until 3 stitches are left, skip 2 stitches and work 2tr in the last stitch. Turn.

Row 3: For this row you will be working the groups of 3 trebles (treble cluster) into the spaces between the treble clusters in the row below.

Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), work 3tr in each space along. When you reach the end of the row work 1tr into the top of the beg-ch3 worked at the start.

Repeat rows 2 and 3: until your desired length.

I worked 2 rows of each colour, but you could work as many different rows of each colour you choose.