Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Crochet a Granny Stripe Blanket

How to Crochet a Granny Stripe Afghan

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Chances are good that you've seen an afghan made from crocheted granny squares, but have you seen a granny stripe blanket? The granny stripe blanket is sometimes called a "gran stripe" blanket too. The same method used to crochet granny squares is used, but it's crocheted back and forth in rows, rather than in squares. Below are the instructions you'll need to get started making your own blanket today.

Photo by HS Schulte.

Instructions for Gran Stripe Blanket

  • 1
    Chain 158.

    (If you are new to crochet visit, "How to Crochet a Chain," for further instructions.
  • 2
    Single crochet into the second chain stitch from the hook. Single crochet in each chain stitch after working back across the chain.
  • 3
    Chain 3. (This chain serves as the first double crochet stitch of the row.) Double crochet into the first single crochet stitch. Chain 1 and skip the next single crochet stitch. ** Double crochet 2 times in the next stitch. Chain 1 and skip a stitch. Repeat this step from ** until you reach the end of the row.
  • 4
    Chain 3 and turn the work. Working across the row, double crocheting twice in each open space. Chain 1 to skip to the next open space. (See demonstration in the video below.) Repeat until the blanket is the desired length.

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