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Baby Granny Three Ways

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This is the epitome of a baby blanket - soft, fun and adorable.  This simple crochet pattern makes a great gift.  You'll want to make a Baby Granny Three Ways for anyone who is expecting.  Easy to make and customize, this crocheted afghan pattern is great for beginners and advanced crochet fans.  Whether you're making it for a little girl or boy, this blanket is sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.  Best of all, you get 3 versions with this one pattern, so it's like getting 3 blankets in one!

Baby Granny Three Ways

Materials:

Version 1

  • 1 ball Red Heart "Soft Baby Steps" yarn in Baby Yellow (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart "Soft Baby Steps" yarn in Baby Green (B)
  • 2 balls Red Heart "Soft Baby Steps" yarn in Baby Blue (C)
  • 5.5mm [US I-9] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Version 2

  • 1 ball Red Heart TLC "Baby Amoré" yarn in Baby Print (B)
  • 1 ball Red Heart TLC "Baby Amoré" yarn in Yellow (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart TLC "Baby Amoré" yarn in Orchid (C)
  • 5.5mm [US I-9] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Version 3

  • 1 ball Red Heart "Baby Clouds" yarn in Cloud (A)
  • 1 ball Red Heart "Baby Clouds" yarn in Serene Green (C)
  • 2 balls Red Heart "Baby Clouds" yarn in Sunny Multi (B)
  • 10mm [US N-15] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge:

  • Version 1:  Rnds 1-4 = 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
  • Version 2:  Rnds 1-4 = 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
  • Version 3:  Rnds 1-2 = 5” x 5”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Abbreviations:

  • X-st (worked over next 2 sts) = Skip next dc, dc in next dc, working behind dc just completed, dc in skipped dc.
  • X-st in ch-1 space = Dc in ch-1 space, working behind dc just completed, dc in same space.
  • Beginning corner = (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.
  • Corner = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.

 

Instructions:

Version 1
Color Order: 4 rnds CB, [3 rnds CA, 3 rnds CC, 3 rnds CB] 3 times, 2 more rnds CB, 1 rnd CC.
Afghan measures 36” x 36”.

  1. With CB, ch 4; join with a slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
     
  2. Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-4.
     
  3. Rnd 2: (Slip st, beginning corner) all in next ch-1 space, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, corner in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 2 dc in last ch-1 space; join in top of ch-3.
     
  4. Rnd 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, working behind ch just made, dc in same st as joining (beginning X-st made), * (X-st, ch 1, X-st) all in next ch-1 space, work X-st across; repeat from * around; join.
     
  5. Rnd 4: Slip st in space before next dc (in middle of X-st), ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in middle of next X-st, * corner in ch-1 space, 2 dc in middle of each X-st across; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
     
  6. Rnd 5: Join next color in any corner ch-1 space; beginning corner in same space, * working in back loops only, dc in each dc across **, corner in ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  7. Rnds 6 and 7: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4.
     
  8. Rnds 8-31: Repeat Rnds 5-7 eight times. At end of Rnd 31, do not fasten off CB.
     
  9. Rnds 32 and 33: Ch 3, dc in each dc around and work corner in each corner ch-1 space; join – 130 dc between corner spaces. At end of Rnd 33, fasten off CB.
     
  10. Rnd 34: Join CC in any ch-1 corner space; ch 3, 6 dc in same space, * skip next dc, slip st in next dc, [skip next 3 dc, 7 dc in next dc, skip next 3 dc, slip st in next dc] 16 times **, 7 dc in ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Version 2
Afghan measures 38” x 38”.

  1. Rnds 1-28: Work same as Version 1 except work in both loops throughout. At end of Rnd 28, do NOT fasten off CC.
     
  2. Rnds 29 and 30: Ch 3, dc in each dc across sides and work corner in ch-1 spaces; join.
     
  3. Rnd 31: Work 1 rnd Reverse sc; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Version 3
Color Order: [2 rnds each B, A, C] twice, 3 rnds B.
Afghan measures 36” x 36”.

  1. Rnds 1 and 2: Work same as Version 1. Fasten off.
     
  2. Rnd 3: Join next color in any ch-1 space; beginning corner in same space, * dc in each dc across **, corner in ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
     
  3. Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * corner in ch-1 space, dc across next side; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
     
  4. Rnds 5-14: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 five times. At end of Rnd 14, do not fasten off B.
     
  5. Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in each dc to corner space, * corner in space, dc in each dc across; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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