Okay, so you need a blanket, but you’ve only got one weekend to make it. Or, maybe you’ve got plenty of time, but you are new at crochet. Or, it’s for a special gentleman in your life so it has to be simple and “manly” enough for him. You can get satisfy all three of these needs with the Soft Granite Blanket!
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The Soft Granite Blanket is super easy to make – just chains and single crochets. And it features the moss stitch, aka the granite stitch (aka lots of names), which has a great look without being feminine or lacy. And with Lion Brand Hometown USA and a 15mm crochet hook, you can make all but the largest sizes in just one weekend! And bonus – this one features a bright spring green, perfect to celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year! It’s also ready to customize for your favorite sports team, or any home decor!
Soft Granite Blanket
- US-P/Q, 15mm hook – Clover Amour
- 830 – 5694 yds Lion Brand Hometown USA (Super Bulky/”6″/UK: 14-16 ply; 64 yds/59 m; 3.99 oz)
Color A: Dallas Grey
Color B: Key Lime
Color C: New York White
- Gauge: 8 rows x 8 sts = 4″ in pattern
- Size: See chart below
- Helpful Video Tutorials: Moss/Granite Stitch; Working into the Edge
- Crochet Abbreviations
Soft Granite Blanket Sizing Chart (all measurements are approximate)
The stitch multiple for this pattern is any multiple of 2. Using the gauge listed above, this chart should allow you to make this pattern in any size needed. If there’s a size you need that isn’t listed here, then just chain an even number until you have the blanket width desired, and then work in pattern until you have the length desired. You can use the yardage listed below as a guideline to help estimate the amount of yarn needed. The yardage is listed for the total blanket, with the estimates per color for a 3 color blanket in parentheses – this assumes a similar layout to the one pictured and listed below in the instructions.
- Baby (40″ x 40″): Ch 80; 80 rows; 830 yds (350 yds Color A; 240 yds each Color B and C)
- Lapghan (36″ x 48″): Ch 72; 96 rows; 896 yds (380 yds Color A; 258 yds each Color B and C)
- Throw (50″ x 70″): Ch 100; 140 rows; 1812 yds (768 yds Color A; 522 yds each Color B and C)
- Twin (70″ x 90″): Ch 140; 180 rows; 3260 yds (1380 yds Color A; 940 yds each Color B and C)
- Queen (90″ x 100″): Ch 180; 200 rows; 4660 yds (1976 yds Color A; 1342 yds each Color B and C)
- King/Cal King (110″ x 100″): Ch 220; 200 rows; 5694 yds (2412 yds Color A; 1641 yds each Color B and C)
Row 1: With Color A, ch the number based on chart above, skip 3 chains, sc in the next ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip the 1st st, sc in the next ch sp, *ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next ch sp; repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 3 – last row (see chart above for the total number of rows): Repeat Row 2, changing colors as desired. For the color scheme shown in these photos, work as follows, then go to the Border instructions below:
Soft Granite Blanket Color Schemes By Size Chart:
For other sizes, to plan your own rows following this color scheme, work your rows in the following order (percentage listed is the approximate percentage of total rows – adjust as desired to fit your blanket size): 10% Color A, 16% Color B, 7% Color A, 13% Color C, 8% Color A, 13% Color B, 7% Color A, 16% Color C, and 10% Color A. For the sizes given above, the color scheme is provided below.
- Baby Blanket
Color A: Rows 1-8; 22-26; 38-43; 55-59; 73-80
Color B: Rows 9-21; 44-54
Color C: Rows 27-37; 60-72
Color A: Rows 1-10; 26-32; 45-52; 65-71; 87-96
Color B: Rows 11-25; 53-64
Color C: Rows 33-44; 72-86
Color A: Rows 1-14; 37-46; 65-76; 95-104; 127-140
Color B: Rows 15-36; 77-94
Color C: Rows 47-64; 105-126
Color A: Rows 1-18; 49-60; 84-97; 121-132; 163-180
Color B: Rows 19-48; 98-120
Color C: Rows 61-83; 133-162
- Queen and King/Cal King
Color A: Rows 1-20; 53-66; 93-108; 135-148; 181-200
Color B: Rows 21-52; 109-134
Color C: Rows 67-92; 149-180
Border: Break all yarn except for border color, then sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner st.
And that’s that! Crazy simple, but so satisfying to crochet, and the result is perfect for any recipient and any decor! It’s easy to memorize, and great to crochet whenever you need a fast afghan. I hope you’ve enjoyed making the Soft Granite Blanket – I can’t wait to see what color schemes you all come up with!
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