A new free easy crochet blanket pattern, the Crossroads Crochet Blanket, is now a free blanket pattern here on the blog. Read all about the easy granny square and assembly or scroll down for the free crochet pattern.
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Easy Construction & Quick Assembly
The granny square pattern featured in the Crossroads blanket is based on the Rays of Sunshine Square pattern originally designed in worsted weight, it has been adapted to chunky weight yarn for this blanket pattern.
The Crossroads crochet blanket pattern is made out of easy granny squares joined together. Squares are not seamed together but crocheted together for a quicker and more textured seam.
The square construction and joining method all contribute to the visual effects of interlocking squares. You have squares of eyelets formed by the square corners, squares of texture with the puff stitches, and squares of straight lines with the square joining seams.
Downloadable Crossroads Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Before you Start your Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern Easy
- 6.5 mm / US G – 6 crochet hook
- WeCrochet Swish (worsted weight, 100% fine superwash merino wool, 50g/1.75oz, 100m/110yd)
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
The crochet blanket pattern is available in 10 sizes: from Lovey to King size.
The table below shows each size’s dimensions:
|Blanket sizes||Inches||Centimeters||# Squares|
|Width||Length||Width||Length||Width x Length||Total|
|Stroller / Baby||33||33||84||84||3×3||9|
You can easily adapt it to your desired size, each granny square is 28 cm / 11”.
Alternatively, you can remove/add repeats to change the square size to fit your needs. Make sure you adjust your yarn requirements accordingly.
The gauge for this pattern, in dc stitch, is 10.5 st by 6.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
The diameter of rounds 1 – 3 is 10 cm / 4” square.
Abbreviations & Instructions
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
Work instructions between () in the same stitch.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
- “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- And “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.
Special Stitches and Repeated Patterns
- Puff stitch (6 hdc worked all in one st) = yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop] 5 times in same st, yo, pull through all 13 loops on the hook. Ch 1 to close the puff stitch (ch doesn’t count as an added stitch).
- Magic ring (aka magic circle): Magic Loop; if you’re not familiar with this technique, this detailed tutorial (includes a video) will help you.
The Actual Blanket Crochet Pattern Free Easy
Refer to the blanket sizes table above and make the referenced number of squares for your crochet blanket size.
Blanket Granny Square
With your 4 mm / US G – 6 hook, in a magic ring: Ch 2, dc, [ch 1, 3 dc] three times, ch 1, 2 dc, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <12 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces>
Round 1: Ch 2, puff st, [dc until corner ch-space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-space, dc, puff st] around, dc until corner ch-space, (dc, ch 2, dc), dc, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <20 stitches and 4 ch-2 spaces>
Round 2: Ch 2, [dc until corner ch-space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-space, dc until puff st, dc2tog over puff and closing ch (place st marker)] around, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <36 stitches and 4 ch-2 space>
Round 3: Ch 2, puff st, [dc until corner ch-space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-space, dc until marked st, puff st] around, dc until corner ch-space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-space, dc until end of round, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <44 stitches and 4 ch-2 space>
Round 4 – 7: Repeat Round 2 and 3.
Round 8: Repeat Round 2
Bind off and weave in the ends.
You are done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your blanket granny square nice and flat, help even your stitches and sharpen your corners, block your project.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
To join your squares, instead of sewing them together you’re going to crochet them together with sc stitches. If you’re new to this technique, this video tutorial is very helpful.
Place 2 squares on top of each other, with right sides facing outwards (aka the side where the puffs come out most). Join yarn in the corner, ch 1 and then inserting your hook through the matching stitch of each square, single crochet along one side of your squares.
In the corners make just one sc in the ch-space.
You’ll then repeat this (with the same thread of yarn) until you’ve attached the number of squares you need for your blanket width.
Crochet loosely so the seams flatten easily.
Repeat this to attach all your squares together.
Then you’ll use the same method to make the “seams” lengthwise.
As part of Marly Bird’s 24 Days of Quickies, you can grab the Crossroads Blanket as a free PDF download on December 5th 2023 by clicking the button below.