Scrap Granny Square Blanket

The odds and ends leftover from my ripple blanket are now being turned into a sweet little blanket for my Tillie. I added a red/pink yarn to the mix and love it, it reminds me of the lovely colours of this lady who does some lovely crochet! Here is my pattern if you want to make your own…….and I am using American terminology as that is how I learnt to crochet.

First chain 4 and slip stitch into a ring.
1st round – chain 3 then 11 double crochet into your ring. You should have what looks like 12 double crochet. Make sure you count these before you get started on the next round because they become 4 sets of 3 and you will crochet into the space between the 3 to create a little square in your second round. Slip st into 3rd chain you did at the beginning and cut yarn. Thread this through the loop on your hook and pull tight.
2nd round – with a new colour do a slip stitch into any space between your double crochet. Now do 3 chain’s and 2 double crochet, chain 3 and do another 3 double crochet, chain 1. This is your first corner done. Skip 3 double crochet from 1st round and do 3 double crochet, 3 ch and 3 double crochet, chain 1. Repeat this so that you have completed 4 corners with 2 sets of 3 double crochet. Slip St into the 3rd chain you did at the start and weave in your end to that stitch.
3rd round – Slip st new colour into any space (you should do a slip knot of the new colour onto your hook then slip st into the space. Do 3 ch and 2 double crochet, 3 chain and 3 double crochet, chain 1. Skip the next 3 double crochet on the previous round and do 3 double crochet in that space, chain 1. Skip the next 3 double crochet and do your same corner stitches (3 double crochet, 3 chain and 3 double crochet). Repeat these around so that you have filled in your corners and spaces.
4th round continue as you have done before. In each corner you are doing 3 double crochet, 3 chain, 3 double crochet and have 1 chain separating each set of stitches. When you are in a space that isn’t a corner you are doing 3 double crochet with 1 chain separating! When you are starting a new round your first double crochet is actually a 3 chain which gives you the height of the round!

Hope that makes sense and have fun! these are super addictive and you just keep going round and round till you are done. You could do a different colour in each round or just group your colours together beforehand and work out the best sequence. If you get stuck making a ring check out youtube for some videos to get you started…beware of the lady with the bad nails. I couldn’t get past her bad acrylics!!!


  1. You know I still have no idea about croquet (I haven’t followed through on your advice on watching YouTube yet) and the explanation sounds like a foreign language. It looks lovely though.

  2. Hi Corrie
    Love your work. Have you ever visited the blog “Attic24”. fabulous for crocheting?

  3. lovely, I might give it a try! I have enjoyed reading your blog.

  4. It’s so beautiful Corrie, I love the raspberry colour! I am incredibly jealous of your crochet skills!

  5. Just beautiful. At some point, I hope to learn to crochet.

  6. Wow your crochet is much much neater than mine and such great colours .

  7. Beautiful, I made one of these when I was 14 and I still have it, they are wonderful blankets, and yes, very addictive. I love your colours xo

  8. I love the colours – bright and fun. It takes me back to my teenage years when my mum and dad taught me to crochet. I haven’t made anything in years. I wonder if it’s like riding a bike? Somehow I don’t think so, as I don’t think I would remember how to do it anymore.


  9. Corrie, if I keep reading and looking at your gorgeous creations, I am going to HAVE to learn how to crochet. :)

  10. I looked for hours yesterday to see where I had gotten this pattern from because I printed it without the top. I am so hooked (pun intended) on this pattern. It’s fast, fun and I don’t have to think when I’m doing it. I wanted to thank you so much for it. Since I’m getting instant gratification on this project, I will be more able to start a ripple and get back to my sewing as well.

  11. I love the colours you’ve used… have just finished my first – a lot brighter. They are so addictive though aren’t they!

  12. Such a pretty stashbuster!

  13. Hi Corrie!
    I am the editor of and would love to feature this stashbuster pattern on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site:

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  14. Hi Corrie!
    Thanks for the lovely pattern. Can you tell me what size crochet needle you prefer to use to make this granny square blanket?
    Southern lady

  15. I love this! I follow your site avidly for the craft-y stuff, and while I’m not a pro at crocheting yet I love this pattern; I was able to pick it up within minutes. I need to get some yarn, stat! Thank you!

  16. I do have one question, though: what do you do with the little yarn tails? How do you weave them in? I’ve only made hats and scarves before that were relatively easy to weave; this doesn’t seem as easy. Thank you so much Corrie!

  17. I am a very beginner crocheter so patterns mean nothing to me but my sister showed me how to make a granny square & then I used you tube to help me remember. I was practising & have accidentally ended up making something like this as I got a bit carried away & just kept going around. It will be a little blanket in pinks & purples for my daughter to snuggle on the lounge in winter.

  18. Shared and kept love the colours

  19. Hi,
    I have been led to this page from my wanderings. They always take me to new places! May I suggest this pattern might be somewhat confusing if it is followed by fellow Australians and others as it is written in American terminology. If I did a double crochet instead of a treble it wouldn’t look anything like your photo. I guess I get a little miffed in our making things ‘American’ when we usually follow different standards here. Not having a go, just an observation and would like to see an explanation as could be very confusing to newcomers. Lovely colours in the rug by the way. Enjoy your day! Regards, Linda

    • You are right, I’m sorry. Usually on my pattern instructions I have written that I have used US terminology as that is how I learnt to crochet. Thanks for letting me know, I’ve amended the pattern.


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