One of the great things I love about crochet is taking an older stitch or technique and putting my own spin on it and that’s exactly what I’ve done here with my ‘Get in Line, Granny! Afghan’. I’ve taken a typical granny square pattern and added one of my favorite stitches to it to create a new look. Check out the photos below to see both sides of the granny afghan!
^^^ Which side is your favorite? 😀 vvv
The yarn I used for the sample shown in the photos is Baby Hugs Light Yarn by Red Heart Yarns in the colors Blueberry, Frosting, Aloe & Dolphin. This is a premium acrylic yarn that is a DK / 3 / light weight. It has the added benefit of being tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 substances. Great for afghans and wearbles for wee ones.
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- Yarn: The yarn used for the sample shown in the photos is Red Heart Yarns Baby Hugs Light Yarn in the colors Blueberry, Aloe, Frosting & Dolphin; 3 / DK / Light Weight Yarn; 1 ball of each color (318 yards per ball)
- Note: Although the yarn used in the sample is a DK light weight yarn, since this is an afghan you can use any weight yarn you’d like.
- Crochet Hook: G/4.00mm (my favorite are Clover Amour Crochet Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching) The size shown in the video tutorial is a J/6.00mm hook.
- Locking Stitch Markers
- Yarn Needle
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- ch(s): chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sl st(s): slip stitch
- sp: space
- dc: double crochet
- SM: stitch marker
- rep: repeat
- Rnd: round
Special Join (click here for the photo tutorial): pull up on the loop on your hook, remove your hook, insert your hook from top to bottom under the first sl st of the round, put the loop back on your hook and pull slightly to tighten it, then pull the loop thru the st.
- Any Size you’d like to make it! Finished size can be easily adjusted to suit your own individual taste.
- When a round begins with a chain 3, it is counted as the first double crochet of the round.
- When a round begins with a chain 4, it is counted as the first double crochet and ch-1 of the round.
- Although I used Red Heart Baby Hugs (a light/3 weight yarn) for my afghan, you can use your favorite weight yarn by following these notes:
- Choose your favorite yarn, check the yarn label to see what crochet hook size the manufacturer suggests. If you begin your afghan and you feel it doesn’t have the drape you prefer it to have, simply go up a hook size or two.
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Get in Line Granny Afghan
Foundation Ring: Ch 5, sl st in the 5th ch from your hook to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here & throughout the pattern), working into the foundation ring work, 2 dc, ch 3 (loosely), (3 dc, ch 3) 3 times. Join w/ a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3, changing colors w/ your sl st, (if you’re alternating colors). (4 groups of 3 dc + 4 ch-1 + 4 ch-3 sps)
*If you’re not quite sure what I mean by changing colors with your sl st, take a minute to watch the video tutorial so you can see how it’s done. 😉
Rnd 2 (all even numbered rounds): Sl st into each st and ch around, then use the special join technique. *Make sure to work your slip stitches loosley so that you don’t cause your afghan to pucker.
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and ch-1, here & throughout the pattern), then work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the next 3 ch-3 sps, in the last ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc). Join w/ a sl st to the 3rc ch of the beginning ch-4, changing colors with your sl st, (if you’re alternating colors). (8 groups of 3 dc + 8 ch-1 + 4 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, in same sp work 2 more dc, ch 1, then work * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around to last ch-3 sp, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in last ch-3 sp. Join w/ a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3, changing colors with your sl st,(if you’re alternating colors). (12 groups of 3 dc + 12 ch-1 + 4 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 7: Ch 4, * work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to the next ch-3 sp at the corner, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the ch-3 sp at the corner *, work from * to * 4 times, then work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to the last ch-1 sp where you worked your beginning ch-4, work 2 dc in the last ch-1 sp. Join w/ a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-4, changing colors with your sl st, (if you’re alternating colors). (16 groups of 3 dc + 16 ch-1 + 4 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, in same sp work 2 more dc, ch 1, * work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to the next ch-3 sp at the corner, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the ch-3 sp at the corner *, work from * to * 4 times, then work (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to beginning ch-3. Join w/ a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3, changing colors with your sl st, (if you’re alternating colors). (20 groups of 3 dc + 20 ch-1 + 4 ch-3 sps)
Repeat Rounds 6 – 9, until your afghan reaches the size you’d like it to be. Click here for my Crochet Blanket Size Chart.
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