Menu
Babies & Children / Crochet / Fall / Spring / Summer / Winter / Crochet Blankets / Baby Blankets

Dahlia Crochet Granny Square Blanket – Part 4

Close up of crochet blanket edging made with the reverse single crochet (crab stitch). The blanket features crochet puff stitch circles made with scrap yarn.

In the last stage of the Dahlia Scrapgan pattern, we’ll be adding two finishing borders to our beautiful, scrappy blankets!

The Dahlia Scrapgan crochet pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

Is your yarn stash feeling a little lighter yet? Is your lap a little cozier? I hope so!

Today we’re going to finish up our blankets with two simple borders that will be like framing your masterpiece before you hang it on the wall.

If you haven’t already crocheted Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the pattern, do so first. Head to the main Dahlia Scrapgan page to find all the stages of the free patterns and the accompanying tutorials.


The Dahlia Scrapgan
Free Granny Square Blanket Pattern – Part 4

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF on LoveCrafts here or on Etsy here.

Save this pattern to your Ravelry here.

Pin this pattern for later here.

Explanation:
Bring together yarns of different weights in harmonious colors to create a blanket your eyes can’t help but dance across. Each square is worked individually, making this a perfect meditative project when you’re on the go. A continuous crochet joining technique brings everything together seamlessly so you’re left with fewer ends to weave in and a blanket made with zero sewing!

Supplies:
Main Color (MC:)
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Weight: 4/worsted –  197 yds, 3.0 oz)
Wheat (620-402) – 10 skeins (approx. 875 g)

Accent Colors (AC):
Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling (Weight: 4/worsted –  185 yds, 3.5 oz)s
Pomegranate (202-138)
Gold Heather (202-401)

Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium (Weight: 4/worsted –  219 yds, 3.5 oz)
Gold Mine (201-126)

Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Weight: 5/bulky –  247 yds, 7 oz)
Millennial (195-184)
Kombucha (195-126)

Lion Brand Heartland (Weight: 4/worsted weight –  251 yds, 5 oz)
Great Sand Dunes (136-123)

• Tapestry needle
Size 6 (6.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Size M (9.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• T-pins for blocking
• Steamer or iron with steam setting for blocking
Blocking board or towel

Purchase a kit with all the yarn you’ll need + the pattern ⇨

Gauge:
Puff circle = 5.5” diameter using larger hook

Finished square = 9.5” after blocking

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
chsp – chain space
dc – double crochet
PM – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tc – treble crochet
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Ch 3 counts as 1 dc throughout. 

 

A tutorial showing how to add a border to crochet granny square blanket.

BORDER

Continuing with smaller hook:

Round 1 (RS): Slst 2 into next sp between 3dcClusters, ch 3 tightly, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each sp to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 3 dc in each sp to end of round; slst to top of ch from beginning of round to join.  

Round 1 Note: At each intersection where two rows meet, place 1 dc in first corner, 1 dc in between squares and 1 dc in second corner. 

Rounds 2-3: Slst 2 into next sp between 3dcClusters, ch 3 tightly, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each sp to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 3 dc in each sp to end of round; slst to third ch from beginning of round to join.  

Round 4 is worked in reverse single crochet, which means the right side of fabric will continue to face you, but the stitches will be worked in the opposite direction you’re used to. If this is a new stitch to you, I demonstrate how to do it in the Cleo Fedora video tutorial.

Round 4: Ch 1, rsc in each st around blanket placing (1 rsc, ch 1, 1 rsc) in each corner; slst to first st of round to join. 

Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends. 

Close up of crochet blanket edging made with the reverse single crochet (crab stitch).

BLOCKING BLANKET

Steam block blanket once more, focusing on join-as-you-go seams and intersections. Pinning blanket down is not required, but may help get the smoothest finish.

Wrap up in your own personal field of dahlias! 

WANT MORE FREE MODERN BLANKET PATTERNS?

I'd love to send you more simple crochet afghan patterns that will make you feel like homemaking hero! You in?

We like to make crafts, not enemies and your email address is safe with us. Unsubscribe anytime. Powered by ConvertKit

No Comments

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.