Hello and Welcome!
Boy, I tell ya, the spring fever has sprung. Well it sprang up somewhere around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but who keeps track of these things? Seriously though, I was looking for something sunny and happy to put a smile on my face and this is what I came up with.
Worked in Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! I went with bright colors and semi random striping patterns. This was a fun project and I hope you enjoy it too!
What is the Infinity Granny Stitch?
The Infinity Granny Square takes the same concept of a traditional granny square and just keeps going! It consists of a cluster of three double crochets (dc, dc, dc in the same space).
**NOTE** Instead of starting with a ring, this granny start with a starting chain of 9.
YO – Yarn Over
REP – Repeat
RND – Round
CH – Chain
SK – Skip
DC – Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
SP – Space
DC CL – Double Crochet Cluster
**All stitches and abbreviations are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 9 rounds = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Double Crochet CLUSTER (DC CL) – Three (3) DC in the same space.
Infinity Granny Stitch
DC in 3rd CH from hook (counts as first DC) 2 DC twice more in same CH space. *SK next 2 CH. 3 DC in next CH* to the last ch space. 4 DC CL. In the last chain, work 3 DC, CH, 3 DC, CH 2, 3DC. Working along other side of ch: work 3 DC in SP of the DC CL from the other side. In the same SP as the starting DC CL work, 3 DC, CH 2 , 3 DC (corner DC CL). Join with a SL ST in first CH 3. Turn.
SL ST in CH 2 space, CH 2, 2 DC into the same SP. CH 2, DC CL into the same CH 2 SP. SK to next CH 2 SP and repeat. *SK to the SP between next 2 DC CL and work DC CL.* Work to the end of the row and repeat corner crochet clusters. Join with a SL ST. Turn.
REPEAT ROUND 2
After round 1 there will be 3 clusters along each of the long edges, 1 on each short side for a total of 8 clusters.
Each round will increase by 4 clusters.
Infinity Granny Stitch Lovey
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! medium (worsted)
weight 100% acrylic yarn (199g/7oz./355 yd. per skein)
1 skein each (unless otherwise noted):
(W) White, (B) Buttercup, (L) Light Sage, (O) Orchid, (A) Amethyst
Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook
If you’re not familiar with the Infinity Granny Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.
In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.
The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
You can find HOBBY LOBBY I LOVE THIS YARN! – HERE
- RNDS 1-3: White
- RND 4: Buttercup
- RND 5: Light Sage
- RND 6: Orchid
- RND 7: Amethyst
- RNDS 8-9: White
- RND 10: Buttercup
- RND 11: Light Sage
- RND 12: Orchid
- RND 13: Amethyst
- RNDS 14-15: White
- RND 16: Buttercup
- RND 17: Light Sage
- RND 18: Orchid
- RND 19: Amethyst
- RNDS 20-21: White
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting!
We have a few tips to help ya out! You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- Fasten off and weave in ends after each color change.
- It’s best to weave in ends with a darning needle instead of crocheting over them.
- Keep those sides straight by turning the blanket after every round.
- If you’re tension is too tight, making the edges bow in and the corners curl, try a CH. 1 on the sides and a chain 3 in the corners. NOTE: This will change yarn quantities
- Not every blanket needs a border. Don’t be afraid to skip it!
No border on this one folks! I was pleased with the nice clean edges to I called it a day after the last round.
If you have any ideas on what a good border would be, leave us a comment below!
If you follow along here, you know this is where we usually add any brand alternatives to the featured color story. Unfortunately for the foreseeable future we’re going to discontinue this feature. Due to yarn shortages, yarn company’s struggling to keep up and discontinued colors, it’s becoming harder and harder to be consistent in offering this to you.
We do have some (we hope) exciting new things coming your way so hang in there with us folks!
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Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace