Hello and Welcome!
Ruby here. I was super pleased making this blanket. Everything about it made me happy. I love the colors and I really loved working with Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn.
It’s so soft and even though it’s a chunky weight yarn, it works up beautifully with a 5.5mm hook. For a granny blanket it has a little extra squish to it. Who doesn’t like squish?
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 starts with a starting chain of 14.
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.
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 row counts for all 3 sizes are super easy, but I had some fun choosing which rows I doubled up on. So each blanket will have slightly different row counts per color. The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
- Dark Brown – 3
- *Copper – 1
- Spice – 1
- Cream – 1
- Meadow– 1
- **Dark brown – 2
Repeat from * to ** 2X
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! 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!
- Try to weave in those ends as you go. Learn will be a lot!
- Turn! Turning is the easiest way to keep you blanket from getting wonky.
- After finishing one color, turn it towards you so the back side is now facing you, then rotate it counter clockwise. Start with a new color in any space between clusters. Again, this is awesome sauce for keeping your sides straight!
- Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!
As usual I skipped the border, but feel free to add one if you want! Just be sure that you have enough yarn on hand for it.
If you have any ideas to share, leave us a comment below!
Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and download the pdf. You can do that HERE.
Brava Worsted: Sienna, Paprika, Caution, Cream and Dublin
Red Heart With Love: Chocolate, Tiger Lily, Tangerine, Aran and Lettuce
Premier Basix: Chocolate, Ember, Mustard, Cream and Leaf
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!: Coffee, Terra Cotta, Burnt Pumpkin, Ivory and Mid Green
Joann Big Twist: Chocolate Brown, Rust, Burnt Orange, Ivory and Olive Green
Did you know that you can buy all 4 pdf’s at a discount? Yep. You sure can! Check it out in the SHOP.
We really had a lot of fun with he September release! I can’t wait to show you what we have crocheted up for next month! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us your finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace