Hello and Welcome!
Ruby here and if you read my LAST post you’ll know I’m cuh-RAZY for the Granny. I won’t get in to all of that again, but I will say when I started planning Ruby Grace, I told myself that I wouldn’t do more than one Granny a month. I do enjoy other crochet stitches and I wanted to give you folks options.
This one was inspired by the randomness of vintage granny squares. I’ve always loved how some of the most unlikely scraps made up some of the prettiest blankets. And black. There always seemed to be a lot of black. Now mine isn’t random at all, but I sure did go out of my way to find colors that would work well, but aren’t typically used together.
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** We always start our granny’s with a magic ring, but you can start yours however works for you. Also! We DON’T ch. 1 along our sides and we only ch. 2 in the corners.
MR – Magic Ring
ST – Stitch
DC CL – Double Crochet Cluster
CH – Chain
REP – Repeat
RND – Round
DC – Double Crochet
**All stitches and abbreviations are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 4 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. The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
Repeat from * to ** 1X – ENDING WITH 4 ROWS Black
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!
- 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 Ch 1 sp. 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!
I very rarely put a border on my grannies. I feel that’s the beauty of these blankets, they really don’t need one. There a ton of beautiful border option out there, but I so enjoy getting to that last row and calling it good!
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.
Stylecraft Special Chunky: Black, Cream, Saffron, Watermelon, Lipstick Red and Aster
Red Heart Super Saver: Black, Aran, Cornmeal, Persimmon, Cherry Red and Delft Blue
Premier Basix: Black, Aran, Lemon, Taffy, Red and Light Blue
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!: Black, Ivory, Sungold, Tropical Pink, Red and Mid Blue
Paintbox Simply Aran: Pure Black, Champaign White , Daffodil Yellow, Pillar Red and Dolphin Blue
That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up is the Fall Chic Sedge Stitch Crochet Blanket!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace