We’ll turn our puff stitch circles into squares in the second stage of this trendy crochet granny square blanket pattern. Get the free pattern below, or buy the PDF pattern in its entirety on LoveCrafts and Etsy.
A puff stitch granny square blanket stretched over a mid-century contemporary blanket ladder.
This free contemporary granny square blanket design was created in partnership with Lion Brand Yarns. There are affiliate links in this post.
If you’re new to the Dahlia Scrapgan Casual Crochet Along, go to the main page to read about the pattern’s inspiration, which yarns will work well, and what to expect from the rest of the crochet along.
Then take your puff stitch circles and get ready to square up!
Modern crochet granny squares with puff stitch centers in warm oranges and pinks.
A Modern Reinterpretation of the Good Ol’ Granny
Can I tell you a little secret? I’ve never been a huge fan of the conventional granny square. However, I have always appreciated putting a modern take on old themes, as shown in the famous Revival Cardigan. Sunburst granny squares have captured my heart since they don’t feel as retro as traditional grannies.
The rhythm of the granny stitch is incredibly calming to me since you don’t have to pay attention to where you’re placing your hook. Simply aim someplace around the space and you’ll be OK. The granny stitch is also a great method to work with fuzzy or more sophisticated yarns, such in the Tributary Baby Blanket or the Done in a Weekend Blanket.
The puff stitch “flowers” in the midst of the Dahlia Scrapgan make each granny square appear subtle and contemporary. No matter what your decorating style is, I think these modern grannies will look great!
Help with Video Tutorials
If you’re a visual learner or want to hear someone else’s voice when you’re trapped at home, I made a video instruction that follows up where we left off in the crochet puff stitch circle video tutorial.
In the video instruction below, you can learn how to transform your puff stitch circles into trendy granny squares.
Do you want to be able to work at your own pace?
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Crochet pattern in PDF format
Part 2 of the free Granny Square Blanket Pattern
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Explanation: Combine yarns of varying weights and complementary colors to make a blanket that your eyes can’t help but dance across. Because each square is crocheted separately, this is an excellent contemplative craft for when you’re on the move. A continuous crochet joining technique easily joins everything together, leaving you with fewer ends to weave in and a blanket constructed with no sewing!
Notes: Regardless of the weight yarn used for the puff circle, this part is knit with category 4 (worsted weight) yarn.
Once again, the square is worked with the correct side of the cloth facing you. At the end of each round, do not turn.
Make 20 squares, or whatever many squares are required to finish your desired blanket size.
Using a smaller hook and Category 4 MC yarn, make the following:
Join yarn in any of the puff circle’s chsp.
Part 3 of The Dahlia Scrapgan
Go to Part 3 of the free pattern to learn how to SEAMLESSLY link all of our contemporary granny squares together. That’s right–no tapestry needle required! You may buy to the premium PDF if you want all of the patter phases in one readily printable file. The ad-free, downloadable PDF is available on LoveCrafts and Etsy.