Granny's Kitten Blanket
Another blanket for our new kitten, Peanut. It seems like, just as with the other crocheted one, this one has also become a battle blanket. :)
A humongous granny square, made with double strands of yarn, in three colours, that's basically it. Read no further if you've made so many granny squares you can make them in your sleep.
- machine washable worsted yarn in two colours plus white, about 200 grams of each (3 1/2 or 4 oz), (yarn is available at
- crochet hook of suitable size, I used 5.00 mm
- gauge is not crucial, whatever seem to look nice and is not too loose
- finished size is about 21 by 21 inches (55 x 55 cm) square
- Using one strand of white tog with one of Colour A, chain 4.
- 11 Dc in 4th ch from hk, sl st to top of ch 4 to complete round - total 12 dc.
- Continuing with same colours, *ch 3, 2 dc* in same st of previous round.
- Skip 2 sts from previous round, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc* in next space. Repeat this once more.
- Rnd 2 - 3 dc in same space you began this round, ch 1, then sl st to top of your beginning ch-3 to join round.
- Drop Colour A, pick up Colour B.
- Rnd 3 - *Ch 3, 2 dc* in top of same st from previous rnd, 3dc in each space between clusters of previous round til you reach the next corner, ch 1, 3dc in corner ch.
- 3 dc in corner chain previous rnd, 3dc between each cluster of previous round, 3dc in next "corner" chain of previous round, ch 1.
- Repeat previous line of instructions on 3rd and 4th side, join with sl st to top of first ch3 - total 12 clusters around
- Following instructions for round 3, change colours every round or two in the following pattern:
- 1 rnd Colour A
- 2 rnds Colour B
- 2 A
- 1 B
- 1 A
- 2 B
- 2 A
- 1 B
- 1 A
- 2 B
- Drop Colour A altogether, continuing with Colour B and white held together, sc all around outside edge of blanket.
- Carefully secure and tuck in the ends of your yarn so it is safe for animals to use.
- This size will suit a kitten or puppy, you'll need to make it larger for a larger animal or an adult cat or dog, which will use more yarn.
- Use whichever colours you like, of course. You could instead make smaller granny squares in whatever size you choose, and sew or crochet them together. I felt it might take eons to get all the yarn ends worked in, so I decided against this myself.
- I can't stress enough how dangerous it can be to leave yarn ends dangling. Animals of any age can be enticed into chewing off and swallowing lengths of yarn and this can be very dangerous!
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