Granny Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

The granny stitch is one of my favorite crochet looks, and today’s granny stitch blanket is SO much fun! Scroll down to see the full pattern as well as a video tutorial for this super cool stitch.

I call this the “Yellow Brick Road” blanket because of the yellow striping pattern.  While I made stripes, you could totally make this in a solid color.

I was reminded how much fun it can be to work with “granny” projects when I made the Smoky Mountains Triangle Wrap which is a sort of granny triangle. That thing worked up so fast which is just the kind of project that I love.

And, if you’ve followed my blog for a while you might also remember my little granny square hot pad that I keep in our pop up tent trailer.  It makes me oddly giddy any time I use it.  And again, they say everything that’s old is new again, so consider the granny square brand new.  🙂

Today’s project is a fun granny stripes lapghan that can be made with any colors that you’d like. Feel free to get as wild as you want with the colors, or just play it safe like I typically do.

My favorite part about this blanket is it’s simplicity.  The grey with the yellow makes a soothing yet playful pairing and the mix isn’t overly bright or busy.  It’s so easy too!

You just have a two row repeat throughout the entire pattern and it is mindless, Netflix crochet at it’s best.  I love this pattern for a toddler blanket, or if you just want a modern vintage looking blanket to put over the end of a bed or over your couch.

It’s actually a lovely size to keep legs warm without a whole lot of bulk which is why lapghans are my favorite blankets to make these days.  And you know it had to be named the Yellow Brick Road Blanket because just look at it. It’s like little yellow bricks stacked perfectly in line to make, ya know, a yellow brick road. 😉

Granny projects are so versatile….remember these?

Smoky Mountains Crochet Wrap
Granny Square Pot Holder

Here’s how you make it:

FIRST, give the good ole’ granny stitch a try with my tutorial

Granny Stitch Video Tutorial HERE

(Full blog post on the granny stitch HERE)

You will need:

Size J 6.0 mm Crochet hook

6 skeins Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in Pale Grey

2 skeins Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in Mustard

(Pattern uses a total of approximately 734 g of yarn)


Tapestry Needle to weave in ends


Lapghan measures approximately 47″ x 34″

(You can easily modify the size of the blanket. Simply make a shorter or longer chain in a multiple of 3+2)


For row two you will begin with a group of 2dc then make groups of 3 across to the last stitch where you will end with another 2dc group.  For the third row, you will begin with just 1dc, then work groups of 3 dc across, ending with 1 dc in the last stitch.  If you start with 1 dc, you end with 1 dc. If you start with 2dc, you end with 2 dc.  Make sense? 😉

Granny Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern 

With Pale Grey

Chain 122

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across (121)

Row 2 Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as ch3, *sk 2 stitches, 3 dc in next stitch; repeat from * across row until final stitch, make 2dc in last stitch.

Row 3 Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), turn, make 3dc in first space of row below and in each space across the row until last stitch; make one dc in top of last st of row. (121)  (Note: “Space” refers to the space between the group of stitches below. Do not work into the stitch, but rather into the space between groups of dc stitches)

Row 4 Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), turn, dc in same st as ch 3; 3dc in each space across row until final stitch, make 2dc in last st of row. (121)

Row 5 With Mustard repeat row 3

Row 6-8 With Pale Grey repeat row 4

Repeat rows 3 & 4 for remainder of the pattern working 3 rows of Pale Grey followed with one row of Mustard until your piece is approximately 34″ long, ending with Pale Grey. Make one final row of single crochet stitches across.

That is all there is to it!

In keeping this simple and for the sake of time, I didn’t add a border to the edge but you certainly can.  I would probably stick to a few rounds of single crochet to finish it off.

Good luck and I hope you enjoyed the Yellow Brick Road Blanket!



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  1. o nice like the two other patterns but nothing for me, I don’t do crochet never learn and I will never I just don’t like it; hopefully soon you will have something for just knitters like me, like the two other patterns it will be nice if I can do it. Keep up the good work !

    1. You’re welcome Lela! I’m so happy you find them simple and classic. I really appreciate your kind words!

  2. I love the colors. I assume you are changing yarn colors & weaving in the ends. How do you think it would look if I carried the yarn up the sides & then did a border to conceal the carried yarn in order to avoid all the color changes & weaving in of ends? Thank you.

  3. Love this one Jessica, looking to do my next project, this is just what I need, thank you, love what you are creating….also loved Simple Granny Scarf from Krista at Rescued Paw Designs, ♡♡

  4. Love the yellow brick blanket…granny squares are great but sometimes a person just doesn’t want to make all those corners

  5. Hi Jessica,
    I just bought some yarn to make this, I love it! Reminds me of my grandma 🙂 Do you have a pattern that I can buy somewhere? It’s always easier for me to read those and would like to support you!

    1. Hey Hayley! How sweet of you – thanks for your support! I don’t have a pattern for purchase right now unfortunately. Just haven’t had the time to put it together. I hope you can get this one to work out for you – maybe do some copy and pasting into Word. And let me know if you have any questions as you make it!

  6. can you explain the best way to make/join tassels? Ive never added them to my projects but after seeing this I think I have to!!

  7. Could this be made with a chunkier wool yarn – for example Cascade 128 Superwash you used in your Mod Heirloom Blanket or Cascade Lana Grande. What adjustments to the pattern would you suggest?

    Rachel x

    1. You can use any yarn that you’d like, just make sure to adjust the hook as well to match the yarn! Your size might come out a little larger if it’s a larger yarn, but it would be lovely!

  8. Or could you suggest a different yarn that is a similar weight but 100% wool.

    Thanks x

    1. You can use any wool worsted weight #4 yarn that you like. I know Fishermans Wool from Lion Brand is 100% wool.

  9. Hello:) wondering how I could make this smaller for a baby sized blanket? Any idea on how many ish stitches long or a multiple of what?

  10. Hi Jessica,
    Love this Yellow Brick Road Blanket pattern. I’m a frequent pattern-printer (on Etsy) of yours so I jumped at the chance to join the Mama’s Maker club! However, I don’t see this pattern there. 🙁 How do I access this one (and the cute potholder) so I can print the ad-free version without paying again?

  11. Thank you for this fun pattern! I’m enjoying the project very much. I’ve recently started following your blog, and this is my fourth project so far. (The previous two hats and triangle shawl turned out great.) You make new challenges in knitting and crocheting fun and unintimidating!

    1. Ahh thanks for following along Amy! And I’m so happy you find my patterns to be easy enough to follow! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment about it, and have a great weekend!

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