How to turn granny stitch blanket into modern giraffe granny sqaure blanket

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Do you love simple and easy patterns that you can just crochet while you are sitting in your couch, while watching your favourite Netfilx series and sipping your coffee or glass of wine then this pattern is designed just for you. In this blanket we used granny stitch which is very well known and there are endless color combinations that you can use. I read that there a are people that are afraid to try a granny square and this is a good start as you will fisrt make a circle and then make a granny stitch sqaure around it. The giraffe head is made with crochet circle and with just changing colors you can turn your giraffe into cow, zebra, bear, bunny. I will add some adjustment in the pattern bellow for colors that you can use for the different animals.

I used to design more complicated blanket patterns and then realized that they are not a good idea if we need a quick project that we can carry on with us on camping, vacation or out to the park. This blanket is simple and the pattern is easy to follow so it can be made as a quick gift for baby shower or as a Xmas gift.

If you are a lover of granny stitch this blanket is just for you.

crochet granny square giraffe blanket

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Blanket pattern:

Materials:

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in these colors:

Yellow- Special DK 1020 Lemon- 1/3 of a ball,

Blue – Special DK 1034 Sherbet,

Purple- Special DK 1082 Bluebell

Light purple- Special DK 1432 Wisteria

Green-Special DK 1821 Grass Green

Green- Special DK 1316 Spring Green and white color

Crochet hook size 4,5mm- US hook size H-5mm

Special stitch- Cluster stitch- granny stitch – make 3 double crochet stitches in same stitch or chain space.

If you use black and white instead of yellow you can turn your giraffe into cow or zebra. If you use brown and make semi circle as ears and a circle for muzzle you can turn your giraffe into  a bear. You can change the colors in the granny stitch part with whatever colors you like, you can even use variageted yarn.

We will start by crocheting a circle whihc will be our animal head and then turn the circle into square using granny stitch.

Let’s start.

Start with yellow color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2(count as dc), make 11 dc into it, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (12)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as dc), dc in base of initial ch-3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (24)

Rnd 3: ch 3(count as dc), 2 dc in next st, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 4: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (48)

Rnd 5: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (60)

Rnd 6: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (72)

Rnd 7: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (84)

Rnd 8: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (96)

Rnd 9: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (108)

We have the head of giraffe made. Now we will turn the circle into square using granny stitch.

Switch to white color yarn

Rnd 10: WORK IN BLO. ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts,(2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr all in next st- corner), tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, *  sc in next 10 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts,(2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr all in next st- corner), tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, * rep from * to * 3 times, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Rnd 11: Ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 15 sts, tr in next 4 sts, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr all in corner space), tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, * dc in next 16 sts, tr in next 4 sts, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr all in corner space), tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts,* rep from * to * 3 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3.

Rnd 12: Work in the space between the post of the stitches we made in the previous rnd.

{ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sp, * ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next sp * rep 2 times, *ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sp* rep from * to * rep 4 times, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in corner ch-sp, ch 3, sc in same corner ch-sp, *ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sp * rep from * to* 4 times }  rep from { to } 4 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3.

Switch to light blue color

Rnd 13: Work in the ch-sp only

Ch 3(count as dc), 2 dc in 1st ch-sp, make 3dc in each of next  ch-sp, till corner space, (make 3dc, ch 2, 3dc in corner ch-sp), rep till the end, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3.

Rnd 14: ch 3, 2 dc in the space between the last 3 and 1st cluster of prev rnd, * make 1 cluster between the next 2 clusters of prev rnd till the corner, in the corner space make 1 cluster, ch 2, 1 cluster * rep all around

Rnd 15-35: repeat row 14 till you reach desired length.

Giraffe muzzle:

Rnd 1: ch 13, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in last st, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 3.

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as dc), dc in base of initial ch-3, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3.

Rnd 3: ch 3(count as dc), 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st *rep 2 times, dc in next 9 sts, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st * rep 5 times, dc in next 9 sts, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st * rep 2 times, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. FO.

Use brown color yarn and make nostrils. Use tapestry needle and make brown lines on both sides. See pictures bellow.

Giraffe eyes:

Start with black color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2(count as dc), make 11 dc into it, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2.

Switch to white color yarn

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2hdc in base of initial ch-1, 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. FO.

Leave longer tail for sewing and to make the sparkle of the eye. Use tapestry needle and the light piece we left and make 3 lines from center to outer of eye. See picture bellow.

Antlers :

Start with brown color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, make 11 dc into it, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (12)

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in base of initial ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around , join with sl.st on top of 1st st.(24)

Switch to yellow color yarn

Now we will work in rows

Row 1: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 2-6: sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)

Fasten off.

Ears:

Rnd 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in last st, continue on opposite side, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in base of initial ch 1, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1 all in next st), 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Dots

Big dot:

With brown color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, make 11 dc into it, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (12)

Rnd 2: ch  1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Small dots

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring and make 7 sc into it, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Medium dot:

Rnd 1: start with MR and make 8 hdc into it, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

How to attach all the parts- 1. Sew the muzzle in the bottom of the face.

2. Sew the eyes above the muzzle.

3.Place the dots on one side or if you wish you can sew them on both sides.

Sew antlers and ears:

Sew ears in 42-43  st of 4th rnd of the head. Skip next 8 sts, sew the antler,  Leave 5sts between the antlers and sew the 2nd antler. Skip next 8,9 sts and sew the 2nd ear.

If you have any questions about the pattern feel free to contact me on any of my shops  or social media accounts  and I  will do my best to answer in ASAP

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