Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure

July 13, 2017   /   byJoelle  / Categories :  Feeds

We love to look back in order to go forward. Granny squares may have peaked in the 1970s, but for us, this classic crochet motif will always ring modern. Our Granny Stripe Blanket borrows the square’s basic concepts and confirms that we are a granny-square-loving bunch!

Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure | Purl Soho

An update of one of our very early patterns, we made this version of our Granny Stripe Blanket with just one Cotton Pure on Cone for the main color and one skein of Cotton Pure for the stripes. We used a neutral palette for a modern homespun sensibility, but the beauty of this scheme is that you can swap out the contrast color for a skein of any one of Cotton Pure’s dozens of colors, from Purple Heath to Golden Peach.

Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure | Purl Soho

The pattern is the same as a traditional granny square with its clusters of three double crochets, but instead of working around and around a center square, the pattern is worked in rows. The uniformity draws attention to the stripes, which impart a graphic pattern on the blanket as a whole.

Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure | Purl Soho

There is enough yardage (about 2700 yards!) of Cotton Pure on a Cone to make a classic cotton coverlet of generous size; this one is 42 x 61 inches. Apart from the natural beauty of this unmercerized Pima cotton, there’s its weight. If you’re the type who likes, needs, wants to sleep under a blanket even on the most sweltering nights, this is your answer. It’s heavy, not bulky; cozy, not hot. Perfect.

Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure | Purl Soho


  • Main Color (MC): 1 of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure on a Cone, 100% Pima cotton. We used the color Birch Bark.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% Pima cotton. We used Egret White.
  • A size G (4.5mm) crochet hook


6 double crochet bundles (3 dc per bundle), including 6 spaces = 4 inches

11 rows of double crochets = 4 inches


Finished Dimensions: Approximately 42 inches wide x 61 inches long, after blocking


The pattern stitch is a multiple of 3 + 1. If you want to change the size of the blanket, just make your Foundation Single Crochet with any number that is a multiple of 3, plus 1 stitch.



With Contrast Color (CC)…

Make a Foundation Single Crochet of 181 crochets. (If you haven’t tried this technique, it’s well worth learning! Check out our Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial to learn all about it.)

CC Stripe Row: 1 single crochet (sc) into each sc to the end of row. [181 stitches]

Cut CC.

Granny Rows

With Main Color (MC)…

Granny Set-Up Row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 double crochet [dc]), 1 dc into the first sc, *skip 2 sc, 3 dc into next sc, repeat from * to end of row. [60 groups of 3 dc plus 2 dc at beginning]

Granny Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first stitch, *3 dc into next space between dc groups, repeat from * to last space, 2 dc into last space, 1 dc into 3rd stitch of ch 3 from previous row. [60 groups of 3 dc plus 2 dc at beginning]

Repeat Granny Row 1 twenty nine more times, or until Granny Rows measure 11 ½ inches.

CC Stripe

Carrying MC up the side, join CC and with CC…

CC Stripe Set-Up Row: 1 sc into each dc to end of row. [280 stitches]

CC Stripe Row: 1 sc into each sc to end of row. [280 stitches]

Cut CC.


Repeat the Granny Rows and CC Stripe sections 4 more times, ending with a total of 6 CC Stripes.

Once complete with final CC Stripe Row, cut CC and pull end through remaining stitch. Cut MC.


Weave in the ends and wet block.

Granny Stripe Blanket in Cotton Pure | Purl Soho

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