Team Spirit Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern

I’m joining Craftopia Collective for the Crochet Magic Blog Hop with the Team Spirit Continuous Granny Square Blanket pattern. This is a great project for beginners and you can easily adjust the size or color combinations to your preferences.

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I’m joining in with 19 of my fellow designers for the Craftopia Collective Crochet Magic Blog Hop! Every day in April, a beginner-friendly crochet pattern is being shared with the PDF version available for free or at a discount for a limited time.

When I think of beginner patterns, I always return to the granny square. It was the first pattern I made when I learned to read crochet patterns, and it teaches beginners a lot of useful things: increasing, crocheting into chain spaces, and how to maintain a shape (in this case, a square).

I recently moved out of New York City and part of being homesick is missing the New York Mets. Their colors honor two New York baseball teams that moved to California (blue from the Dodgers and orange from the Giants) in 1958. The Mets were formed in 1962 as an expansion team to “replace” the gaping hole in the hearts of Dodgers and Giants fans (and to provide solace to any rivals of New York’s other team, the Yankees). I was inspired by these two colors, Pumpkin Orange and Persian Blue in KnitPal Woolen Delights, to create a project that reminded me of my “home team.”

My contribution to the Crochet Magic Blog Hop is the Team Spirit Continuous Granny Square Blanket. One of the things that isn’t always beginner-friendly about granny squares is the joining. I remember that I took (ahem) 3 years to weave in all the ends of my first granny square blanket which was made up of dozens of multi-color squares. A continuous granny square blanket cuts down on a lot of ends, and is pretty easy to adjust to the size you want. For this pattern, you can just continue your repeats of Row 3 until you have the size you want, and finish up with Row 27. You can also change colors more or less frequently than I did.

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Team Spirit Continuous Granny Square Blanket

Continuous Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This beginner-friendly continuous granny square blanket is easy to customize. My version is designed in the team colors of the New York Mets, but you can use the colors of your favorite team! The size is perfect for covering your lap at a night game, but you can adjust to your preferred size.  

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample measurements: 30” (76 cm) square.

Materials

  • KnitPal Woolen Delights yarn (40% wool/40% acrylic/20% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g, 174 yd/159 m) – 3 skeins each in Pumpkin Orange (CA) and Persian Blue (CB), or approximately 410 yd (375 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight acrylic blend yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • I used the MECHEER crochet hook set including yarn needles, stitch markers, scissors, measuring tape, and case.

Gauge

  • 14 sts in pattern (including dc + ch-1 sp) = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • [] Repeat instructions within brackets as indicated.
  • () Work stitches between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • There are many ways to crochet into chain spaces. I used the first method shown in the video below for this pattern.
  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet into chain spaces, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • Ch 1 at start of Rounds and sl st at end of Rounds DO NOT count as stitches.
  • Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for the standing dc here. If you prefer not to use the standing dc, (join with sl st, ch 1, dc) in same st or sp.
  • The Loop Lamb has a helpful video tutorial for the standing sc here. If you prefer not to use the standing sc, (join with sl st, ch 1, sc) in same st or sp.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 4, skip first 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2) in ring] 3 times, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join to first dc with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (3 dc on each side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, [*ch 1, skip 3 dc,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join to first dc with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (6 dc + ch-1 sp on each side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to 3 dc before corner ch-2 sp, skip 3 dc,** (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, (ch 1, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, join to first dc with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (Increases by 3 dc + ch-1 sp on each side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnds 4-5: Rep Rnd 3 twice. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 6: Join CB with standing dc (see Pattern Notes) in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to 3 dc before corner ch-2 sp, skip 3 dc,** (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, (ch 1, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, join to first dc with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp). (Increases by 3 dc + ch-1 sp on each side + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnds 7-10: Rep Rnd 3, 4 times. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 11: Joining with CA, rep as for Rnd 6.
  • Rnds 12-15: Rep Rnd 3, 4 times. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnds 16-20: Rep Rnds 6-10 once.
  • Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 11 once.
  • Rnds 22-24: Rep Rnd 3, 3 times. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 6 once.
  • Rnd 26: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 27: Join CA with standing sc (see Pattern Notes) in any corner ch-2 sp, sc in same ch-2 sp, *[sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch-1 sp] across to 3 dc before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, (2 sc, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first sc. (Increases by 4 st on each side + 4 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on Wrong Side of Blanket.
© 2024 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2024/04/25/team-spirit-continuous-granny-square-blanket-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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