How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

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The granny square baby blanket you are about to see was created by watching three YouTube videos from Sarah Jayne at Bella Coco (she is one of my very favorites for learning new stitches!). I’ve shared with you how to crochet the perfect granny square – now we just need to connect them all and finish with a lovely border. Depending on your skill set (and mine is definitely beginner), you will have yourself a beautiful granny square baby blanket to use or gift to some lucky young parents in no time!

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Granny Square Baby Blanket

How to Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

First of all, you need to connect all those lovely little granny squares together. Bella Coco makes it look easy (and it is) to do this important step. You may note that your squares can be as many or as few as you want and that for this blanket I made for Lyn and Rich and sweet baby Nova (coming soon…) I crocheted it 6 x 8 squares. It’s not square around, but the number of squares for this blanket matters as they involve the lovely little number eight.

Let’s just give a look and listen about how to connect your perfect granny squares into one big blanket.

Easy peasy, using the join as you go method… 
…or you may want to join them this way. 
I used the “join as you go” method, as I found that made the most sense to me. Either way, your blanket will quickly begin to take shape as you connect all your squares. Once you are finished, you’ll have a lovely baby blanket.

But what if you want a sweet border for your granny square baby blanket?

You can have that, too!! YAY!

I chose another video from Sarah Jayne at Bella Coco, for this border. I just love the way this pom pom stitch really brings the blanket together. And seriously. So much easier than it looks. Don’t be intimidated. Remember, I’m not crafty and I can do it. 🙂

Let’s finish off our granny square blanket, using the pom pom stitch:

Isn’t that the most adorable thing EVER?

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Okay, maybe not as cute as baby. But really, so very sweet!

I am very grateful to have completed my first baby blanket in years that included such a beautiful combination of granny squares, connecting them, and with a fun border, too. I have Sarah Jayne to thank for that, and now you do, too.


Sandra Lynn



Please Note: for this blanket, I used Bernat Softee Baby and a size 4mm crochet hook. 

For more fun stitches from Bella Coco, find her crocheting away on YouTube! She makes it all look so easy and you will soon come to find, it is! Thanks again, Sarah Jayne!

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