Granny Square Crib Afghan – Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns
This granny square crib Afghan is a great free knitting pattern. The bright colors will light up the room and make you feel at home. Make this knit Afghan for your own child or for a grandchild.
• Knitting worsted, 7 oz each of three colors; e.g., bright pink (color A), yellow (color B), purple (color C). Crochet hook, size F or size required for gauge.
• Gauge: Each square measures 3” per side.
• This afghan is made with three sets of granny squares and three sets of crocheted shells in between, with a picot edging.
Center Strip: Make 5 squares as follows: With A, ch 6 and join to form center ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, work 2dc in ring, (ch 1, 3dc shell in ring) 3 times; ch 1. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 3. Break off.
Round 2: With B, slip stitch in any ch 1 space and ch 3. In same space, work 2dc, ch 1, 3dc (first corner). (Ch 1; in next space work 3dc, ch 1, 3dc) three times (3 other corners). Ch 1 and join with slip stitch to top of ch 3; slip stitch in next 2 dc and in ch 1 space.
Round 3: Ch 3; in same space work 2dc, ch 1, 3 dc. (Ch 1, 3dc shell in next ch 1 space, ch 1, work corner in next corner space) three times. Ch 1, shell in next ch 1 space, ch 1, join with slip stitch and break off.
Join these squares by whipstitching them together until they form one long strip.
One-color border around strip:
Round 1: Slip stitch with C in a corner space at the beginning of a long side of the finished strip.
Work a 1st corner in that space. *(Ch 1, work shell in next ch 1 space) twice; ch 1, work shell in joining between first two squares.* Repeat from * to next corner; ch 1, work corner in that corner space, and continue in that manner around the perimeter of the strip. Join to top of starting ch 3; slip stitch into next 2dc and ch 1 space.
Round 2 through 7: Ch 3, work 1st corner in that corner space; continue around as in Round 1.
When you have completed Round 7, join with slip stitch and break off.
Inner border of squares:
Make 24 squares in the same manner as the Center Strip squares, using color B for Round 1, C for Round 2, and A for Round 3. Join 2 strips of 7 squares each, and 2 strips of 5 squares each, in the same manner as the Center Strip. Using a whipstitch, join the longer strips to the long sides of the One-color border and the shorter strips to the ends. Then whip stitch the corner squares together.
Slip stitch color B to any corner of the [so far] finished work. Work one round, in the same
manner as Round 1 of the One-color border. Break off.
Work 5 Rounds in Color A and one more Round in color B. Break off. (7 Rounds altogether)
Outer border of squares:
Make 40 squares in the same manner as all the other squares, using color B for Round 1, A for
Round 2, and C for Round 3. Join 2 strips of 9 squares each and 2 strips of 11 squares each, in
the same manner as above. Whipstitch the strips in the same manner as for the Inner border.
Slip stitch with B in any corner space and work two rounds in the same manner as Round 1 of the One-color border. DO NOT BREAK OFF.
Ch 4, sc in 4th ch from hook (picot). Sc in each of the next 4 stitches, (work picot, sc in next 4 sts) all around the afghan and join. Break off.