Good old granny stripe! Who doesn’t love it? This well-known technique is versatile and has a truly timeless look to it. You can conjure up all sorts of things with it because it’s all in the details (and colors!). Below are 15 granny stripe crochet patterns to fully appreciate the vast range of possibilities that the beautiful granny stripe stitch brings!
Do you like the look of granny squares but don’t like having to attach them together to get a finished piece? The granny stripe crochet stitch will look familiar if you’ve played around with a granny square, which is worked in the round but shares some aesthetic similarities.
What is a Crochet Granny Stripe?
The granny stripe is a popular crochet pattern that incorporates the classic granny stitch. It is identified by clusters of double crochet stitches separated by chain spaces. The combination results in a textured fabric with open spaces.
How to Make the Granny Stripe
To create the granny stripe, follow these step-by-step instructions written using stand US terms:
Gather Your Supplies:
To create the granny stripe, you will need the following supplies:
Select yarn in your preferred colours. Worsted weight yarn is commonly used for making granny stripe blankets.
- Crochet Hook
Choose a hook size that is appropriate for your yarn weight.
You will need a sharp pair of scissors to cut the yarn.
- Yarn Needle
A yarn needle is needed to weave in any loose ends.
1. Make a slip knot.
2. Begin with a foundation chain that is a multiple of three plus one.
3. Make a double crochet (dc) into the fourth chain from the hook.
4. Skip 2 chains and make 3 double crochets (dc) in the third chain.
5. Continue skipping 2 chains and making 3 double crochets (dc) into the 3 chains until you reach the end and have 3 chain stitches left.
6. In the last chain, create 2 double crochets (dc).
7. Chain 3 and turn your work.
8. Working into the first space, create 3 double crochets (dc).
9. Continue creating 3 double crochet (dc) clusters in between the clusters in the previous row.
10. At the end of the row, create 1 double crochet (dc) into the last space.
11. Chain 3 and turn your work.
12. Create 1 double crochet (dc) into the first space.
13. Continue by creating 3 double crochet (dc) clusters in between the clusters in the previous row.
14. When you reach the end, create 2 double crochets (dc) into the last space.
15. Repeat steps 7-14 until you reach your desired length.
44 Crochet Granny Stripe Patterns
The projects below are great if you want a stash-buster – you can make every stripe a different color or even every row. It’s time to get stripy!
1. Shawl Free Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern by Annie Design Crochet
This is a large cozy shawl that uses clashing rows of color to create a stunning accessory to wear all year round. Using rhythmic stripes to modernize the granny crochet stitch, the resulting piece is light, super warm and can be worn around the shoulders as a shawl or around the neck as a triangle scarf. Add tassels for a finishing touch!
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2. Granny Stripe Crochet Cowl Pattern by Evelyn And Peter
Stay cozy with this hooded cowl this winter! The granny stripes give it a retro feel on a trendy accessory! It’s worked in one large pice for easy assembly. Customize your colors to fit your look!
3. Baby Blanket Free Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern by Yarnspirations
This crochet baby blanket features the simple double crochet granny stitch, worked in wide bands of color. This supple blanket is stitched lengthwise with double crochet and chain spaces only.
A relaxing 2-row repeat makes the pattern easy to memorize, too. Customize your version using any colors that enhance baby’s world. It’s machine washable and dryable, so a favorite option for mom and dad!
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4. Granny Stripe Crochet Scarf Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop
Conquer the chilliest of temps and bundle up with this bold super scarf, or simply drape it over the shoulders as an extra layer. Easy, quick, and repetitive granny clusters become addicting in this design as you watch the colors pop with each contrasting row.
5. Tree Skirt Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home
Tree skirts just add that little extra something to your tree decorations. This skirt takes the traditional granny square stitch and makes it a trio of holiday colors. Give yourself the perfect base for your Christmas presents to nestle on this year.
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6. Granny Go Round Jumper Crochet Pattern by Iron Lamb
This Granny Go Round Jumper is top down, seamless and fun! Worked in the classic granny stitch and available in 8 sizes with easily customisable sleeve and body length. It features a four color stripe pattern, but any number of colours are possible or feel free to stash bust!
7. Granny Stripes Crochet Socks Pattern by Simone Francis
Made up of the classic granny treble stitch combo we all know and love, these socks are both fun and fast to make, plus as all those stripes of DK yarn mean it’s also a great project for using all those lea-over bits of yarn in your stash! Worked from the toe up, this cozy pair of socks can easily be adjusted for a good fit!
8. Gertie Cardigan Crochet Pattern by Holly Woodward Designs
Gertie is a super summery, drop-shoulder cardigan made almost entirely from the classic granny stripe stitch. It’s a really easy pattern, made from simple shapes that are seamed at the end to form the cardigan – suitable for both beginners or more experienced makers who want a relaxing summer project!
9. Top Free Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern by Burdgundy And Blush
Here’s a lightweight, sleeveless T shirt pattern to add to your spring summer wardrobe in sizes XS to 5X. The shaping is minimal, so it’s easily adjustable to make it in the exact size or length you want.
If you haven’t made a garment before, this is an easy crochet summer pattern that you’ll pick up after a few rows, and the front and back are almost identical.
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10. Granny Stripes Hat Crochet Pattern by Edie Eckman
Crochet cheerful rounds of granny-square style stripes with this free crochet pattern. It’s quick and easy enough for advanced beginners.
Stash bust to your heart’s delight! Worked in rounds from the top down, choose your colors as you go. Make it a wild riot of bright colors, or use more sedate analogous colors.
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11. Iris Poncho Crochet Pattern by Parsley And Paisley
This Iris Poncho is a pull-over garment designed to keep you warm. She has a cosy turtleneck and tassels at the bottom to complete the poncho.
The poncho is made out of granny stripes. Alternating the stripes more frequently will make for a delicate design, whilst alternating the stripes less frequently will make for a bolder design.
12. Love Triangles Granny Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern by One Dog Woof
This Love Triangles Blanket Features a bold geometric design, and can be made in infinite color combinations to suit any child or family. Anchor the design with a bright color and support it with matching neutrals. The blanket uses a basic granny stripe stitch concept for a light and airy feel.
13. Granny Stripe Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern by Be Ewenique Boutique
Here’s a simple crochet bucket hat that starts as a colorful mandala and works into granny stripes down the sides. A cotton yarn or cotton blend would make a great beach hat for the summer.
Also see: Crochet Bucket Hat Patterns
14. Granny Stripe Squared Crochet Pattern by Felted Button
Put some granny stripes inside a granny square and what do you get? Granny stripes squared! The two fabulous granny styles come together in one simple square.
Mix up your color combinations with your own flair and make it ‘just perfect’ for that special project. Can be used for afghans and baby blankies, scarves and bags, potholders or buntings. Use your imagination and bust that stash!
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15. Crochet Granny Striped Floor Cushion Pattern by Yarnspirations
Use two colors of blanket yarn to create a plush, large floor cushion with a fun, wavy stripe design. The jumbo weight yarn makes the stitches pop. Crochet two identical squares for the front and back, then join them with a single crochet edging for a clean finish.
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16. Crochet Granny Stripe Throw Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet
This crochet pattern teaches you how to create a beautiful granny stripe throw. The throw features spike stitches for added texture and visual interest.
This is an easy pattern ideal for beginners with some crochet experience. To ensure accuracy, the designer has specified a gauge of 16 stitches by 11 rows of the pattern. The finished blanket will measure approximately 40 inches (101.6 cm) x 60 (152.4 cm) inches.
17. Granny Stitch Crochet Sweater Pattern by MJsOffTheHookDesigns
If you enjoy crocheting sweaters, this granny stripe pattern is an excellent choice. It provides all the instructions you need to create a seamless design.
The pattern contains instructions for sizes XS to 5X. It includes step-by-step instructions and access to a detailed video. It is an easy pattern suitable for beginners.
18. Easy Beginner Granny Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by WoodsandWoolShop
If you are looking for a fast and straightforward crochet pattern that utilises granny stripes, this dishcloth is perfect. You will be able to complete this project quickly and gain confidence in making the granny stripe.
To make the dishcloth, you can choose your three favourite colours or use up your worsted weight cotton yarn stash. The pattern includes a helpful stitch diagram and written instructions.
19. Simple Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern by Kristen in Between
The simple granny stripe blanket is a charming afghan made with cluster stitches. It is a classic blanket that adds both comfort and charm to any space. For this granny stripe project, two colours are used, with the colour change occurring every third row.
This alternating colour scheme adds visual interest and creates a lovely striped effect. The simplicity of the granny stripe stitch makes this project suitable for crocheters of various skill levels. Finished, the size of the blanket is approximately 50 inches (127 cm) x 75 inches (190.5 cm).
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20. Crochet Pattern for Granny Stripe Cowl Snood by ThePigeonsNestUK
The granny stripe cowl crochet pattern was designed to use up your yarn stash. This striped neck warmer is perfect for those who want to make a beautiful item with vibrant colours. To make it even better, there are no ends to unravel.
Ideal for keeping warm on winter days, this cowl measures about 27 inches (68.58 cm) in circumference and 15 inches (38.1 cm) deep. The pattern is written in UK terms.
21. Crochet Lace Up Granny Stripes Sweater Pattern by AnaDdesign
This pullover sweater is designed with an easy-to-make, relaxed silhouette. Its beauty is enhanced by the self-striping effects of the granny stripes. The pullover has a light and airy feel, offering just the right amount of warmth without being too hot.
The pattern is provided in both English and French, using standard American crochet terms. Included are written instructions along with photos to guide you through the process.
22. Granny Stripe Heart Snuggle Set Crochet Pattern by HookedoPatterns
The Granny Stripe Heart Snuggle Set includes instructions for a hot water bottle cover and matching cushion cover. Both feature a heart motif. The set was designed to provide cosy comfort and warmth.
The pattern is written exclusively in English, using US crochet terms. However, for those familiar with UK crochet terms, a conversion chart is included.
23. Granny Stripe Stocking Crochet Pattern by TheNeonTeaParty
With the Granny Stripe Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern, you can create a beautiful and timeless heirloom. It will become a cherished decoration you can use over and over for years to come.
One of the charming features of the pattern is the option to add pom poms and tassels. You can use these to add a decorative touch, or to customize the stocking for your giftee.
24. Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern by Attic24
Here is a free granny stripe pattern that allows you to make any size blanket you need. You also get to choose your colour combination.
Create a vibrant, eye-catching blanket using a rainbow of colours, or a muted blanket using subtle colours. This free granny stripe blanket pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
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25. Color Block Blanket Crochet Pattern by CrochetItCreationsUS
The Colour Block Blanket has a modern vibe that will add a contemporary touch to your home decor. By changing colours every 10 rows, you can create a bold and visually striking blanket that is stylish and trendy.
The Granny Stripe Blanket is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern. Included is a helpful chart with measurements and stitch/row counts, to create sizes from a lovey to a king size blanket.
26. Gertie Jumper Crochet Pattern by HollyWoodwardDesigns
The Gertie Jumper is a stylish and eye-catching garment. It features a slightly cropped length, drop-sleeve design, and oversized balloon sleeves. With its flattering crew neckline and ribbed cuffs, the jumper is both modern and elegant.
The granny stripe pattern is suitable for both beginners and more experienced crocheters. It is a great pattern for using your yarn stash. Included are a range of sizes from XS to 5X. The pattern is written in both UK and US terminology.
27. Granny Rocks Cardigan Crochet Pattern by IronLab
The Granny Rocks cardigan is a vibrant and playful garment that will add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. This cardigan is sure to bring a sense of joy to any outfit.
This cardigan pattern allows you to customise the length from a cropped style to ankle length. The Granny Rocks cardigan pattern includes regular and plus size patterns.
28. Red Heart Crochet Granny Stripes Bucket Hat Pattern by Yarnspirations
Get ready for a day in the sun with this Granny Stripes Bucket Hat. It is a delightful crochet project that is not only fun to make, but also enjoyable to wear.
This pattern only uses 1 Red Heart Super Saver O’Go. The yarn has all the colors needed to make a hat. Working from the crown to the brim, you crochet clusters of granny stitches. The brim of the hat is made with single crochet stitches. The pattern is for one size to fit adults.
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29. Comforting Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern by Kountingsheep
The Comforting Granny Stripe Blanket is a charming and cosy project. It is a great pattern for using all your leftover yarn. Once finished, it becomes the perfect blanket for curling up and enjoying a good book.
With its repetitive stitch pattern, this blanket works up quickly. Completed, it will measure approximately 50 inches (127 cm) wide by 62 inches (157 cm) long.
30. Granny Hoodie Easy Crochet Pattern by MamaInAStitch
The Granny Stripe Hoodie Cardigan is the perfect blend of comfort and style. It is suitable for year-round wear. It can be paired with a tank top, tee, jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. You can also use the hoodie as a cute swimsuit cover-up.
This pattern accommodates a wide range of body sizes from small to 5XL. It can be used to make an open front cardigan or pull over sweatshirt.
31. Granny Stripe Scarf Pattern Set by ChocolateDogStudio
These granny stripe scarves make the perfect winter accessories. They do not only add a touch of warmth, but they also add style to any outfit. The scarf patterns are extremely versatile and can be crocheted using any yarn of your choice, allowing you to create chunky or thin scarves.
The granny stripe scarf patterns are designed with beginners in mind. The patterns include photos to guide you through the creation process. They are written using U.S. crochet terminology.
32. Beginners Granny Stripe Puff Stitch Set by DoraDoes
The Granny Dot hat and scarf set offers a playful and colourful twist to your winter wardrobe. The set features an easy-to-crochet scarf and a slouchy beanie hat with a ribbed brim.
Both patterns are designed for those with basic crochet knowledge. The scarf pattern is ideal for beginners. The hat pattern is suited for crocheters with a little more experience. The scarf will measure close to 64 inches (60 cm) long by 8.5 inches (22 cm) wide. The Hat pattern is written in 3 sizes, child, teen/small adult, and adult.
33. Granny Stripe Throw Crochet Pattern by JustBeCraftyShop
The Stash Busting Granny Stripe Throw is a fun and rewarding project. It is perfect for keeping warm and adding style to your space. This project is also an excellent opportunity to declutter your yarn stash and create space for new yarn.
Included are links to both a video tutorial and a photo tutorial that provide step-by-step instructions. These tutorials ensure that crocheters of all skill levels can make this blanket.
34. Free Granny Stripe Crochet Top Pattern by Burgandy and Blush
The Georgie Tee is a stylish and breezy granny stripe crochet top pattern. The top is perfect for the summer season. It features a sleeveless design and lightweight construction. It would make a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe.
Available in sizes XS to 5X, this pattern offers minimal shaping, allowing for easy customisation. The slightly loose fit and shorter length create a relaxed and comfortable feel, perfect for warmer weather. The designer recommends using cotton or bamboo yarn to help keep the top light and airy without weighing it down.
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35. Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket Pattern by daisyfarmcrafts
The Granny Stripe Blanket will add a touch of elegance and warmth to any space. Made with Caron Simply Soft yarn, this acrylic blanket is both soft to the touch and easy to care for, ensuring long-lasting enjoyment.
Finished, the blanket will measure about 30 inches (76.2 cm) by 38 inches (96.52 cm). The pattern calls for Caron Simply Soft yarn, a size G/4.00 mm crochet hook, scissors for cutting yarn, and a tapestry needle.
36. Baby / Childs Crochet Jumper Pattern by CraftyPum
The Child’s Top Down Crochet Jumper is a colourful garment perfect for little ones. This jumper features a crew neck, bell sleeves, and a trendy granny stripe design. The top-down construction allows for easy customisation, making it possible to adjust the length.
With its seamless construction, you will not have to worry about sewing multiple pieces together. The pattern is suitable for intermediate crocheters and more experienced beginners. It includes instructions for children ages 1 through 12.
37. Granny Go Round Vest Crochet Pattern by IronLamb
You can use this crochet pattern to make a bralette, a regular vest, or even a beach dress. The pattern provides inspiration for various styles, such as ombre yarn, single or double row granny stripes, or a triple colour block look.
This intermediate-level pattern uses DK weight cotton/bamboo yarn and a 4 mm hook. It includes detailed instructions for adjusting the fit and tapering the sides. The pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
38. Granny Stripe Scarf Crochet Pattern by Hooked on Homemade Happiness
The Granny Stripe Scarf Crochet Pattern results in a beautifully oversized scarf. The scarf’s large stripes make a bold statement. You may consider using a self-striping yarn cake for a stunning colour variation throughout the scarf.
With its easy-to-follow pattern, this scarf is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters.
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39. Granny Stripe Blanket Crochet Pattern by Wilkywoolydesigns
The Granny Stripe Blanket is not only visually appealing but also practical. It can be used to adorn a car seat or pram, providing both style and comfort for little ones. To add a personal touch, consider embellishing the blanket with an applique of your choice.
The pattern is written in U.S. terms. When made with a 6 mm hook, the blanket measures approximately 30.32 inches (77 cm) high x 25.2 inches (64 cm) wide.
40. Easy Granny Stitch Bag Pattern by Living the Craft Life
The granny stripe handbag is a charming and straightforward crochet project. It is perfect for beginners who want to practice the granny stripe technique. These small bags are both simple and attractive, making them a great choice for practicing your skills.
The gauge is not essential for this project. However, using light worsted weight yarn and a size H hook the designer’s bag measures approximately 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide x 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. You can easily customise the size of the bag according to your preference.
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41. Granny Stripe Cardigan Crochet Pattern by Essdeecrafts
The Granny Stripe Cardigan features a trendy cropped style with a tie front and long sleeves. Its classic granny stripe design adds a touch of vintage charm to the cardigan, making it a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down.
This crochet pattern is suitable for confident beginners familiar with basic stitches. The PDF includes detailed step-by-step instructions and photos. The pattern is size-inclusive, with testing done across a range of sizes from XS to 5XL.
42. Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern by MyCraftLifeShop
The Granny Stripe Blanket features a classic granny stripe pattern. The pattern creates a beautiful textured look, with a timeless appeal.
The 18-page pattern provides detailed instructions and a comprehensive tutorial on the granny stripe stitch. The pattern allows you to adjust the blanket size. Additionally, you will find two border options.
43. Granny Stripe Crochet Blanket Pattern by YouSayICrochet
Here is a Granny Stripe Crochet Blanket that features large stripes. The stripes are 5 stitches wide, resulting in a bold and eye-catching colour combination.
The pattern is rated with an easy difficulty level. It only uses common crochet stitches, including treble crochet and double crochet (UK terms). It includes detailed instructions for each step, making it easy to follow along.
44. Granny Stripe Steering Wheel Cover Crochet Pattern by OkieGirlBlingnThings
The Granny Stripe Steering Wheel Cover is a whimsical and practical accessory for your car. Crocheted using a classic granny stripe pattern, it adds a touch of personality to your steering wheel.
The cover is designed to fit a standard 15” steering wheel. It provides a comfortable grip while driving. This pattern is suitable for crocheters with basic crochet skills. You will need knowledge of chain, single crochet, double crochet, and weaving in ends.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Granny Stripe
What is a granny stripe in crochet?
A granny stripe is a classic crochet stitch pattern that involves working clusters of double crochet stitches in groups. The clusters of stitches create a striped effect.
How do you crochet a granny stripe?
To crochet a granny stripe, you typically start with a foundation chain, then work 3 double crochet stitches into the chain spaces. When making a granny stripe, you often alternate colours every few rows.
What can you make with granny stripes?
Granny stripes can be used to create a wide range of projects, including blankets, scarves, shawls, hats, cardigans, and more. The possibilities are endless.
How do you change colours in a granny stripe?
To change colours in a granny stripe, you simply join the new yarn colour at the beginning of a row and continue working the stitches as usual.
Are granny stripes suitable for beginners?
Yes, granny stripes can be suitable for beginners. They involve basic crochet stitches and have a repetitive pattern that is easy to learn.
Are there any special techniques or stitches used in granny stripes?
The granny stripe pattern mainly uses basic crochet stitches, like double crochet. However, there are variations on the classic granny stripe that incorporate other stitches.
Can I make a granny stripe project using only one colour?
Yes, you can make a granny stripe project using only one colour. Using only one colour will create a solid-coloured piece of fabric with lots of texture.
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