Crochet Baby Blanket – Mitered Granny Square

Every new baby needs a special, homemade welcome into the world and this crochet mitered granny square blanket is the perfect pattern! You can use any variety of colors to give it a unique look, making the geometric and graphic pattern really pop.

Crochet Mitered Granny Square Baby Blanket

There’s a precious, brand-spankin-new little bundle in our house these days, and I just can’t get enough of his cuteness. We named him Griffin and he’s our third boy in under four years, so needless to say, life is hectic and crazy but full of excitement and cuddles. Thankfully I was able to crochet a layette set for Griffin before he arrived, and the inspiration for the set started with this free mitered granny square blanket pattern from Crochet Again. She has an excellent photo tutorial that made learning it super easy. To see all the patterns in this layette set (which include another hat that is not pictured), click here.

Crochet Newborn Baby Boy Layette Set with Hat, Blanket and Cocoon

I chose to make it with a wool-blend yarn, as wool is a nice, strong and soft natural fiber and went with the Extra Soft Wool Blend by Martha Stewart Crafts from Lion Brand Yarn – Sailor BlueHolly BerryWinter SkyButtermilk, and Green Eucalyptus.

For the edge border, I crocheted 4 rows of granny stitches. I found that any less than four was just not substantial for my taste. I also crocheted 16 squares, which has made it the perfect size for a baby blanket.

Crochet Mitered Granny Square Blanket - Border

To join the squares, I did the join as you go method that is mentioned in the pattern post, but found the link included in the post to do the method very, very confusing! So, I learned how to do it from this video made by, where several of my patterns are listed! I still found it to be confusing, maybe others of you don’t, but I managed. I did crochet all of the squares first, then crocheted them together at the end. That way I could lay them all out and plan where each one would go and decide the orientation of each square.

Crochet Mitered Granny Square Baby Blanket - Join As You Go Method

 The above picture is the backside of the blanket, where each join makes a raised bump. On the right side, there is no bump and it looks very nice and smooth.

Crochet Mitered Granny Square Blanket - Entire Blanket

TA-DAH! The entire blanket. It isn’t this crooked, just had a heck of a time getting it to lay straight on the carpet!


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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Congratulations on your new son! Wishing you and your family much love, great happiness and the best of health 🙂
    Thank you for posting your inspirational pics of the mitered granny square blanket – I’m going to try making one for my granddaughter and hopefully it will look as cuddly as yours.

  2. Thanks for sharing the post on the crocheted mitered granny square blanket. I love anything granny square and would love to try and make this type of blanket in the future. The colors of the blanket are so pretty and colorful. Thanks again, Julie x

  3. Congrats on your new blue bundle! I hope you are enjoying every moment with him. The blanket is gorgeous! I simply the love the mitered granny and the colors are terrific! Well done, Sara!

  4. Amazing piece!

  5. I love the way you joined the granny squares together! I’ve actually never seen them joined this way before (I’m fairly new to crochet). I’m going to try that on my next blanket. Thanks for sharing!

  6. hi
    -lookin-g for a pattern glad i came across tis.
    much happiness with the new baby


  8. Hi, I printed the pattern of cacoon, hat and mitered blanket but I don’t see how much yarn to buy?

  9. Marlena says:

    I love the different looking squares. And I love that I could even do more squares to make it fit a bigger bed.

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