Granny in the Sky with Diamonds by Polly Plum

Granny in the Sky with Diamonds

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
1700 - 3000 yards (1554 - 2743 m)
44" square, any size square, any size rectangle
This pattern is available for $5.99 USD buy it now

Granny in the Sky with Diamonds is a sweet and light baby blanket designed specifically with self-striping yarns in mind. The body of the pattern is made mainly of double crochets worked in rows and from corner to corner. It includes a subtle and lacy diamond pattern using traditional granny stitch.

The light and airy blanket is then anchored with a border that’s rich in texture and adds just a touch of weight. The border is also designed to work with your self-striping yarn to blend and distribute the colors and bring the entire project together.


The pattern has just been updated to include instructions for making a rectangle of any size with details on calculating yarn usage and size suggestions for different amounts of yarn.

Upon purchase you’ll receive a link (and an email) to download the 12 page PDF document. The pattern includes lots of photos to help, but does not include full tutorials. An understanding of written crochet patterns will be needed. Please visit the Written Pattern Conventions page of my website to learn more about my pattern writing style.

Crochet Terms: US
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 44 inch square
Gauge: 16 dc and 8 rows is about 4 inches
Yarn: 3 cakes of Lion Brand Mandala or about 1800 yards of DK weight yarn
Hook Size: 4mm & 4.5mm
Additional Materials: 4 stitch markers, yarn needle to weave ends, pins, blocking wires (optional), fabric steamer (optional), blocking surface

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