Meemaw’s Granny Square

a blanket on a sofa


Meemaw’s Granny Square is featured on the show Young Sheldon, an 80’s nostalgia sitcom spin-off and features an abundance of crochet. As season one progresses the character development of Sheldon’s family members creates a delightful ensemble with the family feel of shows like Malcom in the Middle, The Middle or Modern Family. One of the most anticipated characters was of course Meemaw!

Meemaw’s blankets are different to other TV blankets, Meemaw actually crochets them. Not only is she frequently knitting and crocheting casually in the background, she has a mini storyline in A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science season 4, episode 12 that showcases her incredible crochet skills. Throughout the seasons Meemaw has the same crochet blanket draped over her sofa. While binge watching the week before Christmas I decided I had to make the blanket as a Christmas gift, so I looked a bit closer.

close up of Meemaw's Granny Square

The Pattern

A hand drawing of a crochet patten

Meemaw’s sofa blanket is a large granny square of 31 rounds (I think) and only three colours. I used method A of the traditional granny square , I recommend you use the same pattern. With only a week till Christmas the blanket needed to work up quick, which means a chunky yarn and diving into the stash! I only had dk yarn in a mix of brands, Scheepjes Colour Crafter and Stylecraft Special dk. You can double up two dk threads at a time or use a heavier yarn to create a chunky blanket. 

If you’re new to granny squares you might want to start with a step by step look at the traditional granny square pattern post. 


Scheepjes colour Crafter

Colour A – 1820 Goes – 300g

Colour B – 1001 Weert – 300g

Colour C – 1710 Ermelo – 200g


Stylecraft Special dk

Colour A – 1820 Duck Egg – 300g

Colour B – 1001 White – 300g

Colour C – 1710 Stone – 200g

A close up of yarn

Use a 7mm hook or the recommended hook depending which yarn you choose to use.

The blanket changes colour every few rounds:

Colour A – rounds 1-6, 13-15, 22-24, 30-31.

Colour B – rounds 7-8, 12, 16-17, 21, 25-26, 29.

Colour C – rounds 9-11, 18-20, 27-28. 

To keep track of which colour round you’re on I’ve created a simple checklist to tick each section as you go. 

To keep the shape of your Granny Square you will need to turn your work occasionally. Turning suggestions on the checklist are for colour C rounds. 

To finish the blanket crochet a round of single crochet (US terms) or double crochet (UK terms), this is round 36 on the checklist but you can make your blanket as big or small as you want.

If you have any questions please comment below. If you make Meemaw’s Granny Square Blanket I would love to see your progress and photos, you can use the hashtag 




I hope you enjoy making this blanket as much as I did. 

Happy crocheting,


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