Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things to Make: Granny Square Pattern

As promised, here is my free Granny Square Pattern! I actually took these pictures and wrote this one myself! If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section!

Materials needed:
Crochet Hook size “G”, or size needed to obtain gauge
Worsted weight yarn, any color
Yarn needle

5 rows = 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches

sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
beg = beginning
sp = space
dc shell = 3dc

Foundation Row: ch 5; sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Row 1: ch3, 2dc in ring, ch2; * 3dc in ring, ch 2*; Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in top of beg ch.

Row 2: ch3, 2dc in same sp; * 3dc in next ch2 sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp*; Repeat from * to * 2 more times, 3dc in last sp, ch2; sl st in top of beg ch.

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in same sp; * 3dc in next sp; 3dc in next ch2 sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp*; Repeat from * to * 2 more times; 3dc in next sp; 3dc in last sp, ch2; sl st in top of beg ch.

Rows 4 & 5: Repeat pattern by making dc shell in each sp, remembering to dc shell twice in corners with ch2 between.

To Finish: Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends.

To Alternate/add colors: Fasten off at the end of each row and attach new color in the corner of the previous row, beginning with ch 3.

Have fun with this pattern...it's a great way to use up leftover yarn that you can't use for anything else...the result is always so fun! Good luck!

(I will be sending a shipment of granny squares to Australia at the end of February, for the Crochet A Rainbow project...if you are interested in sending squares to me to include them in my shipment please send me an email!)



Gramma Joy and Grampa Todd said...

I love all the new things you've done to your site :o) Keep up the good work! And, I hope all goes well with the granny square project :o)

Amy said...

I love granny squares with new bright colors that liven them up!

Jenni Grubb said...

Hi there! Love this pattern and I was just starting to use it when I had a question. It doesn't look like you turn your work in this piece at all, which is awesome, but I'm stuck with starting row 2. When I end row 1 with the slip stitch and chain to start row 2, there is no room for me to dc twice and move on unless I turn my work, which is what I usually do. I was hoping there was a way to do this without turning. Your picture looks like you may have turned your work, but then the placement of your color variants stay the same. Did I miss something?

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