Crochet Granny Square

Crochet Granny Square – I remember when I was a little girl making bag fulls of these lol and my Mother saying just what are you going to do with all these squares Heather?

crochet granny square

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I used to put them together to make blankets, but now they can be used for practically anything i.e tote bags, covers, kitchen items, hot pads etc.

Blue square

If you are just starting to learn to crochet, this pattern is an ideal one to begin with.

Green granny

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Crochet Granny Square UK

Pattern Number CNC31

Abbreviations UK
WS.   Wrong Side
RS.    Right Side
ch.     Chain
dc.     Double Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Approx size:  5 x 5 Inches

Materials
I have used:-

Small amounts of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in colours 1 & 2

An equivalent would be an aran yarn

4.50mm Clover crochet hook, decorative button in colour 2

TENSION – 5tr & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in rounds without turning until end of 4th Row

With 4.50mm hook and colour 1, make 5ch, join with a ss to form a ring, (RS) make 3ch, 2tr, 2ch into ring, work * 3tr, 2ch into ring, * rpt from * to * twice more, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (4, 3tr groups)

2nd Row – ss across to first 2ch space, 3ch, (2tr, 2ch, 3tr) into same space, * 1ch, miss 3tr, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into next 2ch space * rpt from * to * to end, 1ch, miss 3tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.

3rd Row – Join colour 2 to any 2ch space, make 3ch, (2tr, 2ch, 3tr) into same space, * 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into next 1ch space, 1ch, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into next 2ch space * rpt from * to * to last 1ch space, make 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into 1ch space, 1ch, miss 3tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.

4th Row – ss across to the first 2ch space, 3ch, (2tr, 2ch, 3tr) into same space, * 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into next 1ch space, 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into next 1ch space, 1ch, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into next 2ch space * rpt from * to * to last 2 1ch spaces, make 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into next 1ch space, 1ch, miss 3tr, 3tr into next 1ch space, 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn.

5th Row – Join in colour 1, (WS) make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each 1ch space and tr around all four sides of square, working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into each 2ch space, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off loose ends of yarn, crochet several squares and make blankets, cushion covers, throws etc.

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Crochet Granny Square USA

Pattern Number CNC31

Abbreviations USA
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
ch.      Chain
sc.       Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx size:  5 x 5 Inches

Materials
I have used:-
Small amounts of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in colors 1 & 2

4.50mm Clover crochet hook

GAUGE – 5dc & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in rounds without turning until the end of 4th Row

With color 1, ch5, join to first ch with a sl st to form a ring, (RS) ch3, 2dc, ch2 in ring, work * 3dc, ch2 in ring, * rpt from * to * twice more, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (4, 3dc groups)

2nd Row – sl st across to first ch2 space, ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same space, * ch1, skip 3dc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, skip 3dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off.

3rd Row – Join color 2 to any ch2 space, ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same space, * ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space, ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in ch1 space, ch1, skip 3dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.

4th Row – sl st across to the first ch2 space, ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same space, * ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space * rpt from * to * to last 2 ch1 spaces, ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1, skip 3dc, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn.

5th Row – Join in color 1, (WS) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch1 space and dc around all four sides of square, working (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in each ch2 space, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, crochet several squares and make throws, baby items or pram covers etc.

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