A New Granny Square

Friday, November 13, 2009


I saw a garland of cute granny squares somewhere on the Internet, and whipped up this pattern to put it together. There's basically three stages: the octagon motif, the square frame, and the thicker frame. You can stop at any of these stages, as needed, but for the garland I recommend all three. (Maybe for an afghan you wouldn't need the thicker frame)

Please do not redistribute this pattern without author permission.

[Crochet] Octagonal Granny Square

(Pattern also available as a .TXT file, here.)
(See this pattern on Ravelry, here.)

Difficulty: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Worsted/Medium
Yardage: 17.5yds/16m total (12.5yds for the octagon motif, 5 yards for the thick frame)
Hook: G /4.25mm
Gauge: I recommend using this hook+yarn, but if the motif is too "ruffle-y" then go up a size hook and if it's too "bubble-y" go down a size hook.

Pattern:
R1. ch4 and join into a loop.
R2. 3ch, 15dc in ch4 sp, join in 3rd chain. {16dc}
R3. ch6, 1dc in same sp. *skip next dc. 1dc in next dc. ch3. 1dc in same sp* repeat between * until end. Join in 3rd ch.
R4. sl st into ch3 sp. *1sc, 1dc in same sp. ch3. 1dc, 1sc in same sp. skip next 2dc* repeat between * until end. Join in first sc.
The Square "Frame":
R5. sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch3 sp. ch 3. 1 dc in same sp, ch4, 2dc in same sp, ch4. *2sc in next ch3, ch4, 2dc in next ch3 sp, ch4, 2dc in same sp, ch4* repeat between * until end. Join in top of ch3.
Optional "Thick Frame":
R6. sc in next dc. 5sc in next ch4 sp. 1sc in next dc. 1sc in next dc. 4sc in next ch4 sp. *1sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 4sc in next ch4 sp. 1sc in next dc. 1sc in next dc. 5sc iSn next ch4 sp* repeat between * until end. Join in next sc and bind off.

Key: I use the common crochet abbreviations here.
ch: chain the given number of chains
dc: double-crochet the given number
sp: space
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single-crochet
Enjoy!


2 comments:

Kris said...

Very cute design!

iris said...

Thanks, Kris!

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