Vibrant Vintage CAL

Crochet Plain Granny Square, One Color or Multi-Color

Plain Granny Square: Solid

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Charted instruction:

Plain Granny Square with Key

Written instruction:

Special stitches

  • Beg DC = (SC, Ch-1)

Foundation: Ch-3 and join in first Ch to make ring. You may also make a magic circle if you prefer that method. Also feel free to chain more stitches if you are used to chaining 4 or 5. I like to chain 3 for my ring, because I like the center hole to disappear when I weave ends.

Work 7 Rounds as follows…

Round 1: All in ring, working over center tail so as to pull center circle closed tight when square is complete: Beg DC, Ch-1, (2DC, Ch-1) 3 times, DC, join with a slip stitch in top chain of Beg DC _8 DC, 4 Ch-1 total_

Round 2: In chain space: (Beg DC, Ch-1, 3DC), (3DC, Ch-1, 3DC) in next chain space -corner made- repeat corner 2 times more, 2DC in first chain space to complete corner, join with a slip stitch in top chain of Beg DC _24 DC, 4 Ch-1 total_

Round 3: In chain space: (Beg DC, Ch-1, 3DC), **3DC in between clusters of 3DC across to corner space, make corner, repeat from ** 2 times more. 3DC in between clusters of 3DC across to first chain space, 2DC in chain space to complete corner, join with a slip stitch to top chain of Beg DC. _36 DC, 4 Ch-1 total_

Round 4: Repeat Round 3 _48 DC, 4 Ch-1 total_

Round 5: Repeat Round 3 _60 DC, 4 Ch-1 total_

Round 6: In chain space: (Beg DC, Ch-1, 2HDC), **HDC in all stitches across to corner chain space, (2HDC, Ch-1, 2HDC) all in corner chain space -HDC corner made- Repeat from ** 2 times more, HDC in all stitches across to first chain space HDC in first chain space, join with a slip stitch to top of beg DC _76 HDC,4 Ch-1 total_

Round 7: 3SC in chain space, SC in all stitches around, placing 3SC in corners. After final SC, join with a slip stitch in first SC, cut yarn and finish off ends _88 SC total_ 

Shown below is a closeup of the door just before working a 3SC corner in the chain space. I show this just to clarify where to place stitches, because working into an HDC can be a little confusing. In the photo below, I’m ready to work the 3SC corner.

A very sunny snapshot of the finished plain square, with ends woven in.

Plain Granny Square: Multi-color

Work exactly as for Solid square above, but choose 5 colors for Rounds 1-5, and a sixth color for both Rounds 6 and 7.

Cut yarn and weave in ends after every color round, and join new color with a slip stitch in corner chain space to begin the next round.

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25 replies »

  1. Buen día. Le agradecería si pudiera poner vídeos de las uniones: ENCAJE CELTIC, etc… pues me hes muy difícil entender los patrones.
    Gracias por tan magnífico bloc.
    Un saludo,
    Carmen of Spain

  2. I am really happy with this new CAL but I am not understanding your beginning DC stitch. (SC, ch 1)? It does not look right to me. Whatever happened to the ch 3 as the first DC? If I use the ch 3 will this affect the size of the square?

    • You can certainly use chain 3! I like how (SC, Ch-1) looks wider at the bottom, making it look like a “more convincing fake” – definitely use whichever you like, no effect on outcome 👍🏻👍🏻

      Happy crafting!
      TC