One Love: A free pattern for Granny Square Day

Happy Granny Square Day 2017! If you’ve been under a rock, and aren’t sure what this is, peruse the IG hashtag and you won’t be disappointed. Susan of  IG @suregal27 has coordinated this wonderful opportunity for everyone to make a virtual granny square blanket via the hashtag. If you have a favorite square pattern, make one, take a pic, and post it under the tag! Join in on the fun!

I have some free patterns over in my Ravelry store, like my faves from the Vibrant Vintage Blanket CAL.

Or try the Perfect Granny Square if you’re looking for something more traditional.

And if you’re still looking for something, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to write up this free square pattern, the One Love Granny Square ❤️

I used Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and a size 5.5mm hook for this sample, but I’ve tried it with a few other weights and hooks, and it’s wonderful!

Find Stonewashed and its XL buddy at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, you can put 10 random colors in your shopping cart and it’ll make a smashing palette. Read my full review here!

Find the pattern FREE on Ravelry as a PDF, or I have pasted it below! Thank you and enjoy! If you make this, hashtag #onelovegrannysquare on social media ❤

materials

Scheepjes Stone Washed – I’ve used Stone Washed XL and a US size 5.5mm (I) for the photos, but any weight yarn with your favorite hook will be lovely.

 

dimensions

Using 5.5mm hook and aran weight yarn, square measures 9in

Using 3.5mm hook and fingering weight yarn, square measures 5.25in

 

abbreviations (US Terminology)

ch chain

ch-sp chain space

dc double crochet

hdc half double crochet

lp loop

rem remaining

rep repeat

RS right side of piece

sc single crochet

ss slip stitch

sk skip

sp space

st stitch

tr treble crochet

WS wrong side of piece

yoh yarn over hook

special stitches

beg dc beginning double crochet: sc, ch 1 – counts as 1 dc

cl cluster: (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook

heart top (yoh, insert hook in first st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, (yoh, insert hook in second st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 6 lps on hook, ch 4, (yoh, insert hook in first st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, (yoh, insert hook in second st, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 6 lps on hook

 

one love square

Rnd 1 Slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 11 dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]

Rnd 2 (Beg dc, 3 dc) in next st, (ch 2, sk 2, 4 dc in next st) 3 times, ch 2, do not join. [16 dc, 4 ch-sp]

Rnd 3 (Ch 3, make heart top over 4 sts, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp) 4 times, ch 3, ss in top of first cluster of heart top. Note: first ch-3 does not count as st. [4 heart top, 4 sc, 8 ch-3 sp]

Rnd 4 [Beg dc, dc, (ch 2, cl) 5 times] all in ch-4 sp, * sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, make corner as follows: [(cl, ch 2) 5 times, cl] in ch-4 sp, rep from * 2 times, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, sk beg dc, ss in dc. [24 cl, 8 sc, 4 ch-3 sps, 20 ch-2 sp]

Rnd 5 * Sc in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-sp) 2 times, ch 3, sc in same ch-sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-sp) 2 times, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [16 dc, 24 sc, 20 ch-3 sp]

Rnd 6 Ss in first ch of ch-sp, * sc in ch-sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner sp, (sc in next ch-sp, ch 3) 2 times, make heart top over next 4 dc, ch 3, rep from * 3 times, ss in first sc. [4 heart top, 16 sc, 16 ch-3 sp, 4 ch-2 sp]

Note: As an optional alternative design, stop here and cut yarn for a lacy motif that you can join at the 8 points around. Swoon!

Rnd 7 (Beg dc, 2 dc) in ch-sp, * dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next 2 ch-sps, 3 sc in next ch-sp, 3 dc in next 2 ch-sps, rep from * 3 times omitting last 3 dc on final rep, ss in beg dc. [88 dc, 12 sc, 4 ch-sp]

Note: You could also stop here for a dc join as you go and it would look wonderful!

Rnd 8 (Sc in all sts to corner, 3 sc in corner sp) 4 times, sc in all sts to beg, ss in first sc, cut yarn and finish off. [112 sc]

 

Half-Square Triangle coming shortly!