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!
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 <3
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.
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-sp chain space
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
RS right side of piece
sc single crochet
ss slip stitch
tr treble crochet
WS wrong side of piece
yoh yarn over hook
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!