Granny Square Month CAL

Granny square month is here!

Throughout July we are celebrating the beloved granny square and have collaborated with 25 crochet designers to create a unique blanket that you will keep for years. 

We will be releasing a new granny square for you to try every day from Monday to Saturday. Each square shows the style of the designer that created it and there are lots of techniques for you to try along the way. 

We will be sharing useful videos, handy tips and instagram takeovers from the designers throughout the month. Make sure to share your progress by tagging @knitcrafthq and using #grannysquaremonth2019

 

Notes 

Each square will be released by 11am each day.

Each square has been designed to measure approximately 20cm by 20cm using Knitcraft Cotton Blend. If you find your square is coming out bigger or smaller it is worth changing your hook size. 

Each square will need to be blocked after making. We would also suggest to block the finished blanket and border. 

If adjoining squares have a slightly different number of stitches along the joining edge, simply skip a stitch on the side with more stitches when joining. If more than one stitch needs to be skipped, make sure you space them out evenly. This won’t be noticeable overall. It may be helpful to hold the edges together with removable/hinged stitch markers or safety pins when joining.

You Will Need

 

Design 1 @Sewing_the_seeds_of_love

Designer

Hi, I’m Natalie ( @sewing_the_seeds_of_love

I’ve always been a passionate crafter,  but crochet is my ultimate favourite! I make sure I have a number of different projects on the go to keep me occupied & I carry a little emergency crochet kit when I’m out & about! Any spare time I have, I use it to get creative for and with my three daughters who are a constant source of inspiration & ever honest critics?! I love love love colour & that reflects in what I make!?????? 

Rainbow Flower

Abbreviations 

CH= Chain stitch

MC= Magic circle

SL ST= Slip stitch

DC = Double crochet

HTR = Half Treble crochet

TR = Treble crochet

3tr-cluster = a tr3tog in same stitch or space

SP ST = Spike stitch

 

Hot Pink

Start with a magic ring.

Rnd 1: CH1, 12DC into the ring, SL ST in 1st DC. 12 DC.

Fasten off.

 

Lilac

Rnd 2: Join yarn to any st with a ss, CH2, work 3tr-cluster in each strand around (12 3tr-clusters), SL ST in 1st 3tr-cluster.

Fasten off.

 

Purple

Rnd 3: Join yarn to any st with a ss, CH1, 2DC in each st around (24 dc), SL ST in 1st DC.

 

Rnd 4: CH1, 1dc in same st at base of beg ch1, 2dc in next st, *1DC in next st, 2DC in next st; rep from * to end of rnd, ss in first dc. (36 DC)

Fasten off.

 

Light Blue

Rnd 5: Join yarn to any st with a ss, CH3 (counts as first TR), 1TR in same st at base of beg ch3, CH1, *miss 1 st, 2TR in next st, CH1; rep * miss 1, ss to end of rnd. (36 tr, 18 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Green

(Work in to R4/purple)

Rnd 6: *1 SP ST  in (purple) DC  gap, CH3; rep from * around, SL ST in 1st SP ST. (18 Spike Stitches, 18 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Mustard

(turn work to WS and work into back of granny square in Rnd 5, in front of the ch-3 sps so that these are left free to work the petals later)

Rnd 7: Join in st-sp after any SP ST, ch3 (counts as first tr), working 4 sts evenly in between each SP ST, work 17 tr then ch3 for corner, [work 18 tr then ch3 for corner] 3 times, sl st in top of beg ch3.  (72 sts, 4 ch3-sps)

Back  view                                                                          

Row 7 complete, Back view

                                                                                         

Back view        

                                                                   

Front view

                                                                           

 

Rnd 8. Join in ch3-sp, ch3 (counts as 1st TR), 1tr in each st to next corner, [1tr, ch3, 1tr] in corner ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last tr on last corner, sl st in top of beg ch3. (80 tr, 4 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Orange

Rnd 9: With RS facing, Join in the ch3-sp, CH1 (counts as first DC) & work *1dc in each st to next corner, [1dc, ch3, 1dc] in corner ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last dc of last corner, sl st in beg ch1. (88 dc, 4 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Red

Rnd 10: Join in the ch3-sp, ch1, 1 3tr-cluster in same ch-sp, *[ch1, miss next st, 3tr-cl in next st] to next ch3-sp, ch1, [3tr-cluster, ch3, 3tr-cluster] in next ch3-sp; rep from * to end of end, omitting last 3tr-cluster on last corner, sl st in top of first 3tr-cluster.  (13 3tr-clusters and 12 ch1-sps along each side and a ch3-sp for corner)

 

White

Rnd 11: Join in the ch3-sp, ch1, 1dc in each st around and 5dc in corner ch3-sp, sl st in first dc. (120 dc)

 

Yellow

For the petals, work in to R6/Green row.

Join yarn, ch1, work [1DC, 1HTR, 3TR, 1HTR, 1DC] in each ch3-sp to form your  petals, sl st in first dc.

Fasten off.

 

 

Front view                                                                                       

Back view

 

Design 2 @flo_and_dot

Designer 

Sarah-Jane is a self-confessed crochet addict and a bit of maths geek at heart, she’s perfectly happy with a mug of coffee and an excel spreadsheet as she is when counting stitches (which she often does out loud!) on her latest crochet design. She loves writing patterns and her designs are fun, quirky and quick to make. Follow her on Instagram @flo_and_dot or at www.floanddot.blogspot.com

Nobody Puts Granny in a Corner

You will need –

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain, 100g balls

Green

Hot Pink

Lilac

Yellow

White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Finished size: 20cm x 20cm

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (this is the space created by a series of chains from previous round)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

rep – rep

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

tr2tog – treble crochet two stitches together: *yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops only, rep from * once more in next stitch or space, yrh pull through all remaining loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Starting chain ALWAYS counts as the 1st stitch unless otherwise stated.

Each round ends with a slip stitch into the top of the starting chain.

Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of every round.

If you do not want to start the square with a magic ring you can chain 4, slip stitch into the 1st chain and continue by working stitches into the ring you have created.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Use join as you go method to join small granny squares together as follows: on Rnd 2 replace the chain between each tr cluster with a ss in between the tr clusters on other square (the one you’re joining to). In corners replace the second chain with a ss into the other corner ch-sp.

If you don’t feel confident with this, instead you can make all 4 small squares separately and sew them together using whip stitch through back loops only, to form a larger square.

 

Pattern begins

 

Small Granny Squares

Using Green, ch4.

Rnd 1: In fourth ch from hook, work 2tr, ch2, [3tr, ch2] 3 times, ss in top of missed ch3 at beginning. (12 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join Lilac in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts a first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in ch2-sp, ch1, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, ch1; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (24 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Make next square, using Lilac for Rnd 1 and Yellow for Rnd 2 and using the join-as-you-go method to join to the first square whilst working the second rnd (see Important Information).

 

 

Make third and fourth squares in the same manner, first using Yellow for Rnd 1 and Hot Pink for Rnd 2, then using Hot Pink for Rnd 1 and Green for Rnd 2. Join third and fourth squares using the join-as-you-go method to join to previous squares whilst working the second rnd (see Important Information).

 

 

Main Square

Row 1: With RS facing, join Green to corner ch-sp of first small granny square, ch3 (counts as first tr), *1tr in each of next 3 tr, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 3 tr, tr2tog over the next two ch-sps, 1tr in each of next 3 tr, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 3 tr**, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch-sp; rep from * to ** once more, 1tr in next corner ch-sp. (36 sts, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

Row 2: With RS facing, join Hot Pink to first st of Row 1, ch3, 1tr in each of next 17 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 18 sts. (40 sts, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

 

Row 3: With RS facing, join Yellow to first st of Row 2, ch3 (counts as first tr), miss 1 st, 3tr in next st, [miss 2 sts, 3tr in next st] 5 times, miss 2 sts, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, [miss 2 sts, 3tr in next st] 6 times, miss 1 st, 1tr in last st. (14 3tr-clusters, 2 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

Row 4: With RS facing, join Lilac to first st-sp of Row 3 (this is the sp after the first tr), ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in same sp, [3tr in next st-sp] 6 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, [3tr in next st- sp] 7 times. (16 3tr-clusters, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

Row 5: With RS facing, join Green to first st of Row 4, ch3 (counts as first tr), [3tr in next st-sp] 7 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, [3tr in next st-sp] 7 times, 1tr in last st. (16 3tr-clusters, 2 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

Row 6: With RS facing, join Hot Pink to first st-sp of Row 5, ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in same sp, [3tr in next st-sp] 7 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, [3tr in next st-sp] 8 times. (18 3tr-clusters, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

Finishing:  With RS facing, join White to first st of Row 6, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in same st, 1dc in each of next 26 sts, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in corner ch2-sp, work 26dc evenly along next side edge, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in corner st, work 26dc evenly along last side, ss in first dc. (112 dc, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

 

 

Design 3 @onehookandathreadoffate

Designer 

Hi I’m Kayleigh-Marie, or @onehookandathreadoffate on Instagram, I have been crocheting for a few years and have easily compiled a to do list for future projects longer than my arm. I eat, sleep, and breathe crochet, it’s definitely an obsession, and I’ve recently been encouraging my Mum and Granny to have a go too. About a year ago I started learning to spin fibre, although I’d thought of spinning before it was purely by chance, or fate, that I came across a lady who invited me to attend the spinning group she goes to. I really enjoy the whole process from spinning, to dying (with the ever changing hair colours I’ve had this past year who’d of thought?!), and then crocheting with the wool. Apart from crochet and yarn my other love is our five pet rabbits, Alfie, Bluebell, Daisy, Sixpence, and Peaches, who sometimes make an appearance on my Instagram account, I’ve had 13 bunnies in total since I was little and I can’t imagine life without a bunny or a hook and yarn.

You will need –

Knitcraft Cotton Blend:

Mustard

Denim

Light Blue

White

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

Abbreviations

ch – chain

MB (make bobble) – a 5 tr cluster worked into one stitch as follows: *yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh pull back through stitch, yrh and pull through first two loops only**; rep from * to ** 4 times more into same stitch, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

rnd – round

rep – repeat

skip – miss

sp – space

spike tr – work a regular treble crochet into stitch specified in round or rounds below.

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

Pattern begins

With Mustard ch3, ss in third ch from hook, to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into ring, [ch3, 3tr into ring] 3 times, ch3, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 sts, 4 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join Denim in any corner ch3-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, MB, 1dc] into corner ch3-sp, 1dc in each of next 3 tr; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (24 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 3: Join Mustard in any corner bobble, ch3 (counts as first tr) 2tr in same st, ch3 for corner, 3tr in next dc, *ch1, skip 1 dc, 1tr in each of next 2 dc, ch1, skip 1 dc, 3tr in bobble, ch3, 3tr in next dc; rep from * twice more, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in each of next 2 dc, ch1, ss into top of beg ch3, ss in each of next 2 tr, ss into corner ch-sp. (36 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch3-sps).

Note that the bobbles may need re-shaping a bit if they’ve flattened from handling.

Rnd 4: Ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch3, 3tr] in corner ch-sp, *[3tr in next ch1-sp] twice, [3tr, ch3, 3tr] in corner ch-sp; rep from * twice more, [3tr in next ch1-sp] twice, ss into top of beg ch3. (48 sts, 4 ch3-sps).

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Join White in any corner ch3-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), 3dc in same corner sp, *1dc in each of next 6 sts, 1 spike tr in between the 2 tr of Rnd 3 below, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, 3dc in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last 3dc, ss in first dc. (60 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join Light Blue in centre dc of any corner 3dc, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch3, 2tr] in corner st, *[ch1, skip 2 sts, 2tr in next st] 4 times, ch1, skip 2 sts, [2tr, ch3, 2tr] in corner dc; rep from * twice more, [ch1, skip 2 sts, 2tr in next st] 4 times, ch1, skip 2 sts, ss into top of beg ch3. (48 tr, 20 ch1-sps, 4 ch3-sps).

Fasten off.

 

 

Rnd 7: Join White in any corner ch3-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner sp, *1dc in each ch-sp and in each dc, until next corner ch3-sp; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc.  (84 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 8: Join Denim in any corner ch-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch3, 1dc] in corner sp, 1dc in each of next 21 sts; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (92 sts, 4 ch3-sps)

 

Rnd 9: Ss into corner ch3-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch3, 1dc] in corner ch3-sp, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, MB in next st, [1dc in each of next 4 sts, MB in next st] 3 times, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (100 sts, 4 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

 

Rnd 10: Join White in any corner ch3-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch3, 1dc] in corner sp, *1dc in each of next 25 sts; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (108 sts).

 

Cut yarn and weave in ends, the square may benefit from blocking.

Design 4 @katiejonesknit

Designer 

Katie Jones is a creative crochet designer who teams playful aesthetics with serious ethics and has a passion for colour! Katie turned her fashion brand, which launched in 2014 into a DIY brand in 2018 to have a more sustainable and interactive approach to fashion. Katie studied Knitwear at Central Saint Martins and is a champion for bringing craft into the spotlight and straddling both the fashion and craft market, having had her work displayed at Selfridges in London, the V&A museum and the Knitting and Stitches show!

Find her @katiejonesknit

 

Graphic Granny Square

You will need –

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain, 100g balls

 

YELLOW

GREEN

LILAC

CORAL

WHITE

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Finished size: 20cm x 20cm

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (this is the space created by a series of chains from previous round)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

rep – rep

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Starting chain ALWAYS counts as the 1st stitch unless otherwise stated.

 

 

GRAPHIC GEOMETRIC GRANNY SQUARE DESIGN MADE IN 4 STEPS.

 

STEP 1

Work into the gaps (st-sps) between clusters

 

Work in rows, turning work after each row.

Using Yellow, ch4, ss in fourth ch from hook to form a ring.

 

Row 1 (RS): Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), [3tr, ch2, 3tr] into ring, 1ch, 1tr into ring, turn. (8 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 2: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, 3tr in st-sp after next 3tr-cluster, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (14 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 3: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, 3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, 3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters, 3tr in st-sp before last st, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (20 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 4: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] twice, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] twice, 3tr in st-sp before last st, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (26 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 5: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 3 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 3 times, 3tr in st-sp before last st, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (32 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 6: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 4 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 4 times, 3tr in st-sp before last st, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (38 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 7: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1), 3tr in st-sp before next 3tr-cluster, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 5 times, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, [3tr in st-sp between next 3tr-clusters] 5 times, 3tr in st-sp before last st, ch1, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch from previous row, turn. (44 tr, 2 ch1-sps, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

STEP 2

Work into the gaps (st-sps) between stitches

 

Row 1: With RS facing, join Green in top of end tr at top of Row 1/Step 1 (inserting hook through the side of the tr), [3tr, ch2, 3tr] into centre starting ring, 1dc over end tr from Row 1, do not turn. (6 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 2: Ch2 and 1dc over end tr of Row 2/Step 1 (counts as first tr here and throughout), turn, 1tr in st-sp before first tr, 1tr in each of next 2 st-sps, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 2 st-sps, 2tr in st-sp after last tr, 1dc over end tr of Row 2/Step 1, do not turn.  (12 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

 

Row 3: Ch2 and 1dc over end tr of Row 3/Step 1, turn, 1tr in st-sp before first tr, 1tr in each of next 5 st-sps, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 5 st-sps, 2tr in st-sp after last tr, 1dc over end tr of Row 3/Step 1, do not turn. (18 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

Row 4: Ch2 and 1dc over end tr of Row 4/Step 1, turn, 1tr in st-sp before first tr, 1tr in each of next 8 st-sps, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 8 st-sps, 2tr in st-sp after last tr, 1dc over end tr of Row 4/Step 1. (24 tr, 1 ch2-sp)

Fasten off.

 

STEP 3

Work into the tops of the stitches

 

Row 1: With RS facing, join Lilac in corner ch2-sp of Row 4/Step 2, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same corner ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, 2tr in last st, dc over end tr of Row 5/Step 1, do not turn. (15 sts)

 

Row 2: Ch2 and 1dc over end tr of Row 6/Step 1, turn, 1tr in each of next 14 sts, 1tr in top of ch3 at end, turn. (16 sts)

 

Row 3: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in each of next 14 sts, 2tr in last st, 1dc over end tr of Row 7/Step 1. (18 sts)

Fasten off.

 

STEP 4

Work into the tops of the stitches

Row 1: With WS facing, join Coral in top of end st of Row 3/Step 3, ch3 (counts as first tr), now working along the tr edge of Step 3, 1tr in side of same st, [1tr into next st top, 1tr into the side of this st] twice, 1tr into Step 2 corner ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, 2tr in last st, 1dc over end tr of Row 5/Step 1, do not turn. (20 sts)

 

Row 2: Ch2 and 1dc over end tr of Row 6/Step 1 (counts as first tr), turn, 1tr in each of next 19 sts, 1tr in top of ch3 at end, turn. (21 sts)

 

Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in each of next 19 sts, 2tr in the last st, dc over end tr of Row 7/Step 1. (23 sts)

Fasten off.

 

FINAL EDGING

With WS facing, and Step 4 along top edge, join in White in corner st of Step 4/Row 3, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in same st, work 23 dc evenly along edge to corner ch-sp of Step 1, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch-sp, *1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1dc in next st-sp between tr-clusters, (do not miss a st), 1dc in each of next 15 sts, 1dc in next st-sp between tr-clusters, (do not miss a st), 1dc in each of next 3 sts, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in next corner ch-sp; rep from * once more, work 23 dc evenly along next edge, ss in first dc. (100 sts, 4 ch2-sps).

 

Next round: Ss into ch2-sp, 1ch (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch1, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (108 sts, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block.

Design 5 @hellomooncrochet

Designer

Designer from Lincoln, UK. I discovered crochet 2 and a half years ago after having my second baby and quickly became obsessed! I love designing accessories and homeware, working with fun colour combinations and share my work on Instagram @hellomooncrochet 

Etsy www.hellomooncrochet.etsy.com and my blog www.hellomooncrochet.blogspot.com

Larksfoot stitch inspired Granny square

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend 100g balls

Yarn A – Mustard

Yarn B – White)

Yarn C – Hot Pink

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

dtr – double treble crochet – yrh twice, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through next 2 loops, yrh pull through last two loops

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 at beginning of each round counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

The dtr sts on each rnd are worked into the next stitch from 2 rnds previous (the st directly below ch1 of previous round). Work over the ch1 from previous rnd, trapping it within the st.

Fasten off after each round and join next colour in any of the corner spaces with a slip stitch.

Work over ends of previous rounds as you go to minimise the sewing in.

 

Pattern begins

Using mustard make a magic ring

 

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into the ring, ch2, [3tr into the ring, ch2] 3 times, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join white in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1 tr in next st; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (24 sts, 4 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 3: Join hot pink in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr),  [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 1 (and trapping the ch1 from previous rnd within the stitch), 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 1 (and trapping the ch1 from previous rnd within the stitch), 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 4: Join mustard in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 2, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 2, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 2, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 2, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (52 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Join white in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 3, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 3, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 3, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 3, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3.  (68 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join hot pink in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 4, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 4, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 4, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 4, 1tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1tr in next st; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (84 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 7: Join mustard in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr),  [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 5, 1tr in each of next 15 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 5, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 5, 1tr in each of next 15 sts, 1dtr in next st from Rnd 5, 1tr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (108 sts, 8 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 8: Join white in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *2dc in corner sp, work 1dc in each st to next corner ch-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (116 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if necessary.

Design 6 @coastalcrochet

Designer 

 

My name is Eleonora and I am the crochet designer behind the crochet blog ‘Coastal Crochet’. Crochet is a huge part of my life and I am passionate about all things crochet related! I live by the sea along the south east coast of England with my husband, three children and our dog, a Miniature Schnauzer called Salty. As a crochet designer I draw a lot of inspiration from the coastline where I live and my Granny Square for ‘Granny Square Month’ is no exception.

I have had many of my designs published in national crochet magazines. I have hosted two successful blanket ‘Crochet Alongs’. The latest being the ‘Changing Tides CAL’ with people from over 30 countries joining in! It’s amazing how social media has allowed Crocheter’s to come together from all over the world to share their progress and I love seeing the blankets grow. I share my designs and provide crochet inspiration over on my blog ‘Coastal Crochet’ www.coastalcrochet.com as well as on Instagram as @coastalcrochet

I love to host crochet workshops and groups… to spend time with other crochet lovers and to spread the joy of crochet is always a pleasure. In my day job I work as a nurse so life is certainly busy!

 

Coastal Granny Square 

You Will Need

Knitcraft ‘Cotton Blend Plain’ (50% cotton, 50% acrylic)

1 ball in each of the following colours:

Light Blue

White

Yellow

Orange

 

5mm hook                       

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (this is the space created by a series of chains from previous round)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

dtr – double treble crochet

dtr7tog – double treble 7 together (see pattern notes)

htr – half treble crochet

rep – rep

rnd – round

RS – right side

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

WS – wrong side

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes

Written in UK terms.

dtr7tog: double treble 7 together: *yrh twice, insert hook into stitch, yrh and pull through (you will now have 4 loops on the hook), yrh, pull through 2 loops, yrh again and pull though 2 loops (you will now have 2 loops on the hook); rep from * 6 more times (each time you will gain an extra loop) and at the end you will have 8 loops on the hook, yrh and pull through all the loops on the hook.

This Coastal Granny Square is turned at the end of each round. The beginning chains count as the first st of the round, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Pattern begins

Using Light Blue, make 4ch, ss in first ch to join into a ring.

 

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch3 (counts as first tr here and throughout), 2tr into the ring, [ch2, 3tr into the ring] 3 times, ch2, ss in top of beg ch3 to join, turn. (12 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 2 (WS): Ss in corner ch2-sp, ch3, [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same corner ch2-sp, *miss 3 sts, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, miss final 3 sts, ss in top of beg ch3, turn. (24 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 3 (RS): Ss in st-sp below between 3tr-groups, ch3, 2tr in same st-sp, miss 3 sts, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, *miss 3 sts, 3tr in st-sp between 3tr-groups, miss 3 sts, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, miss final 3 sts, ss in top of beg ch3. (48 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 4 (WS): Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch2 (counts as first htr), [1htr, ch2, 2htr] in same corner ch2-sp, 1htr in each of next 9 sts, *[2htr, ch2, 2htr] in next corner ch2-sp, 1htr in each of next 9 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (52 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 5 (RS): Join Light Blue in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same corner ch2-sp, *1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in each of next 3 sts, 1tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1htr in next st, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; repeat from * to end of rnd, omitting corner on last repeat, ss in top of beg ch3. (68 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 6 (WS): Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st and 3dc in each corner ch2-sp, to end of rnd, ss in beg ch1. (80 sts)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 7 (RS): Join Light Blue in central st of any corner group of 3dc, ch4 (counts as 1htr and ch2), 1htr in same st, *1htr in each of next 3 sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next 3 sts, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in central corner st; rep from * along next 3 sides, omitting last corner, ss in second ch of beg ch4. (84 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 8 (WS): Join Yellow in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same corner ch2-sp, *ch2, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next st, [ch2, miss 1 st, dtr7tog in next st (close this with ch1 and push the cluster to the back (RS) of the work), ch2, miss 1 st, 1dc in next st] 4 times, ch2, miss final 2 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * along next 3 sides, ending final side with ch2, miss 2 sts, ss in top of beg ch3, turn. [52 sts and 44 ch2-sps]

 

Rnd 9 (RS): Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch3), 1dc in top of next dtr cluster (not in the ch1 made to close the cluster), *[ch3, 1dc in next dtr cluster] to last cluster on this side, ch3, miss 2 ch-sps, 1dc in final 2 sts, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch-sp, 1dc in next 2 sts; rep from * along next 3 sides, ending with 1dc in final st (after final corner ch-sp), ss in first ch of beg ch4, turn.  (40 dc, 20 ch3-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 10 (WS): Ch2 (counts as first htr), 1htr in each of next 2 sts, *[1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch2-sp, 1htr in each of next 3 sts, [3htr in ch3-sp, 1htr in next st] 5 times, 1htr in each of final 2 sts; rep from * 3 more times ending with ss in top of beg ch2 (after final ch-sp). (108 sts and 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off and turn.

 

Rnd 11 (RS): Join White in any corner ch-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), 3dc in same corner ch-sp, continue with 1dc in each st around working 3dc in each corner ch-sp, ss in first st, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Starfish

Measurements

The starfish measures 9cm across.

 

Pattern Notes

It may help to use a stitch marker in the first st of each round.

The turning chains do not count as a st.

 

Pattern begins

Using Orange, make a magic loop.

 

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch1 (does not count as st here and throughout), 6dc into the ring, ss in first dc to join, turn. (6 sts)

 

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch1, miss st at base of beg ch1, 2dc in each of next 6 sts, ss in first dc, turn. (12 sts)

 

Rnd 3 (RS): Ch1, miss st at base of beg ch1, [2dc in next st, 1dc in next st] 6 times, ss in first dc, do not turn. (18 sts)

 

Rnd 4: *Ch7, 1dc in second ch from hook going under top strand only, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1tr in each of next 2 ch, miss next 3 sts from Rnd 3, ss in next st; rep from * four more times, ending with ss in base of beg ch7, do not turn. (5 points)

 

Rnd 5: Going around entire starfish, work 1ss in each st or remaining loop from ch of Rnd 4 and working 3ss into each st at point of the starfish, ss in first st.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing starfish onto granny square.

 

Using photo as a guide, sew the starfish onto granny square. Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

Design 7 @homemadeatmyplace

A crocheter since Easter 2011. Before that I was busy with other crafts such as beading necklaces, card making, felt and some knitting.

It all started with watching YouTube videos and after that crochet became my biggest obsession! I love to play with bright colours and I really enjoy to work on small projects such as seasonal decorations, accessorizes and home decor. I love to crochet blankets too, and some garments for myself from time to time.

My inspiration comes from anything and anywhere! I love to flick through both Japanese crochet and coffee table books and watch documentaries about cities and fashion. Strolls around Edinburgh are inspiring too!

My eyes and heart are always caught in admiration by the colourful and interesting pieces made by Tuija Heikkinen, Virpi (VMSomakoppa), Elisabeth Andree and Haafner Linssen.

You can find some of my patterns both on Inside Crochet and Simply Crochet magazines and at Cut Out & Keep website.

Free photo tutorials are posted on my blog http://homemadeatmyplace.blogspot.com/

I have even an IG account  https://www.instagram.com/homemadeatmyplace/?hl=en

 

Xxxx Alessandra

 

The Diamond Square

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner/Intermediate

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN

The square is made of 5 motifs, joined together with the join-as-you-go method (JAYG).

You start to crochet the motif on the left (first half diamond, which defines the height of the square), adding the hourglass, the diamond, the second hourglass and then the last half diamond (which defines the width of the square).

Each motif has a different colour to make a very colourful square!

My turning chain is not considered as stitch: in fact, in the same space where I work my turning chain I always add the proper stitch.

All the joining happen on the RS of your work.

 

WHAT YOU NEED

 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain

Light Blue

Yellow

Red

Lilac

Green

White

5mm hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Tape measure

Blocking board or foam tiles/pins/spray bottle

 

GAUGE:  16 tr stitches x 10 Rows [10cm x 10cm square]

Please check yout tension on this square to make sure it doesn’t come out too long. 

 

STITCHES and ABBREVIATIONS

Slip knot

Stitch/es: st/sts

Slip stitch: ss

Chain: ch

Double crochet: dc

Half treble: htr

Treble: tr

Treble crochet 2 sts together: Tr2tog

Right side of work: RS

Wrong side of work: WS

Yarn round hook: yrh

 

PATTERN STARTS

FIRST HALF DIAMOND motif

With Blue make a slip knot on your hook and ch3.

ROW 1 (RS): Yrh, insert hook in third ch from hook and work 1tr, ch2 and turn (ch2 is not counted as a st). (1tr)

ROW 2 (WS): 2tr in same st at base of beg ch2, work ch2 and turn. (2 tr)

ROW 3: 1tr in each st, ch2 and turn.

ROW 4: 1tr in first st, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (3 tr)

ROW 5: As Row 3.

ROW 6: 1tr in each st to last st, 2tr in last st, ch2 and turn. (4 tr)

ROWs 7-8: As Rows 5-6. (5 tr)

ROW 9: 1tr in each st, ch2 and turn.

 

ROW 10: As Row 9.

ROW 11: Tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end, ch2 and turn. (4 tr)

ROW 12: 1tr in each st, ch2 and turn.

ROWS 13-14: As Rows 11-12. (3 tr)

ROW 15: Tr2tog, 1tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (2 tr)

ROW 16: 1tr in each st, ch2 and turn.

ROW 17: Tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (1 tr)

ROW 18: 1tr in first st, fasten off.

      

 

Put the stitch marker on RS of the motif.

 

In the following motifs the JAYG method is used to join the new motif to the previous one at its left. Nothing difficult to achieve as it implies the use of common slip stitches (ss). Remember to pull properly the working yarn after every joining ss to avoid unwanted gaps in your work.

 

FIRST HOURGLASS motif

With Yellow, join with a ss in bottom point of former motif and work a foundation chain of 12ch. Join rows where indicated to first half diamond motif.

ROW 1 (RS): 1tr in third ch from hook, 1tr in each of next 7 ch, tr2tog over next 2 ch, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 1, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 2, turn. (9 tr)

 

ROW 2 (WS): 1tr in each of next 7 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (8 tr)

 

ROW 3: 1tr in each of next 6 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 3, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 4, turn. (7 tr)

ROW 4: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (6 tr)

ROW 5: 1tr in each of next 4 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 5, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 6, turn. (5 tr)

ROW 6: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (4 tr)

ROW 7: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 7, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 8, turn. (3 tr)

ROW 8: 1tr in first tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (2 tr)

ROW 9: Tr2tog, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 9, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 10, turn. (1 tr)

 

ROW 10: 2tr in same st, ch2 and turn. (2 tr)

ROW 11: 1tr in first st, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 11, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 12, turn. (3 tr)

ROW 12: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (4 tr)

ROW 13: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 13, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 14, turn. (5 tr)

ROW 14: 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (6 tr)

ROW 15: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 15, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 16, turn. (7 tr)

ROW 16: 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (8 tr)

ROW 17: 1tr in each of next 7 tr, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 17, ch2, ss in top of first Blue tr of Row 18, turn. (9 tr)

ROW 18: 1tr in each of next 8 tr, 2tr in next st, fasten off. (10 tr)

 

DIAMOND motif

With Red, join the new yarn with a ss in bottom of first Yellow tr of Row 1 and work a foundation chain of 3ch.

ROW 1 (RS): 2tr in third ch from hook, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 1, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 2, turn. (2 tr)

 

ROW 2 (WS): 1tr in first st, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (3 tr)

 

ROW 3: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 2tr in same st, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 3, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 4, turn. (4 tr)

ROW 4: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (5 tr)

ROW 5: 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 5, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 6, turn. (6 tr)

ROW 6: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (7 tr)

ROW 7: 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 2tr in next st, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 7, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 8, turn. (8 tr)

ROW 8: 1tr in each of next 7 tr, 2tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (9 tr)

ROW 9: 1tr in each of next 8 tr, 2tr in next stitch, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 9, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 10, turn. (10 tr)

 

ROW 10: 1tr in each of next 8 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (9 tr)

ROW 11: 1tr in each of next 7 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 11, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 12, turn. (8 tr)

ROW 12: 1tr in each of next 6 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (7 tr)

ROW 13: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 13, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 14, turn. (6 tr)

ROW 14: 1tr in each of next 4 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (5 tr)

ROW 15: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 15, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 16, turn. (4 tr)

ROW 16: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, tr2tog, ch2 and turn. (3 tr)

ROW 17: 1tr in first st, tr2tog, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 17, ch2, ss in top of first Yellow tr of Row 18, turn. (2 tr)

ROW 18: Tr2tog, fasten off. (1 tr)

 

SECOND HOURGLASS motif

With Lilac, join the new yarn with a ss in bottom point of diamond motif and work a foundation chain of 12ch.

Follow the same pattern as for FIRST HOURGLASS motif but joining to second diamond motif instead of first motif.

 

LAST HALF DIAMOND motif

Join Green with a ss in bottom of first Pink tr of Row 1 and work a foundation chain of 3ch.

ROW 1 (RS): 1tr in third ch from hook, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 1, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 2, turn. (1 tr)

 

ROW 2 (WS): 2tr in first st, ch2 and turn. (2 tr)

 

ROW 3:  1tr in each of next 2 tr, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 3, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 4, turn.  

ROW 4: 2tr in first st, 1tr in next st, ch2 and turn. (3 tr)

ROW 5:  1tr in each of next 3 tr, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 5, ch2, ss in top of first Pink of Row 6, turn.

ROW 6:  2tr in first st, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, ch2 and turn. (4 tr)

ROW 7:  1tr in each of next 4 tr, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 7, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 8, turn.

ROW 8:  2tr in first st, 1tr in each of next 3 tr, ch2 and turn. (5 tr)

ROW 9: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 9, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 10, turn.

 

ROW 10: 1tr in each of next 5 tr, ch2 and turn.

ROW 11: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 11, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 12, turn. (4 tr)

ROW 12: 1tr in each of next 4 tr, ch2 and turn.

ROW 13: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, tr2tog, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 13, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 14, turn. (3 tr)

ROW 14: 1tr in each of next 3 tr, ch2 and turn.

ROW 15: 1tr in first st, tr2tog, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 15, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 16, turn. (2 tr)

ROW 16: 1tr in each of next 2 tr, ch2 and turn.

ROW 17: Tr2tog, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 17, ch2, ss in top of first Pink tr of Row 18, turn. (1 tr)

ROW 18: 1tr in first st, fasten off.

[picture: full E done and/or hit to be squared bis]

REINFORCEMENT EDGING for both sides

Insert tip of your hook in top of first half diamond motif (RS) and join Blue with a ss, ch1 and 1htr in same sp.

Along the side work 26htr evenly along the row-ends and crochet last 1htr in bottom of the motif. Fasten off. (28 htr)

 

With Green do the same in the second half diamond motif (RS), this time starting from the bottom and working to the top. (28 htr)

 

BORDER

Join White  with a ss in top of last motif, work [ch1 and 1dc] in same sp.

Along top: work 26dc and 2dc in first Blue htr (corner).

Along left side: work 26dc and 2dc in last Blue htr (corner).

Along bottom: work 26dc and 2dc in first Green htr (corner).

Along right side: work 26dc and 2dc in last Green htr (corner).

To complete the border, ss in first dc and fasten off.

 

Weave in all ends.

 

BLOCKING

 

Pin your square on a blocking board and stretch it to reach the 20x20cm size required and spray water on it.

Let it dry completely before use.

Design 8 @homemadebymarcie

Designer

I am Marcie, behind Made By Marcie (Instagram @homemadebymarcie).  I am an (almost) self-taught crafter and pretty obsessed with Yarn! I started knitting as a child being taught by my Nan, and began crochet when I started sixth form. My real love for these crafts started when I began University, it became the perfect way to unwind. In 2017 I started designing my own patterns as I couldn’t quite find patterns for what I wanted to make, and the rest is history.

You can purchase my patterns or finished items from my Etsy Shop (HomemadeByMarcie).

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HomemadeByMarcie   https://www.instagram.com/homemadebymarcie

 

 

Ruffle Crochet granny square

 

Yarn: Knitcraft Cotton Blend DK

Colours: White, Teal,  Light Blue, Green

 

Abbreviations 

st  stitch

Ch  Chain

Sp  Space

Dc  Double crochet (UK terminology)

htr  Half treble crochet (UK terminology)

Tr  Treble Crochet (UK Terminology)

ss  Slip stitch

 

Pattern begins

Using White.

Start with a magic ring,

Rnd 1: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 8htr into the ring, ss in first htr. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch2 (counts as htr here and throughout), *[1htr, ch2, 1htr] in next st, 1htr in next st; rep from * twice more, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in next st, ss in top of beg ch2. (12 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 3:  Ch2, *miss 1 st, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in ch2-sp, miss 1 st, 1htr in next st; rep from * twice more,  miss 1 st, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in ch2-sp, miss 1 st, ss in top of beg ch2. (20 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 4: Ch2, *1htr in next st, miss 1 st, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in ch2-sp, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, 1htr in next st, miss 1 st, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in ch2-sp, miss 1 st, 1htr in next st, ss in top of beg ch2. (28 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

We will now be using Teal; do not fasten off White as we will be coming back to this after the next row. Join Teal.

Rnd 5: Working in the front loops only of this row: Ch1 (does not count as st), [2 dc in next st] to end of rnd, including into each of the 2 corner chain sts, ss in first dc. (72 sts)

Fasten off Teal.

We will now be working with White. Join into the back loop of first st from Rnd 4.

Rnd 6: Working in the back loops only from Rnd 4: Ch1 (does not count as st), *1htr in each st until the corner ch-sp, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1 htr in each st to end of rnd, ss in first htr. (36 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 7: Ch2, *1htr in each st until the corner sp, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1htr in each st to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch2. (44 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 8: Ch2, 1htr in next st, ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, *[1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch-sp, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, [ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts] until corner ch-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep at first st, ss in top of beg ch2. (40 htr, 12 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

We will now be using Light Blue, do not fasten off White as we will be coming back to this after the next row. Attach Light Blue.

Rnd 9: Working in the front loops only of this rnd: Ch1 (does not count as st), 2htr in each st] to end of rnd, including into each of 2 corner chains, ss in first st. (120 st).

Fasten off  Light Blue.

We will now be working with White. Join yarn into the back loop of first st from Rnd 8.

Rnd 10: Working in the back loops only from Rnd 8: ch1 (does not count as st), *1htr in each st and in each ch until the corner sp, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1htr in each st to end of rnd, ss in first htr. (60 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 11: Ch3 (counts as 1htr and ch1), miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, *[1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch-sp, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, [ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts] twice, 1htr in next st, [ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts] twice* repeat twice more, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch-sp, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, [ch1, miss 1 st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts] twice, ss in second ch of beg ch3. (52  tr, 16 ch1-sps,  4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 12: Ch2, *1htr in each st and each ch-sp until corner ch2-sp, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in corner ch2-sp* repeat from * 3 more times, 1htr in each st and each ch-sp to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch2. (76 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

We will now be using Green, do not fasten off White as we will be coming back to this after the next row. Attach Green to front loop of a st.

Rnd 13: Working in the front loops only for this row: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 2tr in each st to end of rnd (including into the 2 corner chain sts), ss in top of beg ch3. (168 sts).

Fasten off Green.

We will now be working with White. Join White to back loop of Rnd 12 st.

Rnd 14: Working in the back loops only from Rnd 12: Ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each st until the corner sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, 1dc in each st to end of rnd, ss in first dc. (84 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 15: Ch3 (counts as first tr), *1tr in each st until corner ch-sp, [1tr, ch2, 1tr] in corner ch-sp* repeat three more times, 1tr in each st until end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (92 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Weave in any ends and you are finished!

 

Design 9 @theodora_goes_wild

Designer 

Designer by day, DJ by night, Londoner Theodora Burrow is an 80’s kid with a love of vintage patterns, vintage records and vintage clothes. A regular contributor to Inside Crochet and her designs have appeared in print and online. You can also find her on Instagram @theodora_goes_wild 

Pop Star Granny Square 

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend 100g balls

Hot Pink

Green

Lilac

White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beginning-popcorn – work [ch3 and 4tr] in same stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working stitch and insert hook, from front to back, into the top of the beg ch3, replace working loop back on hook and pull through to complete the popcorn stitch.

5tr-popcorn – work 5tr in same stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working stitch and insert hook, from front to back, into the top of the first tr, replace working loop back on hook and pull through to complete the popcorn stitch.

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 or ch1 at beginning of each round counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Always change colour on the last yrh of the previous stitch, so that the new colour is on your hook ready for the next stitch in new colour.

Carry yarn along the work when not in use – hold yarn not in use against the working edge and crochet over the yarn to carry it along, so that when you need to use it next it will be close to your hook.

Work over ends of previous rounds as you go to minimise the sewing in.

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Pattern begins

Using Hot Pink, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: With Hot Pink ch3, 15tr into the ring, ss in top of beg ch3 to join. (16 tr)

 

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, [2tr in next st] twice, *1tr in next st, 2ch, [2tr in next st] 3 times; rep from * twice more, 1tr in next st, 2ch, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 6 sts and change to Green, *[5tr-popcorn, ch3, 5tr-popcorn] in corner 2ch-sp, change to Hot Pink, 1tr in each of next 7 sts and change to Green; rep from * twice more, [5tr-popcorn, ch3, 5tr-popcorn] in 2ch-sp, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 tr, 8 popcorn sts, 4 ch3-sps)

 

Rnd 4: Work a beginning-popcorn in same st as last ss, change to Hot Pink, 1tr in each of next 5 sts and change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Lilac, 1tr in top of next popcorn st, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner ch3-sp, 1tr in top of next popcorn st, *change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Hot Pink, 1tr in each of next 5 sts and change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Lilac, 1tr in top of next popcorn st, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner ch3-sp, 1tr in top of next popcorn st; rep from * to end, ss in top of beginning-popcorn st. (44 tr, 8 popcorn sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as first tr), *change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Hot Pink, 1tr in each of next 3 sts and change to Yarn B, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Lilac, 1tr in each of next 4 sts, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner 2ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 4 sts; rep from * to end omitting last tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 tr, 8 popcorn sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 6: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in top of 5tr-popcorn, *change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Hot Pink, 1tr in next st, change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Lilac, 1tr in each of next 7 tr, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner 2ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 7 tr; rep from to end, omitting last 2 tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (76 tr, 8 popcorn sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Hot Pink. 

 

Rnd 7: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 2 sts, *change to Green, 5tr-popcorn in next st, change to Lilac, 1tr in each of next 10 sts, 3tr in next corner 2ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 10 sts; rep from * to end of rnd, ending last repeat with 7 tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (92 tr, 4 popcorn sts)

Fasten off Green and Lilac.

Join in White in any 5tr-popcorn.

 

Rnd 8: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in each of next 11 sts, *3dc in next st, 1tr in each of next 23 sts; rep from * to end of rnd, ending last repeat with 11 tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (104 sts)

Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

Design 10 @Crafty_cc

Designer

My name is Celine and I’m a 22 year old crochet designer from Melbourne, Australia! I love to create modern, bright and fun things and spend most of my time surrounded by yarn with my two furry assistants, my cats Archie and Millie! I share my current projects on Instagram as @crafty_cc and post occasionally on my blog: bycraftycc.wordpress.com

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Materials:

 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend:

Hot Pink

White

Red

Orange

Yellow

Teal

Denim

 

5mm crochet hook

 

Darning needle

 

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations

ch – chain

bs – bobble stitch, a 4 tr cluster worked into one stitch as follows: *yrh, inset hook into stitch, yrh pull back through stitch, yrh and pull through first two loops only**; rep from * to ** 3 times more into same stitch, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

rnd – round

rep – repeat

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp – stitch space, which is the space in between the stitches specified

tr – treble crochet

 

Rnd 1: Start with Hot Pink. In a magic ring work: ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr, ch2, [3tr, ch2] 3 times, ss in top of beg ch3. (12tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Hot Pink.

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Rnd 2: Join White in any ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, skip next 3 sts, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, skip next 3 sts**; rep from * to ** twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (24 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off White.

 

Rnd 3: Join Red in any ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, skip next 3 sts, 3tr in next st-sp, skip next 3 sts, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in ch2-sp, skip next 3 sts, 3tr in next st-sp, skip next 3 sts**; rep from * to ** twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Red.

 

 

Rnd 4: Join White in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in each of next 9 sts**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (44 dc, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off White.

Rnd 5: Join Orange in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, ch1, skip next st, [1dc in next st, ch1, skip next st] 5 times**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (28 dc, 4 ch2-sps, 24 ch1-sps) Fasten off Orange.

 

Rnd 6: Join White in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, ch1, skip next st, [1dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, skip next st] 6 times**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (32 dc, 4 ch2-sps, 28 ch1-sps)

Fasten off White.

 

Rnd 7: Join Yellow in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[2htr, ch2, 2htr] in ch2-sp, skip next st, [2htr in next ch1-sp, skip next st] 7 times**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first htr. (72 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Yellow.

 

Turn square over and work next rnd on wrong side. 

 

Rnd 8 (WS): Join White in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, bs in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, bs in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, bs in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, bs in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (64 dc, 16 bs, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off White.

 

Turn square over and continue to work rnds on right side.

 

Rnd 9 (RS): Join Yellow in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in each of next 20 sts**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (88 dc, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Yellow.

 

Rnd 10: Join Teal in any ch2-sp, ch5 (counts as 1tr + ch2), 1tr in same ch2-sp, ch2, skip next 2 sts, [1tr in each of the next 2 sts, ch2, skip next 2 sts] 5 times, *[1tr, ch2, 1tr] in ch2-sp, ch2, skip next 2 sts, [1tr in each of the next 2 sts, ch2, skip next 2 sts] 5 times**; rep from * to ** twice more, ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (48 tr, 28 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Teal.

 

Rnd 11: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next ch2-sp, [1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next ch2-sp] 5 times, 1dc in next st**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (104 dc, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off White.

 

Rnd 12: Join Denim in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch2-sp, ch2, skip next 2 sts, [1dc in next st, ch2, skip next 2 sts] 8 times**; rep from * to ** 3 times more, ss in first dc. (40 dc, 40 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Denim.

 

 

Rnd 13:  Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch-sp, 1dc in each st and 2dc in each ch-sp to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (120 dc, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off White.

Weave in ends and block if necessary.

Design 11 @themissingyarn

Designer

 

 

Granny Square 3d Flower for Blanket

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend 100g balls

Yarn A – Mustard

Yarn B – Coral

Yarn C – Black

Yarn D – White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

FPdc – work a standard double crochet around the post of the stitch specified (and not into the top of the stitch) as follows: insert hook around the post of the stitch, from the back, to the front, to the back again, then complete the dc as usual

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 at beginning of each round counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Fasten off when indicated and join next colour with a slip stitch to stitch or space indicated.

Work over ends of yarn as you go to minimise the sewing in.

 

Pattern begins

Using Mustard, ch10, ss in first of these 10ch to form a ring

 

Rnd 1: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 16dc into ring, ss in first dc to join. (16 sts)

 

Rnd 2:  Ch3 (counts as first dc and ch2), skip 1 st, 1dc in next st, [ch2, skip 1 st , 1dc in next st] 6 times, ch2, skip last st, ss in first ch of beg ch3. (8 dc, 8 ch2-sps)

Fasten off. 

Rnd 3: Join Coral in any ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, 1htr, 1dc] in same ch2-sp, [1dc, 1htr, 1dc] in each ch2-sp to end of rnd, ss in beg ch1. (24 sts)

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 4: Working behind the sts of Rnd 3, [1FPdc around next dc in Rnd 2 below, ch5, skip next 3 sts on Rnd 3] to end of rnd, ss in top of first st. (8 FPdc, 8 ch5-sps)

Do not fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Ss into next ch5-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc] all into each ch5-sp to end of rnd, ss in beg ch1. (8 petals)

Do not fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Ch2 (does not count as a st), working behind the petals of Rnd 5, 1FPdc around FPdc directly below on Rnd 4, ch6, [1FPdc around next FPdc on Rnd 4, ch6] 7 times, ss in first FPdc. (8 FPdc, 8 ch6-sps)

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 7: Ss into next ch6-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), beginning in same ch6-sp, work [1dc, 1htr, 5tr,1htr,1dc] all in each ch6-sp to end of rnd, ss in beg ch1. (8 petals)

Rnd 8: Ch2 (does not count as a st), working behind petals of Rnd 7, 1FPdc around FPdc directly below on Rnd 6, ch7, [1FPdc around next FPdc on Rnd 6, ch7] 7 times, ss in first FPdc. (8FPdc, 8 ch7-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 9: Join Black in any ch7-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in next ch7-sp, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch7-sp, 3tr in next ch7-sp; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 10: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in each of next 2 st-sps between tr groups, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next corner ch2-sp, 3tr in each of next 2 st-sps between tr groups; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (48 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off

Rnd 11: Join Black in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in each of next 3 st-sps between tr groups, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, 3tr in each of next 3 st-sps between tr groups; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in each of next 4 st-sps between tr groups, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, 3tr in each of next 4 st-sps between tr groups; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (72 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join Black in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in each of next 5 st-sps between tr groups, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, 3tr in each of next 5 st-sps between tr groups; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (84 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, (to make a corner), 3tr in each of next 6 st-sps between tr groups, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, 3tr in each of next 6 st-sps between tr groups; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (96 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Do not fasten off.

 

Rnd 15: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st at base of beg ch1, 1dc in each of next 2 tr, *[1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at first dc, ss in first dc. (104 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 16: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st at base of beg ch1, 1dc in each st to corner ch2-sp, *2dc in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at first dc, ss in first dc. (112 sts)

 

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if necessary.

Design 12 @steelandstitch

Emma Friedlander-Collins

 

Sunset Granny Square

 

This geometric design is inspired by sunsets over the sea on the coast where I live.

 

Materials:

Knit Craft Cotton Blend in

Yarn A – Denim

Yarn B – Yellow

Yarn C – Mustard

Yarn D – Orange

Yarn E – Hot Pink

Yarn F – Purple

Yarn G – White

 

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

rnd – round

rep – repeat

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

* – repeat the instruction following the single asterisk as directed

[ ] – work the instruction within the square brackets, as directed

 

Pattern notes:

When joining yarn at beginning of round, make your ss in the middle of the ch-sp so that your first corner stitches sit more to the left-hand side of the space (or they will sit more to the right-hand side if you are left-handed).

 

Pattern begins:

With Denim, ch4, ss in fourth ch from hook to form a loop.

 

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into the ring, ch2, 3tr into the ring, ch1 in Denim then change to Yellow and work one more ch (to make 2ch in total), In Yellow, [3tr into the ring, ch2] twice, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off Yarns.

Rnd 2: Join Denim in last corner ch-sp of previous rnd, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same sp, 1tr in each st to next corner ch-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in each st to next corner, 2tr in corner sp, ch1, change to Yellow and work one more ch (to make 2ch in total, with Yellow, 2tr in same corner, 1tr in each st to next corner, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in next corner sp, 1tr in each st to next corner sp, 2tr in corner sp, ch2, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 3: As Rnd 2, using Mustard instead of Yellow.  (44 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 4: As Rnd 2, using Orange instead of Yellow. (60 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnds 5-6: As Rnd 2, using Hot Pink instead of Yellow. (92 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 7: As Rnd 2, using Purple instead of Yellow. (108 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 8 (border): Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), 3dc in same corner sp, *1dc in each st to next corner sp, 3dc in corner sp; rep from * twice more, 1dc in each st to next corner, ss in first dc. (120 sts)

Weave in ends and block if necessary.

Design 13 @chainspacedesigns

Designer 

 

Hi I’m Helen, I’m an ex-aussie living in the dizzying town of Milton Keynes with my hubby and two small persons. I am a self-taught crocheter (with a little help from the tube) who crochets to keep the lights on, both figuratively and literally. I used to just inflict my love of colour and yarn on friends and family until I applied for a job as a freelance pattern tester with the Knitcraft team who told me I should design instead. So with that confidence boost I’ve worked with them and other yarn companies writing patterns and am now working on designs of my own. I love making blankets because that’s where I can really play with lots of colour and enjoy the sense of achievement when a big project completed.

@chainspacedesigns

 

 

HAPPY LITTLE FLOWER MOTIF

 

You will need –

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain, 100g balls

White

Denim

Red

Coral

Yellow

Teal

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (this is the space created by a series of chains from previous round)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

FPtr – work a standard treble crochet around the front post of the stitch specified (and not into the top of the stitch) as follows: yrh, insert hook around the post of the stitch, from the front, to the back, to the front again, then complete the tr as usual

BPtr – work a standard treble crochet around the back post of the stitch specified (and not into the top of the stitch) as follows: yrh, insert hook around the post of the stitch, from the back, to the front, to the back again, then complete the tr as usual

rep – rep

rnd – round

RS – right side

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

tr3tog-cluster – treble crochet three stitches together in same st or sp: *yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops only, rep from * twice more in same stitch or space, yrh pull through all remaining loops

yrh – yarn around hook

WS – wrong side

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Starting chain ALWAYS counts as the 1st stitch unless otherwise stated.

Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of every round.

Turn work when instructed.

 

Pattern begins

Using Coral, make a magic ring.

 

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 15tr into the ring, pull ring closed, ss in top of beg ch3 to join. (16 sts)

Fasten off and turn your work to WS.

 

Rnd 2: Join Red around the post of any tr, ch3 (counts as first FPtr), 1FPtr around the same st, 2FPtr around each st to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (32 sts)

Fasten off and turn your work to RS.

 

Rnd 3: Join Yellow in st-sp between any of the groups of 2FPtr, [ch2 and tr2tog] in same st-sp (counts as first cluster st), *ch2, miss next 2 FPtr, tr3tog-cluster in next st-sp between 2 groups of 2FPtr; rep from * to end of rnd, ch2, ss in top of the beg tr2tog. (16 cluster sts, 16 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join Denim in top of any cluster st, ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st, *4tr in next ch2-sp, 1dc in top of next cluster st; rep from * 14 more times, 4tr in next ch2-sp, ss in first dc. (80 sts)

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 5: Ch1 (counts as a ss here), *1BPtr around each of next 4 sts, ss in dc from previous rnd; rep from * 14 more times, 1BPtr around each of next 4 sts, ss in beg ch1. (80 sts)

Fasten off and turn your work to WS.

 

Rnd 6: Join Teal with a ss around any dc from Rnd 4, [ch3, ss around next dc from Rnd 4] 15 times, ch3, ss in beg ss. (16 ch3-sps)

Turn your work.

Rnd 7: Ss into the next ch3-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in same ch-sp, 3tr in next ch3-sp, *[3dtr, ch2, 3dtr] in next ch3-sp, [3tr in next ch3-sp] 3 times; rep from * twice more, [3dtr, ch2, 3dtr] in next ch3-sp, 3tr in next ch3-sp, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 8: Ss in each of next 2 tr, ss in st-sp between 3tr-groups, ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in same st-sp, [3tr in next st-sp between 3tr-clusters] 3 times, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, [3tr in next st-sp between 3tr-clusters] 4 times; rep from * twice more, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp, ss in top of beg ch3. (72 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 9: Join White with a ss in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, 1tr in same ch-sp, *1tr in third/back bump of each st across to next corner ch2-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch-sp; rep from * twice more, 1tr in third/back bump of each st across to next corner ch-sp, [2tr, ch2] in corner ch-sp and ss in top of beg ch3. (88 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

 

Rnd 10: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in each st to end of rnd, working [3dc] in each corner ch-sp, ss in first dc. (100 sts)

 

Rnd 11: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in each st to end of rnd, and working [3dc] in each corner dc, ss in first dc. (108 sts)

Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

Design 14 @sweetsharna

After studying textiles at collage, my hands have always been busy whipping something up, I like to surround myself with creative individuals such as my parents, close friends and even my husband which has rubbed of extremely well on our three children. My passion for crochet has grown very dramatically over the years, it felt very natural for me to start designing my own patterns and sharing them on social media platforms. I find inspiration everywhere especially spring time with all the pretty colours of blossom in the air. My all time fave crochet pattern as to be the Granny Square I will never stop making them.

 

 

Daisy Granny Square 

Materials:

Knit Craft Cotton Blend

Mustard

White

Lilac

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

dtr – double treble crochet – yrh twice, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through next 2 loops, yrh pull through last two loops

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp – space between stitches

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 at beginning of each round counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Work over ends of previous rounds as you go to minimise the sewing in.

 

Pattern begins

Rnd 1: Using Musard, ch4 (last ch3 count as first tr), 11tr in fourth ch from hook, ss in top of skipped ch3 to join. (12 tr)

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join White into any st-sp (between tr sts from first round), ch4 (counts as first dtr), 2dtr in same st-sp, 3dtr in each st-sp to end of round, ss in top of beg ch4. (36 dtr)

Do not fasten off.

Rnd 3: Ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same st at base of ch1, 1dc in each st to end of rnd, ss in first dc. (36 dc)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 4: work in sps between sets of 3dtr from Rnd 2: Join Lilac in any sp between 3dtr groups of Rnd 2, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same sp, *[ch1, 3tr in next sp] twice, ch1, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next sp; rep from * twice more, [ch1, 3tr in next sp] twice, ss in top of beg ch3. (48 tr, 9 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Do not fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Ss in each of next 2 tr and ss in ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, *[3tr in next ch1-sp] to next corner sp, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner sp; rep from * twice more, [3tr in next ch1-sp] to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *1tr in each st until next corner ch2-sp, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner sp; rep from * twice more, 1tr in each st to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (76 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 7: With Mustard, rep Rnd 6. (92 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 8: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, 1ch (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in same corner sp, *1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in corner sp; rep from * twice more, 1dc in each st to end of rnd, ss in first dc. (100 sts, 4 ch1-sps)

 

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if necessary.

Design 15 - @therookiehooker

Designer 

Ola is the maker and designer behind @therookiehooker. He loves everything to do with yarn and loves crochet and has also started knitting. He love designing everything from mandalas to granny squares and accessories. 

Granny square 

 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK, 100g,

1 ball in Lilac (Yarn A),

1 ball in Teal (Yarn B),

1 ball in Green (Yarn C),

1 ball in Yellow (Yarn D),

ball in White (Yarn E).

5mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

 

Finished size

20 cm (7.9”) x 20 cm (7.9”)

 

Abbreviations

st(s) stitch(es)

sp(s) space(s)

ch chain

ch-sp chain space

ss slip stitch

dc double crochet

tr treble

 

Notes

  • When changing colours, DO NOT carry the old colour behind your work. Simply drop the old colour and begin working with the new colour. This way, the colours are right where you need them for the next row.
  • This pattern is written in UK terms
  • The Ch3 at the beginning of rounds counts as first tr

 

Changing colours

Step 1: End last stitch of current colour before last yrh to complete stitch. Drop yarn.

Step 2: Loop new colour around hook. Pull new colour and use to complete last stitch of previous colour.

Step 3: Continue working in new colour.

Pattern begins

Beginning with Yarn A (Lilac), make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into the ring, *change to next colour and ch1, 3tr into the ring; rep from * 3 more times, change to first colour and s in top of beg ch3. (12 tr)

Turn.

Rnd 2: Ss into ch1-sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch1-sp, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, change to next colour (the next colour should be right below your current position on Rnd 1), *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch1-sp, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, change to next colour; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 tr, 4 ch2- sps)

Rnd 3: Ss in next st, (this should place you at the top of the last st from previous round of the same colour as the yarn currently on your hook, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 4 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, *change colour, 1tr in each of next 5 sts,  [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (44 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Turn.

Rnd 4: Ss in next st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 3 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, *change colour, 1tr in each of next 4 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 7 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Turn.

Rnd 5: Ss in next st, ch3, 1tr in each of next 8 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 6 sts, *change colour, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 6 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of ch 3 to join. (76 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Turn.

Rnd 6: Ss in next st, ch3, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, *change colour, 1tr in each of next 8 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (92 tr, 4 ch2- sps)

Turn.

Rnd 7: Ss in next st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 12 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 10 sts, *change colour, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 10 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (108 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Cut all colours. Attach White yarn to the top of any st from Rnd 7.

 

Rnd 8: Ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1dc in each st and [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in each corner ch2-sp to end of rnd, ss in first dc. (124 dc, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and block square.

 

Design 16 - @craftingbylucy

Lucy is a keen crafter who enjoys designing crochet patterns with a modern twist. She has had several patterns published which are available over on her blog www.craftingbylucy.co.uk 

@craftingbylucy

 

Granny square Design

 

Materials:

 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend:

Mustard 1 x 100g

White 1 x 100g

 

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

rnd – round

rep – repeat

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

yrh yarn round hook

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

The middle of this Granny Square uses Puff Stitch.

 

These puff sts are worked as follows: *yrh, insert hook into st or sp as indicated, yrh and pull a loop through; rep from * a further 3 times into same st or so, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

 

Pattern begins:

 

Using Mustard, ch3.

 

Rnd 1: 14tr into third ch from hook, ss in top of first tr to join. (14 sts).

 

 

 

Rnd 2: Ch2 (does not count as a st), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch2, puff st in next st, ch1, *1tr in next st, puff st in next st, ch1; rep from * 5 times more, ss in top of first tr. (21 sts and 7 ch1-sps)

 

 

Rnd 3: Ch2 (does not count as a st), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch2, 2tr in each of next 19 sts (this is into each puff st and into each ch), 1tr in last st, ss in first tr. (40 sts)  

 

 

Rnd 4: 1ss into front loop only of each st around, ss in back loop only of first ss to join.

 

 

Rnd 5: working in the back loops of the sts from Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same st at base of beg ch3 to create your first square corner, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in next st to create next corner of your square, 1tr in each of next 9 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (52 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 6: Ss in next tr and ss in corner ch-sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr) *[1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same corner ch-sp, 1tr in each of the next 13 sts, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in next corner ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 13 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (68 sts)

 

 

Rnd 7: Ss in next tr and ss in corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr) *[1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same corner ch-sp, 1tr in each st to next corner ch2-sp, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each st to next corner; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (84 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 8: As Rnd 7. (100 sts)

 

Rnd 9: As Rnd 7. (116 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 10: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *3dc in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (128 sts)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and block if necessary.

Design 17 - @hgdesignscrochet

@hgdesignscrochet

 

The geometric granny square is a modern twist on the classic granny square. It is made up of a granny triangle which uses the typical granny square stitch and the second triangle within the granny square is made using the granny stripe stitch. You can alternate the colours or colour-block the yarn to make your squares unique.

 

You will need

5mm hook

Knitcraft Cotton DK

15g of Yarn A (Pink)

15g Yarn B (Black)

8g of Yarn C (White)

Darning needle

Scissors

Blocking material

 

Abbreviations:

Ch                chain

Ss                slip stitch

Sp                space

Tr                 treble crochet

Dc                double crochet

Cluster          group of three treble stitches

St-sp            space between stitches (either between treble stitches or clusters of 3tr)

 

Pattern begins

Part 1: Granny triangle

Using Yarn A, make a magic ring (or alternatively, ch4, ss in fourth ch from hook to form a ring).

 

Row 1 (RS): Ch3 (counts as first tr), 3tr into ring, ch2, 4tr into ring, ch3 and turn.

Note that the ch3 at end of each row counts as first tr of next row here and throughout.

 

Row 2: 3tr in st-sp between first 2 sts, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, 4tr in st-sp between last 2 sts, ch3 and turn. You will have 2 tr clusters aong each side of the triangle, with a 2ch-sp at the point.

 

Row 3: 3tr in st-sp between first 2 sts, 3tr in next st-sp between tr cluster, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in centre sp, 3tr in next st-sp between tr clusters, 4tr in st-sp between last 2 sts, ch3 and turn.

 

Rows 4-8: 3tr in st-sp between first 2 sts, 3tr in each st-sp between tr clusters until you reach the centre point of triangle, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in centre point, then 3tr in each st-sp between clusters until last cluster, 4tr in st-sp between last 2 sts, ch3 and turn.

 

On last Row 8, do not ch3 and turn, instead, cut yarn and fasten off.  You will now have 8 tr clusters along each side of the triangle.

 

Note that there are always 4 tr at the start and end of each row (with the beginning ch3 counting as a stitch).

 

 

Step 2: Granny stripes

Work in alternating rows of Yarn B and Yarn C throughout.

Note that you will to cut yarn at the end of each row. Leave a 10-15cm tail end of yarn so that you can weave these in later.

Row 1: With RS facing, join Yarn B (Black) to inner centre (beginning loop) of the Pink granny triangle of Step 1, ch21, 2tr in 3rd from hook, [miss 2 ch, 3tr in next ch] 5 times, miss 2 ch, 2tr in last ch, ss around stem of end tr on Row 1 of granny triangle, change to Yarn C (White) and ch3, ss around stem of end tr on Row 2 above, of granny triangle, turn.

 

Continue in alternating stripes of Yarn C and Yarn B, cutting yarn at end of each row:

Row 2: Decrease Row: Skip first 2tr cluster then work 3tr in each cluster st-sp until second to last cluster st-sp, 2tr in next cluster st-sp, (change colour), ch3 and turn (leaving the last cluster st-sp at end of the previous row empty for decreases for triangle shape).

 

Row 3: Skip first 2tr then work 3tr in each cluster st-sp until you reach the last cluster st-sp before the 3ch at end, 2tr in last cluster st-sp, ss around stem of same tr as last ss, (change colour), ch3 and ss around stem of end tr directly above on next row above of granny triangle, turn.

Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3 making sure to decrease on each repeat of Row 2, and to ss into granny triangle at the start and end of each row adjacent to the granny triangle.

Row 10: In Yarn C (White), Skip first 2tr cluster then work 3tr in next cluster st-sp, turn (no chain is worked here).

Row 11: Skip first 3tr then work 2tr into cluster st-sp before the 3ch at end, 1ch then ss into top of tr at tip of granny triangle, turn. Continue with [4ch and ss into each previous row-end], until end. You will have 6 loops of 4ch.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

 

Step 3: Second section of granny stripe

Row 1: With WS facing (and granny triangle to your left), join Yarn C (White) in between last and second-to-last tr of first row of first granny stripe section, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in same sp, 3tr in each of next 5 cluster st-sps, 2tr in last cluster st-sp, skip 2tr at end, ss around stem of end tr on Row 1 of granny triangle, change to Yarn B (Black) and ch3, ss around stem of end tr on Row 2 above, of granny triangle, turn.

Continue in alternating stripes of Yarn B and Yarn C, cutting yarn at end of each row:

Work as given for first stripe section from Row  2, noting that you will end with Yarn B (Black for the chain edge).

 

Border

Join Yarn A in corner, 1ch (does not count as a st), [2dc, ch2, 2dc] all in corner, 1dc in each ch or tr along the side and [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in each corner, to the end of the round, ss in first dc.  Note that you do not work a dc into the ss from chain edge of granny stripe section (only into the chains themselves), so that you have 24 sts along each side, plus the corner stitches.

Weave in ends. Block lightly.

Design 18 - @made.by.hem

@made.by.hem

 

Bobbly Rainbow Square

 

You will need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain:

Lilac (Yarn A)

Yellow (Yarn B)

Green (Yarn C)

Hot Pink (Yarn D)

Light Blue (Yarn E)

White (Yarn F)

 

4mm crochet hook

Embroidery needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

dc – double crochet

bs – bobble stitch, a 4 tr cluster worked into one stitch as follows: *yrh, inset hook into stitch, yrh pull back through stitch, yrh and pull through first two loops only**; rep from * to ** 3 times more into same stitch, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

ch – chain

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together, to decrease 1 st

inc – increase

st(s) – stitch(es)

ss – slip stitch

sp – cluster space

rep – repeat

yrh – yarn around hook

* – repeat the instruction between the single asterisks as directed

 

Tension

Approx. 5cm by 5cm – 6 dc sts by 6 rows

 

Pattern notes

This pattern is worked corner to corner.

Colour changes are made at the beginning of the row.

See abbreviations for bobble stitch (bs)

 

Pattern

With Yarn A, ch2.

Row 1: 2dc in second ch from hook, turn. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), 2dc in each st, turn. (4 sts)

Row 3: Ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. (6 sts)

Row 4: Ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn.

Rows 5-10: [Rep Row 3 twice, rep Row 4 once] 2 times. (14 sts)

Row 11: Ch1, [1bs and 1dc] in first st, [1bs in next st, 1dc in next st] 6 times, [1bs and 1dc] in final st, turn. (16 sts)

Row 12: Rep Row 3, changing to Yarn B on last yrh of last dc, turn. (18 sts)

Fasten off Yarn A.

 

Row 13: In Yarn B, ch1, [1dc and 1bs] in first st. [1dc in next st, 1bs in next st] 8 times, 2dc in last st, turn. (20 sts)

Rows 14-19: [Rep Row 3 twice, rep Row 4 once] 2 times. (28 sts)

Row 20: Rep Row 4.       

Row 21: Ch1, [1dc and 1bs] in first st, [1dc in next st, 1bs in next st] 13 times, 2dc in last st, turn. (30 sts)

Row 22: Rep Row 4, changing to Yarn C on last yrh of last dc, turn.

Fasten off Yarn B.

 

Row 23: In Yarn C, ch1, [1dc and 1bs] in first st, [1dc in next st, 1bs in next st] 14 times, 2dc in last st, turn. (32 sts)

Rows 24-27: Rep Row 3 twice, rep Row 4 twice. (36 sts)

 

Row 28: Ch1, dc2tog over first 2 sts, 1dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn. (34 sts)

Rows 29-30: Rep Row 4 then rep Row 28. (32 sts)

Row 31: Ch1, dc2tog, [1bs in next st, 1dc in next st] 14 times, dc2tog, turn. (30 sts)

Row 32: Rep Row 4, changing to Yarn D on last yrh of last dc, turn.

Fasten off Yarn C.

 

Row 33: In Yarn D, ch1, dc2tog, [1bs in next st, 1dc in next st] 13 times, dc2tog, turn. (28 sts)

Rows 34-40: Rep Row 28 then [rep Row 4, rep Row 28, rep Row 28] twice. (18 sts)

Row 41: Ch1, [1dc in next st, 1bs in next st] 8 times, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, turn.

Row 42: Rep Row 28, changing to Yarn E on last yrh of last dc2tog, turn. (16 sts)

Fasten off Yarn D.

 

 

Row 43: In Yarn E, ch1, dc2tog, [1bs in next st, 1dc in next st] 6 times, dc2tog, turn. (14 sts)

Rows 44-50: [Rep Row 4, rep Row 28, rep Row 28] twice, then rep Row 28. (4 sts)

Row 51: Ch1, [dc2tog] twice, turn. (2 sts)

Row 52: Ch1, dc2tog. (1 st)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Block before adding the border.

 

Border

With RS facing, join Yarn F with a ss to any corner, ch1 (does not count as a st) 1dc in same st, work approximately 25dc along each side and [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in each corner, ending with [1dc, ch2] in same corner sp as first dc, ss in first dc to join. (108 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Next row: Ss in next ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as as st), *[1dc, ch1, 1dc] in ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (116 sts, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Design 19 @Southdevonstitches

Hi, I’m Christie from South Devon Stitches and I’m a working Mum to two tiny tots and a furry labrador called Biscuit. I’m based on the beautiful South Devon coast and I am always crafting something or other. When I’m not covered in craft stuff, I’m usually covered in sand! I love getting out and about exploring and you’ll often find me crocheting on the middle of Dartmoor or knitting at the beach. I love being outside and many of my ideas are inspired by nature and the place we are lucky to call home.

South Devon Stitches Square 

You Will Need:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK

For the square: Denim; Light Blue; White

For the Applique:

Black

Mustard

Red

Teal

 

Darning Needle

Scissors

5mm crochet hook for the square

4.5mm crochet hook for the appliques

Pair of 4mm safety eyes (optional)

Optional: blocking equipment

 

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (created by a chain on previous row)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook.

htr – half treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (3 loops on hook), yrh and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops.

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Stitches used:

Moss stitch (also called Linen stitch: [1dc, ch1, skip 1 st]

 

Pattern note:

Keep both yarns attached throughout.

 

Pattern starts

With Denim, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch1 (does not count as a stitch), [1dc, ch1] 8 times into the ring, ss in first dc to join then change to Light Blue and ss in next ch1-sp. (8dc, 8 ch1-sps)

 

Rnd 2: In Light Blue and starting in same ch1-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1] all in next ch1-sp, skip next dc, [1dc, ch1] in next ch1-sp, skip next dc; rep from * 3 more times, to create 4 corners and 4 sides, ss in first dc then change to Denim and ss in corner ch2-sp. (12 dc, 8 ch-1sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 3: In Denim and starting in same corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1] all in corner ch2-sp, skip next dc, [1dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, skip next dc] twice; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc then change to Light Blue and ss in corner ch2-sp. (16 dc, 12 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 4: In Light Blue and starting in same corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1] all in corner ch2-sp, skip next dc, [1dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, skip next dc] until you reach the next corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc, change to Denim and ss in corner ch2-sp. (20 dc, 16 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnd 5: In Denim and starting in same corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1] all in corner ch2-sp, skip next dc, [1dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, skip next dc] until you reach the next corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc then change to Light Blue and ss in corner ch2-sp. (24 dc, 20 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Rnds 6-15: Rep Rnds 4 and 5, a further 5 times (10 more rnds in total). (64 dc, 60 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps).

 

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 4 and change to White before joining with ss, then  ss into corner ch2-sp. (68 dc, 64 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

 

Border:

In White, ch1 (does not count as a st), *2dc in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st and in each ch-sp along the side, until next corner; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (140 sts)

Fasten off yarns and sew in ends.

 

Applique

All appliques are made with a 4.5mm hook.

 

Seagrass

With Mustard, ch32.

Row 1: 1dc in second ch from hook, *1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 2 ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in next ch; rep from * 4 more times, turn. (31 sts).

 

Row 2: Ch26, 1dc in second ch from hook, *1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 2 ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in next ch; rep from * 3 more times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew applique on to the bottom left of the granny square.

 

Seaweed:

With Teal, ch32.

First tip: Ss in second ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1tr in each of next 6 ch, 1dc in next ch, ss in next ch (leave remaining ch unworked for the stem).

Second and third tips: [Ch10, ss in second chain from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1tr in each of next 6 ch, 1dc in next ch, ss in same ch as last ss of first tip] twice.

Finally, ss in each of remaining ch down the stem.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew applique on to the bottom right of the granny square.

 

Crab

With Red, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 11tr into the ring, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 sts)

 

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as first tr), [3tr in next st] 3 times, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, [3tr in next st] 3 times, 1tr in next st, ss in top of beg ch3. (23 sts).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew applique on in the middle of the granny square. If using safety eyes add these (using image as a guide) before sewing body to the granny square.

 

Claws (make 2):

With Red, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 8tr into the ring; pull magic ring tight to close, but do not join.

 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail end of yarn to sew claws on, leaving a small gap between the claws and the body. Use the tail yarn to sew the arms with long straight stitches, connecting the body to the claws and sew 3 legs on each side with long stitches.  

 

Face:

If using Black yarn to create eyes, add them now. Use Black yarn to create a mouth, using image as a guide.

Design 20 @Nattythread

Designer

@nattythread

Bobble Granny square

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend
Yarn A – Hot Pink
Yarn B – Teal
Yarn C – Yellow
Yarn D – Orange
Yarn E – Black
Yarn F – Lilac
Yarn G – Red
Yarn H – Light Blue
Yarn I – Green
Yarn J – White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

beginning-popcorn – work [3ch and 4tr] in same stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working stitch and insert hook, from front to back, into the top of the beg ch3, replace working loop back on hook and pull through to complete the popcorn stitch.

5tr-popcorn – work 5tr in same stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working stitch and insert hook, from front to back, into the top of the first tr, replace working loop back on hook and pull through to complete the popcorn stitch.

ch – chain

ch-sp(s) – chain space(es)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

rep – repeat

htr – half treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through all loops on hook

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp – space between stitches

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 or ch1 at beginning of each round counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Work over ends of previous rounds as you go to minimise the sewing in.

 

Pattern begins

Using Yarn A, ch4, ss in fourth ch from hook to form a ring.

 

Rnd 1:  Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into the ring, [ch1, 3tr into the ring] 3 times, ch1, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 tr, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join Yarn B in any ch1-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch1, 3tr] in same ch1-sp, *[3tr, ch1, 3tr] in next ch1-sp; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (24 tr, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 3: Join Yarn C in any corner ch1-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), 6tr in same ch1-sp, *1dc in st-sp between 3tr clusters from Rnd 2, 7tr in next corner ch1-sp; rep from * twice more, 1dc in next st-sp between 3tr clusters from Rnd 2, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 tr, 4 dc)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 4: Join Yarn D in any dc from Rnd 3, work a beginning-popcorn in same st, *ch10, skip 7tr cluster, work a 5tr-popcorn st in next dc from Rnd 3; rep from * twice more, ch10, skip last 7tr cluster and ss in top of beginning-popcorn. (4 popcorn sts, 4 ch10-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 5 Note: Where possible, work Rnd 5 over the ch10 from Rnd 4, thus trapping the ch within the stitches.

Rnd 5: Join Yarn E in fourth tr of any 7tr cluster from Rnd 4, ch3 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 1 dc in same st at base of beg ch3, 1dc in next st, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st, ss in top of next popcorn st, *1tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 1dc in next st, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] all in next st. 1dc in next st, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st, ss in top of next popcorn st; rep from * twice more, 1tr in next st, 1htr in next st, 1dc in next st, ss in first ch of beg ch3. (36 sts (including ss), 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join Yarn F in any corner ch2-sp, ch2 (counts as first htr), [1htr, ch2, 2htr] in same sp, *1htr in each st to next corner ch2-sp, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in corner-sp; rep from * twice more, 1htr in each st to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch2. (52 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 7: Join Yarn G in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (counts as first dc), [1dc, ch2, 2dc] in same sp, skip 1 st, 1dc in each of next 12 sts, *[2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, skip 1 st, 1dc in each of next 12 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in beg ch1. (64 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join Yarn H in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *skip 2 sts, 2tr in next st, [skip 1 st, 2tr in next st] 6 times, skip 1 st, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in next corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, skip 2 sts, 2tr in next st, [skip 1 st, 2tr in next st] 6 times, skip 1 st, ss in top of beg ch3. (72 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join Yarn I in any corner ch2-sp, ch2 (counts as first htr), [1htr, ch2, 2htr] in same ch2-sp, [ch1, 1htr in st-sp between 2tr clusters from Rnd 8] 8 times, *ch1, [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in corner ch2-sp, ch1, 1htr in st-sp between 2tr clusters to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, ch1, ss in top of beg ch2. (48 htr, 36 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 10: Join Yarn A in any corner ch2-sp, ch2 (counts as first htr), [1htr, ch2, 2htr] in same ch2-sp, [skip 2 sts, 2htr in ch1-sp from Rnd 9] 9 times, *[2htr, ch2, 2htr] in next corner ch2-sp, [skip 2 sts, 2htr in each ch1-sp from Rnd 9] 9 times; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch2. (88 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join Yarn E in any corner ch2-sp, ch2 (counts as first htr), [1htr, ch2, 2htr] in same ch2-sp, [skip 2 sts, 2htr in st-sp between 2htr clusters from Rnd 10] 10 times, *[2htr, ch2, 2htr] in next corner ch2-sp, [skip 2 sts, 2htr in each st-sp between 2htr clusters from Rnd 10] 10 times; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch2. (96 htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 12: Join Yarn J in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (counts as first dc), [1dc, ch2, 2dc] in same sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp, *[2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, ss in beg ch1. (112 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.
Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

Design 21 @Lyndascraftroom

Hi!

I’m Lynda-Rose – the general craftaholic, horror fan and sock obsessed person behind Lyndas Craft Room.

 

I’ve always been very crafty and was taught to crochet as a young child, during my twenties I discovered amigurumi and crochet became my number one hobby!

I carry crochet with me everywhere, you never know when you’ll have a spare few minutes to make a few stitches.

 

Find me on Instagram @lyndascraftroom

Circle in a square

 

 

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend 100g balls

Pink

White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

dtr – double treble crochet – yrh twice, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through next 2 loops, yrh pull through last two loops

htr – half treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through all three loops

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern notes:

Written in UK terms.

Ch3 at the beginning of a round counts as the first treble crochet.

After working the corner stitches, the next stitch can sometimes be hidden slightly by the corner stitches, make sure to check you haven’t missed it!

Fasten off when instructed and join next colour with a slip stitch.

Work over ends of previous rounds as you go to minimise the sewing in.

 

Pattern begins

Using White, make a magic ring.

 

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 11tr into the ring, ss into top of beg ch3.  (12 sts)

Pull ring tight to close.

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join Pink in first st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 2tr in each of next 11 sts, ss in top of beg ch3. (24 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 3: Join White in first st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in next st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in the next st; rep from * to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 4: Join Pink in first st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch3. (48 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Join White in first st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, *2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * to end of rnd, ss in top of beg ch. (60 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join Pink to any st, ch4 (counts as first dtr), 1dtr in same st at base of beg ch4, ch2, 2dtr in next st, *1tr in each of next 2 sts, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 2 sts,  **2dtr in next stitch, ch2, 2dtr in next stitch; rep from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **, ss in top of beg ch4. (68 sts, 4 ch2-ps)

Continue in same colour.

 

Rnd 7: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in next st, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, *1tr in each of next 17 sts, rep from * 3 more times, omitting last 2 tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (84 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Continue in same colour.

 

Rnd 8: Ch3 (counts as first tr), 1tr in each of next 3 sts, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, *1tr in each of next 21 sts, rep from * 3 more times, omitting last 4 tr, ss in top of beg ch3. (100 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 9: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *3dc in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner sp, rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (112 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if necessary.

Design 22 @the_woolnest

Designer 

I learned the basics when I was a small girl, from my lovely Nan, who crocheted so fast that I was totally mesmerised by her hook zipping in and out of her work. I still learn new things every week either from others in person, or online, even if it’s just a better way to fasten off, or a simpler way to create patterns and textures. Learning new skills also opens up new pathways in your brain and can stimulate the growth of new brain cells, so it’s great that learning to crochet can help you keep an active mind as you grow older.

At the moment, I’m really loving rainbow colours – they’re bright and cheerful and fun. I hope you enjoy my ‘flower at the end of the rainbow’ square, Lynne xx

@the_woolnest

Flower at the end of the Rainbow 

 

You Will Need

Knitcraft ‘Cotton Blend Plain’ (50% cotton, 50% acrylic)

1 ball in each of the following colours:

White

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Light Blue

 

5mm hook                       

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

beginningpopcorn – ch3, work 4tr into stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working loop, insert hook through top ch of beginning ch3 (from front to back), replace working loop back onto hook and pull though to complete the beginning popcorn

5tr-popcorn – work 5tr into stitch or space indicated, remove hook from working loop, insert hook through top of first tr (from front to back), replace working loop back onto hook and pull though to complete the 5tr-popcorn

ch – chain

ch-sp – chain space (this is the space created by a series of chains from previous round)

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

htr – half treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through all loops on hook

rep – rep

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

st-sp(s) – the space(s) between groups of 3tr

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern Notes

Written in UK terms.

Fasten off at the end of each rnd and do not turn work.

Pattern starts with a magic ring, but instead you can ch4 and ss in fourth ch from hook to form a ring.

 

Pattern begins

Using White, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work a beginning-popcorn into the ring, ch2, [1 5tr-popcorn into the ring, ch2] 7 times, ss in top of beginning-popcorn.  (8 popcorn petals, 8 ch2-sps).

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join Red in any ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, *3tr in next ch2-sp, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, 3tr in next ch2-sp, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in same ch-sp, *ch2, [1dc in st-sp in between 3tr-clusters, ch2] until you reach the next corner ch2-sp, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last corner, ss in first dc. (16 dc, 16 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join Orange in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), [2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same ch2-sp, *[3tr in next ch2-sp] until you reach the next corner ch2-sp, [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last corner, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: As Rnd 3. (24 dc, 24 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Using Yellow, work as Rnd 4. (84 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 7: As Rnd 3. (32 dc, 32 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Using Green, work as Rnd 4. (108 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 9: As Rnd 3. (40 dc, 40 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 10: Join Light Blue in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner ch2-sp, [ch1, miss 1 dc, 2dc in next ch-sp] to last dc before corner, ch1, miss last dc, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last corner, ss in first dc. (88 dc, 40 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join White in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch2-sp, *ch1, skip first st (this is the first Blue corner st from previous rnd), 1dc in back loop only of next st, [ch1, skip next ch1-sp, 1dc in back loop only of next 2 dc] until you reach the last ch1-sp before corner, ch1, skip last ch1-sp, 1dc in next dc, ch1, miss 1 st, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last corner, ss in first dc. (92 dc, 48 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Rnd 12: Ss into corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), 5htr in same corner ch2-sp, *1htr in next dc, [miss next ch1-sp, 1htr in each of next 2 dc] until you reach the last ch1-sp along the side edge, skip last ch1-sp, 1htr in next st, 5htr in corner ch2-sp; rep from * 3 more times, omitting last 5htr, ss in first htr. (108 sts)

Fasten off.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Block flat to 20x20cm.

Design 23 @jellybean_junction

Designer

I am a crochet designer living in Cambridgeshire, UK and have been crocheting for 4 years. I started off by making baby blankets but now enjoy writing my own patterns which I sell online and on my blog. Rainbows and bright colours are my thing, I love creating bright pieces which make you smile! You can find me on social media under my business name – Jellybean Junction, a bright and happy spot where I share my work.

 

Jellybean Square

You will need –

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain, 100g balls

Yarn A – Mustard

Yarn B – Teal

Yarn C – Lilac

Yarn D – White

 

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook

FPtr – work a standard treble crochet around the post of the stitch specified (and not into the top of the stitch) as follows: yrh, insert hook around the post of the stitch, from the front, to the back, to the front again, then complete the tr as usual

rep – rep

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Pattern notes –

Written in UK terms.

Starting chain ALWAYS counts as the 1st stitch unless otherwise stated.

Each round ends with a slip stitch into the top of the starting chain.

Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of every round.

If you do not want to start the square with a magic ring you can chain 4, slip stitch into the 1st chain and continue by working stitches into the ring you have created.

 

Pattern begins

 

Using Yarn A (Mustard), make a magic ring.

 

Rnd 1: Ch3, 2tr into the ring, ch2, [3tr into the ring, ch2] 3 times, ss in top of beg ch3. (12 tr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join Yarn B (Teal) in any corner ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first tr here and throughout), [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st, 1tr in next st, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, 1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st, 1tr in next st, ss in top of beg ch3. (28 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

                   

 

Rnd 3: Join Yarn C (Lilac) in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *[1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st] 3 times, 1tr in next st, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, [1tr in next st, 1 FPtr around next st] 3 times, 1tr in next st, ss in top of beg ch3. (44 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

 

Rnd 4: Join Yarn A (Mustard) in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *[1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in next st, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, [1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in next st, ss in top of beg ch3. (60 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

 

Rnd 5: Join Yarn B (Teal) in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, *1tr in each of next 2 sts [1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp; rep from * twice more, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, [1tr in next st, 1 FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, ss in top of beg ch3. (76 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

 

Rnd 6: Join Yarn C (Lilac) in any corner ch2-sp, ch3, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 4 sts, *[1tr in next st, 1FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, [2tr, ch2, 2tr] in corner ch2-sp, 1tr in each of next 4 sts; rep from * twice more, [1tr in next st, 1 FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, ss in top of beg ch3. (92 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 7: Join Yarn D (White) in any corner ch-2 sp, 3ch, [1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch-2 sp, 1tr in each of next 6 sts, *[1tr in next st, 1Fptr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner, 1tr in each of next 6 sts; rep from * twice more, [1tr in next st, 1 FPtr around next st] 5 times, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, ss in top of beg ch3. (108 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

from *.

 

Rnd 8: Join Yarn D (White) in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[2dc, ch1, 2dc] in corner ch2-sp, 1dc in each st to next corner; rep from * 3 more times, ss in first dc. (124 sts, 4 ch1-sps)

Fasten off.

Sew in ends to finish and block if required.

Design 24 the_wee_house_of_crochet

 

Designer 

@the_wee_house_of_crochet

Materials

Knitcraft Cotton Blend

1 x White

1 x Coral

 

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dtr – double treble

htr- half treble

picot – ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook to create a little picot point

rep – repeat

ss – slip stitch

tr – treble crochet

ttr – triple treble

 

Pattern notes:

Finished block measures 20 x20 cm

 

Pattern begins

Using White, ch4 and ss into the fourth ch from the hook, to form a ring.

Rnd 1: With the same colour, ch2 (does not count as a st), 12htr into the ring, ss in first htr. (12htr)

Materials

Knitcraft Cotton Blend

1 x White

1 x Coral

 

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dtr – double treble

htr- half treble

picot – ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook to create a little picot point

rep – repeat

ss – slip stitch

tr – treble crochet

ttr – triple treble

 

Pattern notes:

Finished block measures 20 x20 cm

 

Pattern begins

Using White, ch4 and ss into the fourth ch from the hook, to form a ring.

Rnd 1: With the same colour, ch2 (does not count as a st), 12htr into the ring, ss in first htr. (12htr)

For Rnd 2 NOTE: on Rnd 2, some stitches may become hidden underneath the petals – you will need to pull your stitches to the side to find the st to ss into. If you find you do not have enough sts left to create all 6 petals this will because you have missed some sts

Rnd 2: With same colour and starting in the same st as the joining ss from last rnd, *[ch1, 1htr, 2tr, 1dtr, picot, 1dtr, 2tr, 1htr] all in same st as the ss just worked, ss in next st, ss in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (6 petals)

We are now going to create some chains behind each petal, so that we can work our next round of petals

 

Rnd 3: With same colour, *ch4, ss into the next ss in-between the next 2 petals; rep from * all around, ending with a ss into the first ss. (6 ch4-sps)

Fasten off.

 

For Rnd 4 NOTE: as with Rnd 2, you will need to pull your petal stitches to the side to find the first st to ss into, if you find you do not have enough sts left to create all 6 petals this will because you have missed some sts

Rnd 4: Join Coral in any ch4-sp, starting in same sp work *[ch1, 1htr, 2tr, 2dtr, 1ttr, picot, 1ttr, 2dtr, 2tr, 1htr, ss] all into ch-4 sp; rep from * 5 more times into each ch4-sp, ss into the beg ch1 (6 petals).

We are now going to create some chains behind each petal, so that we can work our next round of petals.

 

Rnd 5: With same colour, *ch6, ss into the next st in-between the next 2 petals; rep from * all around, ending with a ss into the first ss. (6 ch6-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join White into any ch6-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st) *work 6dc into the ch6-sp, skip ss from previous rnd; rep from * 5 more times, ss in first dc. (36 dc)

Rnd 7: With the same colour, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to the end of the round, ss in first dc. (48 dc)

Rnd 8: With the same colour, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to the end of the round, ss in first dc. (60 dc)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 9 Note: In this round we are going to secure the tip of the large petal to the stitches being worked.  You will work the round as written, but when you reach the tip of a petal, insert your hook through both the gap in the picot from Rnd 4 and through the dc from Rnd 8.

Rnd 9: Join Coral with a ss into the last ss from previous round, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2c in next st; rep from * until the end of the round and remember to join the tips of the petal as you crochet. Join with a ss into the first dc of the round .  (72 dc)

Do not fasten off.

 

Rnd 10: We are now going to change our circle into a square: With the same colour, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 7 sts, 1htr in each of next 3 sts, 1tr in next st, 1dtr in next st, [2dtr, ch2, 2dtr] in next st, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (84 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join White in any st along a side, ch3 (does not count as a st), 1tr in same st at base of beg ch3, 1tr in each st to next corner ch-sp, *[2tr, ch3, 2tr] in corner sp, 1tr in each st to next corner; rep from * until you reach the end of the rnd, ss in first tr. (100 tr, 4 ch3-sps)

Rnd 12: With same colour, repeat Rnd 11. (116tr, 4 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join Coral in any st, ch1 (does not count as st) work 1dc in same st then 1dc in each st around, and in the corners work 3dc, until the end of the rnd, ss in first dc. (128 dc)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends and block if necessary.

Design 25 @craftycruella

Designer

My name is Kelly, I’m a mum of 4 children & the designer behind the blog Crafty Cruella.  Granny Squares are a favourite of mine to crochet & my go-to project in-between designing. 

When asked to design a granny square to fit my style, I really struggled, as I don’t feel I have a defined crochet style! I want to sample & make everything, in every colour, using every technique possible.

 

@craftycruella

Design 

 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend:

Yarn A – Teal

Yarn B – Hot Pink

Yarn C – White

Yarn D –Denim

 

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle

Optional: blocking equipment

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

beginning cluster stitch – ch3 and 3trtog as follows: ch3, *yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh pull the loop back through, yrh and pull through first two loops only**; rep from * to ** twice more into same stitch or space, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

cluster stitch – 4trtog, as follows: *yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh pull the loop back through, yrh and pull through first two loops only**; rep from * to ** 3 times more into same stitch, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

dc – double crochet – insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook.

htr – half treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch (3 loops on hook), yrh and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

puff stitch – [yrh, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yrh and pull up a loop] 3 times (7 loops on hook) yrh pull through all 7 loops.

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet – yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh, pull the loop back through the stitch, yrh pull through first two loops, yrh pull through last two loops.

yrh – yarn around hook

 

Notes:

Ch1 at beginning does not count as a stitch.

Ch2 or Ch3 count as a stitch (ch2 counts as 1htr and ch3 counts as 1tr).

 

Pattern

With Yarn A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Into the ring work a beginning cluster, then ch3, [cluster into the ring, ch3] 5 times, ss to top of beginning cluster to join. (6 petals, 6 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 2: Join Yarn B in any ch3-sp, ch3, 3tr in same sp, [2tr in top of next cluster, 4tr in next ch3-sp] 5 times, 2tr in top of next cluster, ss in top of beg ch3. (36 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 3: Join Yarn C in sp between any two tr sts (and not into a st), ch1 (does not count as a st), 1dc in same sp, [ch3, skip 3 tr, 1dc in sp between next two tr sts] 11 times, ch3, skip last 3 tr, ss in first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch3-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 4: Join Yarn D in any ch3-sp, [ch3, 1tr, ch2, 2tr] in same ch3-sp, ch1, 3htr in next ch3-sp, ch1, 3htr in next ch3-sp, ch1, *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in next ch3-sp, ch1, 3htr in next ch3-sp, ch1, 3htr in next ch3-sp, ch1; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (40 sts, 12 ch1-sps, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 5: Join Yarn A in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *(1dc, 1htr, 1dc in corner ch2-sp), 1dc in each st and in each ch1-sp across to next corner; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (64 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 6: Join Yarn C to centre htr of any corner, ch4 (counts as 1htr, ch2), 1htr in same st, [ch1, skip 1 st, puff st in next st] 7 times, *ch1, skip 1 st, [1htr, ch2, 1htr] in htr in the corner from Rnd 5, [ch1, skip 1 st, 1 puff st in next st] 7 times; rep from * twice more, ch1, skip last st, ss in second ch of beg ch4. (28 puff sts, 32 ch1-sps, 8htr, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 7: Join Yarn B in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[3dc in ch2-sp, 1dc in next htr], [1dc over ch-sp and into st from Rnd 5, 1dc in next puff st] 7 times, 1dc over ch-sp and into st from Rnd 5, 1dc in next htr; rep from * 3 times more, ss in first dc. (80 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 8: Join Yarn D in first dc of any corner, ch3 (counts as first tr), *[2tr, ch2, 2tr] in the centre dc stitch, 1tr in each stitch across to centre dc of next corner; rep from * 3 times more, 1tr in each st across until the end, ss in top of beg ch3. (92 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 9: Join Yarn A in any corner ch2-sp, [ch3, 2tr, ch2, 3tr] in same corner sp, [skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st] 7 times, skip 2 sts, *[3tr, ch2, 3tr] in corner ch2-sp, [skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st] 7 times, skip 2 sts; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3. (108 sts, 4 ch2-sps)

Fasten off.

 

Rnd 10: Join Yarn C in any corner ch2-sp, ch1 (does not count as a st), *[1dc, 1htr, 1dc] into the corner sp, 1dc in each st across to next corner sp; rep from * 3 more times, ss in top of first dc. (120 sts)

Fasten off.

 

Weave in ends and block if necessary.

Making Up

Joining

Lay out squares in the correct order of 5 x 5 squares, using the image as a guide, or in the order of your choice.

Start working from the bottom right hand corner and take the corner square from Row 1 and the square above it (from Row 2). Hold them with RS facing together and using White, join yarn with a ss to one corner.

Working into back loops only (these are the adjoining loops), ss across the edge to join the 2 squares together. Take care not to work your slip stitches too tightly so that the edges of the square remain flat. If necessary, you could use a slightly larger hook. Do not fasten off. Take the next two squares and continue to join these with a ss through the back loops only. Continue to join the squares in rows then join the horizontal seams in the same way until all squares are joined. Some squares may have more stitches than other so it is best to pin the beginning and end of each square together to make sure they fit nicely. On the sides that have mores stitches, you can skip a stitch and it won’t be noticeable. If you need to skip more than one stitch along one side, make sure that you spread out the skipped stitches evenly.

 

Edging

With RS facing, join yarn to any corner.

Row 1: 1ch (does not count as st), [2dc, 2ch, 2dc] into corner, *work 150 dc across the top edge to next corner, [2dc, 2ch, 2dc] into corner; rep from * to last corner, ss into first dc and fasten off.

Row 2: Join Red to any corner, 1ch (does not count as a st), [2dc, 2ch, 2dc] into corner, 1dc into each dc along each edge and [2dc, 2ch, 2dc] into each corner to end, ss into first dc. Fasten off.

Repeat Row 2 using the following colours:  Orange, Teal, Light Blue, Denim, Purple, White.

Note that if you feel that your edges are ‘fluting’ you can either go down a hook size, or just work [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in the corners.

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends and enjoy your granny square blanket!

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