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Friday, March 7, 2014

Granny and Great Granny Square Afghan FREE Crochet Pattern



This is a great yarn stash buster!

The PDF for this pattern can be downloaded here.

Materials:
  • Size I Crochet Hook
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the colors of your choice
  • Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
Abbreviations:
  • TR = Triple Crochet
  • Ch = Chain
  • CS = Cluster Stitch
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • Sp = Space

Special Instructions for Cluster Stitch: * Yarn over, insert hook in ring, yarn over, pull through ring, yarn over, pull through 2 loops *. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Then, yarn over, insert hook in ring, yarn over, pull through ring, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

Note: It is not my intention to infringe on anyone's pattern for this afghan that may already be available online. I made this blanket for a friend and when I posted pictures of it online I had many people ask me how to make it so I decided to sit down and type this up so that it's available to anyone who wants to make it. This is the way that I made mine.

Note 2: For each square I started and ended with white yarn. You can change it up in anyway you want.

This makes an afghan that easily covers a full size bed with some hanging over each side.

Small squares:
(Make 36)

Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, ch 3, tr in ring, (the ch 3 and tr is the equivalent of your first cs), then 7 cs in ring. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 2: Join next color in any of the ch spaces from previous round. Ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2 *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 3: Join next color in any of the ch spaces from previous round. Ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp (first corner made),* ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp, (next corner made), *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 4: Join next color in one of the corners, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in each of next two ch sps, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 5: Join next color in one of the corners, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in each of next 3 ch sps, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large squares:
(Make 5)

Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, ch 3, tr in ring, (the ch 3 and tr is the equivalent of your first cs), then 7 cs in ring. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 2: Join next color in any of the ch spaces from previous round. Ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2 *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 3: Join next color in any of the ch spaces from previous round. Ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp (first corner made),* ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp, (next corner made), *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 4: Join next color in one of the corners, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in each of next two ch sps, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 5: Join next color in one of the corners, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, * 3 tr in same ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in each of next 3 ch sps, ch 2, 3 tr in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr in same ch sp *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 6 – 16: Continue changing colors as you wish, remember to make each corner as follows: 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 2. In each ch sp between corners, 3 tr, ch 2.

Assembly:

With needle and white yarn, you're going to whip stitch each piece together like the diagram below:






The squares with the tic tac toe grids in them are the small squares stitched together, 3 x 3.

Border: Attach your first color of the border to one corner, make a corner in this corner, ch 2, * 3 tr in each ch sp, ch 2, across till you get to the next corner, make a corner, ch 2, 3 tr in each ch sp * repeat this all the way around. Fasten off then repeat the above steps for the next color, and then the final color. Fasten off and weave in ends.