a crochet square
design by Reyna Thera Lorele
Your first round begins just like a traditional Granny Square, but before long, it’s clear that Granny has a bit of bourbon in her tea. Traditional no more--or is it? I guess that depends on your granny!
Finished size: 7 inch square
Gauge: 4 sts per inch in double crochet
Worsted weight yarn (about 25 yards)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
beg = beginnning
st, sts = stitch, stitches
sp = space
sk = skip
rep = repeat
Foundation: ch 6, join with sl st into first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times into ring, 2 dc into ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5.
Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st, (4 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc) 3 times, 4 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc, join with sl st to first sc.
Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st and next st, (ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts) 3 times, ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, join with sl st to first sc.
Round 4: sl st in next 2 sts and into first ch 5 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and on future rounds), 2 more dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 5 sp*, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Round 5: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp**, dc in each of next 3 sts*, rep from * to * around, with last rep ending at **, join with sl st to beg ch 3.
Round 6: sl st over to first ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, [*sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st*, rep from * to * across to ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, rep from * to * across to corner ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp], rep from [ to ] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Round 7: ch 1, sc in each st around, with 2 sc in each corner ch 2 sp. Join with sl st to first sc.
Finish off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary.
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This square first appeared on this blog in this post. I combined Diamond Windowpanes with some squares from Jan Eaton's wonderful book, 200 Crochet Blocks to make a charity blanket.