I just love making Granny Squares but last night I was in the mood for something a little different..... Seen as thought it's been a really long time since I did a tutorial I thought I'd do one for my new 'Circle-y Granny'......
This square is super doper easy and was designed with beginners in mind.... You'll need 4 colours of yarn (go wild here, the more colour the better :P) and a hook to match.... I'm using 8ply Color Works from Heirloom in a blue, pink, green and brown and a 3.5mm hook as I tend to crochet loosely (I wanted this square to be fairly tight)....
I'm writing this pattern in U.S terms. A good stitch converter if you need it can be found here (scroll down a little to find it)....
LETS GET STARTED!!!!!
Attach your first yarn to your hook using a slip knot. Chain(ch) 5. Slip stitch(sl st) into the 5th chain from hook to form a ring. The ring will be very small but don't worry, once you start working into it it'll free up and you will find it plenty big enough.
Next, ch 3. This ch 3 will count as your first double crochet (dc). You now need to work 11 dc into the ring (12 dc in total including your ch 3).
Join with a sl st into the 3rd ch of your starting ch3. You have now finished your first round and it's time to change colours. Cut your yarn, pull it through the loop, from back to front, and pull tight. You've now fastened off...
Attach the next colour to your hook with a slip knot. Sl st to the top of any of the dc's from the first round making sure you insert your hook under both loops like so.
Your new colour yarn is now attached.
Dc1 into the same space.
Dc2 into the top of each dc round (24 dc in total including starting ch3).
Join with a sl st to the top of your starting ch3. You have now finished round 2, time for another colour change. Cut your yarn and fasten off. Attach the next colour (same as before). Ch3, dc1 in same space. Dc1 in next dc.
(dc2 in next dc, dc1 in next dc) repeat round (36 dc in total including starting ch3).
Join with a slip stitch to the top of the starting ch3 and fasten off.
Now it's time to turn our circle into a square. Join a new colour (same as before) and chain 3.
Work the first corner, (dc1, ch2, dc2) all in the same space (where your sl st and ch3 are). We are now going to work our first straight edge. Dc in next dc, half double crochet (hdc) in the next dc, single crochet (sc) in each of the next 4 dc, hdc1 in the next dc, dc1 in the next dc. Have I lost you yet??? Hang in we're nearly done...Work your next corner, (dc2, ch2, dc2) all in the next dc. Work another straight edge as follows; dc, hdc, sc1 in each of the next 4 dc, hdc, dc. Continue working round until you have 4 corners and 4 straight edges worked.
Join with a sl st to starting ch3. For the next round we are going to continue working in the same colour so don't fasten off. Sl st in the next dc and then into the first corner space. Ch3.
Work the first corner. (dc1, ch2, dc2) all in the same corner space.
Miss the next dc, dc in each of the next 11 dc.Work the next corner. (dc2, ch2, dc2) in the next corner space.
How did you go???? Did you make it????? Wasn't that hard now was it???? I'd love to see any pics if you give this super simple granny a go...
Hugs............... Jodie xx-xx