This is an 8 inch Granny Square that I made for the August Challenge at Knit-a-square.com which is why I used these specific colors. There is another photo at the end of the post with different colors.
This is #15 Granny Square in the Leisure Arts Book "99 Granny Squares".
Hook Size: G
Finished Size: 8 in square
Stitches Used: Single Crochet, Double Crochet
Rows: 9 rows = 8 inches
* to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks as directed
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
ch3space - chain 3 space
Notes: From row 2 and on you will start each row in any of the corners. It doesn't matter which one you pick. I always pick one close to where I cut the previous row's yarn because I like to weave that tail in as I go. IF you're using different yarns for each row just do as I said above but if you're using 1 yarn you can just slip stitch to get to the next corner.
PATTERN: Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring
Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as 1st DC throughout), 2dc in ring, chain 3, ( [3dc in ring, chain 3) x3]; Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3. (12dc)
Row 2: Join yarn in any corner ch3space and chain 1, (1sc, ch3) twice in the same space and in each chain 3 space (corner), Join with a slip stitch to the first SC.
Row 3, 5, 7, 9: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3 (2dc, chain 3, 3dc) in same space, chain 1 (3dc in the next chain3sp, chain 1) across to the next corner ch3space *(3dc, chain 3) twice in corner ch3space, (3dc in next ch3space, chain 3) across to the next corner ch3space. Repeat from * 2 MORE times then join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3.
Row 4, 6, 8: Join yarn in any corner ch3space and chain 1, (1sc, chain 3)x2 in the same space, Do (1sc in the next ch3space, chain 3 )across to the next corner ch3space, *(1sc, chain 3) twice in the corner chain3sp, (1SC in next ch1space, chain 3) across to the next corner chain3sp; Repeat from * 2 MORE times. Join with a slip stitch to the first SC.
Just repeat 3 and 4 if you want to continue. I completed 9 rows.
You can download the instructional PDF HERE.
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