Scrappy Granny: Photo Tutorial

Scrappy Granny  is the very first pattern I ever published to Ravelry! Of course, granny squares have been around forever so this pattern is more of a “how I make my granny squares” tutorial.

These tiny grannies use a D (3.25mm) hook and fingering weight yarn. So round up your sock scraps or your advent yarn and let’s get started!

Find the FREE PRINTABLE PDF on Ravelry here.

Materials:

8-10 grams of fingering weight yarn

3.25mm (D) crochet hook

Notes:

While my squares took only 8 grams of sock yarn (4-ply superwash merino), yours might take more. Make sure to have at least 10 grams (for insurance) and use your kitchen scale to weigh your scraps!

My squares measure 4.5” wide.

Terms:

ch = chain

dc = double crochet (US terminology)

rnd = round

sl st = slip stitch

Pattern: 

Start with a magic circle. Magic circle (or magic ring) tutorial from the very talented B.hooked Crochet: https://bit.ly/2KBk3Bc

Rnd 1: 

Ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc2 into circle, ch2. * Dc3, ch2; repeat from * two more times. Join with a sl st to top of first ch3.

You just made four dc3 clusters and four ch2 corners- yay!

Rnd 2:

 Sl st in next two dc and 1st corner. 

Slip stitch in these first two dc.

First Corner: Ch3, dc2, ch2, dc3. 

Corner: Dc3, ch2, dc3 in next corner space. Repeat Corner in each ch2 space around. 
Join with a sl st in top of first ch3.

Now you have eight dc3 clusters and… well still four ch2 corners. We’re making a square after all. Did you notice those center spaces? Read on!

Rnd 3: 

Sl st in next two dc and 1st corner.  First corner: Ch3, dc2, ch2, dc3. 

Center: Dc3 in center space. 

Corner: Dc3, ch2, dc3 in next corner space. Alternate Center and Corner around. 
Join with a sl st in top of first ch3.

Okay, we’re getting into the rhythm now. You should have 12 dc3 clusters- 4 which make the centers and 8 which make the corners. Do you still have four ch2 corner spaces? Good, you’re on the right track.

Rnd 4 and following rnds: 

Sl st in next two dc and 1st corner. First Corner: Ch3, dc2, ch2, dc3. 

Centers: Dc3 in each center space. 

Corner: Dc3, ch2, dc3 in next corner space. Repeat Centers and Corner around. 
Join with a sl st in top of first ch3.

Rnd 4 complete.

Round 5:  Repeat Rnd 4. On Rnd 5 you’ll have three center spaces.

Round 6-7:  Repeat Rnd 4. On Rnd 6 you’ll have four center spaces. Rnd 7 has five center spaces. You can continue on this way until you reach the desired size!

My squares have seven total rounds with 5 center spaces. Once you reach the desired size, cut yarn, pull through last stitch, and weave in ends.

I love my sweet, little granny squares! One day I hope to join all of them into a nice lap blanket. Maybe with some light grey? Who knows! You can view all of my Harry Potter themed granny squares on my project page.

You can download the FREE ONE PAGE PRINTABLE of this pattern from Ravelry here.

Love in stitches,

Knitty Natty

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