Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Granny Square Day 2019!

Granny Square Day 2019 is finally here!!!




I was absolutely thrilled when Simply Crochet Magazine asked myself, along with fellow designers,  Sharna Moore, Dedri Uys and Katie Jones to be Granny Square Day ambassadors for its 6th year and create our own squares to celebrate this wonderful and ever-popular motif. 


Recently, I've ben enjoying the simplicity of a solid granny square, made in two colours - I think the possibilities of creating patterns by how they are arranged is fascinating and with this in mind, I knew it would be the basis of my design. 

Here's an arrangement of two-tone squares to create a chevron effect. Clever, eh?

Hook up one to join in today, or make loads and turn them into a fabulous cushion or blanket.

Textured Solid Granny UK terms

Special abbreviations: bptr (back post treble) fptr (front post treble)


Rnd 1: Using colour A, 4ch (counts as 1ch and 1tr), (2tr, 2ch, 3tr, 1ch change to colour B, 1ch, 3tr, 2ch, 3tr, 2ch ) in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch. TURN.

Rnd 2: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1tr) in 2ch-sp, 1tr, 1bptr, 1tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 1tr, 1bptr, 1tr, (2tr, 1ch, pick up colour A, 1ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 1tr, 1bptr, 1tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 1tr, 1bptr, 1tr, (2tr, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 3: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1tr) in 2ch-sp, 3tr, 1fptr, 3tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 3tr, 1fptr, 3tr, (2tr, 1ch, pick up colour B, 1ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 3tr, 1fptr, 3tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 3tr, 1fptr, 3tr, (2tr, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 4: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1tr) in 2ch-sp, 5tr, 1bptr, 5tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 5tr, 1bptr, 5tr, (2tr, 1ch, pick up colour A, 1ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 5tr, 1bptr, 5tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 5tr, 1bptr, 5tr, (2tr, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 5: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1tr) in 2ch-sp, 7tr, 1fptr, 7tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 7tr, 1fptr, 7tr, (2tr, 1ch, pick up colour B, 1ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 7tr, 1fptr, 7tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch-sp, 7tr, 1fptr, 7tr, (2tr, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.


Textured Solid Granny US terms

Special abbreviations: bpdc (back post double crochet) fpdc (front post double crochet)



Rnd 1: Using colour A, 4ch (counts as 1ch and 1dc), (2dc, 2ch, 3dc, 1ch change to colour B, 1ch, 3dc, 2ch, 3dc, 2ch) in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch. TURN.

Rnd 2: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1dc) in 2ch-sp, 1dc, 1bpdc, 1dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 1dc, 1bpdc, 1dc, (2dc, 1ch, pick up colour A, 1ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 1dc, 1bpdc, 1dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 1dc, 1bpdc, 1dc, (2dc, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 3: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1dc) in 2ch-sp, 3dc, 1fpdc, 3dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 3dc, 1fpdc, 3dc, (2dc, 1ch, pick up colour B, 1ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 3dc, 1fpdc, 3dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 3dc, 1fpdc, 3dc, (2dc, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 4: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1dc) in 2ch-sp, 5dc, 1bpdc, 5dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 5dc, 1bpdc, 5dc, (2dc, 1ch, pick up colour A, 1ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 5dc, 1bpdc, 5dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 5dc, 1bpdc, 5dc, (2dc, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.

Rnd 5: 1ch, 1sl st into 2ch-sp, (3ch, 1dc) in 2ch-sp, 7dc, 1fpdc, 7dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 7dc, 1fpdc, 7dc, (2dc, 1ch, pick up colour B, 1ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 7dc, 1fpdc, 7dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in 2ch-sp, 7dc, 1fpdc, 7dc, (2dc, 2ch) in 2ch-sp. Join with sl st to 3ch. TURN.


Join in the fun on Instagram on the 15th August and use the hashtag #grannysquareday2019.




Find our more about Granny Square Day here.

Enjoy the day!!
Sarah xx

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I am new to crochet and just loving it. In regards to this pattern I assume you carry both yarns throughout swapping between the two. Or do you leave it and pick it up at the next point but that would have a messy back wouldn't it. I'm thinking to make a pillow for my daughters room. Wish me luck!

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