I have published the pattern for this granny square in my Ravelry shop. Enjoy!
This is the second-to-last Granny Square! This was another slightly problematic one that I could not find a patter I was really happy with, so had to make my own.
The inspiration comes from this pic by Knitterly Things on Ravelry. But the pattern called for treble crochets, making each round very big. Plus there was nothing in the pattern for straightening out the edge of the square. Joining the scalloped edges of the original pattern in an afghan would look very pretty, but for my uses I needed a straight edge. So I wrote another pattern for it. I probably won’t have that pattern available until next week some time.
In the mean time, on to the last Granny!
I am really on a roll here. The pattern for this square is also from a book, though a different one that I actually own – 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Melody Griffiths
The pattern is interlocked four-rings square. I really like this pattern. The square is very neat and looks much more difficult than it really is.
I made the rings in earth tones with the two accents for a fall feel. And I did have to add two rows of single crochet stitches to get to my seven inches on this too. If I did this one again I think I would make the rings bigger and more prominent and the edging for the rest of the square smaller.
I found this square online and loved it, but the pattern came from a book 200 Crochet blocks for blankets, throws and afghans, by Jan Eaton. So I placed it on hold at the library and picked it up.
I liked this square because it keeps to the traditional granny without appliques or anything, but is still unique and very pretty.
The patterns in this book themselves were what I would call a little lazy. The pattern would indicate to complete a cluster, but not specify how. As crocheters know, there are many different ways to make a cluster stitch and the way you would think to do it is not always the way the designer created the piece. So I had to just guess for myself a little bit.
The crochet language is also a bit dated in this book too. For example, it uses the term “break off” instead of “finish off.”
I am getting excited about getting so close to being done with this project!
I saw some squares with the reaching stitches like this, but none that I liked exactly so I wrote the pattern for this square. It’s a very basic granny with long double crochet stitches that reach down to the stitch two rows below.
Orange is generally not a color I would personally crochet in. In fact I had to go buy a skein-the first I have purchased for this project I believe. But since this is October’s second square, here you are!
I do have this square available for sale on Ravelry!
Only two more sets of squares left!