Happy granny square

Dec 26, 2007
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This is a traditional granny square that I've seen several places. I've used it for a blanket and a bag. When someone asked me for the pattern, I searched the Internet, but I couldn't find it. So I wrote it down, and now share it with you too!

Materials List

Scrap yarn

Suitable crochet hook

Finished Size

Depending on the yarn. Worsted weight yarn - appr. 12 cm (4 3/4 inches)


Doesn't matter


Crochet blanket


The Pattern

Start with 6 ch, make a ring.

1st round: 4 ch, 5 dtr * 3 ch, 6 dtr * 3 times, 3 ch, 1 ss in the 4th of the 4 ch.

2nd round: 5 ch ** 5 dtr, but leave the last yoh each time, and then finish pulling the yarn through all. * 5 ch 1 ss in the loop, 5 ch ** - ** 3 times, 5 ch, 1 ss in the 2nd of 3 ch.

3rd round: Change colour. Start in the top of a dtr group: * (3 dtr, 1 ch, 3 dtr, 2 ch, 3 dtr, 1 ch, 3 dtr) in the 3 ch loop of 1st round, 1 ss in the top of the next dtr group. * 4 times.1 ss where you startet with this colour.

4th round. Change colour: 4 ch, 5 dtr in the same ss, *(6 dtr, 2 ch, 6 dtr) in the loop of 2 ch, 6 dtr in the top of the next dtr group * 3 times (6 dtr, 2 ch, 6 dtr) in the loop of 2 ch, finish with 1 ss in the 4th of 4 ch.

5th round.New colour: start in ss on round 4: 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dtr, 1 tr in the ch-loop between the dtr groups on round 3. * 1 dc in each of the next 6 dtr, 3 dc in the corner loop, (1 dc in ieach of tthe next 6 dtr, 1 tr in the 1 ch loop between the dtr groups on round 3), twice * 3 times. 1 dc in each of the next 6 dtr, 1 tr in the ch loop between groups of dtr on round 3, 1 ss in the first ch.

6th round: 3 ch, 1 tr in each stitch, 3 tr in the middle stitch in each corner, finish with 1 ss in the 3rd of the first 3 ch. ( this is what it says in my pattern, I think I uset dc in stead of tr on this round.)

Good luck!

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TheresaH. wrote
on Dec 26, 2007 8:08 AM

Very nice! I like the way they all look different using the same pattern and different color combos!


PaulineL wrote
on Dec 26, 2007 9:23 AM

Ah, I've noticed some granny squares have a different look, like yours. It's because you use a taller stitch than usual. I have a question though about how tall.

What do you mean by dtr - English style starting with 2 yarn overs or US style starting with 3 yarn overs? I can't tell from the photos.

ToriS wrote
on Dec 26, 2007 2:01 PM

Sorry to have confused you - when I translated this, I found a vocabulary somewhere on the net - this must have been an English one, because I mean starting with 2 yarn over. (It's a bit confusing this difference between English and US style, I think..)

PaulineL wrote
on Dec 26, 2007 9:21 PM

Weird, isn't it. I wonder why they aren't the same. In some ways, I think the English system makes more sense. Thanks for clarifying.

Winston Churchill said we were two countries separated by a common language. So true.

zoozi wrote
on Dec 27, 2007 8:07 AM
What a beautiful granny square, I love the colors you use.
Thanks for posting this.

I've donated my body to motherhood

afoxybear3 wrote
on Jan 28, 2010 8:01 PM

This is a very pretty square.  I just saw it, & I love it...I love the design of it...You did a wonderful job on it & your other items too.

Bobbie Lynn


winracefan14 wrote
on May 19, 2010 9:52 AM

need to know what dtr, ss & yoh are please

pickles1 wrote
on Nov 12, 2011 9:22 AM
according to my very old crochet guide a double crochet (dc) is 1 yo -a treble is 2 yo and a dtr is three yo. I was a little unsure so I had to go back to my books and look it up . My square came out aprox 8 in square with worsted weight yarn and a size 5 hook. I had a bit of trouble with rd 2 but got it worked out.
on Mar 1, 2012 11:07 AM

This is an awesome granny square with great possibilities.