Lion Brand® Granny Square Throw
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Lion Brand® Granny Square Throw

Granny Squares afghan is a perfectly portable project.

Designed by Lion Brand®

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® AMAZING® (Art. #825) #200 Aurora 1 ball (A), #206 Arcadia 3 balls (B), #201 Ruby 3 balls (C), #203 Wildflowers 4 balls (D) or colors of your choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook Size J-10 (6 mm)
  • Lion Brand® Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
 

Project Instructions

SIZE
About 40 x 50 in. (101.5 x 127 cm)
 

GAUGE
One Granny Square = 10 x 10 in. (25 x 25 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
 

NOTES
1. Throw is made of 20 Squares joined into 5 rows of 4 squares each.
2. The Squares are joined by working surface sl st in a zig-zag pattern, back and forth between the edges of adjoining Squares. If you’d rather, Squares can be sewn together.
3. To keep Granny Squares square, join new color in a different corner of each rnd.
4. Granny Squares are worked in rnds, with RS facing. Do not turn at the beg of rnds. Always join new colors with the RS Square facing.
 

GRANNY SQUARE (make 20)
With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. |
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout the pattern), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout the pattern), *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join B with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: With B, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: From RS, join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: With C, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnds 7 and 8: With D, rep Rnds 5 and 6. Fasten off.
 

FINISHING
Arrange Granny Squares in 5 rows of 4 Granny Squares each.
Surface Slip Stitch Join
Note: Use yarn B, C or D as desired.
Join the edges of adjoining Squares, as follows:
1. Make a slip knot, but do not place the knot on your hook.
2. Insert hook from RS to WS through edge of first Square.
3. Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keeping beg tail and working yarn on WS).
4. *Insert hook from RS to WS through edge of adjoining Square, yarn over, draw loop through Square and through loop on hook (surface sl st made), insert hook from RS to WS through first Square, yarn over, draw loop through Square and through loop on hook; rep from * across, zig-zagging back and forth between the two Squares to join.
5. Fasten off, or continue working surface sl st join across next two adjoining Squares.
Rep steps 1-5 until all Squares are joined.
 

Note: To end a section of surface sl sts, remove hook from loop. Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS. Cut yarn. Draw yarn tail through remaining loop to fasten off.
 

Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
RS = right side
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

Tips

Each time you finish 4 squares, sew them into a strip.