FOUR SQUARE GRANNY SQUARE

Four Square Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Four Square Granny Square is the 4th Afghan Block
in the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 Crochet Along!

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Easy – Intermediate
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

Yarn: Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light
Color – 4 colors – color change indicted in pattern

Hook: 4.00 mm

Size: 23 cm x 23 cm (approx. 9 inches)

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet

 

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COLORS: A – aran; B – blue; C – grey; D – pink

INSTRUCTIONS:

With A

FOUNDATION RING:
CH 6; join with a SL ST into the first CH to form a ring.

 RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into ring; CH 3.
*Work 3 DC into ring; CH 3. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 3 CH corner

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into corner; CH 1 .
*Work [3 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into next corner ; CH 1. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 3 CH corner

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into corner; CH 1; work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1 .
*Work [3 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into next corner ; CH 1; work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

NOTE: There are TWO options on have to complete this square –

OPTION ONE:

Make 4 squares and complete RND 4 as follows:

Join D into any 3 CH corner

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into corner; CH 1; [work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1] x 2 .
*Work [3 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into next corner ; CH 1; [work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1] x 2. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Then WHIP-STITCH the four squares together.

OR OPTION TWO:

Complete RND 4 on ONE square only:

Join D into any 3 CH corner

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into corner; CH 1; [work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1] x 2 .
*Work [3 DC; CH 3; work 3 DC] into next corner ; CH 1; [work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1] x 2. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Then follow RND 4 instructions on the SECOND square for two sides only (see photo);
the corner: work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE ONE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;

Then complete next side as follows:
[SL ST into opposite CH 1 space of SQUARE ONE; work 3 DC into 1 CH space] three times;
work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE ONE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;
Continue to complete RND 4 for SQUARE TWO.

Then follow RND 4 instructions on the THIRD square for ONE sides only (see photo);
the corner: work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE ONE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;

Then complete next side as follows:
[SL ST into opposite CH 1 space of SQUARE ONE; work 3 DC into 1 CH space] three times;
work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE ONE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;
Continue to complete RND 4 for SQUARE THREE

Then follow RND 4 instructions on the FOURTH square for ONE sides only (see photo);
the corner: work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE TWO; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;

Then complete as follows:
[SL ST into opposite CH 1 space of SQUARE TWO; work 3 DC into 1 CH space] three times;
work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE ONE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;
[SL ST into opposite CH 1 space of SQUARE THREE; work 3 DC into 1 CH space] three times;
work 3 DC; CH 1; SL ST into opposite corner of SQUARE THREE; CH 1; work 3 DC into corner;
Continue to complete RND 4 for SQUARE FOUR.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into any 3 CH corner
NOTE: Depending on your yarn and hook – to reach the correct size to match the previous squares –
you  can either work in SC; or HDC (which I did); or DC for your last round

Work 1 ST into each DC and 1 CH space – then 2 STS into the corner space at the join;
1 ST into the join and then 2 STS into the corner space – continue to work 1 DC into
each DC and 1 CH space – THIS will give you 35 STS across
(This count DOES NOT Include the outside corner 3 STS)

SC:

RND 5: CH 1; work 3 SC into corner; work 1 SC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner;
*work 3 SC into corner; work 1 SC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner. Repeat twice more.
SL ST into first SC made.
Fasten off and weave in ends

HDC:

RND 5: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); work 2 HDC into corner; work 1 HDC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner;
*work 3 HDC into corner; work 1 HDC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner. Repeat twice more.
SL ST into 2nd CH of 2 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

DC:

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into corner; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner;
*work 3 DC into corner; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until corner. Repeat twice more.
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

Final Stitch Count = 35 SC;HDC OR DC on each side PLUS 3 SC; HDC OR DC in each corner

 When blocked the Four Square Granny Square should be approx 9 inches (23 cm).

I use this BEAUTIFUL block station from SiouXie Designs to block my squares!
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