SPLIT GRANNY SQUARE

Split Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Split Granny Square is the 3rd 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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NOTE: I have added a color code in the instructions for the corners to help with the rounds.
The way the corners are done – is to help keep the square ‘square’ – otherwise the square will warp out of shape. Try to keep you tension even in each round.

I also did a two round color combo to keep the construction simple and not too confusing.

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

FOR THE NO TURN VERSION SCROLL DOWN!

With C

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

(right-side) 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.

(right-side) RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner; work 1 DC into next 3 DC;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;l
work [ 3 DC;; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into last corner;
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) – see photo

(right-side) RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
TURN

(wrong-side) RND 4: SL ST INTO 1 CH SPACE – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 2
work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC ]into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends .

Join A into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) 

(right-side) RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 2 DC ] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
TURN

(wrong-side) RND 6: SL ST INTO 1 CH SPACE – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 4
work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC ]into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) 

(right-side) RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 2 DC ] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 5
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 5
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
TURN

(wrong-side) RND 8: SL ST INTO 1 CH SPACE – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 5
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH; 3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 6
work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC ]into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 3 CH space.

(right-side) RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
Work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 3 CH corner space; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

(right-side) RND 10: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC of previous round and work 3 SC into each 2 CH corner.
SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Final Stitch Count = 35 SC on each side PLUS 3 SC in each corner

NO TURN VERSION INSTRUCTIONS:

With C

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.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 2 DC;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner; work 1 DC into next 3 DC;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
work [ 3 DC] 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;l
work [ 3 DC]; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into last corner;
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join D into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) – see photos above

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
work [ 3 DC] 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.

RND 4: CH 4 (counts as 1 DC AND 1 CH); work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 2
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;
work 2 DC into next 1 CH space; SL ST into 3rd of 4 CH space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) 

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 2 DC ] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
work [ 3 DC] 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.

RND 6: CH 4 (counts as 1 DC AND 1 CH); work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 4
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 3
work 2 DC into next 1 CH space; SL ST into 3rd of 4 CH space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into the first corner where the ‘split’ starts (3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC – corner) 

RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 2 DC ] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 5
work [ 3 DC] 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 4
SL ST into 3rd CH of 3 CH.

RND 8: CH 4 (counts as 1 DC AND 1 CH); work [3 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC;] into corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
work [2 DC;; 2 CH; 3 DC] into corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 6
work [ 3 DC; 3 CH3 DC] into next corner; CH 1;
[work 3 DC into 1 CH space; CH 1;] x 5
work 2 DC into next 1 CH space; SL ST into 3rd of 4 CH space.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C into any 3 CH space.

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same 3 CH space – first corner made.
Work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 3 CH corner space; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with a SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 10: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC of previous round and work 3 SC into each 2 CH corner.
SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Final Stitch Count = 35 SC on each side PLUS 3 SC in each corner

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

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3 Comments

  1. Lov it! Thank you

  2. Author

    Hi 🙂 I apologize, I have fixed the typo and removed the CH 1! Thank you for asking 🙂

  3. Why is there a ch1 after the first 3DC, 2CH, 2DC in round 4 ?

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