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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5 Comments

  1. Author

    Hi Teresa 🙂
    No I would NOT change the corners – but follow the pattern as it is written.
    The Granny Stitch side will increase with clusters and the Solid sides will increase with the Corner sts.
    If you follow the pattern and keep your sides consistent – you should not have any problem increasing the square.
    However I must add – when I did this square – it was something completely new that I tried – so I have not experimented myself to increase it into a larger size.

  2. I’d like to make this block into a blanket (I’m new to crochet, I mean to continue this single block pattern until it reaches a larger size). It’s there a mathematical way to figure out what to add? Do the corners change? I’m using the pattern that turns, if that matters. Thanks!

  3. Lov it! Thank you

  4. Author

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

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

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