INTERLOCKED GRANNY SQUARE

Interlocked Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Interlocked Granny Square is the 10th 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:

NOTE: my photos do not show the SL ST color change – due to that I wanted to show the pattern and the steps – I did however before continuing the next round do the SL ST color change!

With B

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

RND 1: CH 1; work [3 SC into ring; CH 10] 4 times; changing to C when joining with a SL ST into first SC.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
Repeat from * 2 more times (20 DC); changing to D when joining with a SL ST into first DC.

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 3 STS; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
Repeat from * 2 more times (28 DC); changing to A when joining with a SL ST into first DC.

   

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next 5 STS; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 5 STS; work 2 DC into next ST; CH 12.
Repeat from * 2 more times (36 DC); changing to B when joining with a SL ST into first DC.

 

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into next 7 STS; work 2 DC into next ST;remove hook from current stitch loop;
insert hook into the ‘blue’ loop; pull thru the ‘grey’ loop;
insert hook into ‘grey’ loop; pull thru the ‘pink’ loop;
insert hook into ‘pink’ loop; pull thru the ‘cream/white’ loop;
reinsert hook into dropped stitch loop and work 5 DC into ‘cream/white’ loop.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next 7 STS; work 2 DC into next ST; remove hook from current stitch loop;
insert hook into the ‘blue’ loop; pull thru the ‘grey’ loop;
insert hook into ‘grey’ loop; pull thru the ‘pink’ loop;
insert hook into ‘pink’ loop; pull thru the ‘cream/white’ loop;
reinsert hook into dropped stitch loop and work 5 DC into ‘cream/white’ loop.
Repeat from * 2 more times (44 DC plus 5 DC x 4 is 20 DC = 64 DC).
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

 

RND 6: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around – working 3 SC into the 3rd DC of each 5 DC corner group (72 SC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

 Join C into any center SC of any corner 3 SC group

RND 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into same SC;
SKIP next 3 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 2 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 3 SC CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 2 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;

*SKIP next 3 SC; CH 1; work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next SC;
SKIP next 3 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 2 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 3 SC CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
SKIP next 2 SC; CH 1; work 3 DC into next SC;
Repeat from * 2 more times; SKIP next 3 SC; CH 1; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

  

Join D into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 2 CH space – first corner made.[CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 5; CH 1.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 2 CH space; [CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 5; CH 1. Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 2 CH space – first corner made.[CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 6; CH 1.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 2 CH space; [CH 1; SKIP 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 1 CH space] x 6; CH 1. Repeat from * 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 10: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into same 2 CH space; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space;
[Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into 2 CH corner space;
work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space of previous round until next 2 CH corner space.] x 3;
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.

RND 11: CH 1 (please note this does not count as a ST); work 1 SC into each DC  of previous round – work 3 SC into each 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 Interlocked Granny Square should be approx 9 inches (23 cm).

I use this beautiful blocking station from SiouXie Designs to block my squares!
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2 Comments

  1. Author

    You are welcome! 🙂

  2. This is awesome, so cool, I don’t have words. I love it. Thanks for this square.

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