BEAUTIFULLY BOLD GRANNY SQUARE

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BEAUTIFULLY BOLD GRANNY SQUARE

Beautifully Bold Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Beautifully Bold Granny Square is the 22st Afghan Block
in the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 Crochet Along!

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Easy
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
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES:
3 DC Cluster: yarn over hook; insert yarn into stitch; yarn over hook; pull loop through;
yarn over hook; pull through 2 loops x 3; yarn over hook; pull through all four loops

or CL: Work 3DCtog (work 3 double crochet together)

Check out this video for instructions on how to do a 3 DC cluster:

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

With B

CH 6; SL ST into first CH to form a ring

RND 1: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work 5 DC into ring;
work [1 TR; 5 DC] x 3 into ring.
SL ST into 4th CH of 4 CH.
(4 TR; 20 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join C with a SL ST into any TR

RND 2: CH 5 (counts as 1 DC and 2 CH); work 1 DC into same TR;
CH 1: SKIP NEXT DC; work CL into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC; work CL into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC;
*work [1 DC; 2 CH; 1 DC] into next TR;
CH 1: SKIP NEXT DC; work CL into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC; work CL into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP NEXT DC.
Repeat from * two more times; SL ST into 3rd CH of 5 CH.
(4 x 2 CH corner spaces; 8 Clusters and 8 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Join D into any 2 CH space with a SC.

RND 3:Work 2 more SC into same 2 CH space; work 1 SC into next DC;
[SKIP next 1 CH space and work 1 DC into the DC of RND 1; work 1 SC into next DC] x 3.
*Work 3 SC into next 2 Ch space;
[SKIP next 1 CH space and work 1 DC into the DC of RND 1; work 1 SC into next DC] x 3.
Repeat from * two more times. SL ST into first SC worked.
(28 SC; 12 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Join A with a SL ST into any center SC of a corner (the 2nd SC of the 3 SC group)

RND 4: CH 5 (counts as 1 DC and 2 CH); work 1 DC into same SC; work 1 DC into each SC and DC across until next corner 3 SC group.
*Work 1 DC into first SC of 3 SC group; work [1 DC; 2 CH; 1 DC]  into next SC; work 1 DC into each SC and DC across until next corner 3 SC group.
Repeat from * two more times. SL ST into 3rd of 5 CH.
(44 DC; 4 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join B into 2 CH corner space.

NOTE: this round may bubble – if it bubbles too much it might be your tension – then for this round use a size larger hook.

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

Join C into any 2 CH corner space with a SC.

RND 6: Work 2 more SC into same 2 CH space; work 1 SC into next DC;
[SKIP next 1 CH space and work 1 DC into the DC of RND 2; work 1 SC into next DC] x 6.
*Work 3 SC into next 2 Ch space;
[SKIP next 1 CH space and work 1 DC into the DC of RND 2; work 1 SC into next DC] x 6.
Repeat from * two more times. SL ST into first SC worked.
(40 SC; 24 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Join D with a SL ST into any center SC of a corner (the 2nd SC of the 3 SC group).

RND 7: CH 5 (counts as 1 DC and 2 CH); work 1 DC into same SC; work 1 DC into each SC and DC across until next corner 3 SC group.
*Work 1 DC into first SC of 3 SC group; work [1 DC; 2 CH; 1 DC]  into next SC; work 1 DC into each SC and DC across until next corner 3 SC group.
Repeat from * two more times. SL ST into 3rd of 5 CH.
(68 DC; 4 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join A into any 2 CH corner space.

RND 8: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 3 CH space – first corner made.[CH 1; SKIP 2 DC; work 3 DC into next DC] x 5; CH 1.
*Work [3 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into next 3 CH space; [CH 1; SKIP 2 DC; work 3 DC into next DC] x 5; 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 9: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 2 CH; 3 DC] into 3 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 3 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.

SL ST into 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.

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

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

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

  1. Author

    Hi Michelle
    I would love too make a video – but my current camera’s video is faulty and I am waiting on a new one!
    BUT I did add another photo to help with the round – there was an error in the round it SHOULD have said work into RND 1 DC and NOT RND 2.
    Hope this helps!

  2. I’m quite new to crochet and having difficulty with round 3. Is there any chance you could make a video demonstrating it?

  3. I really like the texture! All the squares in this CAL are great, but this one inspires me to make a whole project from one square. Project number 501 on the to-do list… 😉

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