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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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

2 Comments

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    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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