BEAUTIFULLY BOLD GRANNY SQUARE

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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 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”

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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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