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GSG 3 – Circles and Squares

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Hi Guys! I hope you have been having a lovely weekend =) I’ve been on courses for work all week, from resilience training to lateral thinking. Hopefully they’ll provide useful for both work and future crochet patterns alike!

This week I wanted to make a granny square with a circle in the middle, as it’s useful for when making crochet flowers into squares ready for a blanket. Hopefully you all will approve. I intend to release a How To on crocheting in a circle, which should provide useful for this square.

The pattern is fairly simple, but still produces a lovely square, so without any further ado…

CAL – Part 3

Granny square – Circles and Squares

All crochet patterns and terms I use are in UK, but if you want them in US then check out this handy stitch converter.

Materials:

Skills used/ required:

  • Foundation chain
  • Slip stitch (sl st or ss)
  • Treble crochet stitch (tr)
  • Changing colours
  • Half treble crochet (htr)
  • Double treble crochet (dtr)
  • Crocheting in a circle

For the right granny square, I will be working both coloured dk yarns together to create a textured colour. Working the chunky yarns results in a 12cm square after Row 4, to achieve the same size in the double knit, work row 5 as well.

Foundation chain/ Row 0: ch 4. sl st into first ch. You will now have a ring consisting of 4 chains.

Row 1: chain 3 (this will count as your first tr st), 15 tr into the ring. Finish off with a sl st into the 3rd ch in the ch 3. Fasten off. (16 st total)

Row 2: change to your second colour, if you’re using one. Join between any 2tr. Chain 3 (counts as first tr), tr in same sp, 2 tr in each subsequent sp. sl st into 3rd ch in the ch 3. Fasten off. (32 st total)

Row 3: change back to your first colour. Join between any 2 tr. Ch 3, then tr in same space. *tr in next space, 2 tr in subsequent space*. Repeat from * 15 times. sl st into 3rd ch in the ch 3. Fasten off. (48 st total)

Row 4: Change to colour 2. Join between any 2 tr. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dtr), 2tr, 2ch, 2tr, 1dtr in same space. * skip next space, htr in next 3 sp, dc in next 3 sp, htr in next 3 sp, skip sp, (1dtr,2tr,2ch,2tr,1dtr) in next space *. Repeat from * twice more. Skip next space, htr in next 3 sp, dc in next 3 sp, htr in next 3 sp. Finish off with a slip stitch into 4th ch in the ch 4. Fasten off. (60 st total)

Row 5 (Optional, to make up size): Join first colour into any ch 2 corner space. Ch 3, 1tr, 2ch, 2tr into same space. * tr into next 14 sp, ( 2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into next ch 2 corner space *. Repeat from * twice more. Tr into next 15 sp. Finish off with a slip stitch into 3rd ch in ch 3. Fasten off. (72 st total)

Here’s a picture of our another circle square with our simple square from Part 7 of this CAL!

Happy Crocheting all!

Abigail

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