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What is the one that that many think of when the word “crochet” is said?
The granny square is the classic crochet pattern and often one of the very first items a new crocheter learns to make.
There is no one way to make a granny square but they all have a overarching method of making the stitches in a round. This could be as a circle, square, or even a long rectangle.
For this upcoming month, we are going to up our game with beginner projects and complete our first blanket. PLUS…we are going to do with the granny square!
Now that we have decided on what item we want to make and the basic stitches…we need a pattern!
Where Can You Find Free Crochet Patterns?
I have two go-to locations for crochet patterns and this especially true for the free ones! Pinterest and Ravelry
For our pattern, I went to Ravelry and searched for Granny Square, Crochet, and free in the search box and filters.
Head over to www.Ravelry.com and create a free account.
The pattern selected is from Yarnspirations and is called “Granny Rectangle Crochet Afghan”.
Click HERE for link to download your free PDF print-friendly version of the pattern.
This pattern is built around one giant granny smith rectangle.
What Supplies and Materials Will You Need?
- US L/11 (8.0mm) crochet hook
- Super Bulky Yarn (1400g or 1485 yards)
- Tapestry Needle
The pattern specifically calls for Caron Chunky Cakes (5 balls) of yarn but this can be someone hard to find.
Check out the video below for tips on how to find an alternative for your yarn choices.
Tips for Following the Pattern
Biggest tip is to give yourself permission to make a mistake, chuckle, and keep going. I think I started and stopped this project 3 times before I found the flow of the pattern and that makes the end project worth even more.
The pattern is going to start out with a long skinny rectangle that you will work stitches all the way around. Once you get past the first few rows, it is very easy to get the hang of the pattern and you may find that you don’t even need to watch the pattern for the next stitches.
Don’t be afraid of color (says the girl who picked grey and black). This can be a very fun pattern with bright colors!
The yarn in the original pattern is one that changes colors on it’s own. This can make a project like this very easy as you do not have to think about changing colors and just let the yarn do the magic.
If you want to change out your own colors, let your creativity streak go wild!
Yarn can be tied together or weaved in.
Show Me Your Project
It’s time to brag!!! Head over to our Facebook Community and post a picture of your finished project.
Or…if there is a sticky part, post your question there also. Our group will help you through the spot that may be a corner.
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Wrapping This One Up!
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