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Summer Bedspread Granny Square

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Project Introduction:

This granny square is similar to a basic granny square, but the design is more airy and open than that of the basic granny. This design is ideal for creating squares for use in a lightweight summer bedspread; if that’s what you want to do, work the pattern in cotton crochet thread.

Of course, you can crochet this pattern in any crochet thread or yarn of your choice; it is a versatile design that you can use in many different ways.

Skill Level:

Materials:

Crochet Thread:

I made my sample square using size 3 crochet thread, but you could use just about any thread or yarn you like.

Crochet Hook:

Choose an appropriate hook for the thread or yarn you want to use. If in doubt, check the label to see if a recommended hook size is specified. I used a size E / 3.5 mm hook to make my sample square.

Other:

Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size:

My square measures about 5.5" before blocking. Yours may vary a bit, depending on what materials you use and also how tightly or loosely you crochet.

Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

Design Note:

Usually, when you crochet a granny square, you'd crochet into the spaces formed by chain stitches in the previous round. With this particular design, you do not crochet into the spaces; instead, you crochet into the corresponding chain stitches in the round below.

Project Instructions:

Ch 5, sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 6, 3 dc in ring) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times, ch 6. Sl st to join to third ch st in the round. Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc sts and a sl st in the next ch st.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 ch sts, (ch 6, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip next 3 dc sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times, ch 6, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip next 3 dc sts, work 1 sl st to join to the third ch st from the beginning of the round. Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc sts and 1 sl st in the next ch st.

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 ch sts, (ch 6, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip next 3 dc sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip next 3 dc sts, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times, ch 6, [work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch sts, ch 3, skip next 3 dc sts] Repeat sequence in brackets 1 more time, work 1 sl st to join to the third ch st from the beginning of the round. Work 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc sts and 1 sl st in the next ch st.

Round 4: Work in the same manner as round 3; the only difference is that there is an extra set of 3 dc sts in each side of the round. Continue working 3 dc sts in each set of 3 chs and working 6 chs in each corner, just as you did in round 3.

My sample square is 5 rounds, but you could add extra rounds if you like. (Please note that I haven’t tested the pattern any further than 5 rounds.)

Last round: Work in the same manner as rounds 3 and up, except that in each of the 4 corners, work only 3 chs instead of 6.

End off. Weave in ends. Block square if desired. If you crocheted the square using natural fibers, blocking will really bring out the open, airy effect. If you crocheted the square using synthetic fibers, blocking might not make such a noticeable difference.

The photo shows my square unblocked; I do plan to block it ASAP.

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