Crocheted Granny Square

If you haven't crocheted all of your dusty pink granny squares, or cream granny squares yet, don't worry, there will be plenty of time to catch up when we get to the "making and adding of the zodiac symbols" stage. These horoscope signs are much faster to make and attach than granny square motifs.

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Materials: 7 100g balls 8 ply dusty pink, 6 100g balls 8ply cream , 5 100g balls 8ply burgundy yarn, 2 100g balls 8ply white yarn, 5mm crochet hook, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, darning needle.

Measurements: Each granny square is approximately 28cm [11ins] square. Overall zodiac afghan rug size - approximately 130cm [52ins] x 193cm [77ins].

Tension: First 3 rows – approximately 8.5cm [3ins] across. 100g of yarn makes approximately 1.5 dusty pink or cream squares.

Stitches: Treble, Chain, Slip Stitch.

Crocheted Granny Square - Work 24.

Begin by working 8ch [in cream], join with a ss to form a ring.

1st Round: Work 3ch, 2tr into ring, [2ch. 3tr into ring 2ch] 3 times, ss in 1st of 3ch.

2nd Round: Work 3ch, 2 tr, 2ch, 3tr in corner sp, [2ch, 3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in each corner sp, finishing with 2ch 1ss in 3rd of 1st 3ch. Fasten off.

3rd Round: Join pink in 2ch corner sp. *Work 3ch, 2 tr, 2ch, 3tr in corner sp, *[2ch, 3tr in next 2ch sp] to corner, [2ch, 3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in corner sp. Repeat from * finishing with 2ch, 1ss in 3rd of 1st 3ch.

4th Round: Work as 3rd Round from *. Fasten off.

5th Round: Join white in 2ch corner sp. Work as 4th Round. Fasten off.

6th Round: Join burgundy in 2ch corner sp. Work as 4th Round. Fasten off.

7th Round: Join white in 2ch corner sp. Work as 4th Round. Fasten off.

8th & 9th Round: Join pink in 2ch corner sp. Work as 4th Round. Fasten off.

10th & 11th Round: Join cream in 2ch corner sp. Work as 4th Round. Fasten off.

12th Round: Join burgundy in 2ch corner sp. Work as 3rd Round. Fasten off.

Check out my matching pillow design, square pillow, & bolster cushion.

Like to make more granny square afghans? My free crochet instructions are available for my picnic blanket, Granny Square Rug, Granny Square Afghan, Ripple Afghan, or Afghan Bed Rug.

Granny squares with a plainer center are best for displaying monogram letters, flowers, Christmas motifs, and zodiac signs.

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