"Granny Square Afghan Pattern"


My granny square afghan pattern is worked in a variety of colors and features dividing panels incorporating a row of puff stitches.

Crocheting granny square motifs to form into blankets or a rug, is a great way to use up left over yarn. Multi-colored squares edged with black look very effective and each square need not be the same.

These blankets make beautiful throw rugs for a couch or sofa. Check out my zodiac afghan pattern, ripple pattern, picnic blanket, afghan bed rug, and also my bedspread!

If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

Granny Square Afghan Pattern

Materials: Main Color – 5 100g balls 8ply black yarn, 4 100g balls 8 ply white yarn, assorted mixed colors 8ply yarn. 5.00mm crochet hook, darning needle [if you prefer to sew your blanket together with a flat seam instead of double crocheting the pieces together].

Measurements: Each granny square approximately 16cm [6.5ins] square. Blanket approximately 161cm [63.5ins] wide, 216cm [85.5ins] long.

Tension: First 3 rows – approximately 8cm [3.25ins] across.

Stitches: Treble, Chain, Slip Stitch, Double Crochet, Puff Stitch.

Crocheting Granny Square Motif - Work 70.

Begin by working 8ch, 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. Fasten off.

2nd Round: Join contrast in 2ch corner sp. 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 2nd contrast 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. Fasten off.

4th Round: Join 3rd contrast in 2ch corner sp. Work as 3rd Round. Fasten off.

5th & 6th Round: Join black in 2ch corner sp. Work as 3rd Round. 3rd Round. Fasten off.

Joining Granny Square Afghan Pattern

To join motifs together – place together with right sides facing and working through both motifs work dc into corner sp and into each st, finishing with 1dc into corner sp. Fasten off. Join all subsequent motifs in the same manner until you have a row of 10.

Dividing Panels - Make 8 alike.

Using white yarn, work 203ch. Turn.

1st Row - Work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each st to end. Fasten off. Turn.

2nd – 4th Row - Using black, work 3ch in top of last st on previous row, 1tr in each st to end. Turn. Fasten off.

5th Row - Using white, work 3ch in top of last st, *miss next tr, work puff st into next tr, 1ch. Repeat from * to end, finishing with 1tr into 3rd of 3ch. Fasten off. Turn.

6th Row - Using black, work 3ch in 1st tr, *1tr into sp, 1tr into puff st. Repeat from * finishing with 2tr into 3rd of 3ch. Turn.

7th & 8th Row - Work 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end. Fasten off. Turn.

9th Row - Using white, work 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end. Fasten off.

Join dividing panel to row of 10 motifs having 1 panel on each end of rug and between each row of motifs.

I worked two rounds of dc around the outside edge to finish my granny square afghan pattern. You might like to add tassels on each corner, or use fringing if you prefer.

For more free crochet afghan patterns go to Afghan Crochet Rug, Baby Crochet, or Pillow Crochet.

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