"Granny Square Pattern"

My granny square pattern cushion is a great way to use up left over yarn. You can mix and match the colors in any combination you desire. The black border then ties the whole design together.

A pillow throw like this one has dozens of uses. It makes a great decorative pillow for a couch. It may be thrown in the car and taken on a picnic, along with your picnic blanket, or given to a small child as a comforter.

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

Free Crochet Granny Square Pattern

Materials: Color - 50g ball 8ply black yarn, 50g 8ply yellow yarn, pink 8ply yarn, 50g 8ply light green yarn, 50g 8ply dark green yarn, 50g 8ply dark blue yarn, 5.00mm crochet hook, 3 clips, black sewing thread and sewing needle.

Measurements: Approximately 39cm [15.5ins] square.

Tension: First 2 rows – approximately 6cm [2.5ins] diameter

Stitches: Treble, Chain, Slip Stitch, Double crochet.

Motifs – Make 4 of each color combination alike

Begin by working 3ch and joining with a ss to form a ring.

1st Round: Work 3ch, 2tr into ring, 2ch, [3tr into ring, 2ch] 3 times, join with a ss into 3rd of 3ch.

2nd Round: Work 3ch, tr in each of next 2tr, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in space, * 1tr in each of next 3tr, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in space. Repeat from * finishing with 1ss into 1st of 3ch. Fasten off.

3rd Round: Join 2nd color in sp, work 3ch, 2tr, 2ch 3tr in corner sp, * 2ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next space. Repeat from * finishing with 1ss into 3rd of 3ch. Fasten off.

4th - 6th Round: Work as 3rd round, changing color at beginning of each round. Fasten off.

Place 2 different motifs with right sides facing, and using black, work together with a row of dc. Repeat.

Join two sets of granny squares together in the same manner. Repeat for other two sets.

With wrong sides facing join two sides of your decorative pillow together with a round of dc., leaving one side open and working only along front side of opening.

2nd Round: Work 4tr in corner dc, * miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, miss next dc, 4tr in next dc. Repeat from * finishing with 1ss into join.

Sew 3 clips to inside of opening.

For a different use of the granny square pattern, check out my crochet pattern pillow, zodiac afghan pattern, or afghan bed rug. My round crochet cover pillow is another decorative alternative, along with my

pillow designs, square cushion, and bolster cushion.


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