This Round Granny in a Square crochet motif was the result of a student asking me if it was possible to make a round granny square. At the time, I didn’t have access to the internet to see what was already available, but because I had some yarn and a hook to hand, I quickly came up with a basic formula. That was back in 2017 and the sample I made was stored in a box in my office and forgotten about. Then, in 2018 I received my Yarn Advent from the talented Lottie Knits. The yarn was so beautiful, I couldn’t think what to make with it or even find a suitable pattern. So my 24 skeins of yarn sat in their box for almost a year. One day I was poking around for something in my office and found the round granny. I instantly though of the Advent Yarn and then wondered how I could round it off into a square so that I would make a scarf. This is the result! I finished the scarf in 2019 and now, almost a another year on, thanks to an Instagram challenge prompt, I have written up the pattern!
Round Granny in a Square Crochet Motif (Free Pattern)
Download written instructions – click here (opens in new tab).
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Materials & Supplies
To make this motif, you can use any yarn thickness and corresponding hook size. See below for suggestions.
4ply/Fingering weight yarn – 3 mm/D.
DK/Sport weight yarn – 4mm/G.
Worsted/Aran weight yarn – 5mm/H.
I have used a 4ply yarn with a 3 mm/D hook.
Yardage per square:
In total, I have used 10g/36m/39yds.
Using 3mm hook & 4ply yarn, after blocking – 10cm/ 4” x 10cm/ 4”
Finished size & yardage will vary depending on hook size, yarn thickness & your personal gauge.
Here is the scarf I made using this motif. I used 23 x 10g of the Advent Calendar (I didn’t use one of the colours because I felt it didn’t fit in) and I also used about 3/4 of a full 100g skein in the same yarn that I used as a blending colour.
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