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Julie's Granny Square

Image of Julie's Granny Square Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This was one of the first granny squares I designed for the site. It was also the background of this site for a while. It is fast and easy to make.
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Materials Needed
Worsted weight yarn in 4 colors
I used Red Heart colors 313, Aran: 375, Raspberry,
A scrap of Christmas green and Red.
Size I aluminum crochet hook by Susan Bates was used.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Gauge: 4dc=1"
Thread Size: 4mm
Finished Size: 6"x6"
Skill Level: Beginner

Special stitch used:
(3dc cl) 3 dc cluster stitch. To Make a 3 dc cluster stitch do the following, *Yo insert hook in st, sp or ring. Draw up a lp and pull through 2 lps on hook. Repeat from * until there are 4 lps on hook. Yo draw through all 4 lps on hook.

Instructions
When tying on yarn at beginning of each round leave a 5" end that will be woven into the work after the square is complete.

After completing each round, break of yarn leaving about a 5" end to weave into back of work, with the needle, after square is complete.

RND 1: With Red, Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, Yo insert hook in st, sp or ring. Draw up a lp and pull through 2 lps on hook. Repeat from * until there are 4 lps on hook. Yo draw through all 4 lps on hook. You have made the first 3dc cl. The ch 3 counts as the first dc in the cl. (Ch 2, work 1 3dc cl in ring, ch 2). Repeat bet ( ) until you have a total of eight 3 dc cl's around. Join with sl st to top of first cl. Break off

RND 2: With Green, Tie yarn into the first ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in same sp. Ch 2, work 3 dc in same sp. You have just made a shell. *Ch 2, work a 3dc cluster in next ch 2 sp. Ch 2, Work a shell in the next ch 2 sp. Ch 2. Repeat from * around. You will have a shell in 4 corners and a 3dc cl on each side. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Break off

RND 3: With Aran, Tie yarn into the first ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in same sp. Ch 2, work 3 dc in same sp. You have just made a shell. Ch 2, *( Work a 3dc cluster in next ch 2 sp. Ch 2, ) Repeat bet ( ) once. Work a shell in the next ch 2 sp. Ch 2. Repeat from * around. You will have a shell in 4 corners and two 3dc cl's on each side. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Break off

RND 4: With Raspberry, Tie yarn into the first ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (counts as first dc), work 3 dc in same sp. Ch 2, work 4 dc in same sp. *Ch 2, work a 3dc cluster in next ch 2 sp. Ch 2, *( Work a 3dc cluster in next ch 2 sp. Ch 2, ) Repeat bet ( ) twice. Work a shell in the next ch 2 sp. Ch 2. Repeat from * around. You will have a shell in 4 corners and three 3dc cl's on each side. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Break off and weave in ends.

Now you can use this to make all sorts of wonderful beautiful things! Happy Crocheting!

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