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August Granny Square

August Granny Square

Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This square is fast and easy to make and has a twist in how the corners are worked. Please pay close attention to the directions. They are a little different than you have seen.

Materials Needed
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in 3 colors. Red, white and green.
Size H/8 aluminum crochet hook
Metal yarn needle.

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: 6" x 6"
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructions
RND 1: Ch5, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch5, dc in 4th ch from hook. *Sc in ring. Ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook. Rep from * 6 times more. Join w/slst to first ch of ch5. You now have 8 ch3 spaces around that are made from the "dc, ch4, slst in 4th ch from hook". Treat these as a chain 3 space from here on out.

RND 2: Join white in any of the ch3 sps. Ch1. (2dc, ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook, 2dc in next ch3 sp.) *Sc in next ch3 sp. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off white.

RND 3: Join green in any sc. Ch3. (Dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2dc, ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook, 2dc in next ch3 sp. Sk next st. Dc in each of the next 2 dc.) *Dc in next sc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off green.

RND 4: Join white in same st as slst. Ch3. 2dc in same st. (Sk 2 sts. 3dc in next st. 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next ch3 sp. Sk next 2 sts. 3dc in next st. Sk next 2 sts.) *3dc in next st. rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off white.

RND 5: Join red in any ch2 corner sp. Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same sp. (3dc in each of the next 4 sps bet shells.) *3dc, ch2, 3dc in next ch2 corner sp. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Design written on Thursday, August 5, 2004. Copyright ©2004 By Julie A. Bolduc p101032

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