Week 5 – Geometric Granny

Since we had so much fun with the circle last week, I thought I would keep on with using shapes inside our squares.  These week we have 2 circles and a triangle in our square.  I based our pattern on the Child’s Play 9″ Square by Rebecca Bisbing.  Here is my completed square:

Week 5 Completed Square

Week 5 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 4 colors (color A-D), so the pattern is written for 4 colors.  If you use less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

These week we also will need 4 stitch markers.  There are many types of stitch markers available, including handmade ones.  Use whichever type you have on hand.  If you are interested in purchasing stitch markers like the ones you see in my photos, you can find them here.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
htc – half treble crochet
tc – treble crochet
dtc – double treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 12 sc into loop, join with sl st to 1st sc .

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining.  2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color B, join with sl st to any sc.  * sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc. (1 dc, 1 htc, 1 dc) in next st, place marker in htc. 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st.* Repeat from * 2 more times.  Do not join.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color B, sc in next st into round 2 (not round 3, but over top of the joining sl st).  sc in each st around, working 4 sc in each marked st, removing the stitch markers as you go.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color C, join with sl st to 2nd sc in any corner. *sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htc in next st, 2 tr in next st, tc in next st, 2 tc in next st, htc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st.* Repeat from * 2 more times, placing final sc in same st as joining sl st.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color C, ch 1, sc in same st as joining. *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st.* Repeat from * around, working last sc into same st as first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 6

Round 6

At this point, we are going to place 4 stitch markers around the circle to mark the corners, depending on how you want to orient the circle.

  • Choose one st to be a corner.
  • Place the second stitch marker in the 13th st from the first marker.
  • Place the third stitch marker in the 14th st from the second marker.
  • Place the fourth stitch marker in the 13th st from the third marker.  This will make the first stitch marker be in the 14th st from the fourth marker.
Stitch Markers Placed to Mark Corners

Stitch Markers Placed to Mark Corners

Round 7: With color D, join with sl st 7th st from marker in a 14 st section, ch 1.  hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, htc in next st, (htc, tc) in next st.

(tc, dtc, tc) in next st (corner st) and move marker to dtc.

(tc, htc) in next st, htc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, htc in next st, (htc, tc) in next st.

(tc, dtc, tc) in next st (corner st) and move marker to dtc.

(tc, htc) in next st, htc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, htc in next st, (htc, tc) in next st.

(tc, dtc, tc) in next st (corner st) and move marker to dtc.

(tc, htc) in next st, htc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, htc in next st, (htc, tc) in next st.

(tc, dtc, tc) in next st (corner st) and move marker to dtc.

(tc, htc) in next st, htc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in same st as joining sl st.  Join to first hdc with sl st.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8: Continuing with color D, ch 1, sc in same st.  sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each marked corner st.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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3 thoughts on “Week 5 – Geometric Granny

  1. Yep, this one was not so easy. I eventually got mine right by improvising, and using lots of stitch markers to help me keep track. It was a good challenge, and there’s a sense of satisfaction in knowing I learned something once again. Sending pictures later today.

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