Friday, August 17, 2012

Pirate Granny Squares Crochet Patterns



Ever since Kara from Petals to Picots told me she was hosting a Granny Month on her blog, the wheels starting turning in my head of all the different granny squares I could make. The pirate boy was something I've been wanting to work on for weeks and when I finally put yarn to hook, it came out pretty darn cute! With some great feedback and advice from my Facebook fans, I perfected the pattern and then was inspired to create more! So here I present to you a Pirate Boy Granny Square, a Skull and Crossbones Granny Square, a Pirate Ship Granny Square and a Parrot Granny Square!

Ultimately I would like to create a pirate themed blanket with all these squares, but I am not sure I am ready to tackle that project right now. So if any of you use these patterns to create your own pirate granny square blanket (or other projects), I would love to see it!


Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn
- Size H crochet hook
- Size F crochet hook
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Ch: Chain
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Triple Crochet


The actual base squares for all 4 of these uses the same pattern. Here it is:


Pattern for granny square beginning with circle:

Magic ring, 8 HDC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in each around, join, ch 1 (16hdc)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each around (32 hdc)
(This is where you may choose to change color)
Round 4: Chain 3, skip 3 stitches, join with sc, *chain 3, skip 3 stitches, join with SC, *repeat around (you should end up with 8 chain spaces), join to the bottom of the first chain 3. Slip stitch to join to the bottom of the first chain 3.

Now working inside your chain 3 spaces...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, *3 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, *Around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off.

With new color and starting in corner space...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *3 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off.

With new color and starting in corner space...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space,* 3 DC in next space - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *Around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off, weave in all ends.



Pirate Boy:
Follow instructions for Granny Square beginning with circle and add below embellishments.
Bandana:
Chain 11, HDC in second chain from hook, DC in next 3, TC in next 2, DC in next 3, HDC in last, DO NOT fasten off, continue by chaining 4, HDC in 2nd chain from hook and in the next 2, Sl St to last chain space in original chain row, Chain 4 again, HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and in next 2, Sl St to last chain space in original Ch row. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Wrap the yarn around a couple of times between the bandana and bandana tails, secure and sew bandana on to the top of the circle of your granny square.

Eye Patch:
Magic Ring, 6 Sc in magic ring, join, use yarn tails as the eye patch straps.

Eye and Mouth and Earring were created by sewing yarn on with a tapestry needle. Try creating different facial expressions or instead of a "smile," how about making a beard?


Pirate Ship:
Follow instructions for Granny Square beginning with circle and add below embellishments.
Boat:
Chain 15, Sl St in 2nd ch from hook, Sl St in next, SC in next 3, DC in next 2, TC in next 5, DC in last two, Ch 3, Sl St to last Ch. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew with.

Sail:Chain 6, HDC in second ch from hook and across, Ch 1, turn,
Row 2-3: HDC across, at the end of row 3, continue to SC around, fasten off, weave in ends.

Flag (Using F Hook):
Chain 6, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl St in next, SC in last 3, Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in next 3, Ch 3, Sl St in 2nd chain from hook, Sl St in next, Sl St to join.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew with.

Chain approx. 11 for flag pole.

Portholes and Skull Eyes (Using F Hook):
Split a strand of yarn so it is 2-ply, magic ring, 4 SC in magic ring. It may be hard to join so go ahead and use your tapestry needle to sew together and onto boat and skull appliqués.


Skull and Crossbones Square:
Follow instructions for Granny Square beginning with circle and add below embellishments.

Skull and Crossbones Applique (Using F Hook):
Follow this skull and crossbones appliqué pattern from My Sweet Potato 3 EXCEPT, begin by making a magic ring, making 12 HDC in magic ring. Continue with Round 2 of pattern.


Parrot:
Follow instructions for Granny Square beginning with circle and add below embellishments.
Parrot Eyes:
Magic Ring, 6 SC in magic ring, join, change color
Round 2: 2 HDC in each around (12 HDC), fasten off leaving long tail to sew on

Parrot Beak:
Chain 3, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC, HDC, chain 2 and slip stitch to last ch, fasten off leaving tail to sew on.

Parrot Wing:
Chain 2, 2 SC in 2nd chain from hook, Ch 1 turn
Row 2: 2 SC across (4 SC), Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (4 SC), change color, Ch 1, turn
Row 4: 2 SC, SC, SC, 2 SC (6 SC), Ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC across (6 SC), Ch 1, turn change color
Row 6: SC across (6 SC), Ch 1, turn
Row 7: SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC, fasten off, weave in ends

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photo's as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog!

44 comments:

  1. LOVE these - thank you so much for sharing your patterns for them! :D

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  2. these are wonderful, I may have to make a blanket from these <3 thank you for the patterns x

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  3. I love it! I just found your blog yesterday and this is the first post to come in my Google Reader. I can't wait to do something with this for my nephew.

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  4. These are freakin fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful patterns with us! They are really great! Awesome too!!!

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  6. These are brilliant! And oh-so adorable :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    ♥ Bethany

    www.happyhomemaker.me

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  7. These are so, so cool! I'm pinning it...I'd love to make a pirate afghan!

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  8. This is AWESOME!!!! Usually the really cute patterns are so girlie, but this rocks for my guy!!! I am soooo going to give it a whirl : ) Thank you so much!! Keep up the great work!!!!

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  9. Perfect timing! Just yesterday I was looking around for some fun squares to make for my boys. This is right up their alley! (Going to Pin!)

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  10. These are so cute, thank you for sharing the patterns :)

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  11. Super creative! This was never my strength, but I'm putting in request for my sister to make a project with these!

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  12. WOW! These are just great. Thank you.

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  13. I had a pirate afghan I was trying to do and the pattern was written so you could not understand what to do next. When I saw these I was so excited that I could use this instead of the stupid pattern. They are amazing I love them all. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. LOL! I hope this pattern is easy enough to follow :) One day I will make a afghan with these squares. I just need more time in the day!

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    2. Hey I love this my grandson will absolutely love this. Thank you for giving this to me. Please send it to my Google mail. Please. Pam Jones. Banjogirl52@gmail.com

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  14. beautiful twist on the olde original granny square. luv it! best of luck making a beautiful item with the new designs :)

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  15. Brill - what a fab idea...
    Loving your blog & easy to follow instructions.
    Jo. xx

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  16. Sarah, these are adorable! I can just see them in an afghan or bunting for a Pirate themed nursery. Great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Oh my goodness... I really must learn to crochet! These are awesome!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Keep Calm & Link Up! Can't wait to see what you link up next week :o)

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  18. I'm in awe of how clever and creative these are! I've always wished I knew how to crochet, well now I'm going to have to learn. And then some of my friends will need to have baby boys :)

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  19. These are so cool I am going to make a block toy from them for my Pirate Kitty!!!

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  20. Super fun! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. :)

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  21. Just find it on Tangled happy,amazing,cute,lovely idea!Love it,must make it these days,even I don't like sculls and have a daughter,not a boy =o).

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  22. awesome squares! If you are on FB you may want to check out JTL Squares https://www.facebook.com/groups/419401131429805/
    It is group that makes memory blankets for families that have suffered the death of a child. I make squares for them but I never have assembled a blanket which is next on my list to volunteer for. But these squares would look so nice on a boy's blanket. I plan to use them the next time we have a new blanket to make for a boy.

    Thank you for making this a free pattern.

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  23. A MAZ ING!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you! My son is having a pirate 4th birthday part and this will make a great present for him!!

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  24. OMG...too cute...my nephew is into Jake n the Pirates....I think I will make him a little throw blanket to cover him when he watches it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  25. I just wanted to let you know I turned some of these squares into a blanket for my nephew's birthday! I wrote about it here: http://www.daisyrooandtwo.com/2013/02/crochet-a-little-something-for-mooch.html

    Thanks heaps for the wonderful patterns!

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  26. Wow! I have seen many different granny squares but not like this. My daugher loves Jake and the netherland pirates and this will make a great birthday present. Thank you.

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  27. So, so adorable. Thank you for directions to all of your wonderful ideas!

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  28. I did a basic trial square using a g hook and red heart super saver yarn worsted weight. My square came out 6 inches.

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  29. My favorite baseball team is the Pittsburgh Pirates (I REALLY love baseball), and I named my puppy "Bucco" because the Pirates are called the Buccos, so I'll be making a throw or something with these squares.

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  30. These are wonderful!!! Thanks so much!

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  31. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! I'm making this for my grandson's 4th birthday and putting it inside a homemade treasure chest :) I'll post pics when available.. AWESOME CREATION :)

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  32. Dude!! My nephew is gonna love these, again - thank you for sharing!

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  33. I have already made skull print sheets for my 3 week old granddaughter. This is sooo perfect to match them. The best part is that I can make a couple of blankets in assorted sizes. Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern :-)

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