Grannysquare Day is almost here! On August 15, 2017 be sure to post a close-up of a single granny square on Instagram and use the hashtag #grannysquareday2017 and #grannysquareday to create a virtual blanket with other Instagrammers! This year will be the fourth annual holiday hosted by the talented Susan from @suregal27 and Sandra from @mobiusgirl. These ladies have gorgeous instagram accounts and have always been a huge support to the Instagram crochet community! You can find them HERE and HERE 🙂 Let’s all get together and make Grannysquare Day extra fun!
In celebration of Grannysquare Day I made an Autumn Rainbow Granny Square. Don’t you just love these gorgeous Fall colors?! I can’t wait to make a whole blanket out of them 🙂 I am using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn so they work up quickly and they are super thick and soft!
– Bernat Softee Chunky in Wine, Pumpkin, Glowing Gold, Seagreen, and Natural. You can shop these colors at Yarnspirations.com
– Size K crochet hook
– Large Tapestry Needle
Autumn Rainbow Granny Square Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC
Switch to seagreen and chain 1
Round 2: chain 4 + DC in first stitch, DC + chain 1+ DC in each stitch around, join to the 3rd chain in the beginning chain 4, fasten off.
Round 3: with gold, 2 DC cluster stitch + chain 1 + 2 DC cluster stitch in each chain 1 space from previous round. Join to first puff stitch, fasten off
Round 4: with orange, *3 DC cluster stitch + chain 1 + 3 DC cluster in first, 3 DC cluster + chain 1 + 3 DC cluster + chain 2 + 3 DC cluster +chain 1 +3 DC cluster in next (this is your corner- yes it will be tight but it fills in the granny square so nicely!), repeat from * around, join to first cluster, fasten off
Round 5: join red yarn in the middle of the chain one space of first two clusters, chain 1 and make 2 SC, SC in space between clusters, 2 SC in next chain 1 cluster space, make 2 SC + chain 2 + 2 SC in corner, 2 SC in next chain 1 cluster space, SC in space between clusters, repeat around, fasten off and weave in ends.
Remember to post A CLOSE UP of your granny square on Instagram on August 15th! Be sure to use the hashtags #grannysquareday2017 and #grannysquareday. You can post any granny square you want! And feel free to post more than one square! Just post a close up of one individual square at a time 🙂 The picture below is what I’ll be posting! Can’t wait to see it all come together!