Here’s another fun Back to School pattern! This School Bus Granny Square can be made into blanket or used as the center embellishment for a tote bag or even made into a cute little pocket pouch! My kids are taking the bus for the first time ever this year (we never had bus service near our house until now) and we are so excited to make a sweet little gift out of this granny square for our bus driver!
Make this piece with Red Heart Super Yarn or any other similar worsted weight yarn in bright bus colors!
– Red Heart Yarn in colors: Gold, Black, White, and Turqua.
Shop all colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Optional: small red buttons, 1 inch yellow buttons, and any other things you’d like to jazz up your bus!
Finished Size: Approximately 6×6 inches
Starting with black yarn…
Chain 16, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain,
Join in yellow yarn and chain 1, turn
Row 2-9: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
Row 10-14: SC in first 2 stitches, join in white yarn, SC in next 11 stitches, SC in last two stitches, chain 1, turn (It helps to carry the yarn as you crochet to avoid weaving in a bunch of ends)
Row 15-17: SC in each stitch across (just yellow yarn), chain 1, turn
Do not fasten off
Now let’s work on the border…
Border Row 1: SC around each side of square. You will need to switch to black yarn along the bottom and then back to yellow for the other side of the square. On the rough edges of the square you will make 12 SC in yellow and and 2 SC in black. Make a SC + Chain 2 + SC in each corner.
Join in blue yarn…
Border row 2-4: SC in each stitch around and SC + Chain 2 + SC in each corner. If you want to add the wheels then you will switch to black yarn for 3 stitches on either side of the bus for rows 2 & 3. You can also add wheels on afterward by adding black buttons or crocheting circles (or half circles: magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 HDC in ring, do not join, pull tight).
Add on buttons for the lights (or crochet circles)
Add on a little license plate with felt or foam!
Lots of ways to customize this cute little bus!
And here are two more versions I made (and shared with you guys on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook page). I’ve been playing around with different ways to embelish and design this granny square. As you can see, you can create your own unique version!