Basic Granny Square – Square 10 of the Casual Granny Cal

basic granny square

Basic Granny Square – Square 10 of the Casual Granny Cal

The Basic Granny Square is square number ten of the Casual Granny CAL. This square is a nice and easy pattern, designed to use up random scraps. If you are following the colours i suggested at the beginning of the CAL you can copy the colours i’ve used below to make the last 8 squares. Of course, you can make your Basic Granny Squares in any colour you prefer – changing each round or keeping them solid. It’s up to you!

UK and US Terms

Step by step images accompany the pattern in UK terms below. There are US instructions written at the end. You will also find a universal chart towards the end of the post.

The Casual Granny CAL is almost over!

The final square for the cal is easy for a reason. I’m going to post a joining tutorial in the next few days, so you can get your blanket together before Christmas! Hooray! I originally had planned the joining tutorial for December, but everyone will be too busy.

And exciting news! There will give a giveaway prize for one lucky maker for my favourite project from the CAL. I’ll be posting more details for this shortly.  Congrats to everyone who managed to make all 80 squares!

basic granny square

Basic Granny Square – Square 10 (make 8)

Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball: your own choice of colours

3.5mm crochet hook (you might prefer to use a size 4mm)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Finished Size

Approximately 12 x 12cm (5 x 5 inches)

Abbreviations UK (US) terms in brackets

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sp(s) = space(s)

ch = chain

ch sp = chain space

slst = slip stitch

tr = treble (dc)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

basic granny square

Rnd 1

ch 4, sl st in first ch to form circle, ch 6 (counts as tr, ch 3), * 3 tr, ch 3 in ring,  rep from * 2 more times,  2 tr in ring,  sl st into ch 3 of initial ch 6. [12 tr, 12 ch]


basic granny square

Rnd 2

sl st into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in same corner sp, *(3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in next corner sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st in to top of initial ch 3. [24 tr, 16 ch]


basic granny square

Rnd 3

sl st through next two stitches into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in same corner sp, (3tr, ch 1) in next ch-sp, * (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in next corner, (3tr, ch 1) in next ch-sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st into top of initial ch 3. [36 tr, 20 ch]


basic granny square

Rnd 4

sl st through next two stitches into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in same corner sp, (3tr, ch 1) in next 2 ch-sp, * (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 1) in next corner, (3tr, ch 1) in next  2 ch-sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st into top of initial ch 3 [48 tr, 24 ch]


basic granny square

Rnd 5

ch 3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 2 st, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in the corner sp,* tr in each st and ch-sp  along side, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in the corner sp, rep from * 2 more times, **tr in next 3 st, tr in next ch-sp, rep from ** 2 more times, sl st to top of initial ch-3, fasten off. [19 tr each side, 12 ch]


basic granny square

Basic Granny Square – US Terms

Rnd 1

ch 4, sl st in first ch to form circle, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), * 3 dc, ch 3 in ring,  rep from * 2 more times,  2 dc in ring,  sl st into ch 3 of initial ch 6. [12 dc, 12 ch]

Rnd 2

sl st into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in same corner sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st in to top of initial ch 3. [24 dc, 16 ch]

Rnd 3

sl st through next two stitches into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in same corner sp, (3dc, ch 1) in next ch-sp, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner, (3dc, ch 1) in next ch-sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st into top of initial ch 3. [36 dc, 20 ch]

Rnd 4

sl st through next two stitches into corner sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in same corner sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in next 2 ch-sp, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner, (3dc, ch 1) in next  2 ch-sp, rep from * 2 more times, sl st into top of initial ch 3 [48 dc, 24 ch]

Rnd 5

ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next 2 st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner sp,* dc in each st and ch-sp  along side, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner sp, rep from * 2 more times, **dc in next 3 st, dc in next ch-sp, rep from ** 2 more times, sl st to top of initial ch-3, fasten off. [19 dc each side, 12 ch]

 

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9 Comments

  1. seona
    November 1, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    the last square?! I really am behind! All I have done so far is bought the yarn. Where the heck did this year go?

    • redagapeblog
      November 1, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      oh i hear you Seona! Where indeed has the year gone? so glad to hear you’ve bought yarn for the squares LOL – just buying yarn is a win in my books. 😉

  2. November 1, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    There’s nothing like a classic granny square. My favourite is the three coloured one in green, pink and red! Thank you for posting this new square. I’ll be making one this morning! I am really enjoying this CAL and a new square once a month is perfect!

    • redagapeblog
      November 1, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Sandra. I love a classic granny and it’s a nice easy way to wrap up the squares. The joining technique might be tricky for some, so i thought it made sense to keep this square simple. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the cal. One square a month has felt good for me too. 🙂

  3. Lesley Garrett
    November 4, 2018 / 3:26 am

    Loving this CAL! All the squares have been fairly easy and a manageable number to do in a month. Just wanted to ask if we’ve been given a quantity for the joining colour or did I miss that somewhere? p.s. Love the book too!

    • redagapeblog
      November 7, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Hi Lesley! You will need an extra 2 balls of paper white to finish your joining. and no, you didn’t miss the info – – i only added it into the last joining post. Happy Making! Mandy xx

  4. Kerin
    November 4, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Oh hooray! I was hoping for another solid colour. Plus this has a twist, a few that you have done in 2 or 3 colours. Loving the classic square too.
    I’m stoked I’m almost up to date. I only missed one month along the way.
    Thanks so much for this year’s adventure 😊

  5. Laurie Schnittman
    November 18, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Hi – this square is significantly smaller than my other ones. Is that by design? Will it hurt if I make it bigger by adding a row? Thanks!

  6. Laurie Schnittman
    November 18, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Hi – this square is significantly smaller than my other ones. Is that by design? Will it hurt if I make it bigger by adding a row? Thanks!

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