Casual Granny Cal – Square 3

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Casual Granny CAL – Square 3

Square three of the Casual Granny CAL is a very simple crochet pattern that can be made in one solid colour or many. I am using a beautiful shade of yellow for my solid coloured square, which i am calling the Sunshine Square. My pattern testers made their squares using more than one colour and they are gorgeous, so feel free to go nuts with your colours if you prefer a rainbow square. granny cal

Newbies to the Casual Granny CAL

It’s not too late to join the CAL!  You can head here to you can catch up on the posts you missed. They have all the details about the CAL and some suggestions for colours. Remember, you are free to use any colours you like! This is a great project for clearing out your scraps.

And don’t forget to tag #casualgrannyCAL if you share your squares on social media. There are so many gorgeous squares in the feed. 🙂

If you are making the blanket, you should have 24 squares made at the end of this month – 8 x square 1, 8 x square 2 and 8 x Square 3.

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Materials for Square 3 (make 8)

Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball:, Daffodil Yellow (422) (0r your own choice of yarn with compatible hook)

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

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Finished Size

Approximately 12.5 x 12.5cm (5 x 5 inches)

Abbreviations (US)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sp(s) = space(s)

ch = chain

ch sp = chain space

slst = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (sc)

tr = treble (dc)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

Special Stitches

Half Double Treble (slightly higher than tr but a little shorter than a double treble = hdtr (htr) yarn over hook twice, insert into stitch or space, yarn over and pull up, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 3 loops. Keep this stitch nice and firm, not loose and lacy. 

This pattern is written in UK terms, but the US intructions are written at the bottom of this post along with a chart.

PLEASE NOTE: on the chart the final two rounds use double treble symbols, but you should make a half double treble (see special stitches above) where you see this symbol. My software doesn’t include a symbol for the hdtr.

granny cal ch4, slst into first ch to make a ring

Rnd 1 – ch2, tr2tog (counts as tr3tog) ch1, (tr3tog, ch1) 7 times into ring, slst into intial tr3tog  [8tr3tog, 8x ch1)

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Rnd 2 – slst into next ch-sp, ch5  (counts as tr, ch2), tr, ch1 in the same sp, (tr, ch2, tr, ch1) in each sp around, slst into ch3 of beg ch5 [8x (tr, ch2, tr, ch1)]

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Rnd 3  – slst into next ch-2 sp, ch2, tr2tog (counts as tr3tog), ch3, tr3tog, ch1, (tr, ch1) in the three sps, *(tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog, ch1) in the next sp, (tr, ch1) in the following three sps, rep from * 2 more times, slst into initial tr3tog, [4x (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog, ch1), 12 x (tr, ch1)]

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Rnd 4 – slst into corner ch-sp, *(dc, ch3, dc, ch2 ) in same sp, (dc, ch2) in the next 4 ch-sps, rep from * three more times, slst into initial dc [4x (dc, ch3, dc, ch2), 16x (dc, ch2)]

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Rnd 5 –

slst into ch3 sp, ch4 (counts as hdtr) hdtr, ch2, 2hdtr in the same sp, 2hdtr in the next 2 sps, 3hdtr in the following sp, 2hdtr in the next two sps, *(2hdtr, ch2, 2hdtr) in the corner sp, 2hdtr in the next 2 sps, 3hdtr in the following sp, 2hdtr in the next two sps, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of beg ch4 [60hdtr, 8ch]

granny cal Rnd 6 –

slst into corner sp, ch4 (counts as hdtr) hdtr, ch3, 2hdtr in same sp, hdtr in each st along side, *(2hdtr, ch3, 2hdtr) in corner sp, hdtr in each st along the side, rep from * twice more, slst into top of beg ch4, fasten off [19hdtr each side, 3ch each corner]

Square 3 Chart

sunshine granny square

 

Square 3 – US Terms

ch4, slst into first ch to make a ring

Rnd 1 – ch2, dc2tog (counts as dc3tog) ch1, (dc3tog, ch1) 7 times into ring, slst into intial dc3tog  [8dc3tog, 8x ch1)

Rnd 2 – slst into next ch-sp, ch5  (counts as dc, ch2), dc, ch1 in the same sp, (dc, ch2, dc, ch1) in each sp around, slst into ch3 of beg ch5 [8x (dc, ch2, dc, ch1)]

Rnd 3  – slst into next ch-2 sp, ch2, dc2tog (counts as dc3tog), ch3, dc3tog, ch1, (dc, ch1) in the three sps, *(dc3tog, ch3, dc3tog, ch1) in the next sp, (dc, ch1) in the following three sps, rep from * 2 more times, slst into initial dc3tog, [4x (dc3tog, ch3, dc3tog, ch1), 12 x (dc, ch1)]

Rnd 4 – slst into corner ch-sp, *(sc, ch3, sc, ch2 ) in same sp, (sc, ch2) in the next 4 ch-sps, rep from * three more times, slst into initial sc [4x (sc, ch3, sc, ch2), 16x (sc, ch2)]

Rnd 5 – slst into ch3 sp, ch4 (counts as htr) htr, ch2, 2htr in the same sp, 2htr in the next 2 sps, 3htr in the following sp, 2htr in the next two sps, ), *(2htr, ch2, 2htr) in the corner sp, 2htr in the next 2 sps, 3htr in the following sp, 2htr in the next two sps, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of beg ch4 [60htr, 8ch]

Rnd 6 – slst into corner sp, ch4 (counts as htr) htr, ch3, 2htr in same sp, htr in each st along side, *(2htr, ch3, 2htr) in corner sp, htr in each st along the side, rep from * twice more, slst into top of beg ch4, fasten off [19htr each side, 3ch each corner]

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16 Comments

  1. Lori
    April 2, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Love this so much!!!

    • redagapeblog
      April 2, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks Lori. It’s a simple one, but i like it too. 🙂

    • redagapeblog
      April 2, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Thank you and that’s a great idea. 🙂

  2. Sherri
    April 2, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Thank you! Can’t wait to try this.

    • redagapeblog
      April 2, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      No worries Sherri. Enjoy. xx

  3. ImSammiNoble
    April 4, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Beautiful, I’ve already done my first three and they have working up great! Hurrah! Thank you for the pattern x

    • redagapeblog
      April 9, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Great! I’m so happy to hear that you like the pattern. xx

  4. janet
    April 7, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    Hi would like to print this pattern but the symbols on the side are making it difficult is there any way to remove them please

    • redagapeblog
      April 9, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Hi Janet, I’ve sent you an email. 🙂

  5. Mojca
    May 31, 2018 / 2:20 am

    Hello. I started a little late with this one, I just found your blog couple a days ago. It’s wonderful by the way. I have a question. Should there be also htr in 5th and 6th round of US version of this pattern or treble/triple crochet stitch. Because I did it with htr and my squares are 2 cm smaller than the first heart grannies. I’m using different yarn, so the heart granny square measures 15cm, this yellow one is 13 cm across. With triple crochet stitch in last two round, this square measures also 15 cm. I still didn’t do the second square to compare it. Maybe is just my tension, but I rather ask anyway.
    And thank you for all those wonderful patterns.

    • redagapeblog
      May 31, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Hello! Thanks for joining the Cal. The heart square is slightly bigger than the other squares that follow in the cal, but they shouldn’t be 2 cm bigger. That difference is too large. The 5th and 6th row do use htr (US) which is explained at the beginning of the post. If you’re using different yarn then that might be the problem. You can try a slightly bigger hook size to even them out or blocking works wonders.
      Happy Making! 🙂

    • Kelly Gerrard
      June 7, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Mine turned out a little smaller at first as well but being a novice crocheter I looked at the stitches again and realized I wasn’t starting off with two yarn overs and that made enough difference to get the proper size

      • redagapeblog
        June 22, 2018 / 1:35 pm

        I’m glad you worked it out Kelly. Blocking your squares can help with size variation too. 🙂

  6. Andrea
    June 13, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Thanks for posting this beautiful pattern.

    • redagapeblog
      June 22, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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