Square 4 – The Compass Granny Square

beautiful granny squares Square 4 – The Compass Granny Square

The Compass Granny Square is square number four of the Casual Granny CAL. Featuring increasing treble (dc) rounds, bordered in bright yellow with front post triple trebles to add texture.

Step by step images accompany the pattern in UK terms below and there are US instructions written at the end. You will also find a universal chart towards the end of the post. There is only one tricky stitch in this square, the front post triple treble, which i have included a video of at the end.

compass granny square

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.  And don’t forget to tag #casualgrannyCAL if you share your squares on social media.

If you are making the blanket, you should have 32 squares made at the end of this month – 8 x square 1, 8 x square 2,  8 x Square 3 and 8x Square 4.

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Materials for Square 4 – The Compass Granny Square (make 8)

Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball: Bubblegum Pink (454), Sky Blue (439) and  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)

htr = half treble (hdc)

tr = treble (dc)

dtr = double treble (tr)

fpttr = front post triple treble (fpdtr)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

Special Stitches

Double Treble (dtr)  (US tr)– yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through the final two loops.

Front Post Triple Treble (fpttr) (US fpdtr) – yarn over hook three times, insert from front to back to front, yarn over and pull through, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops.

 

Compass Square (UK terms)

compass granny square

Rnd 1 – With Yarn A, Ch4, slst into first ch to form a ring, ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into the ring, slst into top of beg ch3 [12tr]

 

compass granny square Rnd 2 – ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the same sp, 2tr into each st around, slst into the top of the beg ch3 [24tr]

 

compass granny squareRnd 3 – ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the same sp, tr in the next st, *2tr in the next st, tr in the next, rep from *around, slst into beg ch3 [36tr]

 

compass granny squareRnd 4 – ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the same sp, tr in each of the next 2 st, *2tr in the next st, tr in each of the next two st, rep from * around, slst into initial beg ch3, fasten off [48tr]

 

compass granny squareRnd 5

(all stitches in this round are worked into the back loops)

With Yarn B, slst into the back loop of any st from the prev rnd, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in the same st, dc in each of the next 4 st, 2dc in the next, *dc in each of the next 5st, 2dc in the next, rep from * around, slst into initial dc and fasten off [56dc]

 

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compass granny squareRnd 6

Attach Yarn C with a slst into the dc directly above the first tr of any tr pair from Rnd 4 (see images above) ch4 (counts as dtr), work a fpttr into the first tr of that tr pair directly below in rnd 4, ch2, fpttr into in the next tr from rnd 4, dtr into the next dc of rnd 6, tr in the next st, htr in each of the next 2st, dc into each of the next 6st, htr into each of the next two st, tr in the next.

continue to work fpttr into trebles from round 4 where indicated

*dtr in the next, fptrtr into the first tr of the tr pair from rnd 4, ch2, fpttr into the next tr in rnd 4, dtr into the next dc of rnd 6, tr in the next st, htr in each of the next 2st, dc into each of the next 6st, htr into each of the next two st, tr in the next, rep from * two more times, slst into the initial ch4 [72st in total]

 

compass granny squareRnd 7

slst into corner sp, ch3 (counts as tr), tr, ch3, 2tr to make first corner, tr in the next 7st, tr2tog in the next, tr in the next 7st, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in corner sp, tr in the next 7st, tr2tog in the next, tr in the next 7st, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of beg ch3, fasten off. [22st each side]

Compass Granny Square Chart

compass granny square

Compass Granny Square US Terms

Rnd 1 – With Yarn A, Ch4, slst into first ch to form a ring, ch3 (counts as dc), 11dc into the ring, slst into top of beg ch3 [12dc]

Rnd 2 –  ch3 (counts as dc), dc in the same sp, 2dc into each st around, slst into the top of the beg ch3 [24dc]

Rnd 3 – ch3 (counts as dc), dc in the same sp, dc in the next st, *2dc in the next st, dc in the next, rep from *around, slst into beg ch3 [36dc]

Rnd 4 –  ch3 (counts as dc), dc in the same sp, dc in each of the next 2 st, *2dc in the next st, dc in each of the next two st, rep from * around, slst into initial beg ch3, fasten off [48dc]

Rnd 5

(all stitches in this round are worked into the back loops)

With Yarn B, slst into the back loop of any st from the prev rnd, ch1 (does not count as st), sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 4 st, 2sc in the next, *sc in each of the next 5st, 2sc in the next, rep from * around, slst into initial sc and fasten off [56sc]

Rnd 6

Attach Yarn C with a slst into the sc directly above the first dc of any dc pair from Rnd 4, ch4 (counts as tr), work a fptr into the first dc of that dc pair directly below in rnd 4, ch2, fptr into in the next dc from rnd 4, tr into the next sc of rnd 6, dc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 2st, sc into each of the next 6st, hdc into each of the next two st, dc in the next.

continue to work fpdtr into dc from round 4 where indicated

*tr in the next, fptr into the first dc of the dc pair from rnd 4, ch2, fptr into the next dc in rnd 4, tr into the next sc of rnd 6, dc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 2st, sc into each of the next 6st, hdc into each of the next two st, dc in the next, rep from * two more times, slst into the initial ch4 [72st in total]

Rnd 7

slst into corner sp, ch3 (counts as dc), dc, ch3, 2dc to make first corner, dc in the next 7st, dc2tog in the next, dc in the next 7st, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sp, dc in the next 7st, dc2tog in the next, dc in the next 7st, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of beg ch3, fasten off. [22st each side]

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4 Comments

  1. Gail Nelson
    May 15, 2018 / 6:07 am

    Question about the last round of square 4. If you add up the stitches for one side, it only equals 20. (2 d c in corner, 7 dc, 2 dc together, 7 dc, 2 dc equals 20. The pattern says there should be 22 in each side. The graph counts 20 also. Am I missing something?

    • redagapeblog
      May 17, 2018 / 1:22 pm

      Hi Gail – sorry it’s a bit confusing, but the 22 stitch count refers to each side of the square including one corner. So altogether there are 4 x 22 stitches = 88 stitches in total counting the 3 chains at the corner. The tr2tog only counts as one stitch, meaning if you don’t count the corner chains there are only 19 stitches along the side. I hope this makes sense. 🙂

  2. Virginie
    May 23, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Hi Mandy. I have a problem. My 4th grany square is smaller than others. Do you have an advice?
    Thank you. This is my first CAL and my first grany square and I like that very much!

    • redagapeblog
      May 26, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Hi Virginie! Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. It’s hard for me to see what’s going on with your square without a picture. Check you are using the right terms for the stitches – Uk or US. If that is the problem then you can use a half double treble stitch in the last round to make it a little bigger. This is the same stitch that was used in the previous square. Or if the size difference isn’t that much some blocking will help even stretch it out.
      Also are you using cotton or wool? I am noticing that The wool squares are working up a little differently and sometimes curling in as the wool is thicker… blocking will help with this too.
      Hope this helps! Happy Making!
      Mandy xx

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