{Crochet} Jewel Miner Granny Square

jewel miner crochet square Granny squares are the most versatile motif of all crochet motifs. Make just one or two to create washcloths and potholders, five to ten for scarves, table runners and cushions, or more for larger projects like blankets, bags and shawls. I’m calling this granny square the Jewel Miner Square for its colours and shape.

You’ll need –

Size 4mm hook

4 different colours of 8ply cotton yarn from your scraps. I’ve used heirloom Cotton 8ply, which is available from Yummy Yarn and co. The pattern is in UK terms. I’ll include US shorthand instructions soon.

A – Parchment

B – Pink Rose

C – Green

D – Navy

cotton yarn online

Round 1 – with colour A, form a magic loop and ch2 (counts as 1htr, ch1). Work a (htr, ch1) five times and then fasten off with needle and thread into the top of the inital ch2. (6htr, 6ch).

Round 2 – with colour B, ss into any ch-1 space from the previous round. Ch2 (counts as one tr) and then work two more tr into the same st. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the initial ch-2 to finish this round. (6x 3tr)

Round 3 – Ch4, then ss in between the two 3tr groups. Continue to ch4, ss in between 3tr groups around. (6x ch-4)

Round 4 – ss into the ch-4 space, ch1, then work 5dc into this space. Work 5dc into each ch-4 space around finished with a ss into the initial ss. (6x 5dc)

Round 5 – ch 3, ss into 3rd dc of the first 5dc group, ch3 and then ss into the space between two 5dc groups from the previous round. Continue to ch3, ss into 3rd dc, ch3, ss in between tr groups around. (12 x ch-3 spaces). Fasten off.

Round 6 – with colour C, ss into any ch-3 space, ch1 and then work 4dc into this space. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space around. Ss into initial dc to finish this round. (12x 4dc)

Round 7 – ch1 (counts as first htr). Work 1htr into each dc from the previous round. Fasten off with a needle stitch into first htr. (48htr)

Round 8 – with colour D, ss into first any htr, ch1 and then dc into this stitch. Work 1dc into each htr from the previous around. Fasten off with a needle into the first dc. (48dc)

Round 9 – squaring off the circle. With colour A, ss into any dc from the previous round and ch3 (counts as 1dtr), into the next 11 stitches follow this pattern  – 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr and then ch3. Repeat this pattern of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr x 3 more times.Then ss into the top of the inital ch3. (4 x groups of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 6dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch3)

Round 10 – ch1 (counts as 1htr), and then work 1htr into each of the stitches along the side, then work (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. Continue this pattern of 1htr into each of the 12st along the side, (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. That is, three more times and then fasten off with a needle into the first htr. (16htr along each side)

Round 11 – with Colour B, ss into any corner space, ch1 then work 2dc into this space. Work a dc st into each of the 16 stitches along the side, then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) at corners. Repeat this pattern around the square until you reach the last corner, as there are already 2dc in this corner you just need to work 2dc and then ch2, ss into the first dc that you made. (20dc along each side)

Round 12 – ch2 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr into each of the 20 stitches along the sides from the previous round. (tr, ch2, tr) at the corner. Repeat this pattern of 1tr into each stitch of the previous round along the side and then (tr, ch2, tr) at the corners. Finish by fastening off with a needle into the top of the initial ch2. (22tr along each side)

Round 13 – With D, ss into any corner space and ch1, then work 2dc. Work a dc into each of the 22 stitches along the side from the previous round and then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the ch-2 space at the corner. Continue this pattern around until you reach the last corner. As there are already 2dc in this corner, you just need to work 2dc and ch2. Fasten off the a needle into the intial dc. All done!

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  1. March 28, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    What a simply beautiful design! I love the central flower and the tender pink and aqua you have used! How kind to have included your pattern also! Happy Monday to you!

    • Carol D
      March 28, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      This is so pretty! just lovely, Simple Elegance!

      • redagapeblog
        April 7, 2016 / 9:19 am

        Thank you for your kind comments. xx

  2. Lorna Howells
    March 28, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I love this square. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I am definitely going to give this a try.

    • redagapeblog
      April 7, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thank you. I hope you find the instructions easy to follow. Mandy xx

  3. March 28, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Beautiful colours and design, can’t wait to have a go, thank you for sharing xx

    • redagapeblog
      April 7, 2016 / 9:18 am

      You’re welcome. So glad you like it. 🙂

  4. Judy Grivas
    March 28, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Beautiful – both in colors and design!

    • redagapeblog
      April 7, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Thank you! i’m so glad you like it. 🙂

  5. March 29, 2016 / 2:23 am

    That really is a beautiful square – oh dear, another to add to my list for the charity blankets I am making this year. Beautiful colours too. xx

    • redagapeblog
      April 7, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you enjoy making this square xx

  6. esther vogelaar
    April 1, 2016 / 4:13 am

    I love this pattern Mandy! thank you for sharing with us. I will definitely give it a try. Have a nice day, love from the Netherlands, Esther (essiebirdies on IG)

    • redagapeblog
      April 7, 2016 / 9:10 am

      You’re very welcome. Please let me know if you spot any errors in the pattern. xx

  7. Susan Lambrix
    May 1, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I am so happy you will be sharing patterns. When I look at one of your pictures on Instagram I am mesmerized. You do such beautiful work. I hope I can understand and learn more than the basics I know
    Susan Lambrix

    • redagapeblog
      June 5, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Just keep on practicing. Thank you for your kind comment. xx

  8. Milana
    May 6, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Hey! I really love your website and i’m trying this square right now.
    I have one problem, i am from Germany and i don’t get some stuff. Like “ss”.
    Is there somewhere a description for every abbrevation you use..? 🙂

    Thanks ! <3

    • redagapeblog
      June 5, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Hello! I am sorry for my late reply. SS just means slip stitch. xx

  9. Selvin
    July 2, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Hi, I’m in love with this pattern, so this evening I started crocheting. I can’t seem to have it flat as it’s crunching up. I took it apart and start it again. But I still have the same problem. Is anyone else having the problem or it’s simply me? I just fell in love with this pattern and I would love to get it right.
    By the way, thank you for sharing this lovely pattern ??

    • redagapeblog
      July 5, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Sorry to hear you’re having issues with this square. Are you using UK or US terms? this pattern is written in UK terms. If you’re reading it as US terms then the pattern will definitely bunch up. Hope this helps.
      Mandy xx

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