Modern Granny Square – Square 7 of the #casualgrannycal

modern granny square

Modern Granny Square – Square 7 of the Casual Granny CAL

The Modern Granny Square is square number seven of the Casual Granny CAL. This square changes colour with each round helping to tie together the range of colours in this blanket. Of course, you can make your  Modern Granny Square in any colour you prefer.

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.

modern 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.  Also, you don’t have to make all the squares. Pick and choose one or two squares to play with and apply to any project you like. Don’t forget to tag #casualgrannyCAL if you share your squares on social media.

If you are making the blanket, you should have 56 squares made at the end of this month. Eight of each of the first 7 squares.

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Modern Granny Square – Square 7 (make 8)

Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g ball/125m per ball: Bubblegum Pink (451), Peach Orange (455), Sky Blue (439), Spearmint Green (426),  Lipstick Pink (452) (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 x 12cm (5 x 5 inches)

Abbreviations (US)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sp(s) = space(s)

ch = chain

ch sp = chain space

slst = slip stitch

tr = treble (dc)

dtr = double treble (tr)

rep = repeat

beg = beginning

modern granny square

Rnd 1:

{starting with Yarn A) ch4, sl st to first ch to make circle, ch3 (counts as first tr), 11tr in ring, sl st into top of initial ch3, fasten off. [12tr]


modern granny square

Rnd 2:

{attach Yarn B with a slst in between any two tr from the prev rnd}, ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in same sp, ch3, skip 2st, *3tr, ch3, skip 2st, rep from *around, sl st into top of initial ch3, fasten off. [18tr, 18ch]


modern granny square

Rnd 3:

{attach Yarn C in any ch-3 sp}, ch3 (counts as first tr) 2tr, ch 1, 3tr in same sp, ch2 *3tr, ch1, 3tr in next sp, ch2, rep from * 4 more times, slst in top of initial ch3, fasten off [36tr, 18ch]


modern granny square

Rnd 4:

{attach Yarn D in any ch-sp}, ch3 (counts as first tr), 3tr in same sp, *4tr in next ch-sp, rep from * ten more times, slst into top of initial ch3, fasten off [12x 4tr clusters]


modern granny square

Rnd 5:

{attach Yarn C in between any of the tr clusters from rnd 4}, ch4 (counts as first dtr), dtr, ch3, 2dtr in same sp, ch3, slst in between next two clusters, ch4, slst in between next two clusters, ch3, *(2dtr, ch3, 2dtr) in between next two tr clusters, ch3, slst in between the next two clusters, ch4, slst in between the next two clusters, ch3, rep from * two more times, slst into top of initial ch4, fasten off.


modern granny square

Rnd 6:

{attach Yarn E at any ch-3 corner sp), ch3 (counts as first tr), tr, ch3, 2tr in same sp, tr in next 2st, 4tr in next ch-sp, 3tr in next ch-sp, 4tr in next ch-sp, tr in next 2st, * (2tr, ch3, 2tr) corners, tr in next 2st, 4tr in next sp, 3tr in next sp, 4tr in next sp, tr in next 2st, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of initial ch-3, fasten off [22st each side].


Modern Granny Square Chart

modern granny square


Modern Granny Square US Terms

Rnd 1: {starting with Yarn A) ch4, sl st to first ch to make circle, ch3 (counts as first dc), 11dc in ring, sl st into top of initial ch3, fasten off. [12dc]

Rnd 2: {attach Yarn B with a slst in between any two tr from the prev rnd}, ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same sp, ch3, skip 2st, *3dc, ch3, skip 2st, rep from *around, sl st into top of initial ch3, fasten off. [18dc, 18ch]

Rnd 3: {attach Yarn C in any ch-3 sp}, ch3 (counts as first dc) 2dc, ch 1, 3dc in same sp, ch2 *3dc, ch1, 3dc in next sp, ch2, rep from * 4 more times, slst in top of initial ch3, fasten off [36dc, 18ch]

Rnd 4: {attach Yarn D in any ch-sp}, ch3 (counts as first dc), 3dc in same sp, *4dc in next ch-sp, rep from * ten more times, slst into top of initial ch3, fasten off [12x 4dc clusters]

Rnd 5:

{attach Yarn C in between any of the dc clusters from rnd 4}, ch4 (counts as first tr), tr, ch3, 2tr in same sp, ch3, slst in between next two clusters, ch4, slst in between next two clusters, ch3, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in between next two dc clusters, ch3, slst in between the next two clusters, ch4, slst in between the next two clusters, ch3, rep from * two more times, slst into top of initial ch4, fasten off.

Rnd 6:

{attach Yarn E at any ch-3 corner sp), ch3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch3, 2dc in same sp, dc in next 2st, 4dc in next ch-sp, 3dc in next ch-sp, 4dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 2st, * (2dc, ch3, 2dc) corners, dc in next 2st, 4dc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, 4dc in next sp, dc in next 2st, rep from * 2 more times, slst into top of initial ch-3, fasten off [22st each side].

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7 Comments

  1. August 1, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Thank you for another lovely square in such pretty fresh colours!

  2. Jessie
    August 2, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Thank you so much! I am really enjoying the Crochet Along…and your book 🙂

    • redagapeblog
      August 2, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying both. 🙂

    • redagapeblog
      August 3, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Julia Kelley
    October 15, 2018 / 1:26 am

    Looking at US directions, In Rnd 5, after the first series of 2tr,ch3,2tr you write ” in same sp,ch3 slst in between next two clusters, ch4, slst in between next 2 clusters”. If you ch4, slst in between next 2 clusters it doesn’t make sense. What am I not getting?

    • redagapeblog
      October 30, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      hi again Julia, You might find it easier to understand if you look at the image i posted for round 5. You can see clearly where you need to sl st after chaining 4. If you’re still unsure check the chart for reference.

      Mandy xx

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