Cosmopolitan 6 Inch Granny Square

by ArticlesofaDomesticGoddess | June 7, 2016 7:47 pm

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Use this 6 inch basic granny square to create a fast and easy blanket, perfect for gifting at any occasion!

Materials: K Hook, Preferred Yarn: Hobby Lobby I love this yarn, (I am usually able to meet gauge easily with Caron Simply Soft – To use Caron Super Saver or Red Heart Super Saver, go down to a J hook to try and meet gauge.) Tapestry needle, Scissors, Measuring tape (to check gauge)

Skill level: Beginner1 Craft Yarn Council - Beginner Definition[2]

 

Gauge: With K hook: 2’’ x 2’’ square = 6 dc x 3 rows

 A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/[3]

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/[4]

ABBREVIATIONS[5]

 

 

 

 

Tips:  THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY PATTERNS YOU WILL SEE FROM ME IN WHICH THE CH 3 AT THE BEGINNING OF A DC ROUND DOES IN FACT COUNT AS THE FIRST STITCH IN THE ROUND. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS!

HOWEVER, THE CH1 FOR THE SC AND HDC EDGING DOES NOT COUNT AS THE FIRST ST. SO YOU WILL CH1, AND SC OR HDC IN THE SAME STITCH AS YOU COMPLETED THE CHAIN 1.


With K hook and Dark Pink.

Ch 5, join to form a circle.

 

Round 1:           Ch 3 (Counts as first st here and throughout pattern)

2dc in circle, ch2,

(3dc, ch 2), RPT () 2 more times, and join to top of chain 3.

St count: [(4) ch2 sp corners and (4) 3dc sides)

1[6]This is what it should look like up until here.

2[7]Then sl st in next 2 dc sts with dark pink.

3[8]

To color change for the next round: Begin to sl st in ch 2 by inserting your hook into the ch 2 sp and complete the sl st with white by pulling up white yarn when you pull your hook back through the ch 2 sp and through. This allows you to color change almost seamlessly.

To weave in ends: Cut Dark Pink yarn about 2 to 3 inches long at the back of the work to make sure you have enough room to weave in ends. Make sure to leave about 2 to 3 inches at the beginning of the white yarn as well. (So at each yarn beginning, and each yarn end, you should have about 2 to 3 inches of unused yarn to weave in so that the work does not unravel – tying a knot or just crocheting over ends may unravel at some point. To weave in ends so that they will never unravel, see this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFwSwRF01Q[9])

 

Round 2:              Ch 3, 2dc in ch2 sp, ch2, 3dc in ch 2 sp, ch2,

([3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in ch2 sp, ch2), RPT () 2 more times, and join to top of chain 3.

St count: [(4)-(3dc, ch2, 3dc) corners and (4) ch2 sides]

4[10]

Then sl st in next 2 dc sts with dark pink.

Color change to Light Pink in ch 2 sp corner the same as you did in round 1, making sure to leave

both beginning and end yarn ends 2-3 inches long so that you can weave in ends properly.

 

Round 3:              Ch 3, 2dc in ch2 sp, ch2, 3dc in ch 2 sp, ch2, 3dc in side ch 2 sp, ch2,

([3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in ch2 sp, ch2, 3dc in side ch 2 sp, ch2),

RPT () 2 more times and join to top of chain 3.

St count: [(4)-(3dc, ch2, 3dc) corners and (4)-(ch2, 3dc, ch2) sides]

 

Then sl st in next 2 dc sts with light pink.

DO NOT Color change – Continue on with Light Pink.

 

Round 4:              Ch 1, 3sc in corner ch 2 sp, (sc in each dc, 3sc in each ch 2 sp),

Rpt () around, join to top of first sc st

(Make sure not to join to the ch 1, but the actual first sc st)

Then begin a sl st in next sc st and finish the sl st with Dark Brown to color change.

 

Round 5:              Ch 1, (3hdc in corner st, hdc in every st down side),

Rpt () around, join to top of first hdc st.

(Make sure not to join to the ch 1, but the actual first hdc st)

Then begin a sl st in next hdc st and finish the sl st with Light Brown to color change.

 

Round 6:              Ch 1, (3sc in corner st, sc in every st down side),

Rpt () around, join to top of first sc st.

(Make sure not to join to the ch 1, but the actual first sc st)

Finish off Light Brown.

Weave in all ends using the technique described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFwSwRF01Q[9]

You have successfully completed a 6 inch granny square!

 

 

**If for some reason you would like an 8 inch square, simply complete one more round between rounds 3 and 4 in another color,

and continue on to round 4 with the same color so that it transitions nicely from color to color.

 


If you just want to complete a blanket composed of ONLY granny squares,

here are some layouts for some various sizes:

 

Baby size = 36”x36” (Each square is 6” by 6”)

Create 36 squares. Lay them out 6 rows by 6 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

BABY[13]

 

Toddler size = 42”x52” (Each square is 6” by 6”, the closest you can get is 42”x54”)

Create 63 squares. Lay them out 9 rows by 7 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

TODDLER[14]

 

Throw size = 52”x60” (Each square is 6” by 6”, the closest you can get is 54”x60”)

Create 90 squares. Lay them out 10 rows by 9 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

THROW[15]

 

Twin size = 59”x85” (Each square is 6” by 6”, the closest you can get is 60”x84”)

Create 140 squares. Lay them out 14 rows by 10 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

TWIN[16]

 

Full/Queen size = 90”x90” (Each square is 6” by 6”, you can perfectly create a 90”x90” blanket)

Create 225 squares. Lay them out 15 rows by 15 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

FULL QUEEN[17]

 

Super Queen size = 96”x94” (Each square is 6” by 6”, the closest you can get is 96”x96”)

Create 256 squares. Lay them out 16 rows by 16 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

SUPER QUEEN[18]

 

King size = 108”x90” (Each square is 6” by 6”, you can perfectly create a 108”x90” blanket) Create 270 squares. Lay them out 15 rows by 18 columns.

Use Mattress Stitch Tutorial to Seam them together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzl7IpgTtXQ[11]

Put a sc edge around all the squares in light brown, making sure to make 3sc in each corner.

Then use a blanket edging to edge it! There are many out there. These are just a few!  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/5-crochet-edges-you-should-know/[12]

KING[19]

 

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  4. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/: http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/
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