But I used to wonder, am I the only one that gets bored with that old stand-by pattern? While familiar and easily done while watching TV, that old pattern can get ... old. When I finally got "connected" with the internet (ie: learned how to surf the web) I discovered hexagons, octagons, triangles and pretty squares with flowers and animals in the center.
So now, here I am, a few (a lot) of years later and I have a smörgåsbord of Granny Squares to choose from for almost any project I want to complete. How great is that?
Let me add my take on a non-traditional Granny Square that looks like it might end up as a pillow/bag/sweater project. I haven't decided yet. ^_^
4 Points Motif Pattern
- Yarn of choice (I used I Love This Yarn in Gray Mist)
- crochet hook to match yarn gauge (I used a G/6-4.25MM)
- embroidery needle for weaving in the ends
- Chain (ch)
- Double Crochet (DC)
- Single Crochet (SC)
- Slip Stitch
Chain 3 counts as a DC unless otherwise stated.
Ch 6 and join to form a circle.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC), 11 DC in circle. Join to first DC. (12DC)
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 DC cluster in same stitch, ch 1 to close. (First 3 DC cluster completed - see video link above), *Ch 1, 3 DC cluster in next stitch (don't forget to use a ch 1 to close the cluster)*. Repeat from * to * around. Join to first 3 DC cluster. (12 ch 1 spaces and 12 three DC clusters)
Row 3: Slip stitch to the next ch 1 space. Ch 1, SC in same space, ch 1. *[5 DC, ch 5, 5 DC] in next ch 1 space. Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 space, ch 3, SC in next ch 1 space, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around, ending with ch 3 and securing to the first SC made in this row.
Tie off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoy this and find many, many places to use it. Such as purses, beach bags, market bags, house shoes, shawls, sweaters, pillows, afghans ... I have too many ideas and not enough yarn!
Have a great week and be Blessed!