Honey & Roses Granny Squares

  Disclaimer: This is exactly how make these squares – nobody has beta’d this pattern for me. Hopefully it will work for you too. I suggest making a few to get your tension right before you embark on your blanket. I used Stylecraft Special dk on a 4mm hook to make the Honey & Roses Blanket. All terms are UK crochet terms.  You will need: chain stitch, slip stitch, treble crochet stitch and double treble crochet stitch.

1. Chain 4 and join to make a ring. (More detailed instructions for this are available HERE.) Then chain 4 more stitches – this counts as one TR (treble crochet) stitch plus one chain space.

2. Into the ring, make 1TR. Then chain 1. This is one “spoke” You will need 12 “spokes” in total, so do this ten more times.

3. When you have done this, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the initial chain 4. Tie off, cut the yarn and sew in your ends.

4. To join the next colour, cast the yarn onto your hook as per usual

5. Put the hook through any of the chain spaces

6. Bring the yarn through to the front …

… and through the loop that’s already on your hook.

7. Chain 4 to start the next round. Again, this counts as 1TR and 1 chain. (This is going to be the very last stitch in your round, you will see how this works shortly.)

8. Into the next chain space, make 2TR and then chain 1.

9. In each chain space, make 2TR and then ch1.

10. When you get to the start, make 1TR in the space where your initial chain 4 is, and then slip stitch to the 3rd chain.

Tie off, cut your yarn and sew in your ends.

11. Start the next round in exactly the same way. This time, make 3TR and ch1 in each chain space.

12. When you get back to the start, make 2TR in the space where your initial chain 4 is, and then slip stitch into the 3rd chain of your chain 4.

Tie off, cut your yarn and sew in your ends.

13. Start the next round as previously shown. Then chain 7 stitches and work three double treble crochet stitches in the same space.

(Click here to see how to make a double treble crochet stitch)

14. Ch1 and then make 3TR in the next chain space, another ch1 and then another 3TR in the next chain space (as if you were making a basic granny square.)

15. For the corner, make 3DTR, chain 2, and then another 3DTR in the space space.

16. Repeat this all the way around: “3DTR, ch2, 3DTR” for a corner, and then 3TR in each chain space. Each of these clusters is separated by a chain space.

17. When you get back round to the start, make 2DTR in the same space as your initial ch7 and then slip stitch into the 5th chain of this chain.

18. Insert your hook into the corner space, yarn over and bring it through to the front.

19. Chain 6. (This final round is the same as making an Elmer Square.)

20. Work 2TR into the space.

21. Work 1TR into each stitch.

21. When you get to the corner, make 2TR

22. Then chain 3, and make 2TR in the same space.

23. Continue all the way around in this manner, and then when you get back to the start, make 1TR in the same space as your initial chain 6, and slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 6. Tie off cut your yarn and sew in your ends. (You’ll note that I haven’t done this bit here, that’s because after taking these photos I unravelled it and used it for something else!)

A note about blocking: I didn’t block my squares because when I joined them all together they were square enough for my taste. However, if you wish/need to block them and are using an acrylic yarn I suggest steam blocking them like THIS. If you are using a natural fibre you can block in the usual way with warm water.

If you want to join your squares afterwards, HERE is my tutorial for joining granny squares.

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