Hey Dearies! I wanted to show you how to make a solid granny square, but this one is an actually solid granny square. The reason why I wanted to show you what a complete solid granny looks like, I wanted to also kinda see what I’m going to use it for.
The question I know I’m going to get asked is, ‘What’s the difference between a solid granny square and a completely solid granny square?’
Well, let me show you!
The purple square is a completely solid granny square. The blue one is a granny square, which is actually what I used to make my temperature blanket. The difference is that you can’t see the holes that are made for making the granny square.
*Note* They are NOT the same size. The completely solid granny square or the purple one is only 2 rows. While the other square has 5 rows.
I actually found the pattern on Youtube because I was looking for it for one of my ‘big’ projects. Needless to say, I got very lucky and it just happened to be in my suggestions for videos to watch.
Here is the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3TElIayQS8&t=640s
Now, you are probably wondering, ‘What project were you going to use to make with these?’
Well, here’s the thing. I love making stuff for others and I wanted to make my mother a blanket for her birthday, but I ended up going with the C2C method. The only problem was that I jumped into it and made a lot of mistakes.
To the point where I ALMOST finished it, but instead of printing out another sheet and ripping it, I decided to just rip it and got granny square small instead. Which is why I suggest to really pay attention when it comes to C2C and learn as much as you can!
With that being said, I am currently, been making a bunch of tiny granny squares. You are also probably thinking that I’m crazy for doing so, but in the end, it will look awesome!
However, you don’t need to make a bunch of small ones, as I did. Anyway, let’s get down to what you need for this pattern:
- Medium Yarn or Size 4
- I’ve been using Red Heart Super Saver since it’s what I’ve been using for the project itself.
- 5.0mm hook
- You can use any size, depending on the size yarn you are using.
- These are a must when it comes to doing this the first time! Especially if you plan on making these squares bigger!
- Sewing needle
The pattern is pretty simple, but it can get confusing, let’s begin!
You can either start with a magic circle or a chain 4. The difference between the two is that the chain 4, you have to make a slip stitch to start. Which
Row 1 ( If you used a Magic Circle to start): Chain 2.(counts as your first stitch) Make 2 double crochets in the circle. *1 treble crochet. 3 double crochets.* Repeat from * until you have 4 corners. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the chain 2. Place a marker at the top of each of your treble crochets.
Row 1 (If you chained 4 to start): Make 2 double crochets in the last chain from your hook (You’ll be working in this chain). *Make 1 treble crochet. 3 Double crochet.* Repeat from * until you have 4 corners. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the chain. Place a marker at the top of each of your treble crochets.
The next row is the same for both the magic circle and chain 4.
Row 2: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next stitches, until you reach your stitch marker or first corner, remove it and remember to put it back for each treble crochet stitch. Make 2 double crochets where your stit marker was. Make treble crochet in that same stitch and another 2 double crochets in that same stitch.* Repeat from *. Join with a slip stitch in the top of your chain 2.
Repeat Row 2 until you have reached the desired size. Fasten off and weave ends in.
There you have it! I will also make sure that I update you on my current project that I’m working on for my mom!
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