Scraps Spectacular an Easy Granny Square Design


This delightfully easy granny square design is perfect for using up leftover worsted weight yarn you have collected. The simple brick pattern can be customized in your own favorite color sequence or make it as random as you like!

Design by Martha Brooks Stein

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

45 x 56 inches, excluding fringe

Materials

  • Red Heart Classic medium (worsted) weight yarn (3 1/2 oz/190 yds/99g per skein):
    6 skeins #12 black
  • Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
    31 oz/1,550 yds/877g assorted scrap colors
  • Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

Square = 2 3/4 inches

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of double crochet rounds counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Chain-4 at beginning of double crochet rounds counts as first double crochet and chain-1 space unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

One-Square Block

Make 14.

Rnd 1: With any scrap color, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] twice, 3 dc in ring, join with hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in sp formed by joining hdc (beg corner), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner), ch 1, rep from * twice, 3 dc in same sp beg ch-2 made, ch 2, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join black in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp (beg corner), *sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-3 sp (corner), rep from * twice, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Two-Square Block

Make 119.

Square

Make 2 of same scrap color.

Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 & 2 of One-Square Block.

Assembly

With same scrap color and working in back lps only, sew Squares tog across 1 side.

Edging

Hold piece with RS facing and 1 short end at top, join black in right-hand corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner, working across next side, sc in each dc, in each ch sp and in Square joining across to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, working across next side, sc in each dc and in each ch sp across to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, working across next side, sc in each dc, in each ch sp and in Square joining across to beg sc, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Assembly

Referring to Assembly Diagram for placement, arrange Blocks. With black and working in back lps only, sew Blocks tog.

Border

Rnd 1: Hold piece with RS facing and 1 short end at top, join black in left-hand corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-2 sp (corner), **ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from ** across to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-2 sp (corner), ***ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from *** across to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-2 sp (corner), ****ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from **** across to next corner ch-2 sp, sc in same sp as beg sc made, join with hdc in beg sc.

Note: Following row is worked on sides of piece only.

Row 2: Now working in rows, *ch 2, sl st in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across to next corner, ch 1, sl st in first ch-1 of corner.

Fasten off.

Join black in 2nd ch-1 sp of lower right-hand corner of right-hand side, *ch 2, sl st in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across side to next corner, ch 1, sl st in first ch-1 of corner. Fasten off.

Fringe

Cut 22-inch lengths of black. For each knot of fringe, fold 3 lengths in half, draw folded end through first ch-1 sp on 1 short end of afghan. Pull ends through fold and tighten knot. Tie knot in each ch-1 sp across each short end of afghan. Trim ends even.

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