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How to crochet solid granny square afghan

Updated on March 27, 2012
solid granny square afghan
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This is the second part of http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-crochet-solid-granny-square-afghan. In the first part, I have mentioned how to crochet solid granny square pattern and in this hub, I will be sharing the pattern in which I have crochet this solid granny square afghan.

I wanted to make this afghan with bulky yarn because it finishes fast, however my luck ran out when I could not find red yarn in the shelf so I had to buy worsted yarn. Though I did some experiment, I used two threads at a time to crochet to finish this project faster because I did not had the patience to order from amazon.

This afghan is about 30 inches (approx) .I have used worsted yarn . They are

  • red (1 ball),
  • yellow (1 ball),
  • black (1 ball)
  • hunter green ( it was a left over yarn ).
  • Crochet needle size N and needle to sew the sides.

I have crocheted 4 afghans and sewed them and then double crochet with different colors making the border.

In my previous hub , http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-crochet-solid-granny-square-afghan, i have mentioned how to crochet solid granny square pattern. My afghan consists of 4 small afghans with 2 different color combinations. In 2 afghans I have done 2 rounds with red yarn and then changed color and used yellow afghan. In the other two I first crochet with yellow yarn 2 rounds and then used the red yarn.

I am copying the pattern from my hub so it is easier to explain.

Abbreviations :-

Chain = ch

Double crochet = dc

  1. Take the red yarn and make a slip stitch
  2. Ch 5
  3. Join the chains and form a circle.
  4. Ch 3, this shall be considered as the first dc in the afghan.
  5. Now crochet 2 dc in the same loop.
  6. Ch 2
  7. Make 3 dc in the loop.
  8. Ch 2.
  9. Make 3 dc in the loop.
  10. Ch 2.
  11. Make 3 dc in the loop.
  12. Ch 2.
  13. Slip stitch in the ch of ch 3.
  14. Thus the first round of the granny square is complete. Now you have 2 options, either you can continue with the same color yarn or change the yarn color.
  15. Ch 3, turn
  16. Make 2 dc in the same loop
  17. Now change the yarn color to yellow and repeat the
  18. Ch 2
  19. Now 3 dc in the same loop
  20. Dc in the next space
  21. keep doing dc till you reach the end of the side
  22. do 3 dc in the loop
  23. Ch 2
  24. 3 dc in the same loop.
  25. continue doing dc till you reach the end of the side
  26. do 3 dc in the loop
  27. Ch 2
  28. 3 dc in the same loop.
  29. Continue doing dc in the next space.
  30. When you reach the end of the side, do 3 dc
  31. Ch 2
  32. Do 3 dc in the same loop
  33. Slip stitch at the first of Ch 3 once you come to the end of the side.
  34. Now change the yarn color and repeat the same process from step 15 - step 33.
  35. Again change the yarn color to black and repeat steps from 15 - 33.
  36. Make 4 afghans using the same pattern.
  37. Now join the 4 afghans by sewing them with black yarn
  38. You will find that you have a big square afghan now.
  39. Dc with the green yarn to make border.
  40. Dc with yellow yarn.
  41. Dc with red yarn.


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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Dear Pwalker, the colors have no special meaning but I have discovered that I like using yellow yarn while crochting, its bright and noticeable :)

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Very nice colors, dipsmi, and a great way to crochet a granny square afghan fast. Do the colors have a special meaning or do you just like that combination?

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