We love nothing more than a good, classic granny square! Since these are a pattern staple in a crocheter's arsenal, we knew we had to bring you one of our favorites. Allow me to introduce...
The Puff Stitch Granny Square
A simple granny square with contrasting border and puff stitch corners evoke a timeless look with modern techniques. Worked up in lightweight yarn creates a delicate look and a light, textured blanket when assembled.
Sewrella Yarn Classic Sock (Weight 1 / Fingering, 3.5oz/100g, 400yds)
*I used the holiday calendar mini skeins for the centers and a light tonal for my borders. Yields approx. 3 squares per mini skein.
|Notions||Size G (4mm) crochet hook
|Gauge (after blocking)||20 sts x 8 rows = 4" in dc|
Dc double crochet
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- Yarn is held double throughout the pattern.
- Ch 4 does not count as a stitch throughout.
- Use scrap yarn or assorted fingering weight skeins for an heirloom look.
- Pattern may be worked in other weights of yarn with corresponding hook size.
- Join as you go or stitch together at the end.
Throughout the pattern, puff stitch is as follows:
Puff Stitch: *yo, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop; rep from * 3 more times in same stitch or space, yo, pull through 7 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
*Crochet Chart graph is located at the bottom of this post*
With main color ch 4, slip stitch to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: ch 4 (does not count as a stitch), working into the Ch-4 ring: puff stitch, *ch 1, puff stitch, ch 2, puff stitch; rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, puff stitch into ring, slip stitch to join to beginning ch-4 <8>
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as a stitch throughout remainder of the pattern), *(puff stitch, ch 2, puff stitch) into ch-space, dc in next 3 stitches; rep from * 3 more times omitting last dc at end, slip stitch to join to beginning ch-4 <20>
Row 3: ch 2, dc in first puff stitch, *(puff stitch, ch 2, puff stitch) into ch-space, dc in next 5 stitches; rep from * 3 more times omitting last 2 dc at end, slip stitch to join to beginning ch-4 <28>
Change to contrast color.
Row 4: ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in first puff stitch, *(puff stitch, ch 2, puff stitch) into ch-space, dc in next 7 stitches; rep from * 3 more times omitting last 3 dc at end, slip stitch to join to beginning ch-4 <36>
And there you have it! The perfect puff stitch granny square!