July 2021 QuickProjects: Lacy Modern Granny Square Bag, Pillow Cover, or Scarf

July 2021 QuickProjects: Lacy Modern Granny Square Bag, Pillow Cover, or Scarf

June 2021 QuickProjects

Skill Level: Easy | Hook: Size H or 5mm | Gauge: N/A | Dimensions: 22 inches around x 15.5 inches long

Granny Squares are iconic in crocheting and there have been many variations created over the years. With this light and fun yarn, this granny square pattern is a relaxing one to work up and perfect for working outside in the heat since you can do it in pieces! After the squares are made, you can create a lacy bag, a pillow cover, or a scarf. Two joining techniques are outlined depending on your preference and skill level.
Happy Crocheting! ~Lauren

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Lacy Dual Colored Granny Square

Skill Level: Easy | Hook: Size J or 6mm | Gauge/Dimensions of Square: 6 inch across

 

Round 3: 

  • With Color B, sl st into any ch-3 sp. 
  • Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp 
  • *Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp
  • Repeat from * around 
  • Ch 3 and sl st to beg ch. Fasten off color B

Stitches Count: 24 dc with 8 ch-3 sp

Round 4:

  • With Color A, sl st into any ch-3 sp. 
  • Ch 3 (counts as dc), [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same sp 
  • *Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3**, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp
  • Repeat from * around ending at **
  • sl st to beg ch. 

Stitches Count: 36 dc with 12 ch-3 sp

Round 5: 

  • Ch 3 (counts as dc), 
  • Dc in each of next 2 sp to corner, 
  • *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in corner ch-3 sp
  • Dc in each sp and 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to next corner
  • Repeat from * around
  • sl st to beg ch and fasten off Color A

Stitches Count: 21 dc/side or 84 dc total with 4 ch-3 corner sp

Weave in ends and make 16 total with 8 of each color order. 

NOTE: More may need to be made depending on which item you are making. See below for reference: 

Bag: 18 squares needed- 10 of one color order and 8 of the other

Pillow: 16 squares needed- 8 of each color order 

Scarf: 18 squares needed- 10 of one color order and 8 of the other

This pattern is the whole square EXCEPT for the last round, which is the joining round for those who would like to use that technique. 

Color notes: 

Make 8 of each color combination: 

  • Color A= Ice Blue and Color B = Lavender 
  • Color A= Lavender and Color B = Ice Blue

With size J/6mm hook and Color A, ch 3.

Round 1:

  • dc in 3rd ch from hook, 15 dc in same sp
  • sl st to 1st dc (beg ch does not count as dc)

Stitches Count: 16 dc

Round 2: 

  • With color A, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp, 
  • *ch 3, sk next sp,** 2 dc in next sp, 
  • Repeat from * around, ending at **
  • Sl st to top of beg ch and fasten off Color A

Stitches Count: 16 dc with 8 ch-3 sp

 

Joining Techniques (Read prior to joining squares)

EASY METHOD: Invisible Seam Mattress Stitch or Whip Stitch (not invisible seam)

Depending on whether you want an invisible seam or not, the squares can be joined together by sewing. The Invisible Seam with the Mattress stitch is the preferred method and here is a good link to see how it works: https://yayforyarn.com/invisible-seam-crochet/ or search for “Invisible Seam Crochet”. Alternatively, if you don’t mind seeing your seam- you can use the whip stitch method. 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE METHOD: Join-as-you-go Crochet Round 

This is the 6th round of square pattern and crocheted as you attach squares. 

 

With the base round, the joins occur with the ch-1 spaces on BOTH squares being joined. The working square is the square you are crocheting this round and picking up ch-1 sp from the joining square that ALREADY has the last round completed. Typically, you would have a square to join, complete the first side without any joining, then start joining the next 1-2 sides with the joining square(s). 

 

Base Joining Round (without actually joining anything):

  • With the other color that round 4-5 was NOT worked with, sl st into any corner sp. 
  • Ch 1, [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in same sp, 
  • *Repeat (sk next sp, ch 1, sc in next) across to next corner 
  • Ch 1, sk last sp before corner,** [2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corner sp
  • Repeat from * around, ending at **
  • Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. 

Pattern Declaimer

This is a paid pattern originally designed for a Yarn Bits Shop subscription box. 

You have permission to sell any item made from this pattern. However, you are not allowed to resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern or downloads in any printed or digital form (in full), or to claim the pattern as your own original design. If you want to sell or share a picture of your work from this pattern, please clearly credit the design to me: Lauren Samar of Yarn Bits Shop (with link to the website when applicable). 

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