A Free Granny Square Pattern
I designed this square to be a contribution to The Unraveled Mitten’s 2021 Afghan Crochet Along. This is the third afghan CAL I’ve contributed to, and I must say I really love designing afghan squares. I hope you enjoy this pattern, as well!
The Maia Square was named for the Roman Goddess of spring and rebirth, and after the year everyone has had, it is nice to look forward to the warmth and blooms that follow spring.
The Maia Square is 12×12 inches worked in worsted yarn with a J-6mm hook, although you could work less rounds to make a smaller square. I used 2 colors for this square, but you could work it all in one or even use more.
4 groups of 3dc, ch1=4 inches
Yards in main color (mc) and a contrasting color (cc) of worsted weight yarn
Knit Picks Brava in Cornflower (mc)
Knit Picks Brava in Cake Pop Speckle (cc)
J-6 mm hook
Picot= ch3, slst in previous stitch.
Cr-dc= crossed dc: skip 2 Stitches, dc in next stitch, ch 1, dc in 1st skipped stitch.
This square is worked in rounds, starting first as a circle and then shifting to a square. Chains at beginning of each round counts as a stitch. Square uses to different colors, identified as MC (main color) and CC (contrasting color). Yarn used is worsted weight with a J-6mm hook.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. Slst to 1st ch to join. Ch1,(sc,ch 8) 6 times. Slst to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Reattach yarn in center of any of the ch-8 loops. Ch1,* (sc, ch 3, sc) in loop, ch 5.* Repeat from * around. Slst in 1st sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc×5 in ch-3 sp, ch 5) 6 times. Slst to 1st sc.
Rnd 4:Slst in next st, ch1, (sc in 3rd sc,picot in same st, ch 5, sc in both ch-5 below,ch 5) 6 times. Slst to 1st sc. Fasten off MC.
Rnd5: Attach CC in one of the ch-5 spaces. Ch3, (2dc,ch 2, 3dc) in same space. *ch 1, skip sc,(3dc) in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, skip sc and picot, (3dc) in next ch-5 sp. Ch 1 skip sc, (3dc,ch 2, 3dc) in ch-5 space.* Repeat from * around.
Rnd 6: Slst in next 2 dc, slst in ch-2 space, Ch 3, (2dc,ch 2, 3dc)in same space,(ch 1, 3dc in ch 1 space).3 times.* Ch 1, (3dc,ch2,3dc)in ch-2 space.(ch1, 3dc in next ch space) 3 times. Ch1. Repeat from * around. Slst in top of 1st ch-3 space.
Rnd 7: Slst in next 2 dc, slst in ch-2 space, Ch 3, (2dc,ch 2, 3dc)in same space,(ch 1, 3dc in ch 1 space) 4 times.* Ch 1, (3dc,ch2,3dc)in ch-2 space.(ch1, 3dc in next ch space) 4 times. Ch1. Repeat from * around. Slst in top of 1st ch-3 space.
Rnd 8: Slst in next 2 dc, slst in ch-2 space, Ch 3, (2dc,ch 2, 3dc)in same space,(ch 1, 3dc in ch 1 space) 5 times.* Ch 1, (3dc,ch2,3dc)in ch-2 space.(ch1, 3dc in next ch space) 5 times. Ch1. Repeat from * around. Slst in top of 1st ch-3 space.Fasten off CC.
Rnd 9: Attach MC to corner ch-2 space. Ch3, (dc,ch 2,2dc) in same space.* cr-dc. ( ch 1,cr-dc) 6 times*. (2dc,ch 2,2dc)in corner ch-2 space.** Repeat from*to** twice. Repeat from. * to ** once. Slip stitch to top of ch-3.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next stitch, *(2dc,ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 space, dc in each stitch across until you reach the next ch-2 space.* Repeat *to* 3 times. Slst in top of ch-3.
Rnd 11:Slst in next 2dc and ch-2 space, ch 3,(dc, ch2,2dc) in same space. *Cr-dc,(ch 1, cr-dc)8 times.* **(2dc,ch2,2dc) in ch-2 space.** Repeat from * to ** 2 times. Repeat * to * once. Slst in top of ch-3. Fasten off MC.
Rnd 12: Attach CC in corner ch-2 space. Ch 1,* (2sc,ch 2,2sc) in same space. Sc in each stitch until you reach next ch-2 corner.* Repeat from *to * 3 times.
Weave in all loose ends. Block using your preferred method.
Now you are finished!
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