Crochet Pattern: Double Crochet Granny Square

Crochet pattern: Double Crochet Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | This variation on the traditional granny square creates a more solid motif for a warmer project. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.

One of the complaints I’ve often heard about using the Traditional Granny Square pattern for blankets is that it has too many spaces and holes and isn’t warm enough. If this is one of your concerns, too, you’ll enjoy today’s pattern for the Double Crochet Granny Square. This variation of the traditional granny square is a more solid motif that provides warmth and coverage.

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This post is part of my 30-day celebration of granny squares and is included in the Classic Granny With a Twist Blanket.

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Crochet pattern: Double Crochet Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | This variation on the traditional granny square creates a more solid motif for a warmer project. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.

Double Crochet Granny Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This variation on the traditional granny square creates a more solid motif for a warmer project. It’s one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 6.75” (17 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein in 1502 Iced Aqua, or approximately 50 yd (46 m) in any medium weight yarn.


  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I used a Clover Amour hook.)
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 6.75” (17 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 4, sk 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, [dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)] 3 times, 2 dc in first st, ch 2, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. (24 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same ch-3 sp, [*dc in each st across to corner ch-3 sp,** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. (40 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3. (56 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3. (72 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same ch-3 sp, [*dc in each st across to corner ch-3 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for joining. (88 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)

Finishing

  • Join to other granny squares using your preferred method. With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/06/27/crochet-pattern-double-crochet-granny-square. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Double Crochet Granny Square, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Double Crochet Granny Square to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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Crochet pattern: Double Crochet Granny Square in Red Heart With Love yarn by Underground Crafter | This variation on the traditional granny square creates a more solid motif for a warmer project. This is one of several motifs used in the Classic Granny with a Twist Blanket.
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