Perla 6 Inch Granny Square Pattern

Welcome to Week 39 of the Mélange Blanket mystery crochet along with Underground Crafter! This week’s square is the Perla Square, a 6 inch granny square pattern by yours truly.

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The Perla Square is a 6 inch granny square pattern with a gentle floral center and a variety of textures. My version is made with three colors in King Cole Big Value Aran yarn.

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Perla Square

6 Inch Granny Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

This 6 inch granny square pattern has a gentle floral look with a variety of textures. This is Square 39 of the Mélange Blanket Mystery Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • King Cole Big Value Aran yarn (100% acrylic, 3 oz/100 g/257 yd/235 m) – 1 skein each in 3288 Nougat (CA), 3333 Berry (CB), and 3291 Ocean (CC), or approximately 42 yd (38.5 m) in each of 3 colors in any medium weight acrylic yarn.
  • Denise US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Locking stitch marker set (optional, but helpful for marking the front and holding pieces together for seaming).
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif in pattern = 6” (15 cm) square. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dv-st – double v-stitch – (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st or sp.
  • pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial for the puff stitch above, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Entire pattern is crocheted in joined rounds with the right (front) side facing up.
  • This video below demonstrates four ways to crochet into a chain space. I used the first method for this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [(dv-st, ch 2) into ring] 4 times, join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off CA. – 5 sts (4 dc + 1 ch-1 sp)/side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 2: Join CB with standing dc in any corner ch-2 sp (see Pattern Notes), 2 dc in same sp, [*skip 2 sts, dv-st in next ch-1 sp, skip 2 sts,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times,  rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off CB. – 11 sts (10 dc + 1 ch-1 sp)/side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 3: Join CA with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same st, [*scBL in next 5 sts, sc in ch-1 sp, scBL in next 5 sts,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-1 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with slstBL to first sc. – 13 sts/side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st [scBL in next 13 sts, (ch 1, pf, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA. – 13 sts on each side + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 pf
  • Rnd 5: Join CC with sl st to any corner pf, ch 1, pf in same st, *dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] 6 times, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp,** (pf, ch 2, pf) in next pf st; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, pf in first pf, ch 2, join with sl st to first pf. Fasten off CC.  – 17 sts/side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 6: Join CA with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *sc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in skipped st from Rnd 5] 7 times, sc in next 2 sts,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to join to first sc. – 19 sts/side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • If your square is smaller than 6” (15 cm) after Rnd 6, work additional rounds as follows until square reaches 6” (15 cm):
    • Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first sc. (Increases by 2 sts on each side with each rep)
  • Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of square.
© 2023 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2023/12/13/perla-6-inch-granny-square-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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