He Chains Four, And By The End You’ll Want To Make This Project For Yourself!

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While I love crocheting a huge afghan row by row as much as the next person, sometimes it’s nice to work in more manageable sections. Enter: the granny square. Who doesn’t love a good granny square project? These kinds of projects are so portable (unlike big blankets or huge scarves), and you can whip up a dozen squares in an evening. Once you get the hang of the granny square pattern, you simply repeat x 20 (or however many squares your pattern calls for) and whip stitch them together. Add a border on your blanket, and you’re good to go!

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Now, you can probably see why this granny “square” project is so unique… it’s made up of circles! By crocheting circles in different colors, and then adding a square border of all the same color, the square outline disappers into the pattern, and you’re left with these bright, bold circles! I just love how this blanket turned out!

To make the basic block, simply crochet in 5 rounds. The first three rounds are in the same color, and increase the stitch out each round. The fourth round is in a different color, and also increases stitches every other stitch. The fifth round is where the magic happens. We turn the circle pattern into a square. Go ahead and watch as Mikey from The Crochet Crowd teaches us the technique below!

Do you love all things granny square? Check out this new granny square project below!