Granny's Captivated 12" Crochet Square
Pattern for block only is available for free on my blog.
Downloadable pdf version can be purchased from my Ravelry Store and has a bonus section with a suggested project of a small lined bag, including instructions for a beginner friendly, minimal equipment method for lining a simple two panel yarncraft bag.
This 12” square block is a fun make for crocheters, featuring some interesting stitches. It could be incorporated into a traditional blanket as a repeated motif or along with other patterned and plain blocks as a sampler blanket. It could also feature in accessories, homewares or garments.
It was created as a block to use for demonstrating stitch techniques that were requested on my Twitch livestreams and so the design happened through the requests of my viewers and followers. I love the way it developed and the final look and wanted to share it, so I released it to celebrate Granny Square Day 2023. Both versions of the pattern contain links to video clips from the livestream showing useful stitches and techniques.
10-40m (10-45 yds) of worsted/aran weight yarn in wool/acrylic/cotton in each of 6 colours, (C1- C6). I’ve used Jody Long Cottontails in mine, a soft, blown cotton yarn.
4.5mm hook (US 7) or suitable hook size to achieve desired texture, e.g. size suggested on the yarn band
Yarn needle, stitch markers and scissors
Requirements (small tote bag):
Tools and sufficient yarn for two squares plus 10-15 m/yd of finishing yarn for joining and strap and 1m/1yd each of 2 of your preferred yarns from the square. Optional: rectangle of lining cloth 32cm/13” x 62cm/25”, sewing thread to match, sewing needle.
This pattern is available in both US terminology and UK terminology. Please be sure you download the copy in your preferred terminology.
I recommend that you read through the pattern before starting.