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Linked Little Squares

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I was inspired to create a pattern that looks like you made hundreds of little granny squares and joined

them together, but it is made in one piece. This is what I came up with.

 

This pattern is written and charted to make it 15 squares, but you can shrink or expand it to make in any

size.

I recommend using the hook size recommended on the yarn label.

Refer to diagrams and videos for clarification.

Terms:

RS- Right side

WS- Wrong side.

Shell- Group of 3 dc in one space.

See the chart key at http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/chart_crochet.html

Crochet abbreviations: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html

 

Begin with the lower left square.

Row 1: a)

Ch 4. Sl st in 4th ch to form a ring. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ring. Half (2 shells) of first square made.

(RS) *Ch 7, Working in the back bump on the chain and the loop above it, sl st in 4th ch to form ring.

Ch 1, sc in 2nd unworked ch. WS (counts as 2 dc) Turn to RS, dc into ring. One shell made.

Hold WS of shell just made back-to-back with the WS of shell of previous square. Sl st in ch-2 sp. of previous square, Ch 1. RS (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ring.

Repeat from * 3 more times to make 5 squares. (To make piece wider, repeat more times).

 

 

Row 1: b) Worked on RS.

*(Ch 1, 3 dc) in next ring, ch 1 sl st in ch between squares. Repeat from * across to last square. (Ch 1, 3

dc) in last ring.

 

 

Row 2: a) Ch 7, Working in the back bump on the chain and the loop above it, WS, sl st in 4th ch to form ring. Ch 1, sc in 2nd unworked ch. (counts as 2 dc) Turn to RS, dc into ring. One shell made. Hold WS of shell just made back-to-back with the WS of previous square. Sl st in ch-2 sp. Ch 1. RS 3 dc in ring.

*Ch 7, Working in the back bump on the chain and the loop above it, sl st in 4th ch to form ring. Ch 1, sc in 2nd unworked ch. WS (counts as 2 dc) Turn to RS, dc into ring. One shell made.

Hold WS of shell just made back-to-back with the WS of shell of previous square. Sl st in ch-2 sp. Of previous square, sl st into first ch-sp of next square of previous row. Working on RS, 3 dc in ring. Sl st in WS of second ch sp of same square as last sl st. ch 1, turn to RS, 3 dc in ring.

Repeat from * across.

 

Row 2: b) Repeat row 1b.

Row 3: Repeat row 2 a & b (Continue to repeat until piece is desired length.)

 

Finish the ends of the rows:

Repeat Row 1 B. End with ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch-2.

 

If desired, border with the granny stitch and jon with other granny squares.  

 

Elizabeth Ham January, 2015

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