Today I was scrolling through the crochet group ‘Repeat Crafter Me Crochet’. I came across this beautiful granny square that was made by Joanna Gadicke. I loved how neat and tight the granny square looked! I just had to know how she did it! Little to my surprise, when you change DC to HDC, the granny square looks so much different! After getting a few notes from Joanna, I started one this morning!!! I used a 6.00mm hook and Hobby Lobby’s I love this yarn in ‘fruit salad’
Here is the way I made the HDC Granny Square
*Start with a magic circle
*Ch 2 (counts as a HDC), 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC continue this until you have 4 ch2 spaces (which make up your corners) slip stitch to top of ch 2
*ch 2, place 2 HDC’s into the ch2 space from the previous row, ch 1, (CORNER) 3 HDC’s into ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 HDC’s in same space, ch1. Continue until you reach the beginning HDC’s and place 3 HDC’s into the ch 2 space and ch 2. Slip stitch to top of ch 2.
*(this is your repeat row) ch 2, place 2 HDC’s in previous ch 2 space. Ch 1, place 3 HDC’s in ch 1 space, ch 1, repeat the pattern for the corner (listed above) after your corner is done ch1, place 3 HDC’s in each ch 1 space and repeat the corner pattern each time you come to a corner.
Easy as pie!
If you try it, I’d love to see! Again thanks so much to Joanna for sharing this beautiful granny square in our group!