Crochet Patterns

Stripes and Clusters Granny Square

It seems that apart from hexagons, granny squares are the most popular crochet blocks to use in blankets. They are highly addictive, and once you start, there is no way to stop making them. What is more, even if you use the same pattern, the infinite number of colour combinations and various types of yarn give you the possibility to create something unique. This particular 8-round granny square is not only beginner-friendly but also extremely fast to make, and I hope you enjoy making it.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Stonewashed

Recommended hook size: 3.5mm

Finished size: approx. 12cm

Abbreviations (US terms)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble

fpsc – front post single crochet

fphdc – front post half double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble

bp – back post

ch – chain

sk – skip

st – stitch

slst – slip stitch

pop –popcorn

sp – space

cl – cluster

Special Stitches:

cluster(4) – yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook – 4 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1 to close the cl

Round 1

start with a magic ring, cl, ch4, cl…repeat till you have 4 cl and 4ch4, join with a slst

[4 clusters, 4ch4]

Round 2

fpdc around any cl, ch2, [cl, ch2, cl in the ch4sp], ch2, fpdc around the next cl…repeat, join with a slst

[8 clusters, 4fpdc, 12ch2]

Round 3

fpdc around the same any fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, [cl, ch2, cl in the next ch2sp], ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[12fpdc, 20ch2, 8 clusters]

Round 4

fpdc around the same fpdc that you started the previous round, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, [cl, ch2, cl in the corner ch2sp], ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[8 clusters, 22ch2, 20fpdc]

Round 5

fpdc around the same fpdc that you started the previous round, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, [cl, ch2, cl in the corner ch2sp], ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[28fpdc, 36ch2, 8 clusters]

Round 6

fpdc around the same fpdc that you started the previous round, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, [cl, ch2, cl in the corner ch2sp], ch2, fpdc around the next cl, ch2, fpdc around the next fpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[8 clusters, 44ch2, 36fpdc]

Round 7

make 2 dc in each ch2 sp till you reach the corner, skip all fpdc, skip the cl, [dc, ch2, dc in the corner ch2sp] …repeat, join with a slst

[88dc, 4ch2]

Round 8

[hdc, ch2, hdc in any corner ch2sp], bphdc around the next dc, fpdc around the next cl from R6, bphdc around each of the next 2 dc, fpdc around the next fpdc from R6…repeat till you reach the corner cl from R6, fpdc around the cl from R6, bphdc around the next dc, {hdc, ch2, hdc in the corner ch2sp]…repeat, join with a slst

[88bphdc, 8hdc, 4ch2, 44fpdc]

This is a free pattern designed by Tally’s Crafts. You may use the photos as long as you credit me and link to my website https://www.tallyscrafts.com/ or Instagram @tallyscrafts. You are not allowed to post the pattern and the photos as your own.

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