Basic Granny Square Pattern used for CAL & Joining Instructions

Below is the pattern to follow for each 2″ granny square used in the CAL starting tomorrow! Keep in mind that these sqaures will require a small hook. I use an E for mine, and they come in just over 2″. I wanted them a bit bigger, as the blanket is for my husband. Just try out some different hook sizes until you find the one that works for you!

Ch 3 at begining of each round counts as first DC.

Round 1: Ch 4. DC 2 times in 4th st from hook. *Ch 3, DC 3 times in same st*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch 3. Join with sl st at top of Ch 3.

Round 2: Ch 3. DC in next 2 st. *[DC, Ch 3, DC] in Ch 3 space. DC in next 3 st*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. DC, Ch 3, DC in last Ch 3 space. Join with sl st at top of Ch 3 and fasten off. Use tapestry needle to work in end.

Joining your Granny Squares

There are a couple different ways to join Granny Squares, but slip-stitchign them together is my favorite! I would have taken pictures and posted them here, but Attic24 did a much better job then I ever could have! Check out here blog here for great instructions and photo tutorials!

Crochet Along and Free Granny Square Pattern templates

Next week is the kick-off for the first Sweet Kiwi Crochet CAL! I’ve added a new section to site with some information about crochet-alongs in general, as well as some FAQ. You can check it out here.

For me, though, the most exciting part of this CAL process has been putting together Granny square templates:

There are currently 16 templates available for FREE under the Crochet-Along Tab here. There are also instructions for using the templates and joining the crochet-along. Check out the entire section for some great FREE templates and well as tips and tricks for using them! I’ll be posting updates here and on Facebook about the crochet-along, so join us next week and we’ll make some great blankets together!