Granny Squares. You either love them or hate them! Is there really an in between??
I have never been one to jump on the granny square train. I have always thought of granny squares as old and outdated. Multi colored rainbow granny squares was never something I had any desire to make.
So why have I created this Granny Square Scarf? Well, a challenge was presented to me. A granny square challenge from Salena Baca at the American Crochet Association.
Salena gave the challenge to her Pattern Writing Training members to create a design using the classic granny square. I almost did not take part in this challenge because I really disliked making anything that would need to be joined.
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But, an idea came to mind that I just had to try. The only way that I was going to be interested in making granny squares is if they were more modern. Modern in either their color scheme or the design that the squares are incorporated in.
I hope you’ll also take up the challenge in creating a fun granny square project. Find a collection of Granny Square projects from the American Crochet Association HERE.
The granny squares for this scarf are only 3 rounds and use 2 colors. The squares can of course be made in just one solid color to have less ends to weave in.
This granny square scarf uses a join as you go technique (JAYGO). If you are hesitant to make a granny square project because of joining, I encourage you to try the join as you go technique.
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- Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, #3 light worsted (100% acrylic; 302yds/276m per 3.5oz/100g skein) Color A Champagne White x 1 skein; Loops & Threads Joy DK, #3 light worsted (100% acrylic; 273yds/250m per 3.5oz/100g skein) Color B Mint x 1 skein or suitable substitutes
- Hook: US Size (G/7) 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors
- 38” from center point down 1 side x 3.75″
- 1 granny square in 3 rounds = 3.5”
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- dc – double crochet
- Each square is joined using the JAYGO method – Join as You Go – video help from the American Crochet Association
- Complete 1 square in full (the middle point of the scarf) and then each square for the sides are joined as you go.
- Ch 3 counts as a dc st.
- Know how to make an Adjustable Loop (Magic Ring).
- Make and join more squares to adjust length of scarf.
- Add a favorite border or edging to make the scarf your own.
- When sharing on social media use the hashtags: #simplyhookedbyjanet & #grannysquarevscarf
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First, work 1 square fully. Then work 20 squares using the Join as You Go method, joining to form the shape as shown in the illustration below. Video help for JAYGO method HERE.
This specific granny square is from the American Crochet Association – instructions used with permission. Find original instructions in this post HERE which includes a video and chart as well.
With A, form Adjustable Loop.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in loop, [ch 3, 3 dc] 3 times, ch 3, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3, – 12 dc, 4 ch-4 sps.
Round 2: Sl st to ch-3 sp, fasten off A, join B, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 1] 3 times, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3 – 24 dc, 4 ch-3 sps, 4 ch-1 sps.
Round 3: Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 3,(2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 3 times, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3 – 36 dc, 4 ch-3 sps, 8 ch-2 sps.
When joining, stop square halfway through the 3rd corner (before chaining 3), ch 1, sl st in a corner sp of connecting square, ch 1, complete corner of joining square, continue the square using the JAYGO method.
After last square is joined, ch 1, sl st evenly around each edge of scarf in the back loop only, join with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed making your modern Granny Square Scarf!
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