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Beginner Granny Afghan

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Use this free crochet afghan pattern from Red Heart Yarn to make a beautiful versatile granny afghan. The colorful flowers make a really nice design. Follow the diagram to get a granny just as good as this one. For other great crochet afghan patterns check out this collection

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 3 skeins 313 Aran
  • A, 1 skein each 320 Cornmeal B, 661 Frosty Green C,
  • 528 Medium Purple D, 774 Light Raspberry E, and 382
  • Country Blue F.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square measures 5½” x 5½”. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: After the first square, all others are joined while working Rnd 5.
FIRST SQUARE 1
Rnd 1: With B ch 4; 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, [3 dc in same st, ch 3] 3 times more; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join C in any ch-3 space; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, ch 1; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3.
Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join D in any ch-1 space; (ch 4, 2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) all in same space for corner, ch 3, skip ch-3 space, * (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) all in next ch-1 space for corner, ch 3, skip ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join A in any corner ch-3 space; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in same space, ch 3, * working over the ch-3 of Rnd 3, 3 dc into ch-3 space of Rnd 2, ch 3 **, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 space, ch 3; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
First Square Only-Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, * 3 sc in corner ch-3 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 1; working over the ch-3 space of Rnd 4, sc in 2nd tr of 3-tr group of Rnd 3 – long sc made; ch 1, sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, long sc, ch 1, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.
All Remaining Squares-Joining Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, sc in corner ch-3 space, slip st in center sc of corner of completed square, sc in corner space of square in progress, [sc in next 3 dc, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space of completed square, long sc, slip st in next ch-1 space of completed square] twice, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-3 corner space, slip st in center sc of next corner of completed square, sc in corner space of square in progress – one side joined; * [sc in next 3 dc, ch 1, long sc, ch 1] twice **, sc in next 3 dc, 3 sc in corner ch-3 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten
off.
Note: Join on 2 sides in similar manner when necessary.

SQUARES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Work Rnds 1-4 same as First Square 1 and Joining Rnd
5 as above in the following color sequences following the diagram:
Square 1 (Make 7 More): B, C, D, A, A.
Square 2 (Make 5): C, D, E, A, A.
Square 3 (Make 5): C, E, C, A, A.
Square 4 (Make 7): F, C, B, A, A.
Square 5 (Make 5): E, F, D, A, A.
Square 6 (Make 6): D, B, E, A, A.
Square 7 (Make 5): E, B, C, A, A.
Square 8 (Make 7): D, F, B, A, A.
Square 9 (Make 4): F, E, C, A, A.
Square 10 (Make 4): B, F, E, A, A.
Border
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join D in any st; ch 1, sc evenly around entire afghan, taking care to keep work flat
and working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join E in any st; ch 1, sc in each sc around and work 3 sc in center sc of corner 3-sc group; join. Fasten off.
Rnds 3-6: Repeat Rnd 2 with B, D, F, A. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc. = color A, B, etc.; ch = chain;
dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round;
sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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I love this pattern but what does it mean on Rnd 4 when it says working over the ch- 3 of Rnd 3 . I would appreciate an answer please. Thank you

Hi there, I have updated the pattern to hopefully make this more clear. Hope this helps - thanks!

I'm a definite beginner but was drawn to the colors in this afghan. I'd like to make it for one of my granddaughters. I also don't understand the "working over ch-3 of Rnd 3". Maybe a close-up picture would help?

I'm definitely a beginner and would love to see a video tutorial on this; is there a possibility of someone making one?

As I am trying to do my first afghan using a written pattern, I find myself having a little trouble. I usally do projects via Youtube so that I get a visual of what it looks like or how a certain stitch is done. I am new to crochet and have made all sorts of things, with the back up of Youtube. I was wondering if there is a tutorial on Youtube or any where eles for this afghan?

I love it

I really want to make this afghan as it will be my first. Would you recommend that I make all the different squares, number them and then attach? I'm not sure I understand what is meant by joining at round 5. do you mean to make the squares up to round 4 and then set aside until you are ready to join them all?

Did you make this yet? I am almost finished with it and I can answer your question about joining the squares. JOIN AS YOU GO!!! Lol Trust me!!

I would love to learn how to make a granny square, but I am a total beginner and do not understand even the chain types lingo.

If you go to You Tube and type in, Beginning Crochet, you will get tons of hits. You want, and I hope it's okay to post these names, Crochet Geek, also known as tjw1963. Mikeyssmail, hectanooga1, Crochet Cabana. There are hundreds more, but these are my favorites for clear and concise instructions. Granny Squares are a wonderful way to get started. Education is all over. The above mentioned You Tubers will give you good life-long habits and they are free. You cannot beat that.

Not every crocheter has the option to watch You Tube tutorials while they are crocheting. Just a glossary would help.

Not every crocheter has the option to watch You Tube tutorials while they are crocheting. Just a glossary would help.

I understand all of your terms I am a beginner slash intermediate. I was just wondering after round 3 and 4 you have 2 more round 3s. Did you mean rond 5 and 6 I assume?

I'm working on this one now. I'm not a huge fan of granny square afghans (I mean, some are gorgeous; some have no balance to the colors) but, when you have the right color combinations, it can be a winner. And this one is. The color combination is what made me spring to do this one. Even though I don't look forward to attaching all the squares. But it will be a beauty when finished. Good job, Red Heart!

I love the colors you have used, just makes me want to start another afghan! Believe me, I have NO business starting another, 4 going at the moment! Have never used a treble to make a granny, but when I get done with my backlog, I'll be trying this out. Thanks for the pattern :O)

The Blocks show how the squares will be laid out to put your afghan together. Each number represents the square you made ie 5 #2 squares, etc. The treble stitch is the same as a triple stitch. You can see a demonstration at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4xplEBGowg

Hi I am thinking of making my first granny square afghan. Have made afghans before and reading over the instructions. I noticed it the block that has all the numbers in it, does anyone know what that is for ? ? ? and what is a treble stitch ? I might be in over my head working on a granny square afghan.. Anyway thanks

the block with the numbers is how they attached their squares together - the order

What is a treble stitch?

Thanks for this. I was looking for some new granny square patterns.

Your glossary is woefully inadequate. A beginner has no idea what any of those terms mean. Do not call it a beginner project as there is no way a person whom never has crotcheted before could make the project without clearer explanation.

Well, do you think you are a beginner or a non-crocheter? If you have NO idea of basic terms you are not a crocheter!

Many patterns do include this information. Check the internet or books of patterns for a glossary and print one out to use with patterns that don't have this basic information. Beginners in fact may not have this information, especially if they learned to crochet from someone who does not use those terms. I have friends who began that way.

Many patterns do include this information. Check the internet or books of patterns for a glossary and print one out to use with patterns that don't have this basic information. Beginners in fact may not have this information, especially if they learned to crochet from someone who does not use those terms. I have friends who began that way.

Many patterns do include this information. Check the internet or books of patterns for a glossary and print one out to use with patterns that don't have this basic information. Beginners in fact may not have this information, especially if they learned to crochet from someone who does not use those terms. I have friends who began that way.

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