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Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw

Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw
Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw
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This takes the traditional granny square afghan to a whole new level! The three-color Weekend-Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw from Red Heart Yarn is made from the center out in one piece, so that there are no seams to sew once you finish.

This big and bold crochet lap throw pattern is perfect for keeping you warm on cool evenings without being too heavy. It's so easy that you really could finish it in a weekend. Choose a set of two neutral tones and one bright color to really make your crochet pattern pop. This lovely free crochet afghan pattern offers the warmth you need without the weight of more complicated, dense crochet project ideas.

Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeRound 1 = 2½” x 3¾” long.

Finished Size48” x 55”

Materials List

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Chunky™ solid color 6 oz (170 g), 207 yd (189 m) skeins: 2 Skeins each 624 Tea Leaf A and 334 Buff B, and 3 Skeins 316 Soft White C
  • Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

With A, ch 8.

  1. Row 1: Slip st in 4th ch from hook (counts as ch-1 space) slip st in next 2 chs, ch 1, skip next ch, slip st in next ch – 2 ch-1 spaces.

  2. Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, ([3 dc, ch 2] twice, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-1 space, ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.

    Note: This will make 4 ch-2 spaces in each corner. Working (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in each corner ch-2 space and (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space in between corner ch-2 spaces.

  3. Round 2: Join B in any ch-1 space, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1] twice, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1] twice, slip st in beginning ch.

  4. Round 3 (Wrong Side): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to beginning ch, ch 1, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

  5. Round 4: Join C in any corner ch-2 space, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] across to next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] across to beginning ch, ch 1, slip st to top of beginning ch.

  6. Round 5: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, ch 1, slip st in beginning ch.

  7. Round 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to next ch-2 space; repeat from * twice more, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] to beginning ch, ch 1, slip st in beginning ch. Fasten off.

  8. Rounds 7-8: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5.

  9. Round 9: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  10. Round 10: With C, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  11. Round 11: With A, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  12. Rounds 12-13: With B, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.

  13. Rounds 14-16: With C, repeat Rounds 4-6. Fasten off.

  14. Rounds 17-18: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.

  15. Round 19: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  16. Round 20: With C, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  17. Round 21: With A, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  18. Rounds 22-23: With B, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.

  19. Rounds 24-26: With C, repeat Rounds 4-6. Fasten off.

  20. Rounds 27-28: With A, repeat Rounds 4-5. Fasten off.

  21. Round 29: With B, repeat Round 4. Fasten off.

  22. Round 30: With C, repeat Round 4.

  23. Round 31: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space] across to next corner, ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1; repeat from * twice more, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, [ch 1, sc in center dc of next dc-group, ch 1, slip st in next ch-1 space] across to first sc, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

  24. Weave in ends.

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My wonderful friend, Heather, loves retro crochet items so this awesome Granny Square Throw is going to send her right into orbit, lol! Her birthday is just a few months away so I must add it to my Things To Make list right now. Our teenage daughter, Lily, has offered to help which will make it an even more special gift because they have a very special bond. We already have a good idea of what colors she will love so are all set to get started!

CORRECTED LINK redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2403corr.pdf MODERATORS, PLEASE DELETE MY OTHER COMMENTS.

FOR SOME REASON, THIS SITE WILL NOT LET ME ENTER THE UNDERSCORE IN THE LINK. IT SHOULD BE AFTER "LW2403" AND BEFORE "corr" IN THE ADDRESS ABOVE.

Hi there! We don't allow URLs in the comments except by moderators to help cut down on spam. :) There are some helpful comments below and featured in the pattern as well! This pattern should match the Red Heart one identically so if anyone notices a particular error, I'm happy to go in and fix. I hope that helps! -Dana, Editor of FaveCrafts

I CAN'T GET THE LINK TO SHOW UP CORRECTLY BY DOING A COPY/PASTE. THIS SITE KEEPS CHANGING THE LINK. THE CORRECT LINK IS redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2403corr.pdf PLEASE IGNORE MY OTHER 2 POSTS

Here's a link to the corrected pattern http//www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2403co == rr.pdf

CORRECTED LINK http//www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2403co == rr.pdf

I thought something was wrong with this pattern. I tried and tried again, and still, the instructions are wrong. And now looking at the reviews, I can see where you were told many times the instructions were wrong and to please correct them. How can anyone trust your site if the instructions are wrong on this pattern, are the other patterns on your site wrong too??? I think I will trust another site before I trust your site again. Too much money and time wasted on this.

@mcmullenda1953 613 4042 thanks so much for your comment. I am so sorry you are having trouble with this pattern. We were gifted this pattern from Red Heart Yarns and this project appears exactly as it does on their site here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/weekend-granny-throw I suggest reaching out to them for help on completing the project. Sorry for the inconvenience, -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

I can not believe the instructions are messed up. And the fact that you havebeenmade aware of this problem and it hasn't been fixed is ridiculous . I have crocheted for some time but I'm not a pro. Like a fool I bought all the yarn needed , and can not figure out how. To make the starting piece. Shame on you, and shame on me.

@nannysharp7 799828 5 We were gifted this pattern from Red Heart Yarns and this project appears exactly as it does on their site here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/weekend-granny-throw I suggest reaching out to them for help on completing the project. Sorry for the inconvenience, -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Looks good. Will definitely be crocheting this.

I am so sorry I bought the yard for this before really studying the pattern. I have crocheted for many, many years, and this pattern is horrible to understand. When the pattern says for round 1, ([3 dc, ch 2] twice, ch 2, 3 dc) I am confused. Are all these stitches done in the same space? I don't understand the number of chain 1 spaces in this row to be worked on. I don't get it. Very frustrating.

@rkgermann 8573341 We were gifted this pattern from Red Heart Yarns and this project appears exactly as it does on their site here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/weekend-granny-throw I suggest reaching out to them for help on completing the project. Sorry for the inconvenience, -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

I made this at Christmas for a teenager to match her bedspread using turquoise, dark brown and off white. I used the turquoise as the primary color. Everyone loved it. The colors really popped with the less amount of white. The instructions became clearer when I realized it was not a square but a rectangle.

@tlmoor56 8012535 is there any chance you could provide some tips and tricks on how to complete this pattern? It looks like a lot of our readers are struggling to complete it. Thanks! -Kaylee, Editor of Favecrafts

Try http://idratherbecrocheting.blogspot.com/2010/07/basic-granny-square-stitch-diagram.html for a diagram of a typical granny square. Nora B.

does this not start from the center like a normal granny?

@Johnthan this project does begin at the center like many other granny square projects. Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

I think its better to have it printed in mesh diagram like most Japanese books, its easier to understand and at the end or foot note just stated ch = chain and how it looks like, most of the times I want to do all the pattern given but I don't understand either, I've wrote quiet smetimes asking if anyone could help by tranlating it into diagram and till now no reply even from the editor or anyone, I don't understand abbreviations as when I learn this crochet I learn it frm diagram so any one could do us a favour by translating it nto diagram picture mesh something like what Japanese did to make it simpler to understand - I do have books n mostly it all diagram n its easier to understand - thank you in advance for those who read this comment n trying to help us out

I'll do a trial run first before committing to making the entire afghan, or buying yarn for it.

Having problems understanding Row 1 instructions of this pattern, can it be explained in and easy to understand way. It is a little confusing I think! thanks

Do a slip stitch in the 4th chain from the hook. Do another slip stich in the next 2 chain stiches, chain 1, skip the next chain, and do a slip stich in the following chain. Chain 2. Hope that helps!

I ordered the yarn, before trying this pattern. BIG mistake! Someone needs to proof read instructions before posting. "Round 1" does not make any sense and I have been crocheting for a lifetime. After reading comments from 9803007, I finally realized there was a typo, and now hopefully, I have it figure out! what a waste of time these directions have been on something so simple as a granny rectangle.

@loisdrolshagen 2466032 sorry to hear about your confusion! If something like this happens again and the pattern is from a company (as denoted in the byline--This one is from Red Heart), you could always double check their website for pattern corrections. We try to stay on top of updating our patterns if corrections are released, but occasionally we can miss one. Hopefully you figured out the problem and are enjoying your new afghan! Thanks again!

After multiple tries, I got it. On the first chain of 8, you end up with 3 chain one spaces. One on each end and one in the middle. Working in the ch 1 space on the end, chain 3 and do 2 double crochets, ch 2, 3 double crochets, ch 2, 3 double crochets. Ch 1, and in the middle ch one space of the original ch 8, do 3 double crochets, ch 1, and in the other end ch 1 space, do 3 double crochets, ch 2, 3 double crochets, ch 2, 3 double crochets, then ch 1, and in the same middle chain 1 space that you did 3 double crochets in, do 3 double crochets, ch 1, and slip stitch into top of first chain 3. You end up with a rectangle piece where the ch 2 spaces are the corners. You have 8 sets of 3 double crochets, with 3 on each end, and 2 in the middle opposite each other. From there, you go around with 3 double crochets in each ch 1 space, and 3 double crochet, ch 2, 3 double crochet to form each corner. Good luck!

I love the look of this quick afghan, but I am new at this and can't figure out how to make the starter piece. If could see a picture of the first row, I can do it. I have made other granny squares from books and magazines with no problem. Can someone help? A video or jpeg of the start would be great. Thanks.

I really enjoy the Weekend Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw. I need help. How many double crochets are there when Row 1 is completed. Also how many double crochets are there when Row 2 is completed. Hope you can answer this asap.

Okay, I've been crocheting for a long time & I never started a Granny Square like this! I think maybe someone needs to try this out & see for themselves how this works. With A, ch 8. Row 1: Slip st in 4th ch from hook (counts as ch-1 space) slip st in next 2 chs, ch 1, skip next ch, slip st in next ch 2 ch-1 spaces.

I am a beginner at crocheting. I do not get Row 1 instructions "slip st in next ch 2 ch-1 spaces." Can someone please explain this to me.

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