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Block Stitch Granny Square

I absolutely love a good old granny square and mixed with the block stitch, it’s a sure-fire winner!

The block stitch has been popping up all over my Instagram feed over recent months, so for this year’s Granny Square Day, I decided to make a square dedicated to the lovely stitch. I made a beautiful rainbow block stitch square for last year’s, so this year’s features another of my favourite colour recipes – mustard and pink!

Featuring a cluster of 3 double crochet (US terms) and contrasting rows of single crochet and chain stitches, it really is an effective stitch… just ignore all the ends to weave in, though!

You can find many tutorials throughout the internet, but below is my go-to pattern. Simply grab your favourite yarn and hook – the joy with this pattern is it can be made with ANY yarn! – and begin crocheting!

Materials

  • Yarn – I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Mustard, Blush Pink, Lipstick Pink and Champagne White
  • Hook – I used a 4mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is written in US terms – UK abbreviations can be found next to the US terms in the Stitches Used section
  • Turn your work after every even row to avoid your square going wonky
  • Anything written within the parentheses [ ] must be worked in to the same stitch or space
  • Anything written within the brackets ( ) must be worked the number of times stated after

Stitches Used

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet (UK double crochet)
  • Dc – Double Crochet (UK treble crochet)

Pattern

Foundation ch: Make a slip knot sith Yarn A and ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, 3 dc; 3 times, ch 2, sl st in top of starting ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 2: Join Yarn B with a sl st in any ch sp and ch 3 (counts as 1 sc, ch 2), 1 sc in same ch sp, ch 2, *[1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, ch 2; 3 times, sl st in top of ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 3: Turn square, join Yarn C with a sl st and ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp, [3 dc] in next ch 2 sp, *[ch 2, 3 dc], [3 dc] in next ch 2 sp; 3 times, ch 2, sl st in top of starting ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 4: Join Yarn B with a sl st in any ch sp and ch 3 (counts as 1 sc, ch 2), 1 sc in same ch sp, (ch 2, 1 sc in sp between clusters) twice, ch 2, *[1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, (ch 2, 1 sc in sp between clusters) twice, ch 2; 3 times, sl st in top of ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 5: Turn square, join Yarn D with a sl st and ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp, ([3 dc] in next ch 2 sp) 3 times, *[ch 2, 3 dc], ([3 dc] in next ch 2 sp) 3 times; 3 times, ch 2, sl st in top of starting ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 6: Join Yarn B with a sl st in any ch sp and ch 3 (counts as 1 sc, ch 2), 1 sc in same ch sp, (ch 2, 1 sc in sp between clusters) 4 times, ch 2, *[1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, (ch 2, 1 sc in sp between clusters) 4 times, ch 2; 3 times, sl st in top of ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 5: Turn square, join Yarn A with a sl st and ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp, ([3 dc] in next ch 2 sp) 5 times, *[ch 2, 3 dc], ([3 dc] in next ch 2 sp) 5 times; 3 times, ch 2, sl st in top of starting ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Keep repeating Round’s 6 and 7, increasing the number of clusters and number of stitched between clusters as your square grows.

Once your square is big enough, weave in all your ends!

You may find you have to give your square a little block, either on a blocking board or with the steam function on your iron.

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and enjoy making your block stitch squares! As always, don’t forget to tag me on social media if you do use this pattern, I love seeing your creations!

Happy crocheting! xx

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© Copyright: This pattern and the photographs belong to Little Duck Crochet. Please do not copy, share, change, resell or forward the pattern in any way. I am happy for you to sell your finished item, a link back to my page would be lovely. Thank you.

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