** There is a vast amount of crochet patterns published both in print and on the internet, and although all of my patterns come from my imagination and are written down as I crochet the item, if you believe that any of my patterns resemble someone else's pattern, please email me at dlyrs@juno.com or you can leave me a comment here on my blog. If my pattern was created after the one in question - it will be removed. Thank you. :) **

Friday, June 1, 2012

~ square in a square ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable)
   - yellow
   - soft white
- J hook

Size:  5 1/2"

Note:  I crochet tight so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook

Directions:
Rnd 1:  With yellow ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in same ch.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2:  Sl st over to corner ch-2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1.  *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 space, ch 1.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join as before.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 5, skip ch-1 space.  *sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 5, skip ch-1 space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

Rnd 4:  Join soft white with a sl st to any ch-5 space, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in same space, ch 2, sc in corner ch-2 space, ch 2.  *(4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in corner ch-2 space, ch 2.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2.  *dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc and ch around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern*** 
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57 comments:

  1. That's a very nice one!
    I'll save it; I can imagine that I will use this pattern once. Thank you very much!

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  2. I've pinned it on Pinterest, thank you again!

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  3. Oh wow, that's very cool! I think I've never seen something like this before, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow Debi, I love this! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I will be making this.

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  5. Not sure if my comment took so I will leave another! I love this square. I have to make these, thanks for the pattern.

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  6. Wow. I love this. The picture popped up and I even said WOW out loud. Cant wait to try this out.

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  7. How cute... I have printed it to try in a few weeks as soon as I finish my current project. Thank you Debi for sharing

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  8. Awesome square Debi. I am going to try it this weekend. Thanks for the pattern sweety...

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  9. Were you reading my mind again??? I was thinking that I'd like to use some of your square patterns in my next blanket and WAHLA! here's another one. I love it!!!!! Thanks!

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  10. Ladies - you're all so kind - thank you very much. :)

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  11. This is sure a pretty square, so different too. You are remarkable!
    Sending a big (((HUG))) your way, and hope you have a great weekend.
    Susanne :)

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  12. Looks great Debi. The yellow and white looks sunny and cheerful together. Enjoy your weekend. :-)

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  13. Very nice square! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. The square is wonderful. Do you agree, I translate the pattern in Dutch and show it on my blog, making a link to your blog? The pattern is not difficult but it has a great effect! Thank you in advance for reply!

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    1. Thank you Anna. Yes - you have my permission to translate this pattern and post it on your blog with a link to here. Thank you for asking. :)

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    2. Dear Debi,

      Thank you very much for your reply and permission to translate the pattern in Dutch from a square in a square. I do like this pattern and I think all Dutch crocheting ladies. I will make a link to your blog! The open shell pattern also is very nice.
      Lovely greetings from Anna (Holland).

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  15. Gosh, I love it. How do you get all these lovely ideas? :D

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    1. Thanks Madeleine. Sometimes they just pop into my head and sometimes I have to do a little thinking. :)

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  16. Hello Debi,
    Again a good pattern of a pretty square! Thank you for sharing this with us:)

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  17. Saved this pattern to do in future. Lovely!

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  18. The printable version of your pattern is really well done. Thanks for making it so easy to borrow your pattern. Margaret

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  19. I love this pattern. I pinned it a few weeks ago and now I am using it to make my husband a Tetris blanket. I gave you the credit on my blog. http://mymethodtothismadness.com/

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    1. Thanks Mattea. I went and looked at your blanket - it's looking very nice. :)

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  20. Debi, Thanks to Pinterest I discovered this lovely design. I was working on something vaguely similar for a shamrock granny on my new craft blog (just what we need - another craft blog). I like your design so much I used it instead and would like permission to post it on my blog with a direct link to this post. I will not post the directions on my blog, as it's silly (and bad art) to re-write perfectly good pattern directions. Besides, I want people to be sure to see your blog. The goal of my blog is to help my friends learn new craft skills and part of that is to provide connections to quality sites like yours. Sincerely, Niki - thelittlecrafthouse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Niki. Of course, you have my permission to post about the square on your blog - I'm glad that you like it so much. (I'm going to pop over to your blog for a visit.) :)

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    2. I can't seem to find your blog Niki - I did a google search and nothing comes up.

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  21. Ahhhhh. I'm sorry. I didn't give you my blog's correct address. It is thelittlehandcrafthouse.blogspot.com. (I left out the word "hand"). I am just starting this one, so there isn't much on it yet. I did become a follower of your blog today. Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. What a pretty square! Thank you very much! :)
    ___
    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog

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  23. Thank you for sharing the pattern. My sister in laws church make squares for afghans to give to needy families and I offered to make some because I love to crochet and try new things and these squares will make a nice Afghan. Thank you again and God bless

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  24. Thank you Lee Ann and Kimberly. :)

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  25. Hi, i`m a member of a crochet group in Holland and with a few lady`s we crochet every week a different granny for a year.May i translate this pattern and join it with the other lady`s? It is so lovely!!!

    Greetings from Holland
    Maike

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    1. Hi Maike. Yes, you may translate this pattern and share it with your group. I'm glad you like it. :)

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  26. Gorgeous work! Thank you for the pattern! ♥

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I love it. Going to give it a trial run a little later today!

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  28. Do you have any special instructions for joining these lovely blocks together. Might use this for the new grandbaby who is on the way.

    Thanks for sharing.
    LeArta W.

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    1. Hi LeArta. This is my favorite way to join squares:

      http://knitting-crochet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/join-granny-squares-with-crochet-flat-brain-joining-233233/

      you have to watch all 4 videos. :)

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  29. okay .. so I see the square.. where is the rest of the pattern?

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    1. The yellow square is the square within the white square - hence the name 'square in a square'.

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  30. I love this square - I like a lot of your stuff. This might just be the square I need for a new lapghan. So pretty.

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  31. i wonder if you could send me the instructions on celtic lace joining?

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    1. Hi Patrice. I had no idea what celtic lace joining was, so I googled it. Here is a link to the instructions:

      http://babylovebrand.net/2013/11/20/celtic-lace-join/

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  32. What perfect timing that I came across your blog and this particular pattern today - I am in need of a new pattern and just found the prettiest colors ON SALE that I wanted to use in a baby blanket - thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

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  33. Oh how pretty! I love it...thank you for sharing your talent. :)

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  34. In MY DAY, I have made many blankets & BABY blankets using this GRANNY SQUARE pattern.

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    1. Unless 'your day' was in 2012, I seriously doubt that. Thank you.

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    2. Actually I used this pattern in the early 90's. These patterns are always going around. But a beautiful blanket.

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    3. Hi Patricia. I would very much like to see a picture of the square that you used.

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  35. Back in the early 90's I made baby blankets like this.... My grandmother patterns are never knew just refurbished. Nice blanket!!

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    1. Hello. I would very much like to see a close-up picture of the square that you crocheted back in the 90's.

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