Friday, 30 October 2015

How to Crochet a Spiral Granny Square

Sometimes we just need that little something different when it comes to crocheting Granny Squares, so how about my retro Spiral Granny Square! Surprisingly easy to crochet once you get going, and you can make it as big as you like if you follow the maths.

You can also make this square in just two colours but still using four strands, just replace two colours with the same colours as the other two, and depending on how you order them will create different effects. I hope you enjoy.

You can watch the video tutorial here for this pattern;


You can use any yarn and hook size suitable for the yarn you are using that you like, but I chose to use DK / Light worsted weight yarn and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook.

Pattern

Pick 4 colours you wish to crochet with, let's call them A, B, C and D and remember the first one you work with, this is so you find it easier to know when you're back to the beginning.

Round 1
Taking A, crochet a 4 chain loop by chaining 4, sl st in your first ch to form a loop, then *crochet 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc into the centre of your loop*, remove your hook and taking B repeat from * to *, remove hook and taking C repeat from * to *, remove hook and taking D repeat from * to *, remove hook. You should now have a small pinwheel of colours, with four loops to work with.

Round 2
Go back to A and *crochet 2dc in next st (working into B - you should have 4 sts), 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, skip last st for now, remove hook* and repeat from * to * for B, C and D, remove hook.

Round 3
Go back to A and *crochet 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, skip last st for now, remove hook* repeat from * to * for B, C and D, remove hook.

Round 4
Go back to A and *crochet 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, skip last st for now, remove hook* repeat from * to * for B, C and D, remove hook.

Round 5
Go back to A and *crochet 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, skip last st for now, remove hook* repeat from * to * for B, C and D, remove hook.

You can continue this pattern to make your square bigger if you like, just add two sts on each side, so for example the next round you would work 1dc in next 9 sts, and the next round 11 sts. Just make sure to crochet 2dc in the first and last st, skipping 1 st at the end just for that round.

Finishing (same for all sizes!)
Go back to A and *crochet 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next st, sl st in next st, remove hook* repeat from * to * for B, C and D, fasten off all yarns and sew in your tail ends.

And now you're done! For joining you could follow the same technique as with my Vintage Granny Square; https://youtu.be/fdXIBY6fNzM 

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.

18 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Just a quick question re the play mat cal...have u closed down the Fb group? I can't seem to find it anymore!!

    Thx n lots of love...

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  2. Great tutorial. Thanks for the pattern and clear explanation in your YouTube video.

    Have a nice weekend, Margaret

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  3. Thank you so much for the video tutorial and pattern!

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  4. Loved it so easy thanks for the video. I'm a visual learner.

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  5. Hi I love this. Could you please tell me how to join these together? Thanks

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  6. Hi, thanks for a good video, but I have a question. Can you do this with just 4 colors or can you use just two or three as well?

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  7. How many skeins of each color would you need for a baby blanket?

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  8. How many skeins of each color would you need for a baby blanket?

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  9. Can't wait to try this beautiful Granny Square. I wondered how they were made. I watched your tutorial. Great job.

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  10. you make it very easy!! Thanks......xo

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  11. Love this swirl square, my only problem is the yarn twisting. Is there a way to have it not twist up ?

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    1. YES! Once you get to the first color turn the whole square once in the opposite direction (for me this is counterclockwise. VIOLA - no twisting :)

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  12. Love the pattern have made a few dishclothes for myself but would love to try and make it into a blanket would I continue with the same pattern or would Ihave to start to put two double crochet in each space.

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  13. Thanks for the pattern looks interesting

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  14. I am making this in pinks and purples and it is wonderful! My big AHA - after each round just spin the square once in the opposite direction and VIOLA no tangling of the yarn!

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  15. Thanks for pattern great video to

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