2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Corner Squares

Today is granny square day, and so I thought it would be fitting to start the corner squares today. They will be squares that can also stand alone as granny squares, if you don’t want to incorporate them into your blanket. As you can imagine, I am a big lover of granny squares and was delighted this year to take part in both Hobbycrafts granny square month and Simply Crochet Granny Square Day. The granny squares are so versatile and can be as intricate or as simple as you chose. They are definitely one of my favourite crochet items to design and it was almost inevitable that I would fit a couple of granny squares into my 2021 blanket;)

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

This week we are starting a new part of the blanket consisting of four squares that will form the corner parts of the blankets. You will need to make 4 squares.

Materials

Caron Simply Soft – Gold

Caron Simply Soft – Ocean

Caron Simply Soft – Orchid

Caron Simply Soft – Sunshine

5 mm hook

Tapestry needle and sharp scissors

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Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Sunshine
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Orchid
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Gold
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Ocean

Pattern notes

The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link

The blanket is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before. 

[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]

For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Special stitches

Ch – chain

Dtr – double treble

Fptr – front post double treble

Htr – half treble

Mc – magic circle

Tr – treble

Start crocheting here:

Foundation

Use Gold. Mc with 8 dc (8)

 

Round 1

Tr, ch 2. 6 times.  Fasten off. (8 stitches and 8 ch-2-sp)

 

Round 2

Use Sunshine. (3dc) in each ch-2-sp. 8 times. (24)

 

Round 3

Dc, ch 3, skip 2. 8 times. Fasten off. (8 stitches and 8 ch-3-sp)

 

Round 4

Use Orchid. (dc, htr, tr, dtr, tr, htr, dc) in each ch-3-sp. Fasten off. (56 stitches).

 

Round 5

Use Sunshine. Standing fptr over dc from round 3, ch 5. Fasten off. (8 stitches and 8 ch-5-sp)

 

2021 Crochet Blanket - free crochet pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

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