Granny Square Variation
This triangle granny square variation is a little more challenging than most. It requires the crocheter to know how to do some double and triple clusters. The results are very unique. I am sure you will enjoy making this one!
I like to make blankets with alternating solid and 2 to 4 color triangles for a unique and interesting item. Make sure to read the stitches you need to know in order to complete this granny.
Pattern written with US terms and abbreviations
You will need to know how to
Double Crochet (1) and Triple Crochet Cluster(2)
Joining different colors
Joining with a Single Crochet (4)
SL ST- slip stitch
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
Beg DC Cluster _ Beginning double Crochet Cluster
DC Cluster- Double Crochet Cluster
TC Cluster -Triple Crochet Cluster
YO- Yarn Over
I used purple, orange, and yellow medium weight (4) acrylic yarn and a size G hook. My finished size was 6 inches on each side. Your finished size will depend on your yarn selection and hook.
Stitches you need to know
1. Double Crochet Cluster (DC Cluster)
* YO, insert hook into sp, YO pull up a loop YO and draw through 2 loops on hook : repeat 2 more times, YO draw through all loops on hook.
2. Triple Crochet Cluster (TC Cluster)
*YO twice, insert hook, YO and pull up loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops) twice: repeat from * 2 mote times, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook
Ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hook.
With first color ch 5 and join with sl st to form ring
ROUND 1: Ch 3 * YO, insert hook in ring, YO,, pull up a loop, Yo draw through 2 loops; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all loops on hook. ( Beg DC Cluster). Ch 3, work DC Cluster in ring, ch 5* word DC Cluster in ring, ch 3, work DC Cluster in ring, ch 5, repeat from * once more, join with slst in top of beginning DC Cluster. Finish off. 6 spaces.
ROUND 2: Join second color with sl st in any ch 5 space. In same sp work (Beg DC Cluster, ch4 tr Cluster, picot, Ch 4, DC Cluster)., ch 3 SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3 * in ch 5 sp (DC Cluster, ch 4 tr Cluster picot, ch4 DC Cluster) ch 3 sc in next ch sp, ch 3. repeat from * join with sl st to top of beg DC Cluster. Finish off. 15 spaces
Round 3: Join color with sl st in any ch 3 space of Picot.: ch 3 (counts as first DC) (2 DC ch 3, 3 DC in same space., *+ 4 DC in next ch 4 sp, DC in next DC Cluster, (ch 3 in ch 3 space, DC in st) twice, 4 DC in next ch 4 space + ( 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC) in ch 3 sp of next picot repeat from * once then repeat from + once. Join with sl st to first DC. Finish off 3 spaces
Round 4: Join color with sc in any chain 3 space. Ch 3, sc in same sp and n next DC, (ch1, sk next DC, sc in next DC) across to next ch 3 sp * (sc, ch 3, c) in ch 3 sp, sc in next DC (ch 1 sk next DC sc in next DC) across to next ch 3 space, repeat from *. join with sl st to first sc. Finish.