I have been asked to share my granny square pattern and since I customized my version from various patterns I thought I'd jot it down. My pattern is a smorgasbord of bits and pieces and came about after many yarn trials and abandoned grannies. I am sure this one is not a new one however and must exist somewhere? Hope it makes sense and enjoy!
Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.
ROUND 1: Ch 3, work 11 dc's around and join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch. (12 dc's total) Cut yarn and pull through. Join the new color at a corner by drawing a stitch through a ch1 stitch.
ROUND 2: Ch 3, work 1 dc in between 2 dc's of previous row. Then work around crocheting 2 dc's in between the next 2 dc spaces from previous row. (You should have 12 sets of 2 dc's). Join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.
ROUND 3: Ch 3, work first corner (dc1, ch2, dc2) between dc of previous row, then work 2 dc's in between each of the next 2 dc spaces from previous row. Work next and all following corners (dc2, ch 2, dc2), Work the 2 dc's in between each of the next 2 dc spaces from previous row, work corner, then 2 more dc's as before. Join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.
ROUND 4: Ch 3, work corner (dc2, ch2, dc3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides: *8 dc's across to next corner, work corner (dc3, ch2, dc3); repeat from * 2 times, 8 dc's until final corner, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.
Weave in all those annoying and pesky yarn ends. I chose to sew up the squares, first in long strips then the strips together, however I know the joining of squares while crocheting is another probably preferred method. It just scared and intimidated /me at the time.
Still working on my blanket in progress, below. It is the perfect "pick up when you have a minute project" though, and there's no real rush. Well, except for the oh so long list of other tantalizing projects waiting for me...