Persephone Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

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Hello Dearies! Today I am excited to share with you a free pattern for the Persephone Granny Square. I’ve been working on these since the beginning of April with the intention of creating a beautiful spring jacket with them! Woot Woot!

For this jacket I envisioned a gorgeous trench-coat length situation and to accomplish this I’ve calculated 64 squares!!! Since I am almost done with my squares I thought it’d be a great time to share the pattern, in case you too would like to make this beautiful jacket with me 🙂

The color scheme chosen was at random. I literally went to my stash and matched what I thought would look super cute together. I honestly believe I chose the right colors. They just POP in contrast with one another.

Now, for this project I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!, however, you could use any worsted weight yarn, in any color scheme you’d like. You will need one skein of yarn in every color (5 colors) and two skeins of the border color (mine is black).

There are four color variations, and for each variation you’ll need 16 squares for the jacket, which in total equals 64 squares! Each square measures out to be approximately 8” x 8”.

Materials

  • I Hook
  • Yarn needle – for weaving in ends
  • I love This Yarn! – black (B), yellow (Y), turquoise (T), hot orchid (HO), royal blue (RB), and hot rose (HR)
  • Blocking materials – optional
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • trc – treble crochet
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • nxt – next
  • sp/s – space/s
  • sq – square

Notes

  • Written in U.S. terms
  • Chains in beginning of rounds count as stitch
  • Worked in the round
  • Fasten off after every round as we will be changing the color
  • [repeat this sequence]*this many times
  • Four square variations
  • The end of each round will indicate which color you should be using, according to which square you are working on. This will be outlined in BOLD for you

Pattern

Rnd 1: in ml ch 2, dc 11. (12) Sq1-T | Sq2-Y | Sq3-RB | Sq4-HR

Rnd 2: attach yarn on any st. ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1. [2 dc in nxt st, ch 1]*11. (36) Sq1-HR | Sq2-RB | Sq3-Y | Sq4-HO

From here on, we will be working in the ch 1 sps. You will be attaching the yarn in the last ch 1 sp from the previous rnd, for every round here on out.

Rnd 3: attach yarn. Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1. [3 dc in nxt sp, ch 1]*11. 1 dc in same sp as ch 3. (48) Sq1-RB | Sq2-HR | Sq3-HO | Sq4-T

Rnd 4: attach yarn. Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1. [4 dc in next sp, ch 1]*11. 2 dc in same sp as ch 3. (60) Sq1-Y | Sq2-HR | Sq3-T | Sq4-RB

Rnd 5: attach yarn. Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1. 4 trc in nxt sp, ch 3, 4 trc in same sp, ch 1. [4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1]*2. 4 trc in nxt sp, ch 3, 4 trc in sme sp, ch 1. [4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1]*2. 4 trc in nxt, space, ch 3, 4 trc in same sp, ch 1. [4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1]*2. 4 trc in nxt sp, ch 3, 4 trc in same space, ch 1. 2 dc in same sp as initial ch 3. (88) Sq1-HO | Sq2-T | Sq3-HR | Sq4-Y

Rnd 6: attach yarn. Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1. [4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1]*2. 4 dc in nxt sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, ch 1. [4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1. 4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1. 4 dc in nxt sp, ch 1. 4 dc in nxt sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, ch 1]*3. 2 dc in same sp as initial ch 3. (108) fasten off, weave in all ends. All Sq-B

Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Blocking

Blocking is an important step in your granny square projects. This will straighten them out and make them look extra crisp. We do this so that they are nice and straight and perfect making them a little easier to work with when we combine them. It is completely optional but I highly recommend doing so. If you are unsure how to do this Nicki’s Homemade Crafts has an excellent tutorial for you!

Once your granny squares are all done, meet me back here for the jacket assembly tutorial.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope to see you on my next post: The Persephone Jacket – free crochet pattern <3