In the world of crochet, there’s a timeless charm to the classic granny square. But what happens when you add a touch of luxury to this beloved pattern? Enter velvet yarn – a plush, soft, and decadent material that takes the granny square to a whole new level. In this creative journey, we’ll explore the ins and outs of crocheting a granny square using velvet yarn, bringing warmth and elegance to your handmade creations.
- Velvet yarn in your favorite color
- Crochet hook (appropriate size for your yarn)
Granny squaree using velvet yarn Free Pattern:
Indulge in the joy of swift and straightforward crochet with a granny square that effortlessly comes to life in just four delightful rounds. To enhance the visual appeal, I opted for a dynamic interplay of two contrasting colors, strategically chosen to make the flower motif stand out against the background. This uncomplicated yet charming project not only offers a quick and satisfying crochet experience but also provides a canvas for your creative expression, allowing the vibrant hues to dance in perfect harmony within the intricate folds of each round. Join me on this easy and fulfilling journey as we explore the art of crafting a granny square that is as visually striking as it is efficiently crocheted.
Achieve crochet mastery with this intermediate-level project, resulting in a finished square measuring a charming 5″ x 5″. Elevate your craftsmanship by using velvet yarn in two contrasting shades To bring this creation to life, you’ll need a US H-8/5mm crochet hook, a tapestry needle for seamless ends, and a trusty pair of scissors.
Abbreviations (US Term):
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- st = stitch
- ch-sp = chain-(number of chains) space
- beg = beginning
- *to ; = repeat * to the instructions.
- C1 = color 1
- C2 = color 2
Special Stitches: Dive into the intricacies of crochet with the special stitch known as fpbobble:
- yarn over, insert the hook from front to back to front again around the post of the next st,
- yarn over, pull back loop through the st,
- [yarn over, insert the hook from front to back to front again around the post of the same st,
- yarn over, pull back loop through the st] 2 times,
- yarn over, pull back through 6 loops on the hook,
- yarn over, pull back through 2 loops on the hook.
With (C1) make a magic ring.
Round 1: ch 1 (in this round beg ch does not count as st) 12 dc into the ring, sl st to the first st. (12 dc)
Round 2: ch 1 (in this round beg ch does not count as st), fpbobble in first st, [3 dc in next st, fpbobble in next st, ch 3, fpbobble in next st] 3 times, 3 dc in next st, fpbobble in next st, ch 3, sl st to the first. (8 fpbobbles/12 dc)
Round 3: join (C2) yarn, ch 3 (in this round ch 3 count as a dc), dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in each of next 2 st, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 2 st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, after crocheting last dc, sl st to the beg ch 3 top.
Round 4: join (C1) yarn, ch 1 (does not count as st) sc in first st and next st, fpbobble st in next st one row below, sc in each of next 4 st, 5sc in ch-sp (3sc in ch-sp if is enough to get perfect square shape – see the notes), *sc in each of next 4 st, fpbobble in next st one row below, sc in each of next 4 st, 5 sc in ch-3 space (3sc in ch-sp if is enough to get perfect square shape – see the notes); repeat * to around, after crocheting last sc, sl st to the first st. (4 fpbobbles/32 sc)
Crafting a granny square with velvet yarn is not just a project; it’s a delightful adventure that seamlessly blends the nostalgia of a classic pattern with the luxurious feel of a modern material. Whether you’re creating a cozy blanket, a stylish pillow, or even a fashionable accessory, the velvet yarn granny square promises to infuse your handmade pieces with a touch of opulence and comfort. So, gather your favorite velvet yarn, pick up your crochet hook, and let the enchanting crafting journey unfold!