Pocket Grannies Crochet Pattern
Updated: Feb 2
There's nothing quite like a granny square. This classic crochet motif has a ton of different ways to work it up, all of which have their own merits and uses. I think there's as many ways to make a granny square as there are crocheters. For this teensy tiny project, I've had the most success with the instructions I've listed below.
Pocket grannies are a super fun project that works up quickly and is too adorable to handle. I love working up bunches of them and using them for larger projects. Great to use up floss scraps from embroidery projects! I like to use this to make mini flowers, so I chose yellow, white, and green to mimic a daisy.
I call them pocket grannies because they’re pocket-sized! The name may have a strong influence from Dale Gribble's Pocket Sand defense.
Y'all know I had to make a gif of that, not sure when it'll come in handy, but it exists.
Not too hard, but requires working with small, somewhat finicky stitch structures, and very basic color work.
Abbreviations (U.S. Terms)
sl st: slip stitch
RS: right side
Tools and Materials
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2.25 mm B/1 hook — I used the hook from this pack
Tapestry needles for weaving in ends — I love these full eye needles
DMC Embroidery Floss, 13 ft / 4 m total yardage
3 ft / 0.9 m of yellow / color A
4 ft 2 in / 1.25 m of white / color B
5 ft 10 in / 1.78 m of green / color C
1.5" H x 1.5" W
Technical Notes and Gauge
Worked in joined rounds, RS always facing. Rounds are worked in the spaces created by the chain stitches, not into the previous rounds’ stitches themselves.
Upon fastening first color, project measures 0.625".
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ch 4 in color A, sl st into first ch to form ring
Rnd 1 (color A): ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; sl st into beg ch 3 using color B — break yarn color A
Rnd 2 (color B): ch 3, 2 dc in same corner; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times; move to last corner, 3 dc, ch 2; sl st into beg ch 3 using color C — break yarn color B
Rnd 3 (color C): ch 4, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, move to next sp, 3 dc, ch 1) 3 times; move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc; sl st into third ch of beg ch 4 using color C, break yarn color C
Weave in ends. Block.
What to Make
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