Diagonal Granny Square

 

Changing colour with tr (US dc): bring in new (carried) colour when 2 loops of last st remain on hook, drop old colour, pick up new colour and draw through 2 loops, the diagram shows dc (US sc) but the principle is the same

Working over colours not in use: carry unused (dropped) colour along as you work in new colour, picking up the stitch and unused yarn together ~ this method does use more yarn but you will have fewer tail ends to sew in later

~ The written pattern for this diagonal Granny Square is quite wordy ~ hopefully the stitch diagrams will help ~

Abbreviations:


with Col-A make 5 ch, join with ss to for a ring

Round 1: into ring work, 3 ch (count as first tr (US dc), beg-ch), 2 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-B in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-A & carry

continue with Col-B, make 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, changing to Col-A in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made, join with ss to first tr (US dc), (3rd ch of beg-ch)

drop Col-B & carry

Round 2: continue with Col-A, make 4 ch (count as tr (US dc) + 1-ch sp, beg-ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch,) 3 tr in next 3-ch sp, changing to Col-B in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-A & carry

continue with Col-B, in same 3-ch sp work (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch,), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-A in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-B & carry

continue with Col-A, in same 3-ch sp work, 3 ch, 2 tr (US dc), join with ss to first tr (US dc) (3rd ch of beginning-ch)


Round 3: continue with Col-A, make 3 ch (count as tr (US dc), beg-ch), in same 1-ch sp work (2 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 1-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-B in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-A & carry

continue with Col-B, in same 3-ch sp work (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 1-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 1-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-A in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-B & carry

continue with Col-A, in same 3-ch sp work, (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), join with ss to first tr (US dc) (3rd ch of beg-ch)

Round 4: continue with Col-A, make 4 ch (count as tr (US dc) + 1-ch sp, beg-ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-B in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-A & carry

continue with Col-B, in same 3-ch sp work (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr

(US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-A in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-B & carry

continue with Col-A, in same 3-ch sp work, (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 1-ch sp work 2 tr (US dc), join with ss to first tr (US dc) (3rd ch of beg-ch)

Round 5: continue with Col-A, make 3 ch (count as tr (US dc), beg-ch), in same 1-ch sp work (2 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-B in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-A & carry

continue with Col-B, in same 3-ch sp work (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc), 3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next & in each 1-ch sp to next corner work (3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 3-ch sp work 3 tr (US dc), changing to Col-A in the last 2 loops of last tr (US dc) of 3-tr group (US 3-dc group) just made

drop Col-B & carry

continue with Col-A, in same 3-ch sp work, (3 ch, 3 tr (US dc), 1 ch), in next 1-ch sp work (3 tr (US dc) 1 ch), join with ss to first tr (US dc) (3rd ch of beg-ch)


Subsequent Rounds: repeat rounds 4 & 5 to desired size

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Right Side                                                                  Wrong Side

6 thoughts on “Diagonal Granny Square”

  1. I have a question – on the wrong side – how do you hide the stretches of yarn that are not hidden when a stitch is made? I have a lot of loose yarn…..Thank you –

  2. hi,
    i love the work you’ve done here.
    i have a question how did you draw the pattern like that ? by you hands or a program ?

    thanks

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