The Half Granny Square.

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The Half Granny Square – by popular request

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2 easy to follow patterns (a) Multi colour (b) Single colour
given in written & diagram form, using both UK & US terminology.

For granny square lovers who also enjoy working this nifty little gem into clothing like vests, jumpers (pullovers) & skirts, to name a few, but don’t like the boxy & unflattering finish that so often result. The half granny square may be just the answer – an easy way to shape armholes, neck & hem lines or used it anyway you like…

work in the yarn & appropriate hook of choice

The Half Granny Square – Multi Coloured:

* work with right side facing for each round

start with 4 ch (or, if preferred, an adjustable ring)

Round 1: 4 ch (count as tr [US dc] + 1-ch sp, now & throughout, beginning ch), into ring work (3 tr [US dc], 3 ch, 3 tr [US dc], 1 ch, tr [US dc]), finish off.

 

Round 2: 4ch, in next 1-ch sp work 3 tr [US dc], 1 ch, into 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], tr in last st (3rd ch of beginning ch), finish off

Round 3: 4ch, * work (3 tr [US dc], 1 ch) in next & in each 1-ch sp** around to corner 3-ch sp, into corner 3-ch sp work (3 tr [US dc], 3 ch, 3 tr [US dc]), 1 ch, repeat from * to ** around to last st, tr [US dc] in last st (3rd ch of beginning ch), finish off

Round 4 & subsequent rounds: repeat Round 3

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The Half Granny Square – One Colour:

* turn your work for each round

start with 4 ch (or, if preferred, an adjustable ring)

Round 1: 4 ch (count as tr [US dc] + 1-ch sp, now & throughout, beginning ch), into ring work (3 tr [US dc], 3 ch, 3 tr [US dc], 1 ch, tr [US dc]),

 

Round 2: 4ch, turn, in next 1-ch sp work 3 tr [US dc], 1 ch, into 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], tr in last st (3rd ch of beginning ch),

Round 3: 4ch, turn, * work (3 tr [US dc], 1 ch) in next & in each 1-ch sp** around to corner 3-ch sp, into corner 3-ch sp work (3 tr [US dc], 3 ch, 3 tr [US dc]), 1 ch, repeat from * to ** around to last st, tr [US dc] in last st (3rd ch of beginning ch),

Round 4 & subsequent rounds: repeat Round 3

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The following diagrams should only be used as guides – they are not to scale & by no means the only combinations – the number of squares required for each individual project will depend on the size of your squares & garment/item you are making

21 thoughts on “The Half Granny Square.”

  1. Hi Sally, without seeing your project it’s difficult for me to give advice… my best suggestion is to work evenly around each edge of your motif in the working colour with dc (Us:Sc) keeping count of stitches so that each motif has the same amount of stitches on each side so you can then join motifs stitch to stitch later… I hope that gives you some help… 🙂

  2. Hi I have managed to make a half square myself ( as I can’t find a pattern anywhere) of the willow design but I’m having trouble making the horizontal edge look tidy with a border can you help with any ideas? I’m new to crochet so my knowledge is almost non existent! Many thanks sally

  3. Deanna Zeh, it depends on what you’re doing with them, but one easy way is to crochet at least one round of dc (US: sc) around each half square (2 rounds often looks better, but that’s only my opinion) & then join them stitch for stitch working only the back loops (middle loops) of each piece. This can be done either in dc or slip stitch… I hope that helps… 🙂

  4. Hi I guess it’s not a have of granny square but the guy on video did a granny square have way through turned and went back and forth until it was triangle i so witch I would have save it driving me nuts because I was to make it it was on Facebook I hit like but can’t find it thank you

  5. Thanks for the pattern. Just what I was looking for to fill in the sides of a rug I am making with granny squares at 45 degrees to the side. I have one of your books and love it.

  6. i am making the granny half granny square afgan but dont know how to sew them together please help

  7. OK, this pattern really clears it all up for me. I’ve only learned to start crochet a few days ago and started watching videos on the half granny square and kept wondering why mine was going all wrong and then I realized I was going around and around the entire tri-angle instead of back and forth across only two sides lol, see I didn’t really notice I was doing it wrong because the video was so zoomed in. I like the visual of this pattern made me see why I went wrong so I’ll give it another go tomorrow 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Hi, Love the pattern but I am in the same boat. I would do it this way but it wouldn’t match the rest of the squares. I guess you haven’t found a pattern to do one like that. I have tried to make a square the way they say too and without the visual aid I just can’t get mine to look as nice as theirs.

  9. Hi Peggy, thank you for your commet – well.. now you’ve stumped me too but I’ll look into it & maybe I’ll be able to come up with something – might take a while but I’ll have a go

  10. thanks for these instrutions . . . however, I have a pattern that calls for a two colored square where the color change is on the diagonal and having red several instructions, for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do this . . . I guess I need more visual aid . . . If I did two half squares and then joined them on the diagonal by sewing together, I guess this would work but would certainly not look as nice as the square that is done all as one piece . . . any suggestions please . . . I am really stumped with this one

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