Stashbuster Granny Square Afghan

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

 Not my photo
 This afghan only requires 35 squares

about 32 oz. WW yarn for main color
Assorted colors of yarn from your stash
to make one (1) block (approximate yardage)
square center = 2 yards
rounds 2  & 3 = 7 yards
rounds 3 & 4 = 12 yards
rounds 4 & 5 = 16 yards
as always exact yardage depends upon the yarn, your tension and hook size
This afghan was made with Red Heart Super Savor yarn and a Susan Bates I-9 Hook

Finished project is about 40 X 55 inches.

Granny Square Blocks  (these blocks measure about 7 inches square)

Start with a slip loop or chain 4 join to create ring.
Rnd 1. in ring work chain 4, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, join to 2nd st of starting 4 ch. You should have 4 groups of 3 double crochet with a chain 2 space between each group.
Rnd 2. Sc in any 2 chain corner space, *(ch 3, sc in same corner, chain 3, sc in next corner) repeat around ending, join with a slip stitch in the first sc.
Rnd 3. In each corner loop work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, work 3 dc in each ch 3 sp between corners.
Repeat rounds, 2 and 3 for desired size of Square.

For this afghan I made two identical blocks of each color and one block for the middle block.  You may notice I have about 5 different shades of green in this afghan and I did not want them to all end up in one corner so I laid the blocks out in a mirror image, moving the sets around until I was satisfied with the color combination.  I always lay my blocks out before I begin to join, then I take a photo of the layout.  Last I stack the blocks in the order in which they will be joined and I check the photo as I work to be sure I am following the pattern.

I did use the 5 chain braid continuous join to connect the squares
 however you may join them in any manner you chose.

I love the Continuous Join method and You Tube has an amazing 2 part tutorial
showing exactly how to do it.  Here are both links:


For the border I worked the pattern stitch starting with the double crochet row in the existing loops around the outside.  Then I worked the single crochet row and finished with the dc row.   More rows could be added for a larger project or a lacy "V" stitch border could be added.

To the owner of the Ideal Delusions blog I am truly sorry for not posting this link for the 35 square afghan before.  I did post the link below the  48 Squares but failed to post this link here.  It is their pattern and I WOULD NEVER TAKE THE CREDIT for making this pattern or any other listed on my blog.

48 Squares
Do you already have a stash of basic granny square blocks you are dreading to join?  Grab a 14 oz skein of yarn and enlarge those squares, using rounds 2 and 3 from this pattern and see how quickly you can create a masterpiece.

Also not my photo

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