I got a few questions on my last granny square posts about what to do with all the ends of yarns. Granny squares are great for using up scrap or stash and working with lots of colors, but worrying about weaving ends afterward can be daunting. What I do is crochet over my ends every time there is a color change. This makes finishing a whole lot easier later on. (Confession, I would probably never make a granny square anything if I had to weave in ends after every round!)
This particular granny square I only used two colors. You can easily use more or even work the entire thing in a single color.
With Opal, chain 6, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring
RND 1 (with Opal): ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 15 dc into center of ring. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 – 16 dc
RND 2 (with Opal): ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), *1 dc in next st, ch 2; rep from * another 14 times, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5 – 16 ch-2 sps
RND 3 (with Opal): sl st in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, ch 1; *work (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * another 14 times, join with a sl st in the top of beginning ch-2 – 16 ch-1 sps
Cut your yarn and fasten off. To hide your ends you can work the next few stitches of the next color/rnd over the end of the yarn you’ve just cut.
RND 4 (with Cream): join with a sl st to any ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in the same sp, *(ch 3, sc) in the next 3 sps, ch 6, sc in next sp; rep from * another 3 times, join with a sl st to first sc – 12 ch-3 sps & 4 ch-6 sps
RND 5 (with Cream): sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, 3 dc in the next 2 ch-3 sps; *(5 dc, ch 3, 5dc) in ch-6 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sps; rep from * twice more, (5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in last ch-6 sp, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 – 76 dc & 4 ch-3 sps
Rnd 6 (with Cream): ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), work 1 dc in each st across edge, work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] in each corner ch-3 sps, end by joining with a slip st to beginning of rnd ch – 84 dc & 4 ch-3 sps
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