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off kilter Granny

This Granny was inspired my amazing 7 year old! He was sick all weekend so I made a square in his favorite color!

I used a I hook and Vanna's Choice
in Sapphire

I really like this square and I think it would be a fun one to do 50 rounds or so in for a baby blanket or a lap blanket. 

For those of you that can read Crochet charts you can see my notes on how to create this awesome square!
I am writing this pattern out the way i used to teach it in my classes at Michaels

Round 1
has 4 sides 3dc
and 4 corners ch3
Round 2
has 4 sides
each side has 1 dc, ch1, skip 1 3dc
has 4 corners
each corner has 2dc ch3 2dc
Round 3
has 4 sides
each side has 4dc, skip 1, ch1, 2dc
has 4 corners
each corner has 2dc, ch3, 2dc
Round 4
Has 4 sides
each side has 7dc,ch1, skip 1,
has 4 corners
2dc, ch3, 2dc
Round 5
has 4 sides
each side has 10 dc, ch1, skip 1, 4dc
has 4 corners
each corner has 2dc,ch2,2dc

What do you think of this format? Most of my beginning students loved it and found it easier. Some hated it... Let me know what you think ( in a nice way please) below in the comments!


  1. I have no way of understanding this. I got most by looking at the diagram you drew. It looks like you made a magic ring and ch3, or ch6, 3 dc, ch3, around, sl st in 3rd ch...? Is that how you started it?


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