this project ever since i discovered it back in the early summer. i have been dusting off my crochet skills and collecting cotton yarn ever since and anxiously awaiting the new year so i could get started. the idea is to crochet a granny square each week, choosing the colors based on the season, a holiday, or a major even that might be happening at the time.
vintage granny square pattern from 1891. i crocheted it in the lighter weight cotton-ish yarn as i thought i might make a little doll blanket for my niece. it is lovely and delicate, but i decided i wanted to go with the traditional granny square for my 52 week design. the cammo square to the left is my practice square for that one. the patterns i read didn't really make sense to me, especially since i wanted to be able to make some rows continuous (without cutting my yarn and starting with a new color), so i modified it just a tiny bit. it seems to be working well for me now. and i guess you noticed that my 52 week project has quickly turned into three projects. ha! that's usually how it works with me.
round 1: chain 6, slip stitch to form ring, *chain 5, 3 double crochet in ring, chain 2, 3 double crochet in ring, chain 2, 3 double crochet in ring, chain 2, 2 double crochet in ring, slip stitch to opening formed by chain *chain 5.
round 2: (either continue with same color, or slip stitch a new color to a corner hole) chain 5, 3 double crochet in corner hole, chain 1, 3 double crochet in side hole, chain 1, 3 double crochet in corner hole, chain 2, 3 double crochet in same corner hole, chain 1 . . . continue this pattern around square. in the end you will again just need to put two double crochet in the corner you started and slip stitch onto your chain 5 to complete that round.
rounds 3 and on: more of the same!