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Three Color Square | Beginner Crochet Video Tutorial | Stitch Explorers Series

Hi everyone! 👋🏼 Welcome to Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is a cute crochet granny square! ☺. I never do granny squares, but this three-color square was calling to me. It’s not a traditional square because it uses treble crochets, and worked a little different than a traditional granny square. However, it’s the cutest crochet granny square ever!

It turned out really beautiful, and I love the colors 😍. Now I think I need to order more of the Scheepjes in these colors so I can make something pretty with these squares. What do you think? A pillow? Scarf? Blanket?

I’m excited to have this square featured in a wonderful make-a-long hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks. The #CozyFallMAL – this make-along for charity includes a ton (20 to be exact!) of beautiful crochet and knit squares to create cozy fall blankets! Everyday there will be a new free crochet & knit square pattern released! The Three Color Square is live and ready for you now!(2

For the crochet video tutorial I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed DK in the following colors:

Color A: 818 – Lilac Quartz

Color B: 801 – Moon Stone

Color C: 811 – Deep Amethyst

8″ x 8″ square Crochet Charity MAL (scroll down for version 2 with 2 colors):

I also created a larger square using a bulky yarn by Lion Bran called Rewind, especially for the MAL (make along) with To make a larger square, I used a 6.5 mm hook and Lion Brand’s Rewind yarn in Willow (brown), and Elm (off white) – as pictured below.

Crochet Granny Square in Brown and White

or use any bulkly yarn and 6.5 mm hook or larger to obtain guage.

granny square in brown and white on leg

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Complete video tutorial for the Three Color Square is at the bottom of the post – for all the visual learners out there.

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I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Three Color Square – Cute Crochet Granny Square


+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
trtreble crochet
dcdouble crochet
tr6togtreble six together
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
sl stslip stitch
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, until you have one loop left on hook.

tr- treble crochet

yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st/ch, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* – rep *…* 3 times total until you have 1 loop left on hook.

tr6tog- treble crochet six together

(yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st/ch, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* – rep *…* twice) – repeat in next 5 stitches. yo, draw through all 7 loops on hook.

notes:

  • Pattern is worked in rounds
  • Full video tutorial at bottom of post

+ Pattern:


Color A: 818 – Lilac Quartz

Color B: 801 – Moon Stone

Color C: 811 – Deep Amethyst

Using A, ch 8, ss in first ch, or create a magic circle.

Round 1:  Ch 7, tr 5 into ring, (ch 3, tr 6 into ring) 3 times, ss in 4th ch of ch-7 from beg of rnd.

Round 2:  ss 1 in each of next 2 ch’s, (ch 5, tr6tog working over next 6 tr, ch 5, ss in 2nd ch of ch-3) 4 times, work last ss in same place as 2nd ss from beg of rnd, fasten off A.

Round 3:  Join B with ss in top of tr6tog, *(tr 3, ch 1, tr 3, ch 2, tr 3, ch 1, tr 3) all in the next ch-3 sp from rnd 1 (enclosing round 2), ss in top of tr6tog*, rep *…* 3 more times, work last ss in same as first ss of rnd, fasten off B.

Round 4:  Join A in same as last ss from round 3, ch 4, tr 5 in same ss, *skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), (tr 6, ch 2, tr 6) in next ch-2 sp at corner, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), tr 6 in next ss,* rep from*…* two more times, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), (tr 6, ch 2, tr 6) in next ch-2 sp at corner, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), ss in 4th ch of ch-4 from beg of rnd, fasten off.

Round 5:  Join C in last ss of round 5, ch 1, sc 1 in ea of next 5 tr, *dc 1 in ch1-sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in ea of next 6 tr, sc 3 in ch -2 sp at corner, sc 1 in ea of next 6 tr, dc 1 in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr*, rep from *…* two more times, dc 1 in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr, sc 3 in ch-2 sp at corner, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr, dc 1 in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, ss in ch-1 at beg of rnd. Join.

Round 6:  Ch 3, dc 1 in each next 13 sts, tr 1 in corner sc, *dc 1 in each of next 23 sc, tr 1 in corner sc*,rep *…* around, then, dc 1 in each sc to beg of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3, fasten off.

Version 2 – Bulky Version:

Color A: Willow

Color B: Elm

Using A, ch 8, ss in first ch, or create a magic circle.

Round 1:  Ch 7, tr 5 into ring, (ch 3, tr 6 into ring) 3 times, ss in 4th ch of ch-7 from beg of rnd.

Round 2:  ss 1 in each of next 2 ch’s, (ch 5, tr6tog working over next 6 tr, ch 5, ss in 2nd ch of ch-3) 4 times, work last ss in same place as 2nd ss from beg of rnd, fasten off A.

Round 3:  Join B with ss in top of tr6tog, *(tr 3, ch 1, tr 3, ch 2, tr 3, ch 1, tr 3) all in the next ch-3 sp from rnd 1 (enclosing round 2), ss in top of tr6tog*, rep *…* 3 more times, work last ss in same as first ss of rnd, fasten off B.

Round 4:  Join A in same as last ss from round 3, ch 4, tr 5 in same ss, *skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), (tr 6, ch 2, tr 6) in next ch-2 sp at corner, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), tr 6 in next ss,* rep from*…* two more times, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), (tr 6, ch 2, tr 6) in next ch-2 sp at corner, skip (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr), ss in 4th ch of ch-4 from beg of rnd, fasten off.

Round 5:  Join B in last ss of round 5, ch 1, sc 1 in ea of next 5 tr, *dc3tog in ch1-sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in ea of next 6 tr, sc 3 in ch -2 sp at corner, sc 1 in ea of next 6 tr, dc3tog in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr*, rep from *…* two more times, dc3tog in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr, sc 3 in ch-2 sp at corner, sc 1 in each of next 6 tr, dc3tog in ch-1 sp of rnd 3 below, ss in ch-1 at beg of rnd. Join.

Round 6:  Ch 3, dc 1 in each next 13 sts, tr 1 in corner sc, *dc 1 in each of next 23 sc, tr 1 in corner sc*,rep *…* around, then, dc 1 in each sc to beg of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3, fasten off.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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What can I make with the Three Color Square?


This square is actually larger than it looks. I used a 3 weight yarn with a 4mm hook, and it measure almost 5.5 ” (13.97 cm). Which is fairly large! So I imagine using a worsted weight yarn or chunky yarn would produce a very large square and so easy to work up a blanket.

Blankets, scarves, cowls, pillow covers, and just about anything you can think of!

Kunik Scoodie is a free pattern here.



Three Color Square Complete Video Tutorial:

If you have trouble playing the video, please click this link: https://youtu.be/2qzsTX-RiK0

4 thoughts on “Three Color Square | Beginner Crochet Video Tutorial | Stitch Explorers Series”

  1. Thank you! I really love it too! It has a great look when it’s blocked and I even worked it up in two colors and it turned out great. So glad you like it!

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  2. Wow, I LOVE this granny square! It’s the most beautiful of all the granny squares I’ve come across that I just had to tell you.

    Reply

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