Early in July, I shared a little project on my Instagram that I made using one of my favourite patterns, a classic granny square. It was a simple project and was my first time using Scheepjes Catona yarn. I thought it might be a good opportunity to provide a little crochet tutorial on how I made it and put it together.
If you aren’t familiar with how to make a classic granny square, you can find my tutorial here: Granny Square Tutorial
To begin, you will need:
– 2 colours of Scheepjes Catona yarn (this piece took less than 2 skeins). Skeins will be referred to as “Colour A” and “Colour B”
– 3.5mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle for weaving in ends
This centrepiece contains a total of 16 little squares. Each square has 3 rounds. Rounds 1 and 2 are the main granny square cluster design. Round 3 is a simple single crochet border between the stitches.
Make two groups of 8 granny squares:
Group 1 (Round 1 – colour A. Round 2 – colour B. Round 3 – colour A)
Group 2 (Round 1 – colour B. Round 2 – colour A. Round 3 – colour B)
When your 16 squares are complete, arrange them by alternating the colour patterns in each row so that the same group lines up diagonally.
Use your preferred method to stitch the squares together. I used an invisible seam for mine.
Once your squares are stitched together, choose either colour A or colour B to begin your border. Create one single crochet round. around the entire piece with 3 single crochet stitches in each corner. When you get back to the beginning, ss into your beginning sc and ch 1. Complete another single crochet round. In your corners, create 3 single crochet stitches in the 2nd stitch of the previous round’s corner single crochet. Slip stitch into your beginning single crochet. Fasten off.
With your alternating yarn colour, attach your yarn and create one more single crochet round on all edges. In your corners, create 3 single crochet stitches in the 2nd stitch of the previous round’s corner single crochet. Slip stitch into your beginning single crochet. Fasten off.
Weave in your ends and block if required. Once completed and depending on your tension, your finished piece should measure approximately 9×9 inches.
Scheepjes Catona works wonderfully for a project like this. You could use your new centrepiece for a variety of decor purpose; I have mine on my patio table for a nice pop of colour when I’m on the deck.
I hope you found this little walk through helpful in laying out a simple granny square centrepiece.