Crochet granny squares are the most classic yarn project there is. All of us have that distant grandmother who made us afghans from these squares, and they bring back such heartwarming memories.
Another old school technique is quilting. For anyone unfamiliar with quilting, many classic quilt blocks are made up of a shape called half square triangles. A simple square shape with two triangular tiles of color within.
It’s easier than you think to merge crochet granny squares and quilted half square triangle motifs. We are going to learn today how to crochet this easy shape!
These squares will be used later on to make a very special, colorful project. I’ll be working up lots of them using a wonderful yarn, Lion Brand New Basic 175. This is a brand new yarn only available on LionBrand.com here. It’s a blend of wool and acrylic yarn and is the softest, plushiest yarn ever – like crocheting with a marshmallow cloud!
This pattern is a bit complex just to read through so I’ve filmed an easy to follow video tutorial below. I hope it helps ya!
-Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn (I use Cream, Mango, Peony, Thyme, and Slate)
-Size H 5mm crochet hook
Round 1: With cream, make a magic ring and Ch 3, work 2 Dc into the magic ring Ch 2, 3 Dc into magic ring, Ch 1, change color to Mango (drop Cream yarn, we will pick it up later), Ch 1, 3 Dc into magic ring, Ch 2, 3 Dc into the magic ring, Ch 2, sl st into top of initial Ch 3, turn, sl st into Ch space
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts here as a Dc), Dc into Ch space, Dc across to next corner Ch space, (2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) into Ch space, Dc across to next corner Ch space, (2 Dc, Ch 1) into Ch space, pick up Cream yarn (drop Mango yarn), (Ch 1, 2 Dc) into same Ch space to complete the corner cluster, Dc across to next corner Ch space, (2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) into Ch space, Dc across to next corner Ch space, (2 Dc, Ch 2) into last Ch space, sl st to top of initial Ch 3, turn, sl st into Ch space
Rounds 3-4: Repeat Round 2
Finish off, weave ends
What will you make with crochet half square triangle granny squares? Comment below!