Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial

This crochet granny square tutorial includes:


If you simply want the pattern instead of the tutorial see Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Pattern.

Crochet stitches and abbreviations used in this pattern

US crochet terms

ch = chain stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet (yarn over once)

12 ply yarn | 3.5mm /size 9 crochet hook

Row 1

chain 19 stitches, use a stitch maker to mark the 19th stitch. 

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 1 - 2

Row 2

ch 3 up
this takes the place of the first double crochet stitch

ch 2 across
you will now have a chain that is 19 stitches plus 5  more stitches

dc into 16th stitch from start
(3 back from your stitch marker)

*ch 2, skip 2 ch of the previous row and dc into the next chain,

repeat from * 4 more times to end.

nb: If your last dc does not land on your very first chain stitch you have miss counted somewhere.


Row 3


turn your work

ch 3 up, *ch 2, dc into post of previous row, repeat from * to end of row, turn

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 3

Rows 4-7

repeat row 3 four times

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 4-7