Perfect Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Learn how to create a seam free, single sided Crochet Granny square for perfect results every time.

The humble Granny Square is the crochet staple of Nanna's everywhere, which is how it came to be known as a 'Granny Square'. Originally it was just called a crochet square.

The Granny Square is often the very first thing we are taught when learning to crochet, so it would follow that it would be simple to have a perfect square every time and those new to crochet often get discouraged when this is not the case.

However, to get a perfect square actually requires a bit of experience, good fundamentals and advanced row starting techniques, otherwise you are left with seams, the reverse side of stitches showing every second row or even a slight spiral effect.

This granny square is made without turning your work and has a right and a wrong side.

Hi-Vis Floor Mat Crochet Pattern

Hi-Vis Floor Mat in bright orange and yellow stripes

Don't you just love a soft springy mat under your feet when you jump out of bed, the shower or if you're standing at the kitchen sink or bench for any period time?

Making the mat yourself adds a warm fuzzy feeling and you appreciate the cushioning effect all the more.

What makes this crochet floor mat so comfortable and springy underfoot?

A simple yarn hack that converts light weight yarn into thick yarn is all it takes to get the extra springy feel that chunky yarn alone will not provide.

Hi-Vis Floor Mat Crochet Pattern Details


Pattern Difficulty

Easy

Hook

6mm  *Pink Crochet Hooks (affiliate link of course)

Yarn

Brand: Fashion Plus mill end bags - similar to King Cole Cottonsoft DK
Weight/Ply: Not stated -12 wraps per inch - equivalent to 8 ply | DK weight
Composition: cotton
Colour: Orange and Yellow
Quantity: 2 x bags

What makes this mat extra cushioning underfoot is the triple strands from one ball of yarn hack.
See below for a 1 minute tutorial by Briana K.


Stitches and abbreviations used (US Terms) 

Ch - Chain Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
Sk - Skip a stitch

Special Stitches

Cl - Cluster stitch

To work a cluster stitch:
DC3Tog (Double crochet 3 together), Ch 1 to complete the cluster

To work a DC3Tog:
YO (Yarn over hook), insert hook into row below and PUL (pull up a loop), YO, pull through 2 loops on hook - first DC partially complete and 2 loops remain on hook
YO,  insert hook and PUL, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook - 2nd DC partially complete and 3 loops remain on hook
YO, insert hook and PUL, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook - 3rd DC partially complete and 4 loops remain on hook
YO, pull through all loops on hook)

crochet cluster stitch

Finished Weight 

640 grams

Finished Size

41.5cm x 81cm
19in x 32in

25 clusters across x 28 row of clusters long not counting the chain rows.
Each colour band is 4 rows of clusters.


Hi Visibility Floor Mat Easy Crochet Pattern

Hi-Vis Floor Mat Crochet Pattern


Foundation row

Ch 52 stitches - multiples of 2 - turn work

Row 1


Skip 1, SC into second chain from hook, *Sk 1, SC, repeat from * until last stitch of row, SC in last stitch, turn work

TIP

Work into the back loop of your foundation chain for a nicer edge

Row 2

SC into first stitch and Ch 2 - counts as first DC - Ch1, work a Cluster into each chain space skipping the single crochet stitches, to finish the row Ch1, DC into the last stitch, turn work

Row 3

SC into DC, SC in space between double crochet and first cluster, Ch 1, *SC between clusters, Ch1, repeat from * to after the last cluster, SC in last stitch of row, turn work

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 x 27 times

Change colour before starting the odd rows - row 3 - in repeats of 4 rows of clusters.

Final row

SC in first stitch, SC in space between double crochet and first cluster, *SC in top of cluster, SC between cluster, repeat from * to end, SC in last stitch of row, cut yarn and pull through loop to finish.

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