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Popcorn Crochet Granny Square

Learn different crochet stitches with this Popcorn Crochet Granny Square tutorial. Get a three dimensional, textured granny square pattern by following a few simple steps. This pattern is a great, classic design that everyone will love. The popcorn stitch is a fabulous technique to have in your crocheting arsenal. Choose any color you'd like to create the most coveted afghan in your house! This crochet granny square will work up to make a beautiful crochet afghan you can use all year round.

Intermediate

Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 9440 Light Grey Heather
  • Crochet hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Size: Square measures 10 x 10” (25.5 x 25.5 cm)

Gauge: 15 sc = 4” (10 cm); Rows 1–7 = 3” (7.5 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Special Stitch: popcorn = Work 4 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first of the 4 dc just made, return dropped loop to hook and draw it through, ch 1 to close popcorn.

Note: Square is worked back and forth in rows beginning at lower edge.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Ch 36 loosely.

Row 1 (wrong side): Working in back loop of each ch only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—35 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 2 sts, *popcorn in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * across, turn—8 popcorns.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space (at top of each popcorn) across, turn—35 sc.

Row 4: Ch 3, popcorn in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, popcorn in next st; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn—9 popcorns.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 6–25: Repeat Rows 2–5 five more times. Do not fasten off.

Border Round (right side): Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first sc (first corner made), sc in each remaining sc to last st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last sc (2nd corner made); working in ends of rows, work 33 sc evenly spaced across side edge; working across opposite side of foundation ch and working into both free loops of each ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch (3rd corner made), sc in each remaining ch across to last ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch (4th corner made); work across remaining side edge in same manner as first side edge; join with slip st in first sc—140 sc (35 sc across each side edge) and 4 corner ch-3 spaces. Fasten off.


Note:
To work 33 sc evenly spaced across each side edge, the designer recommends working as follows: Place a marker in each end of Rows 5, 13, and 19 (remove markers as you come to them while working Border Round), skip the marked sc rows, sc in top of and around post of each dc row, and sc in end of each unmarked sc.
 

 

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