I created this design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It combines popcorn stitches (my favorite!), and a few other crochet stitches to create a look that reminds me of a lantern. It inspired me to name it “Be the Light.” I hope you enjoy making your square!
A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:
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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
**Get the full kit of supplies here**
–Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want. I just used scrap yarn.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-The finished square measures 8 inches (approx. 20 cm)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
EDC: Extended Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 5dc in same st, remove hook from loop, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4dc in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight, Beg. Popcorn made.
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Start with Magic Ring or ch 6 and sl st to beginning to form ring.
Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn, *ch 1, Popcorn, repeat from * until there are 8 popcorn sts, ch 1, sl st to beg. popcorn st. (8 popcorn sts, 8 ch 1 sps)
Rnd 2: In Ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch sp around. sl st to beginning. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. sl st to beginning. (32 sc)
Rnd 4: ch 3, beg. popcorn in same st, ch 2, *sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts, 16 ch 2 sps)
Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp, ch 1, *SC in same sp, EDC in sk’d st from rnd 3, SC in same sp, repeat from * in each ch sp around, sl st to beginning. (48 sts)
Rnd 6: In any 1st sc of grouping, ch 3, dc in same st, * ch 2, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around ending with hdc in last 2 sts, sl st to beginning. (56 sts)
Rnd 7: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sp, * sc in next 6 sts, [sc, hdc, dc, sc, dc] in next st, ch 3, [dc, sc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, sc in next 6 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 8: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 4 (counts as TR), [TR, ch 2, 2TR] in same sp, * ch1, sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk over 6 sts, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, [2tr, ch 2, 2tr] in corner. Repeat from * around, sl st to ch 4. (watch video tutorial to learn this round, it’s easier than it seems!
Rnd 9: In corner sp, ch 1, *[2sc, ch 2, 2sc] in corner, sc in each st and ch sp across (19 sts), repeat from * around. sl st to beginning.
Weave in all ends.