Half Granny Squares

Half Granny Squares are very useful to be able to make. If you spin your Granny Squares so that the corners are in the north, south, east and west positions of your project then you will need to make half and quarter Granny Squares to make the work have straight edges.

Half Granny Squares were required the Berries in the Frost Throw and the Neon Spin Blanket.

Notes on the Granny Squares

The Granny Square uses groups of treble crochet to form ‘treble clusters’. The same principles apply to making half Granny Squares This pattern has one chain stitch in the corner, but you can adapt this to have 2 or 3 chain stitches in each corner. The pattern also suggests you turn the work over after each round – I find this helps to keep the work even and it also makes the work reversible. 

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

  • UK terms are used throughout. 
  • ss         slip stitch
  • tr         treble crochet
  • ch        chain
  • beg-ch beginning chain
  • *to*     instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified

Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide

Instructions for Half Granny Squares

NB. When starting each new round, turn the work over and have the straight edge on your right.

Round 1:

  • Ch3, ss into first chain to form a ring (or make a magic circle).
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch)
  • Work 3tr into the ring and then ch1, 3tr, ch1,1tr.
  • Fasten off.

Round 2:

  • Turn over (have the straight edge on your right)
  • Pull up a loop in the chain space between the first single treble and the treble cluster from round 1
  • ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1)
  • Work 3tr in the same space
  • Work [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in the next space between treble clusters from round 1 (this forms a corner)
  • Work [3tr, ch1, 1tr] in the space between the next treble cluster and the single treble from round 1
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 3:

  • Turn over (have the straight edge on your right)
  • Pull up a loop in the chain space between the first single treble and the treble cluster from round 2
  • ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1)
  • Work 3tr in the same space
  • Work 3tr in the next space between the next two treble clusters from round 2
  • [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in the next space between treble clusters from round 2 (this forms a corner)
  • Work 3tr in the next space along the side
  • Work [3tr, ch1, 1tr] in the space between the last treble cluster and the single treble from round 2
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 4:

  • Turn over (have the straight edge on your right)
  • Pull up a loop in the chain space between the first single treble and the treble cluster from round 2
  • ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1)
  • Work 3tr in the same space
  • Work 3tr in each the next two spaces between the treble clusters from round 3
  • [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in the next space between treble clusters from round 3 (this forms a corner)
  • Work 3tr in the next two spaces along the side
  • Work [3tr, ch1, 1 r] in the space between the last treble cluster and the single treble from round 3
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 5:

  • Pull up a loop in the chain space between the first single treble and the treble cluster from round 2
  • ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1)
  • Work 3tr in the same space
  • Work 3tr in each of the spaces between the treble clusters from the round below until you reach the corner
  • [3tr, ch1, 3tr] in the corner space
  • Work 3tr in each of the spaces along the side until you reach the final space between the last treble cluster and the single treble from round below
  • Work [3tr, ch1, 1tr] in the final space
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Subsequent Rounds:

Repeat Round 5