Quarter Granny Squares

Quarter Granny Squares are very useful to be able to make. If you spin your Granny Squares so that the corners of the whole Granny Squares 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.

As an example, I had to make 4 Quarter Granny Squares in the Neon Spin Granny Square Blanket as shown below.

Notes on the Granny Squares

The Granny Square uses groups of treble crochet to form ‘treble clusters’. The same principles apply to making Quarter Granny Squares This pattern 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 Quarter Granny Squares

Round 1:

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

[1 group of trebles with 1tr at each end]

Round 2:

  • Turn over (have the single trebles 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, 1tr] in the next space between treble cluster and the single treble from round 1
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

1tr, 3tr, 3tr, 1tr

Round 3:

  • Turn over (have the single treble 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
  • [3tr, ch1, 1tr] in the last space
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

1tr, 3tr, 3tr, 3tr, 1tr

Round 4:

  • Turn over (have the single treble edge on your right)
  • Pull up a loop in the chain space between the first single treble and the treble cluster from the previous round
  • ch4 (counts as 1tr and ch1)
  • Work 3tr in the same space
  • Work 3tr in each space between treble clusters from the round below until you reach the last space
  • [3tr, ch1, 1tr] in the last space
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

1tr, 3tr, 3tr, 3tr, 3tr, 1tr

Subsequent Rounds: repeat Round 4.