Twinkle Starlight Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern
This fun Twinkle Starlight Granny Square can be worked up in under 20 minutes!
It took me 15 minutes total to work this up with the final dc border pictured in the blue square on the right.
Measures approximately 4×4 without a border, 5×5 with a dc border.
There is a full video tutorial available for this pattern along with videos for different techniques used in the pattern, or, if you would just like to crochet along =) .
Size H – 5 mm hook (choose a different size hook for alternate sizing of your granny square if you like!)
Your choice of yarn, I have used both cotton and acrylic
Mc – magic circle (video)
Dc – double crochet (video)
Treble cluster – (this is explained in the full video tutorial for this pattern)
Treb Cluster Techique: yarn over twice around the hook as you would to start a treble stitch, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, *yarn over, insert hook again into same stitch, draw yarn through the stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*, repeat ** 1 more time, you will now have 5 loops left on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops at a time until you have only 1 loop left on hook, which will be a total of 4 times.
- To start, create a mc, if you need help on this, please click on the video link above to learn how to make the magic circle, if you prefer the chain method, you can start this pattern by creating a slip knot, ch 4, then slip into the 1st chain created making a loop, then continue either the magic circle or ch method with the following: ch 3, work 15 dc into circle. Join at top of ch 3 with sl st.
- Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, treble cluster into next dc, ch 1, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, treb cluster, ch 1* repeat ** ending with a treble cluster in last stitch, ch 1. Join to dc following beginning ch 3 with sl st.
- Ch 3, work 1 dc into same st as ch 3 just worked, ch 1, skip next dc & work the following into 1st corner which is space to the right of the treble cluster: 3 dc, ch 2, 3dc, all within the same corner space. *Ch 1, skip nxt ch space & 1st dc, work 2 dc into next dc (this will be the middle dc in the group of 3 dc from previous row), ch 1, skip next dc, work in next corner: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc*, repeat ** 2 more times, ch 1, join at top of ch 3 with sl st.
- Ch 4, treble cluster into space between the next 2 dc, ch1, dc into next ch sp, dc into next 3 dc. In corner space, work the following: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Dc into next 3 dc (the first of those 3 will be within the corner sp), dc into next ch space, ch 2, skip nxt dc *treble cluster into space between the next 2 dc, ch 1, dc into next ch sp, dc in nxt 3 dc, work next corner (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 3 dc, dc in nxt ch sp, ch 2, skip nxt dc*. Repeat ** 2 more times, join at top of ch 4 with sl st.
At this time you can either finish off your project, or you can slip stitch around your entire square for another nice clean finish, or you can work the following which will create a straight edge border around square:
Ch 3, work 1 dc into ea dc and ea ch sp around, work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into ea corner, then join at top of ch 3.
This final round will add approx an inch onto your project and will straighten your sides if you would prefer this look.
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