Hey Gang, I’m back with another crochet tutorial and today we will be making the Little Skye Granny Square.  This one is a smaller piece, so it will go up quick and easy.  You may notice this one is similar to my Skye Granny Square, but smaller, so I call it Little Skye.  I love this one for creating quick and beautiful little throws.   We will be using some nice cool blues today, but this square is great for stash busting and makes nice multicolour throws. 

If you’re looking to explore more captivating color combinations for your squares, hop on over to my Instagram and Pinterest. I love sharing lots of pics of my colour experiments there!

If you would like the pattern for the Little Skye Granny Square as a PDF, with Symbol Charts, Find the Granny Square Sand Dollar over in my shop, HERE

Little Skye Granny Square

To make the Little Skye Granny Square, I’ll be using a worsted weight yarn, but you can adapt it to other yarn weights as well. Ideally, it works best with either a DK weight or worsted weight yarn.

I’ll be using a 5.0 mm hook today, but I recommend using the hook size that suits your yarn and your preference. While yarn labels often suggest a 5 mm hook with worsted weight, I personally prefer to go up half a hook size when creating squares for blankets or garments, as it adds a touch of softness and airy texture. Feel free to experiment and choose the hook size that works best for you.

The Little Skye Granny Square consists of only 6 rounds and as with all my Shapes, you can use as many or as few colours as suits you.

In today’s tutorial, I’ll be using five colours: Medium Blue, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Off White and Beige. I’ll be changing colours with each row.

In addition to yarn and a hook, you’ll also need a pair of scissors and a darning needle for this project.

So, pick your favorite colours, gather your supplies, and let’s begin crafting our Little Skye Granny Square.

Little Skye Granny Square

Little Skye Granny Square Supplies

Skill Level:

Beginner

Tools and Supplies:

The Yarn used in this pattern is a Worsted Weight   #4

small amounts of 5 different colours of yarn

I use a variety of odds and ends with my granny squares but I have received alot of requests as to what these specific colours are in this sample, so I have listed these below

Sample Square Uses the following Brands and Colours

Medium Blue – Craft Smart Value ( Michaels ) – Colour: Arctic
Light Blue – Impeccable ( Michaels ) – Colour: Smoke
Dark Blue –  Bernat Super Value – Colour: Teal Heather
Off White –  Bernat Premium – Colour: Parchment
Beige –  Bernat Super Value – Colour: Clay

Hook:  5.00 mm  US 8 / H

Other Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for darning in ends

Square Finished Size:

 5″ x 5″

Little Skye Granny Square

More Information on Hooks Sizes, Yarn Weights and Crochet Language

Hook Sizes see the Craft Yarn Council’s Page Here

For Standard Yarn Weight Information See this Page

A Handy PDF from Annie’s on the difference between UK and US Crochet Terms

A Nice Explanation from LoveCraft’s on The UK and US differences

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st(s)– stitch(es)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

lp(s) – loop(s)

yo– yarn over

rnd – round

beg – beginning

prev – previous

sp – space

sk – skip

rep – repeat

dec – decrease

Cont – continue

Little Skye Granny Square

Little Skye Granny Square Instructions

Foundation: With Medium Blue, Make a Magic Ring OR Ch 4, sl st in first ch, to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Continue with Medium Blue, ch 4 ( counts as first dc and ch 1 ), ( dc, ch 1 ) 11 times into ring, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4,  fasten off.   { 12 dc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Rnd 2:  Join Light Blue with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of prev rnd, ch 1, sc in same ch-sp as join, ch 2, ( sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2 ) 11 times, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 12 sc, 12 ch-2 sp }

Rnd 3: Join Dark Blue with a sl st in any ch-2 sp of prev rnd, ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-sp as join, ch 1, ( 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1 ) 11 times, sl st in first sc, fasten off.   { 24 sc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Rnd 4: Join Off White with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of prev rnd, ch 4 ( counts as first dc and ch 1 ), dc in same ch-sp as join, ch 1, * ( dc, ch 1, dc ) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * 10 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, fasten off. { 24 dc , 24 ch-1 sp }

Rnd 5: Join Beige with a sl st in second last ch-1 sp of prev rnd, ch 4 ( counts as first dc and ch 1 sp ), dc in same ch-sp as join, * ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, ( sc in next ch 1 sp ch 1 ) 3 times, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 ** ( dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc ) all into next ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 more times, then from * to ** once more, ( dc, ch 1, dc ) into same ch-sp as join, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.   { 16 dc, 8 hdc, 12 sc, 32 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-3 sp }

Rnd 6: Continue with Beige, sl st in ch-1 sp ( made by beg ch-4 of prev rnd ), ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, ch 1, ( sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 ) 7 times, ( sc, ch 2, sc ) in next ch-3 sp, * ch 1, ( sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 ) 8 times, ( sc, ch 2, sc ) in next ch-3 sp, rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.   { 40 sc, 36 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp }

Little Skye Granny Square

Finishing The Little Skye Granny Square

  • Weave in any loose ends, block gently to size

If you would like this pattern as a PDF, with Symbol Charts, it is available over in my shop, HERE

This video tutorial will walk you through the Basics, step by step of the Crocheted Granny Square, Sweet Pea Hexagon

Check out my Shop where I regularly release new patterns using all my squares. 

All shop patterns include a symbol chart version of the square as well as various colour way diagrams

Thanks for joining me and getting creative.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe