Crochet This Quick and Easy Skye Granny Square

Say Hello The Skye Granny Square, a simple crocheted square that has room for lots of colourful yarn. This crochet pattern, like some of the others, starts with a circular centre piece, and then finishes off with a square frame.

I love making circles,  but squaring them off makes it easier to join together for blankets.  Best of both worlds. Lots of room for colours in the Skye Granny Square.  I like to make this in as many as 7 colours of yarn, but for this tutorial we will use 5.  Easy stitches and quick to make, so grab your yarn and let’s get crocheting.

About this Free Series

This Free series of Granny Square patterns has evolved from my love of playing with shapes and colours through crochet and a desire to find a way to keep track of my patterns and charts.  I thought it would be fun to create this little series of tutorials to share with all of you.

I enjoy trying different combinations of simple crochet stitches and using “scrap” yarn to make motifs.  Actually, I confess it isn’t scrap, I just enjoy picking up single balls of yarn on purpose, every time I am near yarn stores, or online, or wherever I see yarn!!   Because I really want to know just how many different shades of yellow truly exist! I also plan to create some projects using these squares, so stay tune for that as well.

Read on and join me in making this quick and easy Skye Granny Square

A Quick Note on Names:

I love to experiment with stitches, so it is possible these squares may look similar to others seen on the web or in pattern books, mostly they just come from me playing around with my hook and some yarn, and for that reason, I give them my own names.  I’m am just sharing what comes through me and hopefully adding my own personal touch to the wonderful selection of ideas already out there.

Skye Granny Square

Supplies and Materials for Skye Granny Square

Sample is worked with a 4.5mm (US 7 )crochet hook  Finished square = 9″ x 9″ Medium Weight (size 4) Yarn.     

Yarn Used in Sample Colour Way:

Col A – Soft White – col# 0316 – Super Saver by Red Heart

Col B – Topaz – col# 53514 – Super Value by Bernat

Col C – Arctic – col# VS144 – Craft Smart Value

Col D – Putty – col# 01750 – Impeccable by Loops and Threads

Col E – True Grey – col# 53044 – Super Value by Bernat

Skye Granny Square

Crochet Abbreviations:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
rnd – round
rep – repeat
Col – Yarn Colour (followed by the letter of Colour stated in Sample Yarn Used section above)

Skye Granny Square Instructions

Check out the video tutorial below for a walkthrough of the making of the square.

Skye Granny Square Symbol Chart

In this chart I alternate between two colours for each row.  This is so that you can tell which stitches belong to that row.  The colours do not represent the colourway I use in the Sample.  You will find the Colour Way Chart for the Skye Granny Square sample I worked, further down in this post.

Chart Key

Foundation:

With Col A, Ch 6 and join with a sl st in first ch to form a loop.

Round 1:

Continue with Col A, Ch 4 ( counts as dc and ch 1 ), Working into centre of ch 6 loop,* dc, ch 1  rep from * ten more times, sl st in 3rd ch of Starting ch-4, fasten off   { 12 dc , 12 ch-1 space }

Round 2:

Join Col B with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1,  sc in same ch-1 sp as join, ch 2,  * sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, rep from * ten more times, sk next dc, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off. { 12 sc, 12 ch-2 sp }

Round 3:

Join Col C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp of previous rnd, ch 1,  2 sc in same ch-2 sp as join, ch 1, * sk next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * ten more times, sk next sc, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 24 sc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Round 4:

Join Col D with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc in same ch-1 sp as join, * ch 1, sk next 2 sc, [ dc, ch 1, dc ] in next ch-1 sp, rep from * ten more times, then ch 1, sl st in third ch of starting ch 4, fasten off.  { 24 dc, 24 ch-1 sp }

Round 5:

Join Col E with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 2, * sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, rep from * twenty two more times, sk next dc, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off. { 24 sc, 24 ch-2 sp }

Round 6: 

Join Col A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp of previous rnd, ch 1,  2 sc in same ch-2 sp as join, ch 1, * sk next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * twenty two more times, sk next sc, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off  {48 sc, 24 ch-1 sp } 

Round 7:

Join Col B with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), dc in same ch-1 sp as join, * ch 1, sk next 2 sc, [ dc, ch 1, dc ] in next ch-1 sp, rep from * twenty two more times, then sk next 2 sc, ch 1, sl st in third ch of starting ch-4, fasten off.  { 48 dc, 48 ch-1 sp }

Round 8:

Join Col C with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp as join, ch 1, * sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * fourty six more times, sk next dc, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off. {48 sc, 48 ch-1 sp }

Round 9: 

Join Col D with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 5 ( counts as tr and ch 1 ), tr in same ch-1 sp as join, * ( ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp ) twice, ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ( ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp ) five times, ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ( ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp ) twice, ch 1 sk next sc, ** [ tr, ch 1, tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, tr ] in next ch 1 sp (corner), rep from * two more times, then rep from * to ** once, then  [ tr, ch 1, tr ] in same ch-1 sp as join, ch 3, sl st in fourth ch of starting ch 5, fasten off.   { 4 corners of [ 4 tr, 2 ch-1 sp, ch-3 sp ], 4 sides each of ( 4 dc, 2 hdc, 5 sc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Round 10:

Join Col E with a sl st in any ch-3 sp (corner) of previous rnd, * ch 1, [ sc, ch 2, sc ] in ch-3 sp, ( ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp ) 14 times total,  sk next st, rep from * three more times, ch 1, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 4 corners of [ 2 sc, ch-2 sp ] ,  4  sides each of ( 15 ch-1 sp, 14 sc ) }

Round 11:

Join Col D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp (corner) of previous rnd, * ch 1, [ sc, ch 2, sc ] in ch-2 sp,( ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp ) 15 times total, sk next st, rep from * three more times, sl st in first ch of starting ch, fasten off.   { 4 corners of [ 2 sc, ch-2 sp ] ,  4  sides each of ( 16 ch-1 sp, 15 sc ) }

Follow along and I will walk you through the Basics of the Skye Granny Square, step by step.

Skye Granny Square Video Tutorial

Sample Colour Way Symbol Chart for Skye Granny Square

In this chart I have made all stitch symbols in one colour and have changed the background colour of each row to represent the Colour Way I used in this tutorial.  Unlike the previous chart above, where the symbol colours are different for each row, I keep all the symbols one colour in this chart so that it isn’t too confusing when trying to follow the specific Colour Way.

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

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