How to Crochet The Wispy Willow Granny Square Free Pattern

Meet The Wispy Willow Granny Square, she is a delicate crocheted square with a beautiful floral centre that grows outward into a graceful, square frame.

Still working with simple stitches, this square works up quickly and gives an impressive finish whether worked in two colours or seven.  In this tutorial we will work with three colours.

Grab your yarn and let’s get crocheting.

NOTE: I have upgraded the name of this square from Willow to Wispy Willow so as to differentiate it from the Classic Willow Square that is well known.

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.  If you want to stay in touch and keep up on my newest ideas as they come out, you can join my crochet email list below.  I would love to have you aboard.

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.  This one is my version of a Wispy Willow Granny Square 

Supplies and Materials

Wispy Willow 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 – Blush col #VS137 – Value Yarn by Crafts Smart – Loops and Threads

Col B – White – col #01005 – Impeccable by Loops and Threads 

Col C – Forest Green – col #53243 – Super Value by Bernat

Willow Granny Square

Crochet Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sts – stitches

sl st – slip stitch

sp – space

sk – skip

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

rnd – round

rep – repeat

Col – Yarn Colour (followed by the letter of Colour stated in Sample Yarn Used section above)

Crochet Pattern Instructions for Wispy Willow Granny Square

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

Symbol Chart for Wispy Willow Granny Square

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 Willow Granny Square Sample.  You will find the Colour Way Chart for the sample I worked, further down in this post.

Chart Key

Foundation:

With Col A, Ch 4 and join with a sl st in first ch to form a loop

Round 1:

Working into centre of ch 4 loop,  Continue with Col A, Ch 4 ( counts as dc and ch 1 ), * 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, Ch3 ( counts as dc ),  dc in same ch-1 sp as join, ch 1,  * sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * ten more times, sk next dc, sl st in 3rd ch of Starting ch-3, fasten off.  { 12 sets of 2 dc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Round 3:

Join Col C with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, Ch 3 ( counts as dc ),  2 dc in same ch-1 sp as join, ch 1, * sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * ten more times, sk next 2 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of Starting ch-3, fasten off.  { 12 sets of 3 dc, 12 ch-1 sp }

Round 4:

Join Col A with a sl st in any ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp as join, * sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * ten more times, then sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 48 sc }

Round 5:

Join Col B with a sl st in third sc of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next st, * ch 2, skip next sc, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * ten more times, then ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next st, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 36 sc, 12 ch-2 sp }

Round 6: 

Join Col C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp of previous rnd, ch 4 ( counts as tr ), 2 tr in same ch-2 sp as join, * ( ch 2, skip next 3 sc, 3 hdc into next ch-2 sp ) twice, ch 2, skip next 3 sc,** [ 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr ] into next ch-2 sp (corner made), rep from * two more times, then from * to ** once, 3 tr into same ch-2 sp as join, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch-4, fasten off.   { 24 hdc, 12 ch-2 sp, 4 sets of [ 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr ] for corners } 

Round 7:

Join Col A with a sl st in any ch-3 sp (corner) of previous rnd, ch 3 ( counts as dc ), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp as join, * ( ch 1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp ) three times, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, ** [ 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc ] into next ch-3 sp, rep from * two more times, then rep from * to ** once more, 3 dc into same ch-3 sp as join, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch-3, fasten off.  { 20 sets of 3 dc, 16 ch-1 sp, 4 sets of [ 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc ] for corners }

Round 8:

Join Col B with a sl st in any ch-3 sp (corner) of previous rnd, ch 1, * ( sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp ) four times, sc in each of next 3 sts, [ sc, ch 2, sc ] into next ch-3 sp (corner), rep from * three more times, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.  { 84 sc, 4 ch-2 sp }

Round 9: 

Join Col C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp (corner) of previous rnd, ch 1, * sc in each of next 21 sts, [ sc, ch 2, sc ] into next ch-2 sp ( corner ), rep from * three more times, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off.   { 92 sc, 4 ch-2 sp }

Round 10:

Join Col A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp (corner) of previous rnd, ch 1, * sc in each of next 23 sts, [ sc, ch 2, sc ] into next ch-2 sp ( corner ), rep from * three more times, sl st in first sc of rnd, fasten off. { 100 sc, 4 ch-2 sp }

Follow along and I will walk you through the Basics, step by step.

Watch The Wispy Willow Granny Square Tutorial

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

Willow Granny Square

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