The Granny: It’s More Than a Square, Part 4

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Up this week in our blog series is the triangular granny motif. Triangles can add an eye-catching border to crochet patterns that have a chevron-style edge by filling in the open spaces. Afghans, skirts, tops, shawls and many other projects are some examples of where this technique could create a great look.

We have included patterns for two different styles and sizes of triangular granny motifs to give you options in creating a variety of projects. The small triangle is one-quarter of a granny square and the large triangle is one-half of a granny square.

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Small Triangle Granny Motif (One-Quarter Granny Square)

Materials: Medium (worsted) weight yarn: small amounts of various colors as desired, size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed for gauge, yarn needle

Gauge: Row 1 of motif = 1½ inches in length.

Row 1: With first color, ch 5, sk 4 chs, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch, fasten off.

Row 2: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 3: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 4: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] rep across to last ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Rep Row 4 for desired size.

Optional: For a finished edge on all sides, work a simple single crochet border around the entire triangle, increasing the number of stitches equally at each corner as needed to keep corners flat.

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Large Triangle Granny Motif (One-Half Granny Square)

Gauge: Row 1 of motif = 1½ inches in length.

Row 1: With first color, ch 5, sk 4 chs, work ({3 dc, ch 1} twice, dc) in last ch, fasten off.

Row 2: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp for corner, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 3: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Row 4: Attach next color in beg ch-4 sp, ch 4, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] rep across to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep bet [ ] to last ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-1 sp, fasten off.

Rep Row 4 for desired size.

Optional: For a finished edge on all sides, work a simple single crochet border around the entire triangle, increasing the number of stitches equally at each corner as needed to keep corners flat.

Next week’s Granny: Pentagon

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