The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 5

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This week’s granny motif is the pentagon. This interesting 5-sided shape can be useful in a variety of projects. It can make a great fill-in piece to create a unique border on a project with an edge that has large, triangular points. One point of the pentagon motif could fit nicely into the space between two large triangles on the project edge.

If joining pentagon motifs at only one side point to create a strip, a triangle-shape motif can often be used to fill in the spaces between them (another great use for the triangle granny motifs we previously featured!). Pentagon motifs as stand-alone pieces are great for making unique-style dishcloths, pot holders, table mats, coasters — almost anything you like.

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Pentagon Granny Motif

Skill Level: Easy

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

Gauge: Rnd 1 of motif = 1½” in diameter.

Rnd 1: With first color, ch 5, join in beg ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 4 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (5 2-dc groups)

Rnd 2: Attach next color in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (5 corner groups made)

Rnd 3: Attach next color in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1**, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, rep from * 4 times, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach next color in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next corner group**, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, rep from * 4 times, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rep rnd 4 for desired size.

Next Week’s Granny: Diamond

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One Response to The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 5

  1. Dotty says:

    If you will fold this motif in half, it looks like a small Christmas stocking. I have see them crocheted in different sizes.

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