Betty – Squared up

Good morning. Did you know that there’s a competition where you can win yarn, hook and crochet books 😮😮😮. I know it’s a pretty darn cool prize!!

Allcrochetpatterns.net is hosting a granny square design contest! The rules are simple and if you’d like to enter, just click the link to find out more.

Any sane (are we really?) crocheter would naturally want to win the amazing prizes, so I did what anyone else would do and made one.

I’m calling her Betty and isn’t she beautiful!! You’re probably thinking ‘I’ve seen this pattern before’. Why, yes you have! She’s day 16 of #365daysofcrochetflowers. And she squares up perfectly!

Here’s the free pattern.

Materials

Betty measures 18cm or just over 7 inches across.

Yarn:
Stylecraft Special Dk in the following. – Like hardly any, I’ll get more details later once I make a few more.

Code Number Colour
1828 Boysenberry
1820 Duck Egg
1708 Petrol
1218 Parchment
1061 Plum
1725 Sage

Hook:
Clover Hook 4mm

Yarn needle and scissors
Blocking equipment of choice.

Stitches Used

Singe Crochet (sc) – With loop on hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated, pull up a loop ( 2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops.

Treble Crochet (tr) – With loop on hook, yarn over twice, insert hook into st or sp indicated, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) x 2, yarn over and pull through last loop.

Puff (puff) – (yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space indicated pull up a loop) x 3, (7 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over, pull through last st.

Join with slip stitch (jss)

Single crochet two together (sc2tog) – With loop on hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st of sp indicated and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops.

Chain (ch)

Stitch (st)

Space (sp)

Popcorn (pc) – 5 dc in st or sp indicated, drop loop, insert hook into top of 1st dc made, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1 to close (this ch 1 isn’t counted in any st counts)

Double Treble Crochet (dtr) – With loop on hook, yarn over three times, insert hook into st or sp indicated, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) x 3, yarn over and pull through last loop.

Colours and Rounds:

Rnd 1: Boysenberry
Rnd 2: Plum
Rnd 3: Duck Egg
Rnd 4: Duck Egg
Rnd 5: Sage
Rnd 6: Petrol
Rnd 7: Petrol
Rnd 8: Parchment
Rnd 9: Parchment

Pattern:

FLOWER

Rnd 1: In magic ring, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 16 sc in ring, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
(16 sc)

Rnd 2: In any sc, make a standing sc, ch 1, popcorn in next st, ch 1, *sc in next st, ch 1,  popcorn in next, ch 1*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
(8 x popcorn, 8 x sc, 16 x ch-1 sp)

Rnd 3: In any popcorn st, make a standing sc, ch 5, skip 3 sts (ch, sc, ch), *sc in next popcorn st, ch 5, skip 3 sts*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made. Do not cut yarn.
(8 sc, 8 x ch-5 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as sc) 7 sc in each ch-5 sp around, skipping sc st, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
(56 sc)

Rnd 5: Starting in a last sc of 7 sc grouping, make a starting sc2tog with next st, ch 1, (puff in next st, ch 1, sc in next st) x 2, ch 1, puff in next st, ch 1 *sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, (puff in next st, ch 1, sc in next st) x 2, ch 1, puff in next st, ch 1*, repeat from * around. Jss to 1st sc2tog, cut yarn and weave in ends. This will be a little ruffly here but will flatten out in rnds 6 & 7.
(8 x sc2tog, 24 x puff, 16 x sc, 48 x ch-1 sp)

Rnd 6: In any 1st puff st made after sc2tog, make a standing *sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts (ch, sc, ch), (tr, ch 2, tr) in next puff st, ch 3, skip 3 sts (ch, sc, ch), sc in next puff st, ch 1, in next st*, repeat from * around. Jss to 1st sc made. Do not cut yarn.
[16 x sc, 8 x (tr, ch 2, tr), 16 x ch-3 sp, 8 x ch-1 sp]

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (doesn’t count as sc), *5 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in tr, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in tr, 5 sc in ch-3 sp, skip sc, sl st in ch-1 sp, skip sc*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
(128 x sc, 8 x ch-1 sp, 8 x sl st)

SQUARING UP:

Rnd 8: In any ch-1 sp, make a standing dtr, (ch 6, dtr) in same sp, ch 10, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 10, *(dtr, ch 6, dtr) in next ch-1 sp, ch 10, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 10*, repeat from * around. Jss to 1st dtr made. DO NOT CUT YARN.
[4 x (dtr, ch 6, dtr) corners, 8 x ch-10 sp, 4 sc]

Rnd 9: Sl st into ch-6 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc2tog cluster, dc, ch 2, dc, dc2tog cluster, dc) in same sp, dc2tog in dtr and ch-10 sp, [(dc, cluster) x 4, dc] in same ch-10 sp, skip sc, [(dc, cluster) x 4, dc)] in next ch-10 sp, dc2tog cluster in same ch-10 sp and dtr, *[dc, cluster, dc, ch 2, dc, cluster, dc] in ch-6 corner sp, dc2tog cluster in dtr and next ch-10 sp, [(dc, cluster) x 4, dc] in same ch-10 sp, skip sc, [(dc, cluster) x 4, dc] in next ch-10 sp, dc2tog cluster in same ch-10 sp and dtr*, repeat from * around. Jss to top of ch 3 made.
[4 x (dc, cluster, dc, ch 2, dc, cluster dc) corners, 8 x {(dc, cluster) x 4, dc} in ch-10 sps, 8 x dc2tog cluster in ch-10 sp and dtr)
28 stitches per side including ch sts

Fasten off and block using desired method.

Betty Squared Up 2

So I really hope you enjoy making this square. I’m going to work on adding some extra border rounds to it in the very near future. If you would like to share your creations of Betty Squared, please use the hashtag #bettysquaredup on social media. I’ll also be adding it to Ravelry as well.

Happy Hooking xoxo

words and pic2