Mitered Squares and Granny Squares
This week on Ask Me Monday, we’re being total squares! We’ll learn how to knit mitered squares and crochet granny squares, then talk about different modular projects you can make with them. Give the episode a watch, then use the practice swatches to give the techniques a try!
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Any weight yarn
Knitter’s Pride Ginger Knitting Needles (I like using circulars for large squares and DPNs for small)
GARTER STITCH MITERED SQUARE SWATCH DIRECTIONS
CO an even amount of stitches, placing a stitch marker at the halfway point.
Row 1 (RS): Kto 2 stitches before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to end.
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1-2 until four sts remain.
Last Row: Ssk, remove marker, k2tog, BO by passing the second st over the first st.
Any weight yarn
Removable Stitch Marker
3-ROUND GRANNY SQUARE SWATCH DIRECTIONS
With A, ch 4. Join rnd with a sl st in beg ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 — 4 dc clusters, 4 ch-3 spaces.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch1-sp), *(3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch3-sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp: join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 — 8 dc clusters, 4 ch-3 spaces, 4 ch-1 spaces.
Rnd 3: With A, ch 1 (counts as sc), *sc in next st and each st to corner st, 3 sc in corner st; rep from * 3 more times, sc in last st, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch — 48 sc.