Granny Square Wallhanging
Turn the humble granny square into a statement wallhanging in an evening! Super chunky yarn and tassels and plaits make this beginner’s project look much more complicated than it is and, bonus, it’s super fast to make!
This pattern is written in UK terms (with US conversions given below).
15mm crochet hook (I used Clover)
Length of wooden dowel or stick approx. 65cm x 3cm
Finished wallhanging size
Including plaits and tassels: 55cm x 90cm
Granny square only: 45cm x 45cm
Gauge is not essential for this project, but if your granny square is too loose it may sag when hung.
tc treble crochet (US double crochet)
ss slip stitch
Slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull this loop through first loop on hook
Treble crochet:Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over again and pull though remaining two loops.
Using Bernat Maker Big and 15mm hook, make a 6-round granny square:
1. Attach your yarn to your hook using a slip knot, and chain 6 stitches.
2. Turn your chain into a circle by slip stitching into the first chain on your hook.
3. Chain 3 (counts as first treble crochet) then work two treble crochets into the middle of the circle you have made. This counts as spoke 1 out of 4 on your first round.
4. Chain 2 to turn the corner, then work three treble crochets into the centre of the circle. Repeat this step two more times. You should now have four sets of spokes and four corners on your granny square. Slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 from step 3 to join your first round.
1. Chain 5 (counts as a treble crochet and a 2-chain space), and make 3 treble crochets into the corner of the round below. Chain 2 to turn the corner, and make 3 more trebles into the same corner you just worked into.
2. Chain 2, then make 3 trebles, 2 chains, and another 3 trebles into the next corner.
3. Repeat step 2 two more times: on the last corner, you have already made the very last treble, and so after you have turned the corner you only need to make 2 trebles. Join to the 3rd chain in your chain 5 from step 1 to join.
1. Chain 3 (counts as a treble crochet), and make 2 trebles in the chain-2 space immediately to the left.
2. Chain 2 then make 3 trebles, 2 chains, and another 3 trebles into the corner. Chain 2, and make three trebles in the chain-2 space.
3. Continue in this way until you reach the final corner. Chain 2 more stitches, then slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 you made in step 1.
1. Begin the round by chaining 5 (counts as a treble crochet and a 2 chain space), and working round the square making 3 trebles in each space, and 3 trebles, chain 2, 3 trebles in the corners. Each group of trebles should be separated by 2 chains. Finish the round in the same way you finished round 2.
1. Begin the round by chaining 3 (counts as a treble crochet), and making 2 trebles in the chain 2 space immediately to the left. Work round the square making 3 trebles in each space, and 3 trebles, chain 2, 3 trebles in the corners. Each group of trebles should be separated by 2 chains. Finish the round in the same way you finished round 3.
1. Begin the round by chaining 5 (counts as a treble crochet and a 2 chain space), and working round the square making 3 trebles in each space, and 3 trebles, chain 2, 3 trebles in the corners. Each group of trebles should be separated by 2 chains. Finish the round in the same way you finished round 2. Cut and fasten off yarn.
At the end of round 6, weave in any ends.
To make the tassels:
Cut the following lengths of yarn
4 strands at 40cm
4 strands at 45cm
4 strands at 50cm
4 strands at 55cm
4 strands at 60cm
4 strands at 65cm
4 strands at 70cm
4 strands at 75cm
Each tassel is 2 made of strands of yarn, so separate each group of 4 stands out into 2 strands.
Taking one tassel (2 strands), fold in half, the insert in the bottom stitches of your granny square, making a lark’s head knot by passing the ends of the tassel through the middle of the folded tassel, and pulling to secure.
Space out your tassels in every other stitch along the bottom of one side of your granny square, stating at the edge with the 40cm, then placing a longer tassel each time until you have a 75cm tassel in the middle. Now work along the square placing shorter and shorter tassels until you reach the other side.
To attach to stick or dowel:
Cut one length of yarn approx. 65 cm long, and tie to one end of your dowel or stick, now tightly wrap around dowel and through each chain 2 space on the top edge of your granny square, until you reach the other side. Tie tightly to dowel.
To make the plaits:
With the remaining yarn on your ball, separate out into 6 equal long lengths of yarn. Fold in half, then cut at half way point. You should now have two sets, both 6 strands each, to form your plaits.
Taking one set of 6, fold in half again, placing the halfway point over the top of your stick to the side of your granny square. This will give you 12 lengths of yarn hanging down to plait with. Form a plait, with the three parts of the plait each being 4 strands worked together. Repeat this on the other side of the stick. Tie your plaits to close them.
Trim any tassels or plaits to suit, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Find Lindsey and more free Lottie and Albert patterns at @lottieandalbert and www.lottieandalbert.blogspot.com