The Ginny Granny Square Tunic

Updated: Mar 4



I've been so terrible with getting my patterns finalized lately so I can share my crochet goodness with all of you! I finally finished the pattern for my Ginny Granny Square tunic. Anyone else love a granny square?


This one has been in the works since last fall but when you hate weaving in ends and have the attention span of a squirrel when it comes to new projects... things take a while to finish. (And I'll admit, I've been a little absorbed in wedding planning...)


This tunic is fun and puts a modern spin on the granny square. (Also, I had been working on this before Katy Perry's granny square shirt/dress. I think us crocheters can say, we like granny squares before they were cool! ha!)



I used Lion Brand's 24/7 cotton yarn and that gives the sweater a little more structure and weight without being as bulky as your typical weight 4 worsted yarn. If you use a different type of yarn, make sure to adjust your hook size and gauge accordingly. (My finished granny squares were 4" x 4")


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana




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Ginny Granny Square Tunic


Materials:


Pattern:


*Note the sizing in the quantities of Granny Squares needed.*








Granny Square A:


  • Small: Make 40

  • Medium: Make 43

  • Large: Make 55

  • XL: Make 59


Magic Ring

R1: Ch 3 (counts as a DC here and throughout) 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc], 3 times, ch 1, hdc in top of the turning chain (all in ring) (12 dc)

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc around post of previous row's hdc, *ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in ch 3 space; rep from * around to the last chain 3 space, ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, hdc in turning chain, (24 dc)

R3: Ch 3, 2 dc around past of previous row's hdc, *ch 1, 3 dc in chain 1 space, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in chain 3 space; rep from * around to last chain 3 space, ch 1, 3 dc in chain 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in chain 1 space, ch 1, hdc in top of turning chain (36 dc)

R4: Ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *[ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 space] twice, ch 1 [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in chain 3 space; rep from * around to last chain 3 space, [ch 1, 3 dc in chain 1 space] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in chain 1 space, ch 1, hdc in top of turning chain (48 dc)

Fasten Off.





Granny Square B:


  • Small: Make 38

  • Medium: Make 41

  • Large: Make 55

  • XL: Make 58


Magic Circle

R1: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc, [ch 3, 3 dc] 3 times, chain 3, dc, sl stitch to top of turning chain (all in ring) (12dc)

R2: Ch 3, dc in dc, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2dc] in chain 3 space, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around to last chain 3 space, [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in last chain 3 space, dc in last dc, slip stitch to top of turning chain (28 dc)

R3: ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *[2dc, ch 3, 2dc] in chain 3 sp, dc in next 7 dc; rep from * around to last chain 3 space, [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in last chain 3 sp, dc in last 3 dc, slip stitch to top of turning chain (44 dc)

R4: ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, *[2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in chain 3 space, dc in next 11 dc; rep from * around to last chain 3 sp, [2 dc, ch 3, 2dc] in last chain 3 space, dc in last 5 dc, sl st to top of turning chain. (60 dc)

Fasten off.






Assembly

See Diagram for Sizes below.


Assembly Steps:

  • Alternate Granny Squares according to diagrams.

  • Sew together along each side of the square per section. (You’ll have 4 pieces: a front, back and 2 sleeves)

  • Fold Sleeves in half and sew along side

  • Lay the front and back piece on top of each other and line up. Seam the sleeves to the top of both sides of the front and back piece.

  • Seam along sides of front and back pieces.

  • Seam neckline to desired width on both sides- I did 1 square on each side.






Finishing Edges:

*Reattach yarn at neckline- DC in each stitch around. Finish Off

*Reattach yarn at hem- DC in each stitch around. Finish Off

*Reattach yarn at end of sleeve, DC2TOG around. Finish Off *Do for both sleeves)


Tips:

*Be cognizant of your seams when attaching sleeves and seaming sides. You’ll want the raw side of your seam to be inside of the shirt for all pieces.

*Sew the square together, don’t slip stitch- slip stitch is slightly more bulky and you’ll see easier where they were attached throughout.

*Small and Medium will have a little extra length depending on arm length, roll the cuffs. If you’d like this on the size large and extra large- add a row of squares as desired.




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