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Friday, 22 August 2014

Happy Days CAL (4): Solid Granny Square

Welcome to Part 4 of our Happy Days Blanket Crochet Along! 

It is not too late to join in the fun!     The patterns will remain on my blog - so you can crochet along at your own pace.      

Here are the links so far:

PART 1 (Hakuna Matata Mandala Square) (where you will find all the necessary info about this project);
Part 2 (Sunny Flower Square)


Part 3 (Tic-Tac-Toe Square) 

So far we have made:
4 Hakuna Matata Squares (28cm x 28cm each)
10 Sunny Flower Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
4 Tic-Tac-Toe Squares (28cm x 28cm each)


Some colourful photos sent to me by a few of the lovely CAL ladies!


This weeks square is my version of a solid granny square.

We will be making 10 of these 14cm x 14 cm squares.


YARN:  DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% acrylic 

HOOK:  5.00mm

SIZE:  14cm x 14cm


I will include this conversion chart with each pattern to make it easier for those using UK terms

crochet terms conversion chart

Foundation:  4ch,  sl sl into 1st ch to form circle OR make a magic circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc) ;  11 dc into circle;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc)

Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 3ch, 2dc into same place as sl st;   [1dc into each of next 2dc;   (2dc, 3ch, 2dc) into next dc] x 3;  1dc into each of next 2dc;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 3:  Join yarn in top of any dc;   3ch (counts as 1dc);   [1dc into each dc;   (2dc, 3ch, 2dc) into corner 3ch sp] repeat until you are back at the start;   sl st into 3rd ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Rows 4 and 5:  Repeat the instructions for Row 3.

Row 6:  Join yarn in top of any dc;   1ch (counts as 1sc);   [1sc into each dc;   (2sc, 2ch, 2sc) into corner 3ch sp] repeat until you are back at the start;   sl st into 1ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 7:  Join yarn in top of any sc;   1ch (counts as 1sc);   [1sc into each sc;   (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) into corner 2ch sp] repeat until you are back at the start;   sl st into 1ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Join the Solid Granny Squares to the Sunny Flower Squares using the VISIBLE JOIN METHOD to make bigger squares (28cm x 28cm = 2 Solid Granny Squares and 2 Sunny Flower Squares).


I was going to do the Saturday Morning Square this week - but thought it would be fun to rather start joining the smaller squares.

The pattern for the next square will be posted on Friday, 5 September 2014.

Please post the photos of your progress on my Zooty Owl Facebook page so that I can share them with my next post!

Happy crocheting!

(Part 5 of the CAL - Popcorn Flower & Leaves Square can be found HERE)


  1. Such a great CAL, I'm catching up on posts, so this is the first one I've seen,
    Clare x

  2. wish I had time to do this it's going to be a lovely blanket. :)

  3. Lovely crocheted squares happening here. It will be
    nice to see them joined and the end results. Gorgeous.
    Cheers, Anita.

  4. Your squares are looking lovely, and have such vibrant colours in them!x

  5. Lots of lovelyness ..... super colour combo's .... a fun CAL!

  6. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)


  7. Love the square combination! All of your work is so impressive! =)

  8. Nice colours on the cal, I should start one when i finish my current WIP

  9. Joining....first I've seen of this CAL but so far the squares are absolutely gorgeous. Time to play catch up...lol. Thank you for doing this CAL!!!

  10. Love this, great use of colour!

  11. Granny squares are my favorite & you have so may, this is on my list!

  12. I would love to have joined in on this , but I have far too many WIP's as it is..