In the evening, I love watching telly to relax, but love to do something at the same time. Making a huge crochet Granny Square just fits the bill at the moment. I had some oddments of yarn, but as it grew I had to buy some more! .... Naturally, I found the extra yarn I needed while having a clear-out :( ............ Anyway here is my basic Granny Square Pattern:
Basic Granny Square: -
I haven't changed colours in the instructions - you can do this however you choose.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
tr = treble
Make 4 ch. and join, with a slip st., into a circle.
Ch. 3 (which counts as the first Treble), 2 more trebles then 2 ch.
3 trebles in the ring and 2 ch., 3 times more (see pic below) - join into 3rd chain of beginning 3 chains.
(check centre of square pic. below)
Slip stitch to the nearest 2 ch. space and in each space make
3 trebles, 2 ch and 3 trebles : 1 ch.
On following rounds:
Slip stitch to each corner space and make 3 trs.,2ch.,3 trs.
The spaces between the corners are made up of 3 trebles and 1 chain.
By repeating the above, the Square will grow as big as you make it - change colours as you fancy.
I also found the shape became distorted, but I think when the whole thing is finished you can pull it into shape.
For the final edging you could make a row of double crochet.
If you turn your work and make this final row from the back (going in the opposite direction from before) - it makes a pretty edging.
This probably sounds more complicated than it is! - but is very relaxing ----- and useful!
PS: If I've made any errors - please let me know.