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DIY GRANNY SQUARE WALL ART

There are very few walls in my home that aren't covered in some type of art so I have no idea how this one wall in my office remained untouched. I changed that this weekend with this fun, colorful piece!

Last year I created a much smaller version of this project as a way to commemorate one of the first classes I taught. It was 8 x 11 inches with 3 swatches and included a pretty gold frame. It had a home amongst the art on my gallery wall which I loved because it added some texture to the eclectic style of the space.


I knew eventually I'd want to make a much bigger one and that brings us to today's project. This DIY is beginner friendly and super easy to customize! While I used the sunburst granny square motif, you can substitute it for you favorite type of granny square. You could also use any gauge swatches that you have from previous projects. Get creative and make it your own!


Let's get into the project!


Materials

  • Caron Cakes (colors: rhubarb cream, buttercream, pistachio)

  • 6mm crochet hook

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

  • canvas (size of your choice; I used a 36 x 48 inch canvas)

  • hot glue gun & glue sticks ( alternative adhesive options: E6000 or fabric glue)

Notes

  • Pattern is written using standard US terms.

  • finished size: 5.5 inch x 5.5 inch square


Abbreviations & Stitch Explanations

ch = chain

yo = yarn over

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

tc = treble crochet


puff stitch: [ Yarn over. Insert hook into indicated stitch. Yarn over. Draw up a loop] Repeat { ] two more times. There should now be 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1.


cluster stitch: [ Yarn over. Insert hook into indicated stitch. Yarn over. Draw up a loop. Yarn over draw through two loops] Repeat { ] three more times. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1.



Written Pattern

Round 1: Make a magic circle. Ch 3. (The chain three counts of the first dc) Make 15 dc into the circle. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join. Cut yarn. Weave ends. (16 sts)


Round 2: Join yarn to any stitch of round 1. Ch 2. Puff stitch in the same st. Make a puff stitch in the remaining 15 sts. Sl st to the first puff stitch to join. Cut yarn. Weave ends. (16 sts)


Round 3: Join yarn to any ch1 space from round 2. Ch 2. Cluster stitch in the same space. Ch1. [Cluster stitch, ch1] in the remaining 15 spaces. Sl st to the first cluster stitch to join. Cut yarn. Weave ends. (16 sts)


Round 4: Join yarn to any ch2 space from round 3. Ch 2. Continuing to work in the ch2 spaces around,

use the image below as a visual guide to complete this round. Sl st to join, cut yarn and weave ends.

The number of granny squares you need to make depends on the size of your canvas. I used 20 squares to fit my 36 by 48 inch canvas. Arrange them to your liking and then attach them to the canvas using your preferred adhesive.


Once you're done attaching the squares, your wall art is ready to display!

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That concludes the tutorial! Share your finished projects with the hashtag #yarnth3orytaughtme. If you have any questions, post them in the comments below.


Happy Crafting!

- Krysten

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Sales of finished pieces made from these patterns are permitted, but seller must use their own photographs and credit must be given to yarnTh3ory as the designer.


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