Granny Square Samplers are such a great way to show off your crochet love and skill, plus they’re fun to make and keep you interested. This month we’re starting our granny square sampler blanket smack in the middle. This is going to be a fun adventure, so grab your hook and hold on tight!

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Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home
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Ginny’s Grannies CAL Part 1

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Inner Section Center

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings Stitches and Notes

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet

Special Stitches: click on highlighted sts for tutorials

dc5tog – double crochet 5 together – Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through the st only (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), *yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through the st only, yo, pull through 2 loops; repeat from * 3 more times (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops.

dtr – double treble crochet: Yo 3 times, insert hook into designated stitch, yo, pull through stitch (5 loops on hook), (yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times.

st2sc – stack 2 single crochet – Counts as a dc: Insert hook into indicated st or sp, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops (sc just made), insert hook in left vertical loop of sc just made, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops. (This technique can be seen in THIS post, listed as the chainless row turn for hdc, don’t worry, it’s right for dc!)

pcst – popcorn stitch – 5 dc in designated st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc of the 5 dc group, draw dropped loop through, ch 1 to close.

Join As You Go technique – JAYGo
Find a tutorial HERE.
Start the last round of the square and work until you get to the first corner that needs to be joined. Make the first ch of the corner as normal, to make the second ch, first insert the hook from front to back into the corner ch that is being connecting to, then make the chain by yarning over, and pulling through everything on the needle.
Now complete the next 3 dc. Connect the next ch stitch, by first inserting the hook from front to back in the chain space that is being joined into, then make the chain in the same manner as before. Continue joining side in this manner until next corner is reached. Join first ch of next corner to finish off.
When joining squares, if the first side of the round is joined, the last chain of the starting ch-5 is joined to the first corner/space the square is being joined to.

Getting Started:
  • Round/Row counts are at the end of each row after the period in {braces}, if the count has changed from the previous round. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in Round/Row counts unless specified.

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings Pattern

Inner Section Center – Made with Motifs 1-6

Motif 1: Circle to Square Open Stitch – 6″

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 1

Rnd 1: With Color E, ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a ring, st2sc in ring, ch 1, [dc in ring, ch 1] 11 times, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {12 dc}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp, st2sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 11 times, dc in first ch-1 sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {12 sets of 2 dc}
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-1 sp, st2sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 11 times, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {12 sets of 3 dc}
Rnd 4: Change to Color B, sl st in any ch-1 sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {8 sts on each side}
Rnd 5: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *ch 1, [dc in next ch sp, ch 3] 2 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, [dc in next ch sp, ch 3] 2 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {9 sts on each side}
Rnd 6: Change to Color F, sl st in any ch-2 corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 [3 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 2 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 2 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in top of beginning sc. {16 sts on each side}
Rnd 7: Change to Color B, sl st in any ch-2 corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across to corner, sl st in top of beginning sc. {21 sts on each side}
Rnd 8: Change to Color F, sl st in any ch-2 corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *sc in each st across to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in each st across to corner, sl st in top of beginning sc. {23 sts on each side}
Rnd 9: Change to Color B, sl st in any ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts,  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {7 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 10: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {8 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off, and weave in all ends.
Block to 6″ square. 

Outer Border

Rnd 1: Join Color A to a ch-2 corner sp (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. – {9 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. – {10 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off, and weave in all ends.

Motif 2: Broken Granny – 6.75”

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 2

Rnd 1: With Color F, ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a ring, st2sc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {2 sets of 3-dc on each side}
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to ch-2 corner sp] 4 times, sl st to top of beginning sc. {9 sts on each side}
Rnd 4: Change to Color D, sl st in ch-2 corner sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, sc in each st to next ch-2 corner sp] 4 times, sl st to top of beginning sc. {11 sts on each side}
Rnd 5: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {4 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {5 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 7: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 corner sp, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to next ch-2 corner sp] 4 times, sl st to top of beginning sc. {21 sts on each side}
Rnd 8: Change to Color F, sl st in ch-2 corner sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp, sc in each st across to next ch-2 corner sp] 4 times, sl st in top of first sc. {23 sts on each side}
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {7 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnds 10 & 11: Repeat Rnds 6 & 7. {33 sts on each side at end of Rnd 11}
Rnd 12: Change to Color D, repeat Rnd 4. {35 sts on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 6.75″ square.

Outer Border

Join to right of Motif 1 while making Rnd 1.

Rnd 1: Join Color A to a ch-2 corner sp (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 8 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 8 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

Motif 3: Flower Squared – 6”

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 3

Rnd 1: With Color D, ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in top of first sc. {8 sc}
Rnd 2: St2sc, 4 dc in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of st2sc, draw dropped loop through (first pcst made), ch 1 to close, [ch 2, pcst in next st] 7 times, ch 2, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {8 pcst petals}
Rnd 3: Change to Color G, sl st in ch-2 sp, st2sc, 4 dc in same ch-2 sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of st2sc, draw dropped loop through, ch 1 to close, ch 2, pcst in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(pcst, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 6 more times, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {16 pcst petals}
Rnd 4: Change to Color C, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-2 sp around, sl st in top of beginning sc. {48 sts}
Rnd 5: Change to Color C, *sc in next st, ch 4, skip 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 4, skip 5 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in top of beginning sc. {24 sts}
Rnd 6: Sc in first st, *ch 7, dc5tog in next 5 dc, ch 7, sc in next sc; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 7, dc5tog in next 5 dc, ch 7, sl st in top of beginning sc. {8 sts}
Rnd 7: Change to Color F, skip first sc, *9 sc in next ch-7 sp, ch 2, 9 sc in next ch-7 sp, sc in next sc; repeat from * 3 more times (last sc of last repeat will be made in first sc), sl st in top of beginning sc. {19 sts on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

Rnd 8: Join Color C in any ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 4 times, skip 3 sts, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 4 times, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {6 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {7 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 9. {8 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 6″ square.

Outer Border

Join to right of Motif 2 while making Rnd 2.

Rnd 1: Join Color A to any ch-2 corner sp (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first  ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {9 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

Motif 4: Log Cabin – 6”

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 4

Row 1: With Color G, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch across. {5 sc}
Rows 2 – 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 7: Do not turn, change to Color F, ch 1, 5 sc in row ends along side of Color G section. {5 sc}
Rows 8 – 11: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 12: Do not turn, change to Color E, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color F section, sc in unworked lps of each of next 5 foundation chs of Color G section. {9 sc}
Rows 13 – 16: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 17: Do not turn, change to Color D, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color E section, 5 sc in row ends along side of Color G section. {9 sc}
Rows 18 – 21: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 22: Do not turn, change to Color C, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color D section, sc in each of next 5 sts of Color G section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color F section. {13 sc}
Rows 23 – 26: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 27: Do not turn, change to Color B, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color C section, sc in each of next 5 sts of Color F section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color E section. {13 sc}
Rows 28 – 31: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 32: Do not turn, change to Color G, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color B section, sc in each of next 9 sts of Color E section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color D section. {17 sc}
Rows 33 – 36: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 37: Do not turn, Change to Color F, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color G section, sc in each of next 9 sts of Color D section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color C section. {17 sc}
Rows 37 – 41: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 42: Do not turn, change to Color E, ch 1, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color F section, sc in each of next 13 sts of Color C section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color B section. {21 sc}
Rows 43 – 46: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
Do not cut or fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Do not turn, change to Color D, ch 3 (counts as ch sp), 4 sc in row ends along side of Color E section, sc in each of next 13 sts of Color B section, 4 sc in row ends  along side of Color G section, ch 2, sc in each of next 17 sts of Color G section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color F section, ch 2, sc in each of next 17 sts of Color F section, 4 sc in row ends along side of Color E section, ch 2, sc in each of next 21 sts of Color E section, sl st to first ch of beginning ch 3. {21 sc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in first corner sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in same corner sp, sc in each st across side to next corner] 4 times, sl st in top of beginning sc. {23 sc on each side}
Rnd 3: Change to Color C, sl st into ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts,  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {7 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {8 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 6″ square.

Outer Border

Join to bottom of Motif 1 while making Rnd 2.

Rnd 1: Join Color A to any ch-2 corner sp (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {9 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

Motif 5: Star– 6”

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 5

Rnd 1: With Color F, ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a ring, st2sc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 4 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {5 groups of 3 dc}
Rnd 2: Change to Color C, [sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 dc, fpdc around next st, ch 1, skip 1 dc] 5 times, sl st in first ch-1 sp. {5 sts}
Rnd 3: Change to Color F, working over sl st from Rnd 2, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp from Rnd 1, [ch 1, working over next sl st from Rnd 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp from Rnd 1] 4 times, 2 dc in first sp worked in, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 3 dc}
Rnd 4: Change to Color C, [sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3, fptr around fpdc from Rnd 2, ch 3] 5 times, sl st in first ch-2 sp. {5 sts}
Rnd 5: Change to Color F, working over sl st from Rnd 4, sl st in ch-2 sp from Rnd 3, (st2sc, ch 1, 4 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *skip 2 sts from Rnd 3, sl st in next dc, ch 1 (this will lay over top of the fpdc from Rnd 4), sl st in next dc from Rnd 3, working over sl st from Rnd 4, (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 3 more times, skip 2 sts from Rnd 3, sl st in next dc, ch 1 (this will lay over top of the fpdc from Rnd 4), sl st in next dc from Rnd 3, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 4 dc}
Rnd 6: Change to Color C, sl st in any ch-1 sp laying over a fpdc from Rnd 4, *(dtr, tr, dc) in ch-1 sp, fptr around fptr from Rnd 4, (dc, tr, dtr) in same ch-1 sp just worked in, sl st in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 4 more times, sl st in top of beginning sl st. {35 sts}
Rnd 7: 2 sc in each st and each sl st around, sl st in top of beginning sc. {80 sc}
Rnd 8: Sc in each st around, sl st in top of beginning sc.
Rnd 9: Change to Color B, sl st in same st, ch 1, *sc in next st, ch 5, skip 9 sts, [5 tr, ch 2, 5 tr] in next st, ch 5, skip 9 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, sl st into top of beginning sc. {11 sts on each side}
Rnd 10: *5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 corner sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * 3 more times, sl st into top of beginning sc. {23 sts on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

Rnd 11: Join Color D to any ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] across to 3 sts before ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] across to 3 sts before first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {7 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 12: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {8 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 6″ square.

Outer Border

Join to bottom of Motif 4 while making Rnd 2.

Rnd 1: Join Color A to any ch-2 corner sp (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {9 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {10 sets of 3 dc on each side}

Motif 6: Large Off-Set Granny Square 13.5″

Granny Square Sampler Beginnings - Ginny's Grannies CAL Part 1 by Jessie At Home - Motif 6

Rnd 1: With Color B, ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form a ring, st2sc, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. – {3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {2 sets of 3-dc on each side}
Rnd 3: Change to Color C, sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {3 sets of 3-dc on each side}
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {4 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnds 5 & 6: Change to Color D, repeat Rnd 4 two times. {6 sets of 3 dc on each side after Rnd 6}
Rnds 7 & 8: Change to Color E, repeat Rnd 4 two times. {8 sets of 3 dc on each side after Rnd 8}
Rnds 9 & 10: Change to Color F, repeat Rnd 4 two times. {10 sets of 3 dc on each side after Rnd 10}
Rnds 11 & 12: Change to Color G, repeat Rnd 4 two times. {12 sets of 3 dc on each side after Rnd 12}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 9″ square.

Begin working in Rows worked on 2 sides each.

Row 1: Join Color B to any ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, 2 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next ch-2 corner sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next ch-2 corner sp, 3 dc in ch-2 corner sp. {13 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Row 2: Turn, st2sc in first st, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across, dc in last st. {13 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Row 3: Turn, change to Color C, st2sc in first st, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to ch-2 corner sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across, dc in last st. {14 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Row 4: Repeat Row 2. {14 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rows 5 & 6: Change to Color D, repeat Rows 3 & 4. {15 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rows 7 & 8: Change to Color E, repeat Rows 3 & 4. {16 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rows 9 & 10: Change to Color F, repeat Rows 3 & 4. {17 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rows 11 & 12: Change to Color G, repeat Rows 3 & 4. {18 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.
Block to 13.5″ square.

Outer Border

Join to bottom of Motifs 2 & 3 and to right of Motifs 4 & 5 while making Rnd 2. Refer to picture for orientation.

Rnd 1: Join Color A to the unworked ch-2 sp from Rnd 12, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp] 12 times, [ch 1, skip next row, 3 dc in next row edge] 5 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next row edge for corner, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 17 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 17 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next row for corner, [ch 1, skip next row, 3 dc in next row edge] 5 times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp] 12 times, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {19 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 corner sp, (st2sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 corner sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first ch-2 corner sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 corner sp, sl st in top of beginning st2sc. {20 sets of 3 dc on each side}
Fasten off and then weave in all ends.

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