The After Effect Goes Granny Square is a lovely granny square designed by Therese Eghult for SistersInStitch. 

Inspired by The Butterfly Effect CAL 2019 AND The After Effect Pillow we have created this lovely granny square to be used on its own or paired together with other squares. For example, it can be combined with an 8 rounds complimentary granny square (click here to go its pattern).

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resources

Before you begin please take a moment and check out these files

If you wish to print or just read the pattern without pictures, this is the file for you:

The pdf version of chart for the medallion

QUICK CLICKS

First we are going to create the centre of the square which consists of 4 medallions. 

You can choose to either work them up one at a time; or to crochet all 4 medallions up until rnd 3 and then begin the joining. 

We suggest that you cut the thread after finishing each round 4 (on all rows) and close with an invisible join to the second stitch for the neatest finish. 

The Medallions

The beginning (A)

Make a magic circle; ch1 and make 8 sc

8 sc

Rnd 0

rnd 1 (B) – start with a standing st

[3dcCL, ch2] x8

8 clusters, 8 ch2-sp

Rnd 1

rnd 2 (C) – start with a standing st

[FPsc around CL, 2 sc in ch2-sp] x8

8 FPsc, 16 sc

rnd 2

rnd 3 (C) – start with a standing st in any FPsc

*hdc, (2 dc, ch2), 2 dc, hdc, (sc, ch1), sc; rep from * til end

16 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch2-sp, 4 ch1-sp

Rnd 3

M1: rnd 4a (D)  – start with a standing st in any ch2-sp

Note! You are only going to finish this first medallion with round 4a. For the second medallion; please continue according to 4b.

*(sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts; rep from * til end

16 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 8 ch2-sp, 24 BPsc

Rnd 4a

The Joining

If you need any additional help with the joining; please check out the video tutorial for The After Effect Pillow.

The joining method is the same for this square, but only worked with 4 medallions instead of 25. 

Click here to get to the Youtube tutorial for rnd 4 and the joining. 

Row 1. M2

M2: rnd 4b (D) join to M1 start with a standing st in any ch2-sp

Note! The joining are made into the corresponding ch2-sp of the previous medallion.

[(sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc,  (hdc, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, skip sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts,] x2, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, j-slst, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts, (sc, ch1, j-slst, ch1, sc), BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, j-slst, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts

16 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 16 ch1-sp, 8 j-slst, 24 BPsc

1. How to join the tall ch2-sps

1. How to join the short ch2-sps

Row 2. M3-4

Note! You begin by working all medallions up until round 3 and then continue on as follows:

M3: rnd 4 (D) – join to M1 and 2  – start with a standing st in any ch2-sp

[(sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, skip sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts] x2, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, j-slst the top right corner of M1, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts, (sc, ch1, j-slst to M1, ch1, sc), BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, diagonally j-slst to M2, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts

16 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 16 ch1-sp, 8 j-slst, 24 BPsc

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M4: rnd 4 (D) – join to M1, 2 and 3 – start with a standing stitch in any ch2-sp

(sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc,  (hdc, 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, skip sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, j-slst to the top right corner of M1, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts, (sc, ch1, j-slst to M1, ch1, sc), BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, diagonally j-slst to M2, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk sc, BPsc in the next 3 sts, (sc, ch1, j-slst to M3, ch1, sc), BPsc in the next 3 sts, sk sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch1, j-slst to M3, ch1, 2 dc, hdc) in ch1-sp, sk scBPsc in the next 3 sts, 

16 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 16 ch1-sp, 8 j-slst, 24 BPsc

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The Squaring Out

For the second step; we are going to frame our joined medallions by squaring them out.

rnd 1 (B) – start in any corner ch2-sp with a standing stitch

*(sc, ch2, sc) in ch2-sp, ch5, sc in next ch2-sp, ch4, (sc, ch1) in next ch2-sp, sc in next ch2-sp, ch4, sc in next ch2-sp, ch5; rep from * til end

per side 1 ch2-sp, 6 sc, 2 ch5-sp, 2 ch4-sp

rnd 2 (B) – start in any corner ch2-sp with a standing stitch

*(3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) in ch2-sp, ch1, skip sc, 3 dc in next ch5-sp, ch1, skip sc, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch1, skip sc, 3 dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, skip sc, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch1, skip sc, 3 dc in next ch5-sp, ch1, skip sc; rep from * til end

per side 21 dc, 1 ch-3 sp, 6 ch1-sp

rnd 3 (B) – start in any corner ch2-sp with a standing stitch

*(3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) in ch2-sp, [ch1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch1-sp] x6, ch1, skip next 3 sts; rep from * til end

per side 24 dc, 1 ch-3 sp, 7 ch1-sps

 


If you wish to use this square for a bigger project we have also put together a pattern for this complimentary granny square to pair it with. Just click on the button below and you’ll get there.

Sip Stitch Podcast

Until next time… 

xxx

Tess and Kay

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