Textured Ripple Granny Square

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Materials: Stylecraft batik dk

Hook: 4mm

Abbreviations in UK terms: dc-double crochet,  tr-treble crochet,  fpdtr-front post double treble crochet,  st-stitch(es),  sp(s)-space(s), ss-slip  stitch,   rep-repeat

Special stitch: fpdtr is worked around the post of the tr 2 rows below by wrapping yarn over hook twice and working from the  front, around the back of the post and back to the front, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops and yarn over and pull through 2 loops

There is a very good You Tube tutorial showing how to make this stitch pattern here .


ch5 and join with ss

Rnd 1: ch3 (counts as 1 tr), 2tr into ring, ch2 (3tr into ring, ch 2) three more times. Join with ss.         (4 groups of 3tr plus 4 ch2 corner sps.)

Rnd 2: ch1 ( does not count as a stitch) dc in same st, dc in each st around making (dc, ch2, dc) in each 2 ch corner sp. Join with ss. (5dc on each side plus corner sps.)

Helpful hint: On rounds 3, 5, 7 and 9 there should be 3 trebles before and after each corner ch2 space. After that, the stitches alternate fpdtr, tr, fpdtr, tr …

Rnd 3: ss to next st, ch3, fpdtr around post of tr 2 rows below, tr in next st, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch2 corner sp, [tr, *fpdtr, tr,* rpt * to *  to 2ch corner sp , (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in 2 ch corner sp] rpt from [ to ] twice more, tr, fpdtr, join with ss. The last fpdtr should be around the ch3 from 2 rows below.       (7tr and 2fpdtr plus corner spaces on each side.)

Make sure you put a tr in the last dc of the round below.
After making 2tr, ch2, 2tr in the corner space, the next tr goes in the first dc which is nearly hidden.
Then you alternate fpdtr and tr making a tr in the last dc from the round below before making 2 more tr in the corner space.




Rnd 4: rpt rnd 2. (11dc plus 2ch corner sps on each side.)

Rnd 5: ss to next st, ch3, *fpdt, tr * rpt from * to * to 2ch corner sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr)in 2ch corner sp, [tr, *fpdtr, tr* rpt from * to * to 2 ch corner sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2 ch corner sp], rpt [ to ] two more times then *tr, fpdtr * rpt from * to * to end, join with ss. The final fpdtr should be round the starting ch3 2 rows below. (10tr and 5 fpdtr plus 2ch corner sps on each side.)

Rnd 6  : rpt rnd 2. (17 dc plus corner spaces on each side.)

Rnd 7: rpt rnd 5. (13 tr and 8 fpdtr plus 2ch corner sps on each side.)

Rnd 8: rpt rnd 2 (23dc plus 2 ch corner sps on each side.)

Rnd 9: rpt rnd 5: (16 tr and 11 fpdtr plus 2 ch corner sps on each side.)

Rnd 10: using a contrasting colour make 1 dc in each st and 3dc in each 2 ch corner sp. (29 dc on each side plus corner stitches.)

Sew in ends to finish. The finished square should look something like this.

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11 thoughts on “Textured Ripple Granny Square

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  2. Thank you for sharing this!

    Are these directions referring to 2 separate slipstitches or is it the same one? :

    (end of rnd) Join with ss.
    (start of rnd) ss to next st

    My counts are a bit off and I’m wondering if I got this part wrong.


    1. Easiest way to do anything where you are joining blocks, do 1 row of sc around your block for all blocks made. At each corner, do 2 sc to make the turn.


  3. Hi, I’m confused. Lol
    How are you getting 2 fptc on each side in row 3? I am only getting one on each side. (Around the middle fptc of round 1)


    1. Hi
      The front post tr go round the 1st and 3rd dc stitches 2 rows below. You should have the stitches in the corner then a st in the next UK dc US sc, then the first front post st around the first UK tr US dc. You need to pull your corner stitches back to make sure you haven’t missed a stitch. Hope this helps. X


      1. Oh, ok, so around the 1st and 3rd, got it. But the directions say the fptc are done around the trc from 2rows below, not the dc from the previous row. And the thc done in the dc of the previous row. Is that correct?
        Thanks for replying so quickly, this helps me.


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