Add a touch of fruitiness to your projects!
To make this granny square, you’ll need some basic crochet skills and a few simple supplies. Once you have everything you need, you’ll be able to crochet this square in no time.
Once you’ve mastered the Watermelon granny square, you can use it to make a variety of projects, such as a scarf, a hat or a bag. You can also use it to make a fruit salad granny square blanket, or a whole bunch of other fruit granny squares.
If you would like to join these Granny Squares with others, at this link you can find all my free patterns for Granny Squares!
So what are you waiting for? Get started on your Watermelon granny square today!
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You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.
You can share the pattern for free, but remember that you should also always credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create and/or sell it and/or share it.
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To create the Watermelon Granny Square you will start to crochet the Watermelon slice and then you will join the yarn to create the Granny Square around it.
Below in the page you will find the written instructions for both the fruit slice and the Granny Square part.
In the fruit slice we will use the joining method: at the end of each round you will join the round with a Slip Stitch on the first stitch of the previous round, then 1 chain and then you will start working the new round in the same stitch where you did the Slip Stitch.
In the Watermelon slice, both Slip Stitch and Chain 1 at the beginning of rounds DON’T count as stitches, unless if it states different in the pattern.
Colour changes: in the Watermelon slice there are some colour changes, at this video you can see how to change colour easily.
- 3mm crochet hook
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 04 (Beige – B) – 7 gr
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 58 (Red – R) – 3 gr
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 99 (Malachite Green – G) – 1 gr
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 17 (Light Lime – LL) – 1 gr
- Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 09 (Black – BL) – less than 1 gr
- stitch marker (I would recommend to use one stitch marker on top of the first stitch of the round)
- darning needle
I bought the yarn at Hobbii.
Here below the list of the stitches (US terminology) that you are going to use for this project.
- MR = Magic Ring (or Magic Circle, Magic Loop)
- CH = Chain
- SS = Slip Stitch
- SC = Single Crochet
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- INC = Increase (if not specified it’s an increase of Single Crochet)
- FLO = Front Loop Only
- sk = skip
- st = stitches
- Cluster: 3 DC in the same stitch or in between previous clusters
- Corner: (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC) all in the previous 2-ch space
- Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
- Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
- The number in brackets at the end of the row/round indicates the total number of stitches for that row/round.
- You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space.
5 SC = 5 Single Crochet in the same stitch/space
SC 5 = 5 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches
Ready to start?
WATERMELON GRANNY SQUARE
With the colour R, create a MC and work R1 in the MC.
SC 6, SS 1 to close the round and CH 1 (6)
* INC * x 6, SS 1 to close the round and CH 1 (12)
* SC 1, INC * x 6, SS 1 to close the round and CH 1 (18)
* INC, SC 2 * x 6, (Change colour to LL in the last SC), SS 1 to close the round and CH 1 (24)
* SC 3, INC * x 6, (Change colour to G in the last SC), SS 1 to close the round and CH 1 (30)
FLO: * INC, SC 4 * (36) SS 1 to close the round
Fasten off and weave the ends in.
Cut about 50cm of the colour BL and insert it in a darning needle.
Now create the “seeds” of the Watermelon in different sizes, as showed in the images.
Join the colour B wherever you want, inserting the hook in one of the back loop of R6.
CH 2 (CH 2 count as 1 DC)
2 DC in same st of where you did the SS, 2 CH, 3 DC in next st, HDC 2, SC 2, HDC 2, 3 DC, 2ch, 3 DC , HDC 2 , SC 2, HDC 2, 3 DC, 2ch, 3 DC, HDC 2, SC 2, HDC 2, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC) in the same st, HDC 2, SC 1, HDC 2, SS on top of initial 2 CH.
CH 2, turn. (CH 2 count as 1 DC)
2 DC in the same st of the SS, sk 2 st, 3 DC, sk 1, 3 DC, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC = corner) in the previous 2-CH space, sk 3 st, 3 DC, sk 1 st, 3 DC, sk 2, 3 DC, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC = corner) in the previous 2-CH space, sk 3 st, 3 DC, sk 1 st, 3 DC, sk 2, 3 DC, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC = corner) in the previous 2-CH space, sk 3 st, 3 DC, sk 1 st, 3 DC, sk 2, 3 DC, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC = corner) in the previous 2-CH space, SS on top of initial 2 CH.
CH 2, turn. (CH 2 count as 1 DC)
2 DC in the space between clusters under the 2 CH you just made, after this you will work a CORNER in each of the previous 2-CH space, and a CLUSTER in every space between the previous clusters.
Check the list of terms to remember what Corner and Cluster stay for.
Finishing and blocking (optional)
Fasten off, weave in ends and, if you think it’s necessary you can actually block your Watermelon Granny Square before joining with others Granny Squares.
In the picture the example of how I blocked the Kiwi Granny Square, the process would be the same.
HOW TO JOIN THE GRANNY SQUARES
You can join your Watermelon Granny Squares in the method you prefer.
I often use a seamless / invisible join: you can watch the video below to make the same.
In order to be invisible on the front side, use the seamless join positioning your Granny Square with the right sides facing together.
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