For a moment there I thought I might not do any crocheting this winter, but ha ha, that certainly would be a very strange thing around here! And rather than take down boxes from the attic, I figured I'd whip up a few simple crocheted accessories for myself with some yarn I had on hand, which is how this wagon wheel granny square pattern came to be. I love this granny square as it is quick to work up, about 15 minutes for one square, looks great, and of course can be used in so many ways. I always favor circle within a square motifs, and this one that is wagon wheel and starburst at the same time is just simply wonderful. So far I have used this pattern to make a neck warmer and hand warmers, which I'll be sharing with you shortly, here's to a cozy winter!
Okay, lets give this granny square a try, shall we?
Wagon Wheel Granny Square Pattern
Squares shown here crocheted using an H (5mm) hook and medium weight yarn
Ch 4 and slip stitch to form a loop
Round 1: With color A, Ch 3 and make 15 dcs into circle, slip stitch to top of ch3 and fasten off.
Round 2: With color B, Attach yarn into any space between 2dcs. Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (dc in next space between 2dcs, ch 2) 15 times; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.
Round 3: With color A, (sl st, ch3, 2dc) in first ch-2sp, ch1, (3dc in next ch-2 sp, ch1) 15 times; join with sl st in top of ch3
Round 4: Sl st twice to arrive at ch-1 space. sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5 sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp 3 times, ch 5, repeat from 2 more times, (sc in next ch-sp, ch3) twice : join with sl st in first sc. ( In clearer English you are now making row to hold the next row of dcs, the 5sc is the corner and there are 3 sets of ch3s between the corner chains.)
Round 5: (Sl St, ch3, 2dc) in first ch-3 space, (5dc, ch2, 5dc) in next ch-5 space, *3dc in each of next 3 ch-3 spaces, (5dc, ch2, 5dc) in next ch-5 space; repeat from * 2 more times, 3dc in last 2 ch-3 spaces; join with sl st to top of beg ch. Fasten off.