Looking to use up your yarn stash that is overflowing in your craft room or closet? Why not join us and make your own granny square afghan to donate to charity? Depending on your time and amount of yarn you have on hand, you can make one for a baby, child, or an adult. The charity you choose to donate it to is entirely up to you! I will be setting up a Flickr photo album so you can upload your finished afghans for everyone to see!
If you need help in joining the squares, I have included a tutorial below:
Various colors of scrap worsted weight acrylic yarn
Chain 4, slip stitch in 4th chain to form a ring
Round 1: Chain 2, 3 dcs, chain 2, (3 dcs, ch 2) 3 more times. Slip stitch in beg ch 2
Round 2: Slip stitch in next two dcs, slip stitch in next chain space, ch 2, 2 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs. (ch 1, 3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs) three more times. Slip stitch in beg ch 2, fasten off.
Repeat round 1 as above
Round 2 (joining round): Slip stitch in next two dcs, slip stitch in next chain space, ch 2, 2 dcs, ch 1, with right sides facing, slip stitch in opposite square (see figures 1 & 2). Ch 1, 3 dcs in working square, (see figure 3) ch 1, slip stitch in space on opposite square (see figure 4) Ch 1, 3 dcs in working square, ch 1, slip stitch in opposite square, ch 1, work 3 dcs in working square (see Figures 5 & 6) (joining complete)
Ch 1, complete granny square as usual, slip stitch in first ch of beg ch 2, finish off. (see Figures 7 & 8 )
To join squares to squares that have already been joined, insert slip stitch around post of slip stitch on opposite square (see Figures 1a & 1b). Complete granny square as usual (see Figures 1c & 1d)
I hope this isn’t too confusing, if you have any further questions, please comment here!
Thank you for joining this wonderful project!