Square Crochet Baby Ball: Grannie Pattern

This baby ball uses the basic pattern for a Grannie square. Once complete the 6 squares are stitched together to form the cube as shown.

Square Crochet Baby Ball: Grannie Pattern

What you need

Foam cube
6 Grannie Squares
Darning Needle




Instructions

Grannie Square Pattern

Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

RND 1: Ch3, 2 dc in rg. Ch 2, *3dc in rg, ch3.

Repeat from * 2 times more. Ch2, slst in top of ch3.

RND 2: Sl st in the first 2 dc’s and in the first ch 2 lp. Ch3, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, ch2, work 3 dc in same sp.

Work the following 3 times (Ch1, work 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc in next ch 2 lp.) Ch1, join with slst to top of ch 3.

RND 3: Sl st in the first 2 dc’s and in the first ch 2 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, work 3 dc in same sp. Ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1.

Work the following 3 times (Work 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp. Ch 1, work 3 dc in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1.) Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Work the next rounds exactly the same but work the following into each ch1 sp on each side of square. (Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1). You can make your granny square as big as you want by adding RNDs.

Or you can stop at 6 RNDs to make an afghan out of individual squares. You can also use a different color yarn for each RND of a square for a dazzling effect.

Changing Colors to change colors at beginning of each rnd Fasten off after slst to top of ch3.

Leave yarn about 5″ long and after square is complete, weave ends into work. Tie on new color in ch 2 lp and proceed onto the next rnd in pattern.

Finishing each square

After sl st into the top of ch 3, fasten off and either weave both ends into work or weave just the starting end into the work and leave the finishing end long to sew the squares together.

All done!

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Comments

  1. Cute project. I like the idea of tucking a noise maker inside the foam (sealing it well is very important). Think I’ll try it in bright colors.

  2. How well do you think polyfill would work? I think I’ll make a few for my 16 mo. old and his brother, due in a few weeks.

  3. coffeejunkie says:

    very cute idea for a baby gift!

  4. cute!

  5. I tucked a small perscription cotainer with 2 small bells and completely sealed into the middle of the foam then put the squares on to seal…makes it noisey and my grandson loves it!

  6. awesome! if you use a plastic block, they’re great for teething!

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