This pattern is similar to the traditional granny square but with a simple twist that creates a lacy look. It can be made with any color and any weight yarn.  This pattern is also available as a free Ravelry download.

 

Supplies

TLC Baby Yarn-Lime Solid (2 skeins) and Laddie Print (2 skeins)
Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
Note: Hold 2 strands together throughout

 

Terminology

beg- beginning
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
rep- repeat
RS- right side
sl st- slip stitch
sp- space
t-ch- turn chain
V (V-stitch)- dc, ch 1, dc

 

Instructions

With Laddie Print, Ch 5.
Rnd 1– Dc in 5th ch from the hook (makes first V-stitch). *Ch 2, V, rep from * 2 more times in same ch. Ch 2. Join with sl st to 3rd ch from beg ch. Mark as RS.
 
Rnd 2– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. (dc, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp.  *Ch 1. (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. Corner made. Ch 1, rep from * 2 more times.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 3– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1. (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. Ch 1, V in ch 1 sp (between the V-stiches not on top of them), ch 1. Rep from * 2 more times. (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 4– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work.  Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1. (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp, (ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 2 times. Rep from * 2 more times.  Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, V, ch 1. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch. Fasten off.
 
 
With Lime Solid, join with sl st to any ch 2 sp.
 
Rnd 5– Ch 4, dc, ch 2, V in same sp as join (makes first corner). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 3 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next Ch 1) 3 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 6– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 3 times.  *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 4 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 7– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 5 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 8– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 4 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 6 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch. Fasten off.
 
 
With Laddie Print, join with sl st to any ch 2 sp.
 
Rnd 9– Ch 4, dc, ch 2, V in same sp as join (makes first corner). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 7 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next Ch 1) 7 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 10– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 7 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 8 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 11– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 9 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 8 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 12– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 8 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 10 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 13– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 11 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 9 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 14– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 9 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 12 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 2 times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
With Lime Solid, join with sl st to any ch 2 sp.
 
Rnd 15– Ch 4, dc, ch 2, V in same sp as join (makes first corner). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 13 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next Ch 1) 13 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 16– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 13 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 14 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 17– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 15 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 14 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 18– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 14 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 16 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 19– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 17 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 15 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.

 

 

 

With Laddie Print, join with sl st to any ch 2 sp.
 
Rnd 20– Ch 4, dc, ch 2, V in same sp as join (makes first corner). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 18 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next Ch 1) 18 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 21– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 18 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 19 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 22– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 20 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 19 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 23– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 19 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 21 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 24– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 22 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 20 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
 
With Lime Solid, join with sl st to any ch 2 sp.
 
Rnd 25– Ch 4, dc, ch 2, V in same sp as join (makes first corner). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 23 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next Ch 1) 23 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 26– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 23 times. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 24 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Rnd 27– Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch). Turn work. Dc in same ch 1 sp as join. *Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V) in next ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 25 times. Rep from * 2 more times. Ch 1, (V, ch 2, V). (Ch 1, V in next ch 1 sp) 24 times.  Ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of t-ch.
 
Finished Size:  Approximately 32”x32” Square.  You may continue to add rounds taking care to put corners into ch-2 spaces and V-stiches in ch-1 spaces.
 
The finished product!  Perfect for a spring or summer baby 🙂