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child's granny square jacket

Child’s Granny Square Jacket Pattern

child's granny square jacket

My favourite thing about granny squares is the array of motifs on offer. I’ve kept this pattern nice and simple, but I would encourage the adventurous amongst you to experiment and try some out. As long as your finished granny squares are 10cm x 10cm when slightly stretched and you join them as recommended, it’ll work.

 

This pattern is written to make a jacket for a 12 – 18 month old. The Boy is 9 months, but already in 12 – 18 month sized clothes, and this jacket has plenty of growing room.

child's granny square jacket

 

Materials

4mm hook

3 1/4mm knitting needles

double knit wool,

2 100g balls dark blue, 1 100g ball light blue, 1 100g lime green

3x 1 inch diameter buttons

yarn needle

 

 

Pattern

Abbreviations (UK crochet terms)

rnd : round

tr : treble crochet

st : stitch

sl st : slip stitch

ch : chain

dtr : double treble

k : knit

p : purl

 

child's granny square jacketGranny squares

 

ch 4, sl st into first st to join in a rnd

rnd 1            ch 3, tr 7 into centre, sl st to finish rnd, turn so your next rnd will be worked in the opposite direction (8)

rnd 2            ch 3, tr 1 in gap between st of last rnd, tr 2 in each gap sl st to finish rnd, turn (16)

rnd 3            ch 3, tr 1 in gap, miss one gap,* tr 2 in next gap, miss one gap * rep from * to end of rnd. sl st to finish rnd, turn (32)

rnd 4            ch 3, tr 2 in gap, miss one gap,* tr 3 in next gap, miss one gap * rep from * to end of rnd. sl st to finish rnd, turn (48)

rnd 5            ch 3, tr 2 in gap, ch 3, tr 3 in same gap. This is the 1st corner. **Miss 2 gaps,* tr 3 in next gap, miss 2 gaps * rep from (*) twice more, tr 3, ch 3, tr 3 in corner gap. Rep from (**) until end of rnd. sl st to finish rnd, pull tread through to finish. (60)

 

Colour combos.

 

A

rnd 1 = lime green

rnd 2 = light blue

rnd 3 = dark blue

rnd 4 = lime green

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

B

rnd 1 = light blue

rnd 2 = dark blue

rnd 3 = lime green

rnd 4 = light blue

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

C

rnd 1 = dark blue

rnd 2 = lime green

rnd 3 = light blue

rnd 4 = dark blue

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

D

rnd 1 = lime green

rnd 2 = dark blue

rnd 3 = light blue

rnd 4 = lime green

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

E

rnd 1 = light blue

rnd 2 = lime green

rnd 3 = dark blue

rnd 4 = light blue

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

F

rnd 1 = dark blue

rnd 2 = light blue

rnd 3 = lime green

rnd 4 = dark blue

rnd 5 = dark blue

 

½ Granny Squares (for jacket front)

 

created as full Granny Squares, turning after each rnd.

 

ch 4

½ rnd 1            ch 3, tr 4

½ rnd 2            ch 3, tr 1 in 1st gap, tr 2 in every gap (8)

½ rnd 3            ch 3, tr 2 in 1st gap, tr 2 in the next 5 gaps, tr 3 in last gap (16)

½ rnd 4            ch 3, tr 2 in 1st gap, miss 1 gap, *tr 3, miss 1 gap, * 7 times (24)

½ rnd 5            ch 4, miss 2 gaps, tr 3, miss 2 gaps, tr3 + ch3 + tr3 in corner gap. *Miss 2 gaps, tr3* 3 times

tr3 + ch3 + tr3 in corner gap.

Miss 2 gaps, tr 3, miss 2 gaps, tr1.

 

Create 2 each of colour combos A, B, C and D.

 

Arrange your granny squares as in the diagram in a random pattern of your colour combos. I made 7 of each of A, B, C and D, and 6 each of E and F.

 

Making up.

Join granny squares by sewing edges up (I used an invisible mattress st) as in diagram.

 

Cuffs

Pick up 58 st along cuff edge, and work 10 rows in double rib (k2, p2). Cast off

 

Sew ½ way along 1st granny square from each edge to form shoulders. Sew hood into place (note that it is offset from the body) with 2 central granny squares on back piece, outer squares fold in and join the two front pieces. Sew up the top of the hood.

 

Sew up arms and sew into side of jacket.

 

Knitted button band.

Cast on 20 st. Knit in stocking stitch 420 rows, with the 30th – 31st, 60th – 61st and 90th – 91st rows worked as follows (the button hole rows)

K 3, cast off 4, k 6, cast of 4, k 3

P3, cast on 4, p 6, cast on 4, p 3

This band is then folded in half long ways and sewn into place along front edge, up and over the hood and down the other edge. There are 30 rows for every granny square.

 

Sew buttons in place.

 

Weave in ends.

 

Ta da!

Don’t forget to send me your finished jackets, I’d love to see them!

child's granny square jacket

LGLx

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Child’s Granny Square Jacket Pattern

  1. Yaney on said:

    Yay! Thanks for the pattern! I might just make one for my bff’s girl (whose birthday is coming soon). But first…i need to make a trip to the LYS to buy appropriate yarn. 😉

  2. Emma on said:

    This jacket is just gorgeous!

  3. ThAt is cute as heck! I’m going to remember this pattern after I finish my current (too many) projects. Making summer dresses for two granddaughters; making boxer briefs for two grandsons; re-vamping some jeans into skirts for a granddaughter; counted cross stitching a Halloween piece of art; making a shorts set for my two year old grandson. But I’m not currently crocheting anything. Hmmm…

  4. Silviza lovia on said:

    Wow, so beautifull,…
    Thank you for sharing your pattern, I have so many colourfull granny square each length is about 2″, I’m going to make it for my 12 mos nephew, can you tell me please the measure of each part of jacket??

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