Peace, Love, and Granny Squares

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Peace Sign Granny Square

If you have a tween or teen daughter, you probably know how popular peace signs are right now. So when my daughter asked me to make her an afghan, I wanted to make her something really cool … peace sign granny squares! And of course I wanted to share the pattern with you too :)

Peace Sign Granny Square

Peace Sign Granny Square 2

Here’s what you need:

DK or worsted weight yarn

G or H hook, tapestry needle

 

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

 

Finished squares measure approximately 4 in, depending on yarn weight and hook size.

Note: Work in both loops throughout except where noted.

With CA, Ch 2.

Round 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in BL of 1st sc — 8 sts.

Round 2: Join CB in BL of any st, ch 1 (does not count as st), beginning in same st as join and working in BLs only, work 2 sc in each st around, join — 16 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), beginning in same st as join, *work 2 sc, 1 sc next, rep from * around, join — 24 sts.

Round 4: Join CA in same st as join, ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in same st as join and in each of next 3 sts, work 2 tr in the FL of the st from Rd 1 directly below (takes place of next 2 sts of current round), work 1 sc in next 6 sts, skip next 2 FLs of Rd 1, *work 2 tr in next FL of Rd 1, work 1 sc in next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, join — 24 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as st), beginning in same st as join, *work 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around, join in BL of 1st sc — 32 sts.

Round 6: Join CB in the BL of the sc that was was worked into the 1st tr of Rd 4, ch 2 (counts as hdc), continuing to work in BLs for the rest of round, work 1 hdc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, rep from * twice more, 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, join — 24 dc and 12 ch-sps.

Round 7: Join CC in last ch-sp made, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 2, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, join in top of beg ch — 32 dc and 16 ch-sps.

Round 8: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in same st as join and in next st, 2 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in corner ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in corner ch-sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, work 2 sc in last ch-sp, join — 68 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Peace Sign Granny Square

 

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91 Responses to Peace, Love, and Granny Squares

  1. Astri May 21, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Very groovy, man!
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    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Hehe … thanks, Astri!

      • mary June 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

        HELP… How do I start row 6 where do I attached the yarn.. Please help.. I AM so impressed with your work.. Amazing thanks…

        • Kara June 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

          Hi Mary :) First, locate your 1st treble from Round 4. Join your yarn in the back loop of the single crochet that was worked into that treble.

  2. Preeti May 21, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Oh, is it? I am not aware about it:)
    It looks nice!! Thanks for sharing !!

    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      My pleasure, Preeti :)

  3. Linda May 21, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    I love them Kara well done on creating the pattern and thank you for sharing :)

    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Thanks, Linda!

  4. Ana Figueira May 21, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    The squares are amazing! Great idea, thanks for sharing!
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    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      My pleasure, Ana! Hope you enjoy them :)

  5. Elisabeth Andree May 21, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    A pretty and interesting square! Love it:) Thanks so much for sharing the pattern Kara.
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    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Thanks, Elisabeth :)

  6. Debi Y. May 21, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Your peace sign squares are so cool. I remember when I was in Junior High that I used to draw them all over my papers. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :)
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    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      I used to do the same thing, Debi! Now my daughters do, lol :)

  7. Sarah May 21, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    LOVE it! How neat is that?
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    • Sarah May 21, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      I don’t know why my blog post linked, that’s neat. I’ll have to see if I can put that feature on my blog too. Do you know what the feature is called or does it link automatically?
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      • Kara May 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

        It’s called Comment Luv. It is a plugin you can add that links to peoples latest posts when they comment.

        • Sarah May 21, 2013 at 11:13 am #

          Great! Thank you so much!

    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks, Sarah!

  8. Wendy May 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    These are very cool!! Your daughter will be sure to love it (be prepared for the requests for more from her friends!).
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    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      Oh no! One afghan is enough for me!

      • Abby June 8, 2013 at 11:29 am #

        Kara, I don’t get what CA and CB means! Please comment back! – Abby :)

  9. Ilda de Frens May 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Great! How did your daughter like the afghan?

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      I didn’t even finish making all the squares yet. This will take me awhile :)

      • Abby June 8, 2013 at 11:39 am #

        Oh it means color A and color B
        I feel very silly
        Never mind Kara, but thanks
        for sharing the pattern

        -Abby :)

        • Kara June 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

          You got it :)

          • Abby June 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

            Ok Kara if you can you should totally make a video!! It would help a ton, even if it’s an hour long!! It’s a great idea…..please

            Love, Abby

          • Kara June 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

            Lol, I will definitely see what I can put together Abby :)

          • Abby June 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

            Thanks :D I would be the happiest 12 year old girl ever and
            if you get one up, please let me know where to find that video!!!

            Love, a really happy fan (Abby) :D

          • Abby June 13, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

            I have Facebook so you could put the possible
            video there

  10. violeta May 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Beautiful design , thank You ! Would You mind Drawing The scheme ?

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

      I will try to work one up.

  11. Lin Holland May 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    This is so great! I have to do this. I was in high school in the 60′s in San Francisco and I feel like it was the symbol of our generation. Peace.

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      It definitely is! Hope you enjoy it :)

  12. Shirley May 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing from someone who was around in the late sixties and early seventies when peace signs really became popular ;)

    I may have to make something for my granddaughters 8th birthday ♥

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      Hope she loves it!

  13. Knitkim May 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Really love the pattern! Wish I could have printed it in 3 pages instead of 20. Can’t wait to crochet it!!!!!!!

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:44 am #

      I know … I wish I could figure out a way to format the printing to just the pattern. I’ve been playing with different plugins but none seem to do the trick.

      • Sam August 14, 2013 at 10:05 am #

        My printer when you hit the print button a box comes up asking what color you want, what pages you want, etc. So you can select pages say 3-8,11 or whatever pages you want so that it is only the pattern. LUV this pattern. How long does it approximately take to make one square.

  14. Amber B. May 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Thanks for the pattern, my soon to be 11-year old will love this!

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      So glad to hear!

  15. Tracy May 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have at least one daughter who will definitely appreciate this! Finally, something UN-granny to do with granny squares! ;)

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Lol, I know. That was my goal :)

  16. Kate M May 22, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    I love this pattern it is so simple thank you

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:41 am #

      My pleasure, Kate!

  17. Alessandra May 22, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Beautiful!!
    Thank you very much!
    Xxxxx Ale
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    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Hope you enjoy it!

  18. Marcie May 22, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    GROOVY!!

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:39 am #

      Thanks, Marcie :)

  19. Robin May 22, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    These are the coolest granny squares I’ve ever seen!!
    What a fantastic idea. Good job!

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Thanks so much, Robin :)

  20. Bridgit's Bell May 22, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Cool design. My daughter would like a quilt withe these.
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    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks so much :)

  21. Angela H May 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    I just love this pattern but i am having a very hard time making it. On round 5 I come up with 36 stitches not 32. I have tried 3 times and each time my stitch count is correct till i get to round 5. Is anyone else having this problem?
    Thanks.

    • Kara May 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

      Hi Angela, Sorry you are having trouble … I will try to help. I just went back and recounted my stitches and still think I have it correct. Are you getting the correct count after Round 4? If so, for Round 5 are you working 2 sc and then 1 sc in the next two sts? If you are accidentally working 2 sc and then only 1 sc in the next you would get an end of round count of 36 sts. Let me know if this helps at all.

      • Angela H May 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

        Hi Kara, Thanks for your reply. I do have the correct stitches in round 4 (24). I guess I am not understanding what you mean by the next two stitches. I have done 2 sc in the first stitch and then 1 sc in the next stitch. Is that not the next two stitches? Thanks for your help as I really love this pattern and think it is a great way to use up scrap yarn! Thanks again! Angela

        • Kara May 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

          Another way to word it would be work 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next, 1 sc in next, and repeat around.

          • Angela H May 23, 2013 at 8:58 am #

            Thanks Kara! That worked out just fine!

          • Kara May 23, 2013 at 10:49 am #

            Yay! So glad to hear it :)

  22. Julie May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Hi, I love your peace sign granny square! What a great idea!

    • Kara May 23, 2013 at 11:07 am #

      So glad you like it, Julie!

  23. Marilyn May 23, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Kara, these are GREAT! What a fun twist on the old fashioned granny square! You are so so so creative! :D
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    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Thanks, Marilyn :)

  24. Winnie May 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    These squares are really beautiful
    I don’t have kids yet, so i had no idea….. :)
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    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks so much, Winnie!

  25. Kate M May 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Only problem I have is round 6 I can’t get it evenly square

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Does it correct itself after the last rounds? It should.

      • Kate M May 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

        Out of 3 times I have one with 5 points, one square, and one with a longer side it seems to be the last point has too many spaces to fill and it gets uneven

        • Kara May 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

          Hmmm … I just worked one up and it came out square for me. I do always block my squares to get them nice and sharp. Perhaps that would help?

          • Kate M May 25, 2013 at 12:24 am #

            I think my issue is row 5, I noticed on my last one I had more then 32 in the end so I had to reduce some of my stitches to bring the final count back

          • Kara May 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

            Make sure you are working 2 sc in first stitch and then 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. That should work out to 32 sts. See my responses to Angela above.

  26. Stephanie B. May 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Love these, thanks for sharing.

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Hope you enjoy making them!

  27. Kate M May 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    What method did you use to join the finished squares?

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Hi Kate :) I honestly did not join them yet but probably will just slip stitch them together.

  28. Sara - My Merry Messy Life May 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    This is totally unique! I haven’t seen a pattern for a peace sign granny square before. Great job, Kara and thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!
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    • Kara May 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sara!

  29. Mercedes May 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    This is the first time I am doing something like this in a round and I am unsure if I should cut colors each time for just join in color b and then pick color a back up. It isn’t like working rows where you pull it back up the side and I don’t want a million loose ends. What did everyone do? Cut or not to cut?

    • Kara May 31, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      It is really up to you how you want to do it. I personally cut each yarn when changing colors and wove them in, but you can carry them up the back if you prefer and if you won’t mind seeing them. Hope that helps :)

  30. ellen June 3, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    It would be nice to see a you tube tutorial on it. I love the pattern

    • Kara June 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      That’s a great idea, Ellen! I’ll put it on my list :)

  31. Abby June 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    It’s just sooooooooo amazing you could think this pattern up on your own…..your just soooooo talented

    Love, Abby

    • Kara June 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      Thanks Abby! You’re so sweet :)

  32. Allison Ingram July 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Hi Kara, I hope you can share maybe on youtube on how you made these lovely squares. Thank you!
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    • Kara July 3, 2013 at 11:14 am #

      I hope so too!

  33. Krista July 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    LOVE this granny square!! Could you pleeeeeeease do a video tutorial? I’m new to crocheting, but not to knitting.
    A video would help SO much!!

    Thank you!

    • Kara July 31, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      I will try, Krista :)

  34. Jenn October 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi there –

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and see many magical adventures in my future with this pattern. However – I end row 4 with 24 stitches, but row five and I cannot come to agreement on 32 sc- I’ve always got more than that. Has anyone else had this problem?

    Thanks.
    – Jenn

    • Kara October 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi Jenn :) So glad you like it! For Round 5, make sure you are working repeats of 2 single crochets, and then 1 single crochet in the next, and 1 single crochet in the next. That should bring you to 32.

      • Jenn October 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

        YAY! It worked – thank you for your help!

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