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Easy Granny Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn; 28 ozs Black, 6 ozs each Pink Ombre (A), Blue Ombre (B),                         
Green Ombre ©), Orange Ombre (D)
   Crochet Hook Size I or 5.50 mm

Finished Size Approximately 43" x 63"

Squares: (make 6 with each ombre colour, 24 squares in all)
With black, make a sl knot on hook, leaving a 3" end; ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Note: On the first rnd, work over the 3" end to keep down the number of ends to run in after square is completed.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring; (ch 2, 3 dc n ring) 3 times, ch 2, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off black.
The side now facing you is right side.

Rnd 2: With ombre, make a sl knot on hook. With right side of rnd 1 facing you, join ombre with a sl st in any ch-2
sp (these are corner sps), ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; ch 2, 3 dc again in same sp, * in next ch-2 sp, work (3 dc, ch 2,
3 dc); rep from * twice, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; sl st across tops of next 2 dc and into ch-2 sps.

Rnd 3: Continuing with ombre, in same ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc in sp; ch 2, 3 dc in sp); between next two 3-dc groups
work 3 dc for side; * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp for corner; 3 dc between next two 3-dc groups for side;
rep from * twice, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off ombre.

Rnd 4: With right side of work facing, join black as before in any ch-2 corner sp; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in
same sp; * (3 dc between next two 3-dc groups) twice for side; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp for corner; rep
from * twice; (3 dc between next two 3-dc groups) twice for side; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; sl st across
tops of next 2 dc and into ch-2 sp.

Rnd 5: Continuing with black, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same corner sp; * (3 dc between next two 3-dc groups)
3 times for side; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp for corner; rep from * twice; (3 dc between next two 3-dc
groups) 3 times for side; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off black.

Rnd 6: Join ombre as before in any ch-2 corner sp; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same sp; * 3 dc between every
3-dc group for side; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; rep from * twice; 3 dc between every 3-dc group for
side; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; sl st across tops of next 2 dc and into ch-2 sps.

Rnd 7: Continuing with ombre, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same sp; * 3 dc between every 3-dc group for side; (3
dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice; 3 dc between every 3-dc group for side; join with a sl st in 3rd ch
of beg ch-3; sl st across tops of next 2 dc and into ch-2 sp.

Rnd 8: Rep rnd 7, but finish by joining with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off ombre.

Rnd 9: With black, rep rnd 6.

Rnd 10: Continuing with black, rep rnd 7, but finish by joining with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off black.

Weave in all loose ends
Free Easy Granny Squares
Afghan