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Extended hdc Granny Square Pattern - Fearful In The Mood Square

Fiona Campion • Jan 16, 2024

Create a square within a square with this vibrant granny square pattern that uses an extended crochet stitch which is worked into the 3rd loop to create added texture. This granny square has been designed to represent the fearful mood for the In The Mood Blanket.

Extended hdc Granny Square Pattern

Extended HDC Granny Square | Fearful Granny Square

Extended crochet stitches create a slightly larger stitch than the normal stitch which are used to add extra height when needed. The extended half double crochet is combined with working in the 3rd loop to create a boxed in look to this granny square.


This square is being used to represent the mood of being fearful, and I wanted to capture the sense of being guarded with your feelings, and shutting down which is a natural response to these heavy duty feelings.



There are 7 different granny square patterns, each square represents a different mood you might experience over 12 months. Below you will find links to each of the squares featured in the In The Mood Crochet Along

  • Happy - Puff Stitch granny square
  • Sad - Paired Half Double granny square
  • Angry - front post and back post stitches granny square
  • Fearful - extended half double crochet granny square
  • Joyous - bobble stitch granny square
  • Excited - popcorn granny square
  • Disgusted - 2 double crochet cluster square




In The Mood Tracker

How it works | In The Mood

1. Choose Your Project

There are 4 different crochet projects you can chose from to make using your moods to determine which stitches you use in your project each week. Choose from:

  • Granny square blanket
  • Blanket worked in rows
  • Triangle shawl designed by Me 'n' My Hook
  • Rectangle wrap designed by Me 'n' My Hook


2. Track Your Mood

Sign up to receive motivational emails along with my regular newsletter using the form below, and you'll receive a printable mood tracker to record your moods over the next 12 months.

3. Get Stitching

Click on the link below to find more details of your chosen project and get stitching!

  • Granny square blanket
  • Blanket worked in rows
  • Triangle shawl designed by Me 'n' My Hook
  • Rectangle wrap designed by Me 'n' My Hook


Read on to see the pattern for the Happy In The Mood Square


Purchase All 4 of the In The Mood Printable Patterns

Upgrade and purchase the In The Mood Pattern Bundle and you'll be able to download and print all 4 variations of the In The Mood patterns.

Click the button below to purchase the In the Mood Bundle, and you'll have instant access to download and print each of the 4 patterns.

Pattern Details - Cluster Stitch Granny Square

Materials

  • Any DK/Size 3 yarn - I used used Hayfield Spirit DK (80% acrylic, 20% wool) 100g 354m/377yds in shade 0408 (Sundown)
  • 35-50m per square (estimated maximum of 2700m for all 54 squares to complete square
  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


Gauge

gauge not essential - Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished square size.


Finished Size

  • each square is designed to be 6" x 6"


Abbreviations

US Terms

st(s) - stitch(es)

ch - chain

ch sp - chain space

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

ehdc - extended half double crochet

dc - double crochet

YO - yarn over


Special Stitches

ehdc = extended half double crochet

  • YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, pull up loop,
  • YO, pull through 1st loop on hook,
  • YO, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook


Extended hdc Granny Square

How to crochet the Extended HDC Granny Square

Extended hdc Granny Square Pattern

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st to create ring, working into ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc, ch 2, [3dc, ch 2] 3 times, join – 12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count), dc in same, *dc in each to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner; repeat from * to end, join – 28 dc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count), *hdc in each across to corner, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corner; repeat from * to last corner, hdc in each to end, join – 44 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 4: Ch 1, *working in 3rd loop, ehdc in each to corner, (2 ehdc, ch 2, 2 ehdc) in corner; repeat from * around to last corner, working in 3rd loop, ehdc in each to end, join – 60 ehdc, 4 ch-2 sps


Extended hdc granny square close up

Round 5: Repeat Round 2 – 76 dc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 6: Repeat Round 3 – 92 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 7: Repeat Round 4 – 108 ehdc, 4 ch-2 sps


Round 8: Ch 1, *sc in each to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner; repeat from * around to last corner, sc in each to end, join - 116 sc, 4 ch-2 sps


Made it?

Come and share in the Cosy Rosie Community that you've had a fearful week so we can be there for you and celebrate your square and your week!

Purchase All 4 of the In The Mood Printable Patterns

You can download and print all 4 variations of the In The Mood patterns by purchasing the pattern bundle - all the 4 pattern options are ready to download and print for you to stitch up!

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Hi, I'm Fiona, the hands behind Cosy Rosie Crochet - the place to learn to crochet as you make! 


With over four years of hands-on experience leading in-person crochet workshops since 2018 and designing and publishing my own patterns since 2019, I bring a wealth of expertise of sharing crochet techniques.....

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