Paw Print Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Sep 13, 2019

Pet lovers and dog moms will adore this crochet pattern. It is easy to make and useful for all kinds of crafts.

This is a free crochet pattern designed by me. You may purchase a PDF version of this pattern at my etsy website: www.etsy.com/shop/torreyatreasures

Yarn: Medium size worsted weight acrylic yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver Solids Color A: Coffee brown Color B: Cafe` Latte light brown Color C: Light blue Hook: Size G/ 4.25mm Gauge Completed square measures approximately 6 inches X 6 inches. Abbreviations Slst = slip stitch Ch = chain Sc = single crochet Dc = double crochet Sp = space St = stitch This granny square is worked in the round. You will continue to work in the same direction throughout. Do not turn work. Round 1: Using color A, make a magic circle/ slipknot circle. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 7 sc into circle, slst to top of first sc to join. 7 sc total. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each of the next 6 sts, slst to top of ch 3 to join. 14 dc total. Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * until end, slst to top of ch 3 to join. 21 dc total. Round 4: Change to color B. Ch 2 (counts as a sc) sc in next st, 2 sc in next, *sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * until end, slst to top of ch 2 to join. Fasten off. 28 sc total. Work Round 5 in the back loops only of previous round. Round 5: Join color C to any back loop dc st, Ch 5, dc in same st (corner made), dc in next 6 sts, corner: *[dc, ch 2, dc] in next st, dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * two more times, slst to 3rd ch of ch 5 to join. Round 6: Ch 3, corner: * [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next corner ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 8 sts, repeat from * 2 more times, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 2 sp, dc in last 7 sts, slst to top of ch 3 to join. Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 5 dc in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each of next 12 sts, 5 dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next 9 sts, slst to top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off. Toes Find a corner st made in the back loops of round 4 and insert hook 3 sts to the left of the corner, and join color A in the front loop.

Step 1: Work in the front loops only (Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, slst) all in same st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (slst into next st, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, slst) in next st, repeat from * 2 more times. Fasten off. Step 2: Inset hook (in the front loop of round 4) 1 st over to the right of the first ch 3 made in step 1. Join color B, ch 3, sc in top of ch 3 made in step 1, sc in each of next 3 dc sts, sc in top of ch 3, ch 2, keep ch 2 sp from step 1 behind this: sc in the next 2 skipped front loops of round 4, *ch 2, sc in top of ch 3, sc in each of next 3 dc sts, sc in top of ch 3, ch 2, sc in the next 2 skipped front loops of round 4, repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, sc in top of ch 3, sc in each of next 3 dc sts, sc in top of ch 3, ch 3, slst in front loop of next st in round 4. Fasten off. Toes may be left as is, or you may sew them down in place.

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