Yes, I know, this probably looks familiar! That’s because I already have the pattern for the lion granny square, which is a part of my Little lion baby blanket. But, I couldn’t resist playing with that pattern, because let’s be honest, it’s so cute! Besides, I wanted to improve it a bit and to make it compatible with a classic granny square. So, I designed this new little lion granny square. It is very similar to my previous lion square, but they’re not completely the same. Also, I wanted the square pattern which I could sell separately for only $3.99.
I love the fact that you can combine this square with a classic granny square (as I did in this blanket above) and make some interesting combinations. Also, you can make it in any size. It could be as small as 8.5 – 9 cm or as big as 15 – 20 cm, and even bigger, there is no limit to how big you can make this square, because you can add as many rows as you like.
To make this granny square you will need 5 mm plastic beads with a hole in the middle large enough to pull the yarn through easily. You will need some yarn. I prefer cotton yarn for this kind of crochet projects. I used 100 % cotton yarn “Tango” from St. George, 125m/50g. I know that if you live outside Serbia, you aren’t able to buy this yarn, so I would like to recommend two other yarn brands. They’re both the same weight as “Tango” and as I can see, of similar quality. And they’re available online. The first one is Catania by Schachenmayr, and the second one is Catona by Scheepjeswol.
As always, the pattern is very detailed. There are more than 60 step-by-step pictures, a crochet chart, explanation on how to string beads onto yarn, as well as the written pattern. I think that any ambitious beginner who mastered the basic stitches like: magic ring, single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet would be able to make it effortlessly.
I’m very curious to see what are you going to make with this square, so I decided to host a yarny giveaway. I would like you to post your finished crochet projects made using this pattern on Ravelry, and I will choose the project I like best. The winner will receive these 16 skeins of “Tango” yarn. Actually 15 skeins of “Tango” + 1 skein of “Tanja” yarn.
1. use at least four Dada’s lion squares in your project,
2. make something useful. You can’t just make four squares and join them together,
3. post your project on Ravelry, by August 18th. You don’t have to buy the pattern on Ravelry, though.
The pattern is now available for purchase for only $3.79 in Dada’s place shop. (payment options: Credit cards and PayPal)