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crochet:: hawaiian granny square pattern

June 9, 2011

I am thoroughly enjoying my crafting right now.

I am so thankful that I have hobbies to take my mind off my troubles.

Loving the hooker therapy.

No big secret here ~ my dreamy layers pillow is just a giant hawaiian granny square.

I have searched the interwebs to find a pre-typed version to share to no avail.

So, I must undertake this on behalf of our great-great-great-great-great-grannies.

 My pattern for this has always been scribbled on paper, copied out of one of my Granma Amy’s books years ago.

I have no idea to whom the credit should go for this old granny square pattern.   But here it is…

hawaiian granny square pattern::

pineapple stitch is (yo, insert hook, and draw up loop 4 times) yo and draw through 9 loops, then ch 2

size “H” hook for worsted weight

ch 8 and join with a sl st to make ring (or magic ring – your choice)

rnd 1 – ch 1 (this counts as 1st loop of 1st pineapple stitch), make 8 pineapple sts in ring with 2 ch between each, sl st in 1st st

rnd 2 – 1 pineapple stitch in ch sp before sl st, *ch 2, 1 pineapple st in next sp, ch 2, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next pineapple st to form corner, ch 2, 1 pineapple st in next sp*  repeat from * around and sl st into 1st pineapple st

rnd 3 - 1 pineapple stitch in ch sp before sl st, *(ch 2, 1 pineapple st in each sp to the corners), ch 2, (1dc, ch 2, 1dc) into the sp between dc groups, ch2*, sl st in 1st pineapple

repeat rnd 3

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  1. June 9, 2011 10:04 pm

    Very pretty!!

  2. Jen permalink
    December 21, 2011 10:14 am

    I love your patterns! Simply gorgeous. I’d love to see them added to the pattern database on Ravelry—-any plans to do so?

    • December 21, 2011 7:18 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. I love Ravelry, but really haven’t thought about getting my stuff together and posting over there. I may just need to re-think that and give it a try!

  3. Marcy permalink
    April 10, 2012 7:42 am

    Very pretty indeed! Thank you for sharing your family’s pattern. What a great gift your grandma gave you :)

  4. April 14, 2012 8:04 pm

    i am wondering what yarn you used for this pillow;it looks so soft and pretty!

  5. April 15, 2012 5:28 pm

    Movie Star Mom-thanks again,you rock!

  6. June 24, 2012 5:29 am

    Your blog is very beautiful!!!
    You made things amazing, and the colours are impresionant, congratulations!!!

    • June 24, 2012 11:38 am

      Thanks so much Irina :) I love the colors of Monet – they are so inspiring.

  7. January 8, 2013 11:11 am

    Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!

  8. March 9, 2013 4:08 pm

    Stunned at this great creation! Believe me, I am still in the “wow” moment :)

  9. August 5, 2013 1:57 am

    Isn’t that the Puff stitch?

  10. rebecca permalink
    September 3, 2013 10:53 pm

    Im crocheting this pattern and my square is coming out round. What am i doing wrong?

    • September 4, 2013 7:29 am

      Hi Rebecca,
      If you send me a photo, I might be able to be sure what the issue is. My email is
      The only thing I can think of without seeing it, is this section that starts in round 2 for the corners: (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next pineapple st to form corner
      Let me know :)

  11. Katie permalink
    April 15, 2014 11:18 pm

    How many rounds would you suggest for a blanket? Also, what kind of finishing edge would you suggest?

  12. October 21, 2014 10:07 am

    Lovely, and I shared!


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