I absolutely adore fall colors. They transitional blend from yellow to brown really appeals to my desire to experience fall in all it’s glory. Cool nights, warm days, and the promise of the comfort of the holiday season are all wrapped up in fall colors for me.

I called this granny square Fall Sunset, because where I live, the sunlight is a yellowish hue in fall, and often there are multiple colors at sunset. Our rural open skies provide views that just.won’t.quit.

This square was designed especially for the Charity Cozy Fall Makealong hosted by Knittingwithchopsticks.com and Noorsknits.com  You can find all of the other designs through the link above or you can grab a PDF version here if you prefer to have a copy you can print!

What you need to make the Fall Sunset Granny Square

Final Size: 8”

Hook size: H, 5mm

Yarn needed – worsted weight

I used a few different brands of yarn, but my favorites are Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn and Lion Brand Pound of Love.

If you don’t have those, it’s fine, just find 4 colors that are similar to the ones in the square and go with those. Here are some possible choices:

  • Mustard
  • Pumpkin
  • Cherry or Crimson
  • Brown

Instructions

WITH MUSTARD:

Rd 1:Make magic ring. Ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc, 7 hdc in a magic ring, sl st to join (8)

Rd 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st. 2hdc in each st around, sl st to join (16)

Rd 3: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st, *hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat * to * around, 1 st in last st, sl st to join (24)

SWITCH TO PUMPKIN:

Rd 4: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st,, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st*, repeat * to * around, 1 hdc in each of the last 2 sts, sl st to join (32)

Rd 5: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st,, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st*, repeat * to * around, 1 hdc in each of the last 3 sts, sl st to join (40)

Rd 6: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st,, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st*, repeat * to * around, 1 hdc in each of the last 4 sts, sl st to join (48)

 

SWITCH TO CHERRY/CRIMSON:

Rd 7: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in same st,, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st*, repeat * to * around, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, sl st to join (56)

Rd 8: ch 1, 2sc, *2hdc, 2dc, 3tc, 2dc, 2hdc, 4sc*, repeat from * to* around, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st to join (62)

Rd 9: ch 2, 7hdc, *2hdc. ch 1, 2hdc in next st, 14 hdc*, repeat twice, 7 hdc in each of last 7 sts, sl st to join (76)

 

SWITCH TO BROWN:

Rd 10: ch 2, 8dc, *2 dc, ch 1, 2dc in next st, 17dc*, repeat twice, 9 dc in each of the last 9 sts, sl st to join (88)

Rd 11: ch 1, 10sc, *3sc in ch 1 sp, 21sc across*, repeat twice, 11sc in each of the last 11 sts, sl st to join. Cut and fasten off.  (96)

 

OPTIONAL RD:

Depending on the gauge of your crochet style, you may need to do one more round to reach 8”. If that’s the case for you, don’t cut and fasten off. Do this instead:

Rd 12: ch 1, 12sc, *3sc in corner sc, 24 sc across*, repeat twice, 12 sc in each of the last 12 sts. Sl st to join. Cut and fasten off. (108)