To convince the colder weather to come, I’m creating a Woodland Afghan comprised of granny squares, scattered with cute little woodland animals. Are you excited as I am? Woodland themed anything just gives me heart eyes, so I’m super excited about this afghan.
Here you will find the pattern for the granny square base along with the links to the little woodland critter granny square patterns.
Woodland Granny Square Pattern
Materials for Granny Squares
Worsted weight yarn:
2 skeins (277 yards each)Loops & Threads Impeccable in:
Rouge, Soft Taupe, Deep Forest, and Chocolate Brown
2 skeins (858 yards each) Loops&Threads Impeccable Grande in Aran (I only used about 1.5 skeins of these large skeins)
Materials for Woodland Animal appliques
You will need to following worsted weight in small amounts (much less than a skein, I mostly used my scrap yarn in different brands so I will give you colors vs. specific color/brand):
Other yarns (optional): Bernat Pipsqueak in white and Lion Brand Fun Fur in chocolate
(27) 6mm safety eyes – or you can use black to sew on eyes
Row 1: Magic circle, Chain 2, 12 DC in circle, join (12)
Row 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join (24)
Row 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2 DC, repeat from *, join (36)
Row 5: Chain 3, (do not start DC into same space) *DC across, [DC, chain 2, DC] into Chain 2 space from previous round, repeat from *, join to chain 3 (14 DC across for each side)
Row 6: Chain 3, (do not start DC in same space) *DC across, [DC, chain 2, DC] into Chain 2 space from previous round, repeat from *, DC into next space, join, fasten off (16 DC across for each side)
**UPDATE: Video tutorial for the granny square is now up! Link to watch tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnWYeBlM15k
Links to the Woodland themed appliques:
Bear Granny Square Pattern **Video Tutorial now included!**
I added a border consisting of HDCs around (making sure to put 3HDCs in each corner). I did 4 rows of Aran (cream color), 1 row of Forest Green, and 1 row of Chocolate Brown.
I’m so please with how it all came together! I have a knack for not finishing large project, so I’m patting myself on the back for this one. Thank you everyone for being so loving and supportive!