Intro: Rainbow Granny Square Top
3.5m crochet hook
2 balls colour 1
2 balls colour 2
2 balls colour 3
2 balls colour 4
2 balls colour 5
2 balls colour 6
2 balls colour 7
2 balls colour 8
2 balls colour 9
4 balls black colour
dc = double crochet
sl = slip
st = st
sc = single crochet
* I used 8ply/ weight 3 cotton yarn however you can also use acrylic or wool or any other blend of yarn that you prefer.
Step 1: Granny Sqaure
Make a sl knot
Ch 4 then sl st into the fourth ch from the hook, this will create a circle.
Round 1: Ch 3, this will be your first dc, do another two dc into the circle then ch 1, place 3 dc into the circle then ch 1. Repeat this process another two times until you have a total of 4 dc clusters. Sl st into the 3rd st of the the ch 3 you did at the start or the round Cut and tie off
Round 2: ch 4 (this will count as a dc plus ch 1), place 3 dc into the next ch 1 space then ch 1 and then place another 3 dc, this will create the corner for the granny square, ch 1 and repeat this pattern until you get to the last space. dc 3 ch 1 and then place 2 dc into last space, then sl st into the 3rd chain of the ch four you did at the beginning of this round. Cut and tie off
Round 3: Ch 3, this will be your first dc, do another two dc into the ch 1 space below, ch 1 place 3 dc into the next ch 1 space. Repeat this until you get to the corner, dc 3 ch 1 dc 3 into the corner then ch 1, dc 3 into next ch 1 space repeat this pattern until the end of the round, placing a sl st in to the 3rd ch of the ch 3 at beginning of the round to join. Cut and tie your yarn.
(for larger sizes continue round 2 and 3 until your reach your desired size).
You will make a total of 16 squares
Step 2: Joining the Squares
For the first square you will complete a row of black yarn by repeating round 3, join then cut and tie your yarn. Attach the black yarn to your next square and complete round 3 for 3 sides of the square for the last side you will join it to the first square you made. In the corner you will only pl 3 dc then you will line the squares up and sl st into the corner of the first square, you will then place another 3 dc into the corner, sl st into the next ch 1 space of the first square then place 3 dc into the ch 1 space of the square you are currently working on, you will repeat this until you are done, sl st to join then cut and tie of the yarn.
Repeat this process until all squares join you will want two rows of 8 squares.
Step 3: Button Holes
Once all the squares are joined you will attach your yarn anywhere and complete a row of single crochet. Once you get to one of the side you will do four rows of single crochet, to do this you will crochet down the side then ch 1 turn your work and crochet back. repeat this another 3 times, then continue on to the other side. Once you reach the other side you will down 3 rows of single crochet and then ch 4, sc 4, ch 4 sc 4 until you get the bottom this will create your button holes. Continue crocheting until you reach your starting sl st to join then cut and tie off your yarn.
Sew four buttons to the section where you completed four rows of sc make sure they line up with the button holes.
Step 4: Straps
You will create two straps.
Ch 7 +3, sl st into 3rd ch from the hook.
Place a dc into each st you should have a total of 8.
ch 3 and place a dc into every st. Repeat this until your strap reaches your desired length.
Attach to the top with sc.
Sew in all ends and cut any stray pieces