Compass Rose Granny Square Patterns

My new Compass Rose Granny Square patterns are ready for you to play with – for free! Let me tell you about them.

Compass Rose Granny Square Patterns

A while back, I was contacted by the good folks at Hobbii Yarns to design some new granny square fun for Granny Square Month in July 2024. Well, even though I was knee deep in other projects with deadlines looming, I just cannot say no to designing new granny squares. That is my most favourite thing to do! So of course I said yes!

About the same time, I woke up one day with a particular shape for a granny square in my head so the juices were already a-flowing. And so the Compass Rose Granny Square quartet of patterns was born.

Compass Rose Granny Square patterns by Shelley Husband

I have named them, North, South, East and West.

The Yarn

Hobbii very kindly sent me lots of yummy yarns in my colours to play with. I started, as I usually do, by using a cream for the initial designs. This time that was the Friends Cotton 8/6 – the official colour is Cream 04. This is like an 8 ply/DK/light worsted weight yarn.

I had such fun, as I always do designing these patterns. It was cool to make them similar but different. They all use similar techniques but are different enough to keep them interesting.

I made lots of samples of each of the Compass Rose Granny Square patterns, using the various yarns Hobbii sent me.

Blue Compass Rose Granny Square patterns by Shelley Husband

These were made with the Friends Cotton 8/8 (like a 10 ply/aran/worsted). I chose a lovely blue for these ones – official colour is Open Sea 79.

I also trialled the Friends Cotton 8/4 (like a 4 ply/sock/fingering), this time in Icy Blue 76.

Compass Rose Granny Square patterns by Shelley Husband in light blue
Compass Rose Granny Square patterns by Shelley Husband in cotton silk yarn

This slightly textured yarn called Cotton Silk (like an 8 ply/DK/light worsted). I used Cornflower 83 and Oatmilk 03 to make these Compass Rose granny square samples.

Colour Play

And then I had some fun with colour play! I had lots of the Friends Cotton 8/4 in four colours and I used them in a few different ways. The colours are Cream 04, Icy Blue 76, Open Sea 79 and Prussian Blue 82.

Get the Compass Rose Granny Square Patterns

Hobbii have all four of the patterns to download for free via the following links:
Compass Rose North

Compass Rose South

Compass Rose East

Compass Rose West

Each of the four patterns is in written format, in US terms*, with a chart and a link to video of me making the squares.

*If you prefer UK terms, check out this post with a handy conversion chart.

Read an interview I did about the patterns and my process here.

I hope you enjoy making the Compass Rose Granny Square patterns. I would love to see what you make with them!

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