Groovyghan granny squares

Of the three motifs that are used in making Tracy St. John’s groovyghan, I “saved” the granny squares for last because of all the decisions involved in making them.

Theoretically, there are 5040 possibly permutations using the seven colors I am working with. To reduce the number of decisions I would have to make I began working on all seven squares at once, and set down two rules of color choice.

The first rule is that no color can be used twice in a given round.

What this meant on a practical level was that I needed to begin by making 7 one-round granny squares, one from each of the colors I was using. Here are the resulting squares:

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Seven one-round granny squares all in a row

With the second round came a second rule: the color could not have already been used in a previous round in the square. Here is how the 7-round granny squares to-be looked after the second round:

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Seven two-round granny squares all in a row

Once I had the second round of each square completed, I moved to the third round, applying both rule one and rule two:

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Seven three-round granny squares all in a row

The first three rounds of all seven squares completed, I moved onto the 4th round and again applied both rules that I had used for rounds two and three:

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Seven four-round granny squares all in a row

I am now three rounds (times seven) away from completing the granny squares, and with an errand-free day ahead of me and my Clover chibi beside me, I think I just might get it done by sundown tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Groovyghan granny squares

    1. Thanks for showing me an easy way to use “random” colors for the seven granny squares. I looked at several sites that confused me more than helped me and your method was simple to understand and more importantly it works!

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