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  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
  • The Pretender Granny Square Pattern by Shelley Husband
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The Pretender

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The Pretender Granny Square Pattern

I designed this pattern when composing a blog post explaining how you almost never have to do starting chains - you know the traditional chain 3 at the start of rounds?  Well it's not just regular stitches you can replace with false stitches.

Have a read of the post here if you want to learn a bit more about seamless crochet. 

And then use The Pretender pattern to practice!  Winning all round.

Square size

My versions of The Pretender are 9” across.

You will need:

You can use any yarn of any weight and fibre, and the appropriate hook size. Matching gauge is not important.

I used:

Yarn: 8 ply cotton

Hook: 5 mm 

How to access the pattern

This is the digital PDF pattern. Your download link will be on the order confirmation screen, in your order confirmation email and in your account, if you have one.

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Reviewed by Sharon, from Australia
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I recommend this product
My Skill Level
Intermediate
Yarn weight used
4 ply/fingering
Hook size used
4.5 mm
Rated 5 out of 5
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The Pretender

Relaxing, fun and thoroughly enjoying every stitch!

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Reviewed by Elizabeth H., from Australia
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I recommend this product
My Skill Level
Intermediate
Yarn weight used
4 ply/fingering
Hook size used
3.5 mm
Rated 5 out of 5
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Pretender

This is a beautiful pattern. Very sophisticated. It is an easy pattern to follow with clear instructions.

I have made it in Pink 4ply cotton as a gift for an 87 year old lady who loves pink.

Love it and will make more of these.

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Reviewed by Di J., from Australia
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I recommend this product
My Skill Level
Intermediate
Yarn weight used
4 ply/fingering
Hook size used
4 mm
Rated 5 out of 5
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The Pretender

Great pattern

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Reviewed by Nicola H., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
My Skill Level
Advanced
Yarn weight used
8 ply/DK/light worsted
Hook size used
4.5 mm
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect

yet again another stunning pattern, easy to understand and a beautiful design

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Reviewed by Laurie K., from United States
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I recommend this product
My Skill Level
Intermediate
Yarn weight used
8 ply/DK/light worsted
Hook size used
4.5 mm
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The Pretender

Now honestly, I have not started this square at this time but I'm in love with it as all of your designs and have real PLANS... I'm on a non-craft project right now but this is at the top of my list when I'm done with my project. Much Love!

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