Note: pattern is written using American crochet stitches
Gauge: 5 dc = 1 "
Basic Granny Square (Make 1): Beg at center, ch 4, join to for a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring. Join to top of ch-3. (4 ch-2 sps) Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-2 sp, join. Rnd 3: Sl st to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from *. Join. Rnd 4: Sl st to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3 dc and ch 1 in each sp to next corner; rep from * , join. Fasten off. Rep Rnd 4 until you have completed 9 rounds total. Cut thread.
Work 2 smaller granny squares for 2 rounds. Beg at side edges, sew small squares to top of large square (see photo for placement). Trim: Around outer edge, * sc in center of 3-dc group, ch 2, sc in center of sc just made (picot), sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * to inside corner of small square, ch 60 for tie, sc in each ch, continue in same way around.