Coding Granny Squares

Independent project 
Fall 2015

This was the start of my interest in generative design. While taking a class on Visual Computing in my undergrad years, I asked the question, can crochet be codified? The patterns themselves have a programming logic about them already, and I wanted to see how to make a visual code for granny squares.


I used shape grammars to design a granny square visual code. Below are the rules for the code. 

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Rules for granny square grammar

Level Subdivision
Circular Stitching
Circle to Square Transition Prep
Circle to Square Transition
Square Decoration - Bullion
Square Decoration - Basic Double
Square Decoration - Popcorn
Single Crochet Finish
Double Crochet Finish
Picot Finish
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