Friday, August 24, 2012

#74 Granny Square





#74 Granny Square

This is #74 Granny Square in Leisure Arts Book "99 Granny Squares". I made it for knit-a-square.com which is why I used the colors. They are based in Africa so we were challenged to use those shades of color related to Africa.

If you ever have spare time to help orphaned children in Africa please visit the site at the link above.

To download the instructions from HERE. It's available immediately. 

This pattern is written out 2 ways. 
One will be with the repeats and the one after it has one written out without the repeats. I remember doing a granny square for the first time and the repeats can be really confusing even though the Granny is easy to do.

Hook Size: J
Finished Size: 7 rows = 9 inches

Stitches Used: Puff Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet

Puff Stitch:
*YO, insert hook into stitch/space indicated, YO and pull up a loop even with loop on hook, repeat from * 2 times MORE. Then YO and draw through all 7 Loops on hook


Abbreviations:
  • * to * = Repeat instructions from the astericks
  • YO = Yarn Over (Wrap yarn around the hook 1 time)
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • ch = chain
  • ch1sp, ch3sp = chain 1 space, chain 3 space
  • beg = beginning

Pattern with repeats

The beginning chain 3 counts as the first DC
Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring

Row 1: (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)

Row 2: Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same spot and in each ch1sp all the way around


Row 3: Ch3, Do (2DC, ch3, 3DC) in the same space., ch1, *2HDC in next ch1sp, ch1, 2SC in the next ch1sp, ch1, 2HDC in the next ch1sp, ch1. Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next ch2 space, ch1. * Repeat * to * 2 times more, then do 2HDC in next ch1sp, ch1, 2SC in the next ch1sp, ch1, 2HDC in the next ch1sp,ch1 and join in the top of the beg chain 3 and join at the top with a slip stitch.

Row 4: ch3, *(3DC, ch3, 3DC) in the next corner space, Do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the next corner ch3space* Repeat from * to * then do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in the next corner space and do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the beg ch3 and join at the top with a slip stitch.

Row 5: Do ch3 (3Dc, ch3, 3DC) in the next corner space. *Do 1DC in each stitch till you get to the next corner space* repeat * to * then do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) next corner space then do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the beg chain 3 and join at the top with a slip stitch.

If you need to do more rows just do your chain 3 to start and do 1DC in each stitch and keep the corners the same.

Pattern without repeats


The beginning chain 3 counts as the first DC
Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring

Row 1: (Work 1 Puff st in ring, chain 1)8 times in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st Puff Stitch. Cut yarn and finish off. (8 puff stitches)

Row 2: Do (1 Puff, ch1) x2 in the same spot and in each ch1sp all the way around


Row 3: Ch3, 
Do (2DC, ch3, 3DC) in the same space., ch1,

-Do 2HDC in next ch1sp, ch1, 2SC in the next ch1sp, ch1, 2HDC in the next ch1sp, ch1. Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next ch2 space, ch1.

-Do 2HDC in next ch1sp, ch1, 2SC in the next ch1sp, ch1, 2HDC in the next ch1sp, ch1. Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next ch2 space, ch1.

-Do 2HDC in next ch1sp, ch1, 2SC in the next ch1sp, ch1, 2HDC in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg ch3.

Row 4: ch3,
Do (2DC, ch3, 3DC) in the same space, do (2DC in the next ch1sp)x4
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next corner space, do (2DC in the next ch1sp) x4
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next corner space, do (2DC in the next ch1sp) x4
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next corner space, do (2DC in the next ch1sp) x3
Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg ch3

Row 5: ch3 (this will be the last dc),
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC) in next corner space, do 1DC in each stitch until you get to the corner spand &
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC). Do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the next corner and
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC). Do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the next corner and
Do (3DC, ch3, 3DC). Do 1DC in each stitch til you get to the beg ch3 and join with a slip stitch to the top of it.

If you need to do more rows just repeat row 5
Again, to download all the information above go to http://www.mediafire.com/?bnk54py9zh7uzeh 

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions. Just leave a comment here.
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Heather

1 comment:

  1. Hi, this is a beautiful pattern! What wool do you recommend we do it with?

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