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GRANNY SQUARE DAYS


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Granny Square Crochet Instructions:

Ch 5. Join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 this counts as the first dc. Work 2 more dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc] repeat sequence in brackets 3 times. Ch 2, sl st to join to beginning of round. You'll end up with a total of 12 dc sts all together in this round.

Work your way over to the corner by crocheting several slip stitches into the next stitches, until you get to the next ch-2 space. Begin the next round in this space.

Round 2: Ch 3 this counts as the first dc st. 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, [ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space] repeat sequence in brackets 2 more times for a total of 3 times. Ch 2, sl st to join the end of the round to the beginning of round. You'll end up with a total of 24 dc sts in this round.

Work several slip stitches so your next round can start in a ch-2 space.

Round 3: Each side of the square will have 9 sc sts, as follows: work 1 sc into corner space, work 1 sc into each of the next 3 dc sts, work 1 sc in the ch-2 space, work 1 sc into each of the next 3 dc sts, work 1 sc into ch-2 corner space, ch 2 to form corner. Repeat this entire sequence three more times for the remaining three sides of the square. Then ch 2 for corner and join with a sl st to join the end of the round to the beginning of the round. You'll end up with a total of 36 sc sts.

Round 4: Sc in each sc; when you get to the corners, work 1 sc in each ch-2 corner space, ch 2, work another sc in same corner space, then continue working sc. Join the end of the round to the beginning with a sl st. You'll end up with a total of 44 sc sts in this round; there are 11 sc sts on each side of the square.

In theory, you should be able to repeat row 4 as many times as you like to make a bigger square; you'll be increasing by 2 sts on each side, 8 sts total per round. In practice, I haven't tested it out any further than this to see if it will do anything strange in subsequent rounds. The pattern might, or might not, need some adjusting to make it suitable for crocheting a giant granny square.

Finishing the Granny Square

End off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.
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SPARKLISE 5/9/2012 10:22PM

    You lost me at the second line! emoticon
I thought you were quoting the Bible! emoticon
You are as talented as my sister if you can do that! emoticon

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SHOES17 4/27/2012 11:31PM

    HOW did you know!! I just bought a bunch of yarn and was really hoping to learn how to do this!! Awesome!! Thanks so much....VERY kewl!! emoticon I will be back :)

Comment edited on: 4/27/2012 11:32:46 PM

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BEARGODDESS 4/25/2012 3:12PM

    Thank you! I emoticon granny squares very much!

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ZENRYAKU 4/25/2012 10:25AM

    Thanks for the instructions, but I think I will need to look up some how-tos first.

I need granny squares to do this http://yarnknotbombs.blogspot
.com.au/ so I can do this http://blog.craftzine.com/arc
hive/2011/06/yarn_bombers_dress
_up_vancouve.html The only difference is that I'm going to ask my workplace if I can emoticon

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AAEEFDCA 4/25/2012 6:58AM

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Haven't thought about granny squares in years, was always more of a knitter. It's a great way to use odds & ends of yarn from previous projects. Thanks for the reminder!

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SWEETSADDICTION 4/24/2012 2:05PM

    i used to do that
till my wrist gave out i preferred working in string over yarn

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CJSARGENT1 4/24/2012 1:08PM

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