Thursday, 13 February 2014

Granny, Meet the Stripes - Free Crochet Pattern for a 8" Granny Square

 

I'm sure it's not new. I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has had the same idea. But yesterday, as I was playing with yarn, I decided to entertain this idea: what would you get if you mixed a "traditional" granny square with the "solid" granny square? The answer is a very cool motif.
I decided to called it "Granny, Meet the Stripes", because it does create a nice stripey effect. The next step will probably attempt to make an baby afghan out of this (I only need to find out where I should just continue with the pattern - thus creating a 24" square, for instance - or to make several squares and sew them (oh, the horror) together. For the time being, we have this:



And unto to the pattern we go.

Granny, Meet the Stripes - An 8" Square

Materials

- 25 gr of worsted weight yarn, in Colour A (CA);
- 50 gr of worsted weight yarn, in Colour B (CB - the solid section);
(Obviously, you can choose to use as many colours as you like. It's a free world, you're the owner of your crochet and life is too short to follow directions).
- 5mm/H hook.

Instructions:

Foundation: With CA, chain 4, join to form a circle.
Round 1: Ch. 3, 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch from foundation loop. Do not turn.
Round 2: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 1) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch. Break off yarn. Do not turn.
Round 3: Grab your CB and attach it to the chain-2-space in one of the corners. Ch. 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, work 1 dc in every dc and chain 1 (7 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners), *2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 2 dc in same space, work 1 dc in every dc and chain 1. Do not turn.
Round 4: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Repeat round 3 (11 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners). Break off yarn. Do not turn.
Round 5: Again with CA, attach yarn to the chain-2-space in one of the corners. Ch. 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, (ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next st) 3 times, (3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next st x 3 times) 3 times);
Round 6: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, (ch 1, 3 dc in chain-1 space, ch 1 x 4 times, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space) repeat until the end of the round. Break off yarn. Do not turn.
Round 7:  Repeat round 3 (23 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners).
Round 8: Repeat round 4 (27 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners). Break off yarn. Weave in ends. Start thinking about what colours you will be using on the next one... And Granny has finally met the Stripes!
 

 (I always like to educate my patterns by allowing them to read Art Books. :) )




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