Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Granny Square


This month, I took a little break from my main knitting projects, and tried small crochet Ideas, such as this granny square. Having some left over sport cotton and acrylic sport yarn, that I am not willing to throw away, I pushed my hands to hold a hook and start a granny square this time around.

Though I don't fancy making baby blankets out of granny squares that much, because they require loads of work to assemble, on top of having to make their many parts. But, a summer should not pass by without making one, no matter what the method used in the making. 

So in this post I present my humble granny square to you. Tune in for my upcoming post, where I will show you how to make a baby blanket that has this granny square as its base.

Level: intermediate 



Materials

  • Materials:
    • Yarn: Alize Diva Baby, yarn weight: 100 g/ 3.53 oz. 350 m/ 383 yds, thin sport. 1 skein of cream (A) and any other color (B).
    • Crochet Hook: 3 mm.
    • Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 20 sts x 14 rows in 10x10 cm (4x4 inches) in double crochet stitch.

Measures: 11 x 11 cm/ 4.25 x 4.25 inches approx.


Crochet terms US

  • ch: chain
  • ss: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • fptc: front post treble crochet 


Popcorn stitch: Work a 5-double-crochet popcorn stitch so that it pops to the front of your design by following these steps:
1. Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
2. Drop the loop from your hook.
3. Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
4. Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.






Instructions:

Starting with color (B) , make a magic ring, or make a 4 chain ring.

Round 1: ch 3, *dc, ch 1, repeat from * seven times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 3.





Round 2: ss to ch 1 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 1 space, skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, skip dc, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 1 space, skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, skip dc, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2. 





Round 3: ss to ch 2 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc twice, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc twice, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2. 





Round 4: ss to ch 2 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) twice, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip popcorn, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc) twice, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) twice, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip popcorn, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc) twice, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2. 





Round 5: ss to ch 2 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, skip popcorn st, ch 1, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip popcorn, ch 1, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) twice, dc in dc twice, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, skip popcorn st, ch 1, make 1 popcorn st in ch 1 space, skip popcorn, ch 1, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) twice, dc in dc twice, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2. 





Round 6: ss to ch 2 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc three times, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space) three times, skip popcorn st, ch 1, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) three times, dc in dc three times, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc three times, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space) three times, skip popcorn st, ch 1, (dc in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1) three times, dc in dc three times, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2.






Round 7: ss to ch 2 space, (ch 2, dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space) eight times, ch 1, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc twice, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc twice, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, (skip dc, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space) eight times, ch 1, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc twice, repeat from * three times, ss to 2nd ch of 1st ch 2.






Cut yarn, weave in loose ends. 





With color (A) work last 2 rounds as follow:

Round 8: {make a standing sc (or bind on, ch 1 and sc) ch 2, sc} in any ch 2 space, sc in dc four times, sc in ch 1 space, sc in dc, (fpdc in round 6 dc, fptr in round 5 dc, fpdc in rond 6 dc, sc in dc) four times, sc in ch 1 space, sc in dc four times, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space, sc in dc four times, sc in ch 1 space, sc in dc, (fpdc in round 6 dc, fptr in round 5 dc, fpdc in rond 6 dc, sc in dc) four times, sc in ch 1 space, sc in dc four times, repeat from * three times, ss to first sc.




Round 9: ch 1 and sc in sc, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 space, sc in every st to ch 2 space, repeat from * to 1st sc, ss to first sc. cut yarn, weave in loose ends. 







Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.


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