Tuesday, March 26

CROCHET: Week 12: Granny...a square in a sq in a sq.

So many ideas my hands can't work fast enough.








Week 12: Granny Square With a Difference.




Eventually decided it would be this one......

A simple granny square start, 
but a change from the traditional granny by moving the corner point to the side and 
back again on the next round.
It can be made in 3/4 colours or lots of different colours
Have fun.

Week 12:  A SQUARE IN A SQUARE IN A SQUARE.
with a difference
PATTERN
USA terms in black, UK terms in red brackets 
DK and a 4mm hook
Aran and a 5mm hook

Ch4, sl st into a circle or do a magic circle or a 1finger wrap of 4 wraps.
Round 1start this granny square with ch 5, this will put the ch2 as the first dc  [tr], at the end of the granny shells and not at the beginning, 
I think it disappears better than at the beginning and it makes the
 sl st to complete, easier

3dc [3tr], into the circle,

ch 3, 3dc [3tr], into circle, ch3, 3dc [3tr], into the circle,

ch3, 2dc [2tr], into the circle
sl st into the 5ch loop and the stitch finds it's own level.
and as the ch2 replacement for the dc [tr], is now at the end and not at the beginning it doesn't stand out as much in your work.

Round 2: att. next colour yarn in any corner
miss a st, 3dc [3tr], ch3, 3dc [3tr], into the next st, 
that's the middle st on the side.
sl st into the second corner.
Repeat on all sides, sl st into the first st.
Round 3: att. yarn in any corner sp.
3tr, [dtr], into the space on the one side of the sl st, of round 2 ch3,
for the other half of the shell, do 3tr [3dtr], into the space the other side of the sl st of round 2,
sc [dc], in the corner
repeat for all four sides
sl st into the first st to complete round.
these squares can be joined together at this stage or...
 ROUND 4: add a round of dc [tr].....
2dc [2tr], ch3 2dc [2tr], in any corner sp, 1dc [1tr] in the next 3sts, 1dc [1tr] either side of the sc [dc], 1dc [1tr] also in the sc [dc], 1dc [1tr] in the next 3 sts, repeat for all sides (13dc [13tr], each side)
 and then join them together.
need to do another round
ROUND 5: repeat round 4 dc (tr), in each st with 2dc, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in each corner
like this one below


A QUICK PIC TUTORIAL....for the first 3 rounds


Happy Hooking everyone x


Below as a possible blanket without the last round.

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Monday, March 18

WEEK 11 GRANNY..SQUARE AND HEXAGON VERSIONS

Week 11 is a design I did last August to try out some free wool and a bamboo hook,
but never wrote the pattern.
and
AND
 
 
As usual USA Terms. DK and for the new sample I used a 4mm hook
 
 
GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN WEEK 11.
 
Chain 4, sl st into a circle
Round 1: 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc, repeat until you have 8 pairs of dc with a chain between. Sl st to complete round
Round 2: Attach yarn in any chain space,  (ch3 as first tr)
4 tr in each space, .
sl st to complete round.
Round 3: Attach yarn between a set of 4 tr, ch 5, sc into next space
reeat until you have 8 chain loops, sl st to complete round.
 
Round 4: 2sc, 1 half dc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc, 1half dc, 2sc, (corner), ch1, 2sc, ch1, 2sc, ch1, (side)
repeat until you havecompleted all 4 sides, sl st to finish.
join as you go at the corners and at the 3 side point or just at the corners and the side middle.
Pinned Image 
HEXAGON GRANNY VERSION
Ch 4, sl st to complete circle
 
Round 1: 2dc, 2ch, repeat until you have 6 pairs of dc, sl st to complete round
 
Round 2: 5tr, in each chain space, repeat until you have 6 groups of 5tr, sl st to complete round.
Round 3: attach yarn between groups of 5tr, ch 6, sc in next space, repeat until you have 6 chain loops, sl st to complete round
Round 4:  2sc, half dc, dc, ch 1, dc, half dc, 2sc, ch 1,
 repeat in each chain loop, sl st to complete round.
 
Join as you go at the point
and at the middle side point
 
Happy Hooking
all caught up with the free patterns for another week..have fun.

Sunday, March 17

Week 10: Free Granny Octagon with space filler

An Octagon with a filler
USA Terms, DK, 4mm Hook
 
Chain 6, sl st into a circle.
 
Round 1: 16 dc into the circle, sl st to complete round.
Round 2 chain 4 as first 'spoke', *dc into next st, ch 2, repeat from * until you have 16 'spokes', sl st to complete round.
 
Round 3: 2sc in each chain space, sl st to complete round.
 
Round 4: attach yarn in any stitch, 1dc in the next 4 sts, ch3, 1dc in next 4 sts, sl st to complete round.
 
Join as you go side by side, will give quite a large 'hole' this can be left or filled with a small square.
 
Filler Pattern
A very simple granny square of 4dc per side.
 
Chain 4, sl st into a circle.
 
Round 1: chain 2 as first dc, 3 more dc (4 in total), ch2, sl st though joined motifs, ch2, repeat for all four sides.
 
Happy Hooking