Monday, May 27, 2013

A Learning Granny Square

The granny square is such a wonderful crochet producing many lovely items ... everything from coasters, pin cushions, hats, sweaters, afghans, etc.  In my latest venture in teaching someone to crochet I decided to use the granny but to incorporate the most basic stitches into the same square ... single, half double, double and treble crochet.  (The stitch instructions are at the bottom of this post).

With some eye popping, happy colors and a size I hook ...

Chain 4, join to first chain to form a circle. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
With white, chain 1, two single crochet in circle, *chain 2, three single crochets in circle*, repeat from * to * two more times.  Join to first chain.  Four corners made,  fasten off. 

Join red in any chain 2 space corner, chain 2, 2 half double crochets, chain 2, 3 half double crochets in same space.  In next space, *3 half double crochets, chain 2, 3 half double crochets*, repeat from * to * and join to top of beginning chain.  Fasten off. 

Join green color in any chain 2 space corner, chain 3, 2 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets in same space.  *In next space, 3 double crochets, in corner space, 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets*, repeat * to *, join to top of beginning chain 3.  Fasten off. 

Join yellow color in any chain 2 space corner, chain 4, 2 treble crochets, chain 2, 3 treble crochets in same space.  *In next spaces, 3 treble crochets in each, in corner space 3 treble crochets, chain 2, 3 treble crochets*, repeat *to*, join to top of beginning chain 4.  Fasten off. 

Join white to any corner space, chain 1, 2 single crochets, chain 2, 3 single crochets in same space.  *In next spaces, 3 single crochets, in corner space 3 single crochets, chain 2, 3 single crochets*, repeat * to *, join to first chain. 

We will always be using the white for the single crochet rows (1st and last) of the granny but will be mixing the color sequence of the red, green and yellow.  We'll be forming strips of different number squares and assemble for a lapghan.  Stay tuned for the finished project!



single crochet = insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch.  You will have two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through the two loops.

half double crochet = yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, (three loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all three loops.

double crochet = yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, (three loops on hook) yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two loops again.

treble crochet = yarn over hook two times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, (four loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over pull through two loops again, yarn over and pull through last two loops.

Happy Crocheting!

5 comments:

  1. Love your granny square pattern! :)

    Oh, this blanket is going to be so pretty.

    Blessings always dearest friend.

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  2. Those are some bright, happy colors! Did you notice how well they blend with your Glory of the Season daffodils?!?

    Love the spiritual adoption widget on the left, too.

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  3. I love Grannies! You might like to check out my Pinterest board "Oh Granny!" http://pinterest.com/folkartjane/oh-granny/ & "Hooked & Needled"
    http://pinterest.com/folkartjane/hooked-needled/
    Love your blog!
    Blessings
    Campbelljane

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