Monday, 16 September 2013

Free Crochet Pattern for Granny Squares


The 'Next Steps' Crochet course held at Three Bags Full Wool Shop,
The Piece Hall, Halifax was a great success. 
Karen arrived with the most beautiful crochet blanket throw. A project she'd worked on after attending the beginners crochet workshop in June.
Squeals of delight at the stunning choice of colours and superb quality of work.

We covered crochet in the round and Granny Squares, with conversation and laughter as some of us recalled the trend for crochet in the '1960's. 
I still have a pattern for a '1960's crochet bikini !!! 
 By the way........... 
'If you don't remember the 60's, you weren't there!'

For those who couldn't make the crochet workshop, 
here's a free copy of the crochet pattern for a Granny Square. 
I might re-publish the crochet bikini pattern sometime early next year in time for next summer!!!


MATERIALS
Approx 25 yards of DK Cotton for each square.
1 x 4mm Crochet Hook.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch chain(s)                 ss slip stitch
tr treble(s)                  rep repeat
sp space(s)               beg beginning                      

USING ONE COLOUR
Using a 4mm Crochet Hook and DK Cotton Yarn.
Make 6ch.
Join with a ss to the first of the 6ch to make a circle.
1st Round: 3ch to count as first tr, 2tr into circle (working under the ch), 2ch, work [3tr into circle, 2ch] 3 times. Join with a ss to the 3rd of the first 3ch.
2nd Round: 2ch, work [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into first 2ch sp to form the corner, *1ch, work [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into the next 2ch sp; rep from * twice more. Join with a ss to the first of the first 2ch.
3rd Round: 3ch to count as first tr, work 2tr into the first ch sp to the left of the ss of the previous round, 1ch, *work [3tr,2ch,3tr] into 2ch sp, 1ch, 3tr into 1ch sp, 1ch; rep from * twice more, [3tr,2ch, 3tr] into the last 2ch sp, 1ch.
Join with a ss to the 3rd of the first 3ch.
4th Round: 2ch, 3tr into the next 1ch sp, 1ch, *work [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into 2ch sp, 1ch [3tr into next 1ch sp, 1ch] twice; rep from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last 2ch sp, 1ch, 3tr into last 1ch sp. Join with a ss to the first of the first 2ch.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail end and draw through the loop on the hook, pull tightly and fasten off.

These squares can be worked to any size, by working more or less rounds as required, increasing by 3tr and 1ch along each side of the square on each round.

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