Saturday, 25 July 2015

Christmas Granny Square

Would you like a head-start on the Holiday season this year?  Are you beginning to think about what to make for your loved ones?

How about this little Christmas Granny Square, which can be used for blankets, pillow covers, chair backs, purses, or anything you wish!

  



Here you go then:

Christmas Granny Square

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A pretty little Granny Square, just right for the Holiday season.  Make a pile of these and join them together to use for pillow covers, granny blankets, chair backs, purses, or whatever you wish.

Difficulty:  Easy

Materials: 5mm (H/8) crochet hook; Any Worsted Weight yarn #4, (in White, Green and Red); Sample shown was made using Stylecraft Special Aran in White and Red, and Cygnet Aran in Green.

Finished size:  6” square.

Gauge : Not necessary for this pattern but for reference, with 5mm hook and Stylecraft Special, 4 3dc clusters = 4”

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; trc = treble crochet; sl st = slip stitch; ch = chain; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/es.

Pattern notes:  Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.

Instructions:  

Row 1:  With 5mm hook and White, make a magic ring; ch 1, work 12 sc into the ring.  (Alternatively, ch 4, sl st to first chain, ch 1, then work 12 sc into the ring). Sl st to first sc.

Row 2:  *Ch3, sk 1 sc**, sc into next st (loop made); repeat from * 5 times, ending last repeat at **. Slip stitch to the first loop.
Row 3:  *(Ch1, sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc) into the ch3 loop**, sl st to next loop; repeat from * 5 times, ending last repeat at **; sl st to beg sc.

Row 4:  *Ch 4, (sc, ch3, sc) into top of trc from previous row, ch 4, sl st to the bottom of the “V” between petals; repeat from * 5 times; fasten off white.

Row 5:  Working at the back of the flower, attach Green with a slip stitch around one of the 6 centre “spokes”; *Ch3, sl st to next “spoke” with a single crochet; repeat from * 4 times; ch3, sl st to first ch3 loop made.

Row 6: Ch3, 3dc into ch3 loop; * 4dc in next loop; repeat from * 4 times, sl st to top of beg ch3.

Row 7: Ch3, 2dc into same st as ch3, * sk 2 sts; (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next st; sk 2 sts; 3dc into next st; repeat from * twice, sk 2 sts, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next st; sk 2 sts; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Sl st over to next space; Change to Red and fasten off Green.

Row 8: Ch 3, 2dc into the same as space as ch3, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) into corner ch2 space**, (3dc into next space between 3dc clusters) twice; repeat from * 3 times, finishing last repeat at **; 3dc into next space between clusters; sl st to beg ch3.  Slip stitch over to the next space between clusters, change back to Green.  Fasten off Red.

Row 9:  Ch3, 2dc into same space; *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) into corner ch 2 space**, (3dc into next space between 3dc clusters) 3 times; repeat from * 3 times, finishing last repeat at **; (3dc into next space between clusters) twice; sl st to beg ch3.  Slip stitch over to the next space between clusters, change back to White.  Fasten off Green.

Row 10:  Ch1, sc in same st and in every stitch around, working (sc, ch3, sc) into each corner space, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off white.  Weave in ends, and your granny square is complete.  

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