Sunday, 16 August 2015

Golden Harvest


  



Golden Harvest Granny Square


Difficulty:  Easy

Materials: 5.5mm (I/9) crochet hook; Any Worsted Weight yarn #4, (in colours of your choice, A, B, and C); Sample shown was made using Stylecraft Special Aran in Camel, Cygnet Aran in Harvest, and Red Heart Soft in Orange.

Finished size:  6” square.

Gauge : 4 x 3dc clusters = 4” - please adjust your hook size if necessary.

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 Colour A, 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 colour A.

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

Note: a few people have asked me how they work the sc around the next spoke. It's just like working an sc into any stitch, you insert the hook from the back of the flower through to the front, then around the spoke and to the back again, yo, pull it through around the spoke back to the back of the work, yo and draw the yarn through as you do for a normal sc. That's it! If you find that difficult, just slip stitch around the spokes and carry on with making the loops as directed. The main thing is that there are 6 ch3 loops made at the back of the flower, and that the loops are attached to the spokes of the flower from the back. You can see the contrasting yarn coming around the spokes from back to front and back again in the picture. I hope this helps.

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 Colour C and fasten off Colour B.

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 Colour B.  Fasten off Colour C.

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 Colour A.  Fasten off Colour B.

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.  Weave in ends, and your granny square is complete.  


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