Lately I've gained a whole new appreciation for the granny square. I don't know why that is, maybe because I've seen all of the possibilities of this extremely versatile pattern. I've been itching to make one, so this week I decided to give it a go. I made 2 lovely afghans, one is a security blanket / car seat or stroller blanket and the other a regular baby sized afghan. I decided to add a lovely edging to the bigger one just to give it a little flair.
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MODERN GRANNY AFGHAN
NOTE: You can use an array of different types of yarn for this afghan. The hook size used will depend on the type of yarn chosen. For the yellow one, I chose 100% cotton yarn (Lily Sugar N' Cream) with an H hook and for the blue one, I used worsted weight yarn (Loops & Threads Impeccable Impeccable) with an I hook.
Refer to note above for yarn - how much you need is dependent on how big you make it
Refer to note above for hook - the thicker the yarn, the bigger the hook size
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
ch - chain
Rnd 1: Start with a magic ring (tutorial found here). Instead of sc in the ring, *3dc in center, ch 1* Repeat from *to* three more times. Ch 1. Join to top of first dc. Tighten ring. (you should have 4 sets of 3dc and ch 1 sps in the middle)
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc. Continue to sl st until you reach the ch 1 sp. Ch 2. 2 dc, ch 1, 3dc in ch 1 sp. *skip next 3 dc. 3dc, ch 1, 3dc in space between 3dcs* Repeat from *to* around. Join
Rnd 3: Sl st until you reach the ch 1 sp. Ch 2. 2dc, ch 1. 3dc in sp. *Skip next 3 dc. 3dc in next sp. Skip next 3 dc. 3dc, ch 1, 3dc in space between 3dcs* Repeat from *to* around. Ch 1. Join
Continue last round, keeping the following in mind:
* 3 dc only along the sides of the blanket (do not ch 1 between the 3dcs)
* 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in every corner
To change color at the end of a round:
* Sl st until you get to a corner ch 1 sp. Finish off. Weave in ends. Start new color.
(shown in yellow blanket)
Hdc around every st. 2 hdc in every corner
(shown in blue blanket)
Rnd 1: Sl st in any corner ch 1 sp. Ch 5. *Sl st between 3dc. Ch 5*. Repeat from *to* around. Join to first sl st. Finish off. Weave in ends
Rnd 2: Join with sl st to any ch 5 loop. Ch 5. *Sl st in next ch 5 loop. Ch 5* repeat from *to* around. Join to first sl st. Finish off. Weave in ends.
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