Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Bethany Skirt Mini CAL and the smaller of the AW's

Just a quick up date then on Friday i will share the shaped top row

SIZE AND THE NUMBER OF GRANNY SQUARE


Working on my Granny Squares they measure 2.5"/2.5cms 
you would think that 13 Granny Squares would measure
32.5"/82.5cm?
but it doesn't, it actually measures 33.25/84.5cms slightly bigger

TIP:
So i am going to suggest you work out roughly the size you need hip/bum measurement plus 4"/10cms easy BUT check it when you get close to the measurement and make sure it isn't too big?


Joining a number of squares together seems to make it grow a little so you won't need quite so much easy adding, in the form of the extra granny squares

I cant give you a chart to follow here you will need to do this calculation to fit yourself.
based on the hip/um measurement and adding approx 4"/10cm ease.

Another way to get the correct size would be to use a favourite skirt that has a good fit, and use that as a measurement to work too.

Don't forget if you join all the squares together with the join as you go 3rd round don't join the top row as i will add the shaped top row on Friday

PATTERN FOR BETHANY SKIRT GRANNY SQUARE (no shaping yet)
join all rows together except the top row of squares

PATTERN
US Terms, UK Terms in brackets 
basic 3 ROUND GRANNY SQUARE
Make 78 squares 9 colours you need 8 of each colour and 6 extra, pick 6 of the colours to add these extra squares...or as many as you need to fit

Finger wrap of 4 wraps
ROUND 1: first colour, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], ch2, sl st into first st, cut and weave in ends
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ROUND 2: second colour, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr], in first ch2 sp (corner), 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr] in next 3 corner sps, finish with 3dc [3tr], ch2 in first corner to complete sl st into the first st. 

ROUND 3: att. 3rd Background colour, join as you go colour, ch2 counts as first dc, 2dc [2tr], in the corner sp, only, 3dc [3tr], in next side sp, 3dc [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], into next corner sp, repeat sides and corners to end, finish with 3dc [3tr], ch2, in first corner, sl st into first st to complete.

TIP:
By doing half the first corner then continuing on and  completing the first corner at the end you will always have a complete side ready to join.

JOIN AS YOU GO
when joining corners /sides together add a sl st between the 2ch sts, in each corner and 2 side spaces when a square needs to be join to another.

Join in 5/6/7rows, required length, into a tube, leave the top row for shaping post.

COMPLETE THE FIRST SQUARE, Then add the next using the join as you go sl st method

The smallest of the Angel Wings Shawlette and the brightest in colour
with a Flower Pin

6 comments:

  1. You look fabulous in your colourful shawl! I like how you are wearing it too :). That is going to be one very cute skirt! Love it. Xx

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  2. I just love the Shawlette! And the colors are fabulous! It looks very pretty on you!

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