Join as you go in the ch3 loops at side and corners
NEW 4TH ROUND FOR THIS NEW 2015 GRANNY SQUARE
For this 2015 version I have picked Merino DK
in 9 soft pastel shades.
Each Square measures 3" (7.75cm)
A baby blanket will take approx. 30" x 36"
will be approx.10 x 12 square =120 Granny Squares.
So many ideas my hands can't work fast enough.
original post pictures
Eventually decided it would be this one......
A simple granny square start,
but a change from the traditional granny by moving the corner point to the side and
back again on the next round.
It can be made in 3/4 colours or lots of different colours
Week 12: A SQUARE IN A SQUARE IN A SQUARE.
with a difference
USA terms in black, UK terms in red brackets
DK and a 4mm hook
Aran and a 5mm hook
Ch4, sl st into a circle or do a magic circle or a 1finger wrap of 4 wraps.
Round 1: start this granny square with ch 5, this will put the ch2 as the first dc, [tr], at the end of the granny shells and not at the beginning,
I think it disappears better than at the beginning and it makes the
sl st to complete, easier
3dc [3tr], into the circle,
ch 3, 3dc [3tr], into circle, ch3, 3dc [3tr], into the circle,
ch3, 2dc [2tr], into the circle
sl st into the 5ch loop and the stitch finds it's own level.
and as the ch2 replacement for the dc [tr], is now at the end and not at the beginning it doesn't stand out as much in your work.
Round 2: att. next colour yarn in any corner
miss a st, 3dc [3tr], ch3, 3dc [3tr], into the next st,
that's the middle st on the side.
sl st into the second corner.
Repeat on all sides, sl st into the first st.
Round 3: att. yarn in any corner sp.
3tr, [dtr], into the space on the one side of the sl st, of round 2 ch3,
for the other half of the shell, do 3tr [3dtr], into the space the other side of the sl st of round 2,
sc [dc], in the corner
repeat for all four sides
sl st into the first st to complete round.
these squares can be joined together at this stage or...
Round 4:att. yarn in a corner sp, 2sc [dc], ch3, 2sc [dc], in the side stitches
1sc [dc], in next 3 sts, 1sc [1dc], in the next sp, ch3 miss the next st,
1sc [1dc], in the next sp,
1sc [1dc], in next 3 sts, 2sc [1dc], ch3, 2sc [2dc], in next corner sp
repeat to end
the motif can be joined together at round 2 join as you go at points of square