Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Basic Granny Square

The other day I wanted to make some basic granny squares.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do but wasn't completely sure.  I went searching online and to my surprise, had a hard time coming up with some decent instructions.  So I threw a few ideas I did find into a bag, added what I thought I  wanted to do, shook it all up, and this is what came out.
 I used some worsted weight wool yarn and an I/5.5 mm hook which gave me a 4 inch square.  Different fibers, weights of yarn and hook size will, of course, affect the size of your finished square.

Ch 4, join w/sl st to first ch.
 R1.  Ch 3, 2 dc into ch 4 ring, ch 1. * 3 dc into ring, ch 1*  Repeat between * 2 more times.  Join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off.
R2.  Join w/sl st to a ch 1 space from previous row.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  *Ch1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same space. *  Repeat between * 2 more times.  Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 1 space as beginning ch3.  Ch 1, join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off.
R3.  Join w/sl st to a ch 1 space from previous row.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  *Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch1, 3 dc in same space.*   Repeat between * 2 more times.  Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space.  Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 1 space as beginning ch 3.  Ch 1, join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off.
R4.  Join w/sl st to a ch 1 space from previous row.  Ch 3. * Dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in ch 1 space.*  Repeat between * two more times.  Dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch 1 space, 3 dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in same ch 1 space as beginning ch3.  Join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off.

To finish, weave in ends and trim.

A whole bunch of pretty grannies waiting to be trimmed and used.
*Update:  Go here to see what I did with all these squares.



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