Sunday, September 4, 2016

Finally the Square Pattern

Good afternoon everyone.  I have finally been able to post my pattern for the square I used in the pretzel barrel baby blanket.  Enjoy

Sue’s Solid Granny Square

  worsted weight yarn
Size H crochet hook

ch = chain dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet         sl st = slip stitch

Note:  Generally, 6 rounds will yield a 7 inch square.  However, older, thicker yarn will crochet up a little larger.

Chain 4, sl st into first chain to make a ring.

Round 1:  ch 3 to count as first dc, 2 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc into ring, ch 1, hdc into top of beginning ch 3.

Note:  by using a ch 1, hdc combination at the end of the round, you will be in the center of the corner, thus making it much easier to change colors smoothly on subsequent rounds.

Round 2:  ch 2 to count as first dc, 1 dc in the space created y the hdc.  (dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc, ch 2 , 2 dc in ch 2 space) 3 times, 2 dc in beg ch 1 space, ch 1, hdc in top of ch 2.  (7 dc on each side.)

Round 3:  Repeat round 2, each side will increase by  4 sts (11 sts on a side).

Continue in this manner until square reaches he size you need.

Round 4:  15 sts on a side
Round 5:  19 sts on a side
Round 6:  23 sts on a side

Finish off leaving a 24 inch tail for sewing squares together.