Thursday, January 10, 2019

Solid Granny Square

Back in 2013 I was experimenting with ways to create a solid block of colour.  This afghan motif 
works between stitches rather than the traditional method of top loops.




A fun way of breaking the rules and seeing what works! Somewhere along the line, the original post got lost, but I have been able to retrieve the pattern. 
A bit of an experimental block, that has worked! 


Excerpt from the original post:

'Simple solid square, written in US terms. What makes this pattern different is that instead of crocheting under the top loop, you crochet between each dc of previous row. I was able to get 18 squares from 1 x ball of 100 g 8 ply/dk weight yarn using a 4 mm hook.



Make a magic square.

Start with a magic ring.
1st round: 3 ch, 2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, and slip stitch into third chain from start, 
and slip stitch  between the 3 ch and first dc.

2nd round: 3 ch, *dc between each dc of previous row until you reach the corner, 
(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into cr-sp, repeat from * (you should have 6 dc on each side) 
sl st into third chain from start, slip stitch between the 3 ch and first dc.

3rd round: 3 ch, *dc between each dc of previous row until you reach the corner, 
(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into cr-sp, repeat from * 
(you should have 9 dc on each side) slip stitch into third chain from start, slip stitch between the 3 ch 
and first dc.





ch - chain
dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
cr-sp - corner space

st dc.
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 and then I'll show you how I'm joining them.

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