Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crochet Class Lesson 4

Wanna granny? 
Well, that's what we are working on today. 
How to make a granny square.  

I edited a real granny square pattern by changing up some of the numbers to be less confusing!  



Here is my edited version of a granny square:

Round 1:
Ch 6, join with sl st.
Ch 2, then 2 dc. (first  bundle of dc's)
Ch 3, 3dc (creates the first "hole" and second bundle of dc's)
Ch 3, 3dc ( creates the second "hole" and third bundle of dc's)
Ch 3, 3dc (creates the third "hole" and fourth bundle of dc's)
Ch 3, sl st to join. ( in top of first dc you get to)




Granny Square Ring 1

Sl st in next 2dc to get to "hole"

Sl St to first ring


Round 2:
Ch 2, 2dc in first "hole"
Ch 3 and 3dc in first "hole" again.
Ch 3 (gets you to the second "hole")
3dc, Ch3, 3dc in second "hole"
Ch 3 (gets you to the third "hole")
3dc, Ch 3, 3dc in the third "hole"
Ch 3 (gets you to the fourth and final "hole")
3dc, Ch 3, 3dc in fourth "hole"
Ch 3 and sl st to join

**Now, you can either tie a knot and be done with the granny square and make a ton to create a blanket or you can keep going**

To keep going:  

Sl st in next 2dc to get to "hole"

Ch2, 2dc in first hole. Continue to Ch 3 and 3dc in first hole.
Ch 3 to get to next hole, 3dc in next hole.
Ch 3 to get to corner hole, 3dc, Ch 3, 3dc.

Granny Square Ring 2

If you want to change colors your can, or if you want to continue with just one. The bigger it is the bigger the square.  Like this blanket.
Continue around. Here's a visual way to think of this pattern: If you are at a corner you need to 3dc, Ch 3, 3dc.  If you are in a square that is not a corner you just need to 3dc in the hole and Ch 3 to get to the next hole.