Thursday, 20 August 2015

How to Crochet my Vintage Granny Square



My Vintage Granny Square design has to be one of my all time fave designs and I am still enjoying making them into a blanket. You can watch a video tutorial on how to make this square below, as well as a video tutorial on how I decided to join them together.

Materials I used are;
  • HappyBerry Baby Snuggles yarn in various colours - this yarn is available on my website here: http://www.happyberry.co.uk for a very limited time only (until September 2015!) but you can use any DK/Light Worsted weight yarn you like, (yarn weight of 3).
  • H/8 5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
sp = space
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch

3 Double Crochet Cluster

Yarn over for normal dc, hook through, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, hook through same space, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, hook through same space, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops. 

Granny Square

Round 1
Using white yarn (if following design above) ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, ch4, *crochet 1dc into centre of 4ch loop, ch1* repeat from * to * another 10 times, sl st in ch3 of 4 with second colour to join.

Round 2
Ch1, *3dc cluster (see notes above on cluster) in next 1ch sp, ch2, 3dc cluster in next 1ch sp, ch2, 1tr in top of next st, ch2, 3dc cluster in next 1ch sp, ch2* repeat from * to * another 3 times, sl st in top of first cluster with white yarn to join.

Round 3
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, ch5, sl st in same st again, ch2, 5dc in next 2ch sp, ch1, 1tr in top of previous tr, ch3, sl st in tr st below, ch1, 5dc in next 2ch sp, ch2, *1sc in centre of next 3dc cluster (the middle one), ch5, sl st in same st again, ch2, 5dc in next 2ch sp, ch1, 1tr in top of previous tr, ch3, sl st in tr st below, ch1, 5dc in next 2ch sp, ch2* repeat from * to * twice more, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 4
1sl st in first 3 chs of previous ch5 loop to top, *1sc in 5ch loop, ch4, sk4 sts, 1sc in next st, ch4, 1sc in next 3ch loop, ch4, sk3 sts, 1sc in next st, ch4* repeat from * to * another 3 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 5
Ch1, 1sc in previous sl st, 4sc in next 4ch sp, 1sc in next st, 4sc in next 4ch sp, 3sc in next st (on corner), 4sc in next 4ch sp, 1sc in next st, 4sc in next 4ch sp, *1sc in next st, 4sc in next 4ch sp, 1sc in next st, 4sc in next 4ch sp, 3sc in next st (on corner), 4sc in next 4ch sp, 1sc in next st, 4sc in next 4ch sp,* repeat from * to * twice more, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Video Tutorials

My Vintage Granny Square Pattern



How I joined my squares



And now you're done! I hope you've enjoyed this pattern and managed to follow along, and I will see you soon for some more crochet fun! 


    

Visit my website at: www.happyberry.co.uk


© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.




How to Crochet a Car Park and Side Road - Road Play Mat CAL

It's been a while since my last Road PlayMat CAL pattern but I've been blessed with some free time, which has allowed me to design some more additional squares! So this time I show you how to make a small car park and side road.

This set matches up to a 2 x 2 square if you have been following the other designs and fits perfectly with all the other squares from my previous tutorials. If you are new to this Road Play Mat crochet-a-long you can find all the links you need at the bottom of this post.

Please note that when the pattern calls for joining a new colour at 'end of stitch' this means when working the last st in your old colour, before you pull through all three loops, yarn over with your new colour and pull through all three loops with your new colour.

For this pattern will be using an E/4 3.5 mm crochet hook and DK/Light Worsted weight yarn (yarn weight of 3).

G = Green
Gr = Grey
W = White

This pattern is in US terminology.

Car Park - 2 x 1 squares

Row 1
Using G and a 3.5 mm hook crochet 36 hdc foundation sts - (36)

Alternatively you can chain 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) and crochet 1hdc in ea st along, the chains at the end count as a hdc.

For video instruction on how to work the hdc foundation st you can also watch my first CAL tutorial here: https://youtu.be/9-QGFiLfRWE 

Row 2
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 4 sts joining W end of st, *1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st,* repeat from * to * another 3 times, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in last 3 sts - (36)

Row 3
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 3 sts joining W end of st, *1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st,* repeat from * to * another 3 times, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in last 4 sts - (36)

Rows 4 - 11
Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively.

Rows 12 - 14
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 4(or 3 depending on row) sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 27 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in last 3(or 4 depending on row) sts - (36)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 3 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in last 4 sts - (36)

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Car Park Side Road - 2 x 1 squares

Row 1
Using G and a 3.5 mm hook crochet 36 hdc foundation sts - (36)

Row 2
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st across - (36)

Row 3
Join Gr in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st across - (36)

Rows 4 - 7
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st across - (36)

Row 8
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 3 sts joining W end of st, *1hdc in next 6 sts joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * another 3 times, 1hdc in last st - (36)

Rows 9 - 13
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st across - (36)

Rows 14 - 15
Join G in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 4(or 3 for row 15) sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W end of st, 1hdc in next st joining G end of st, 1hdc in last 3(or 4 for row 15) sts - (36)

Fasten off and tie in all tails. Sew pieces together making sure to match up correct ends (turn over if needbe). Why not also sew on some IN and OUT words or similar for added fun!

All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Want to share your progress? Come join the official HappyBerry CAL Facebook group and see how others are getting along too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HappyBerryCALs

    

Visit my website at: www.happyberry.co.uk


© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.