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! 


    

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