Sunday, August 5, 2012

My No-Holes Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern


My No-Holes Granny Square

Finished squares are about 6 to 6 1/2 " square.

Crochet Hook size “I” (or whatever your normal “gauge” tells you - I crochet a little tight so I normally have to go up 1 size, so I will be using a “J” hook).
Worsted Weight Yarn
NOTE: You will increase each round by 4 stitches per side.

For multi-colored granny:

With color A ,Chain 4, join with slip stitch to first chain from hook to form a circle

Rnd 1: chain 3, 2 double crochet’s in circle ,chain 2 , *3 double crochet’s in circle , chain 2, repeat from * 3 times; join to top chain of beginning chain 3 with slip stitch (starting chain always counts as 1st double crochet). finish off.
[round 1 will have a total of 12 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 2: With color B ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 3 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 2 will have a total of 28 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 3:With color C ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 7 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 3 will have a total of 44 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 4: With color D ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 11 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 4 will have a total of 60 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 5: With color E ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 15 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 5 will have a total of 76 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

(This pattern was originally found on my other blog - knits4charity.blogspot.com which is not being used anymore). I copied it here to make sure it won't be forgotten.

Beth

7 comments:

  1. I LOOOOOVE this afghan...can you share how you joined the squares? it looks like some sort of turning braid or twist, it's so unique!

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  2. Its called Flat Braid Join. I learned it on youtube (then found it was one of my Facebook friends who did it!)
    Try this video. Its what I used to learn it!

    ok - I can't link the video but I can link the archived blog page that I had it on (for my old blog).

    http://knits4charity.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html


    Enjoy!

    Beth

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  3. Unless the double crochets are supposed be single crochets, that's what is written in parentheses at the end of each row. Just to let you know.

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  4. Thank you for such a clearly written pattern. I have been looking for a pattern like this. It's exactly what I wanted.
    Thanks again.

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  5. your hats are OUTSTANDING.I too k/c but doing a little more c right now.what is your count up too?

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    1. Hi Seaneedles2. I love your name :) I've actually taken my hat challenge a step further and joined Emily's Hats for Hope and started Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts. For more information please visit http://bethshatsforhopemassachusetts.blogspot.com/

      Beth
      bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

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