Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Blanket - granny square


Who doesn't love the granny square crochet blanket? So simple and fun to make it! I crocheted this blanket for my daughter.

First make the squares as many as your size blanket want to be.

Note: I always write the pattern with US stitches!

Here the classic pattern for the granny square:


- begin with 4 chains and sl st in first ch to make a ring.
R1 - Make 5 chains (3 chains - count as double crochet), then (3 dc, 2 ch) 3 times and finished with 2 dc and sl st in 3rd ch from ch5 from the beginning of the row.
R2 - sl st in next ch, 5 ch (3 chains - count as double crochet), then 3 dc in first ch 2 sp, <1 ch, (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc - to make the corner), in next ch 2 sp> 3 times and finished with 2 dc and sl st in 3rd ch from the ch5 from the beginning of the row

Continue to repeat crochet R2 and make as many rows as you desire, but keep in mind that in the 2 ch space (the corner one) always crochet (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) otherwise crochet (3 dc and 1 ch) in each 1 ch sp.

After you have finished to crochet the square, sew them togheter.

I crocheted 3 simple flowers, but you can crochet as many as you like,
Here is the pattern for the flower:
- begin with 4 chains and sl st in first ch to make a ring
- R1 - 3 ch (count like dc), 11 dc in the ring, sl st in 3rd ch from ch3
- R2 - *(1 ch, 1 half dc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 half dc, 1 ch) in the same place with sl st, skip next dc, sl st in next dc, rep from * for another 5 times. sl st in first sl st.

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