Week 18 – Granny’s Little One

Granny squares are a wonderful way to create a baby blanket without the tediousness of repeating the same row (or set of rows) over and over and over.  This week’s square is based on SmoothFox’s Bambino Square.  I have called this square “Granny’s Little One” because it is perfect for creating a baby blanket.  It is easy to follow, but the final look can change drastically depending on the color arrangement that you decide to use.  Here is a photo of my completed square:

Week 18 Completed Square

Week 18 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 3 color (colors A-C), so the pattern is written for 3 colors.  If you use more/less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
ldc – long double crochet (see below for description)
tc – treble crochet

To work ldc: Yarn over, insert hook into row below the current row.  Work a double crochet, pulling up your loop to the same height as the previous stitches.

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3. Work 11 dc into the loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc in same st as joining.  2 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 3.  *(2 dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 3.*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc.  (Dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp (corner made).  *2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc. (Dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp (corner made).*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3.  (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp.  *^3 dc, (working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below, 3 dc.^  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

(working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below

(working in front of ch-2 sp) tr in 2 skipped sts of row below

Round 4

Round 4 Front View

Round 4 Back View

Round 4 Back View

Round 5: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sts and into ch-3 sp.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same corner (cluster made).  *Sk 2 sts, sl st in next st or ch sp.  Ch 3, 2 dc in st or sp (cluster made).*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 5 after first side

Round 5 after first side

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing wit color B, ch 6, dc in same st as joining.  *^(Ch 3, sk cluster, dc in next sl st) 4 times.  Ch 3,^ (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner sl st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: With color C, join with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3.  (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch -3 sp.  *^(dc in next ch-3 sp, ldc in the 2nd st of the cluster 2 rows below.  Dc in current ch-3 sp.) repeat to corner.^  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to &.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 7

Round 7

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

Advertisements

One thought on “Week 18 – Granny’s Little One

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s