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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Rainbow Half Grannies Square Pattern: Baby Groovyghan CAL(2)

In Part 1 of the Baby Groovyghan CAL we made 8 RAINBOWS AND DAISIES SQUARES

The squares were assembled into a strip using the VISIBLE JOIN

Your blanket should be looking something like this:



The second square we will be making is the Rainbow Half Granny Square.  


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RAINBOW HALF GRANNY SQUARE:

Foundation:  ch4


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Round 1:  into fourth ch from hook 2dc, 2ch, 3dc


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Round 2:  3ch turn;   2dc into sp between first two dc;   3dc, 3ch, 3dc into 2ch sp,  3dc into sp between last 2dc


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Round 3 and 4:   3ch turn, 2dc into sp between first two dc,  3dc into sp between clusters; 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into 3ch sp (corner);  3dc into sp between clusters;  3dc into sp between last 2dc.

Break off yarn at the end of Round 4.

NOTE:   Row 4 is the "right side" of the granny - you need to remember this when we start joining.


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Make 16 half grannies and then proceed as follows:

Put two triangles on top of one another, right sides facing inward, and join along the bottom edge with the VISIBLE JOIN


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 Join your half grannies 2 by 2 until you have eight of these little parcels


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Fold them open and smooth them flat - do not panic! - at this point they are more "diamond" shaped than square - we will compensate for this in Round 5!


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Round 5:  Join your white yarn (or whatever colour you are using as your border colour) in any sp between 3dc clusters;  3ch, 2dc;  3dc into sp between every 3dc cluster;   3dc, 3ch, 3dc into corner


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Over join work as follows:   into sp between last 2dc crochet 1dc;   2tr through loop of visible join, 3ch, 2tr through loop of visible join;  1dc into sp between first 2dc on second triangle


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repeat to complete the square;   ss into top of 3ch to join


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Round 6:  2ch, 1hdc into top of each dc;    2hdc, 3ch, 2hdc into each corner (there should be 20hdc on each side of your square)


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Arrange your 8 squares in a row (use the 1st row as a visual placement guide) and work them together with the visible join

You should now have two rows of 8 squares each which look something like this:


half granny square

I am going to neaten up my two rows by working in the ends (lots and lots of ends).    I will post the next part of the CAL by latest Wednesday next week - we will be adding 10 rows of stripes to the Rainbows & Daisies row - then joining to the Rainbow Half Grannies row, and then adding ten stripes to that - quite a lot of work for next week so get those hooks ready!

4 comments:

  1. I was wondering if you block your squares before you join them?

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  2. I often get asked that - the answer is No! I never block my crochet-together 100% acrylic or acrylic/wool blends - my granny was a stickler for tension and she made me practice until every single little stitch was exact! If I have to sew things together (which I avoid like the plague BTW) I will give the joins a steam puff with the iron (if necessary). When I am using a yarn that is inclined to "curl" I do block - no choice there!

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  3. Yes, these are definitely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing

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