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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Popcorn Flower Square: Baby Groovyghan CAL(7)

With all the holidays and the excitement about my STARFLOWER MANDALA PATTERN I almost forgot to write this post!

For those joining in now (or for those who are a little behind) here are the links to the previous posts:

WEEK 1 - RAINBOWS AND DAISIES SQUARES

WEEK 2 - RAINBOW HALF GRANNY SQUARES

WEEK 3 - THE FIRST STRIPES

WEEK 4 - CIRCLES IN SQUARES

WEEK 5 - ZOOTY OWL SQUARE

WEEK 6 - ITS STARTING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE A BABY GROOVYGHAN

After you have completed Week 6, your Baby Groovyghan should be looking something like this:


crochet baby blanket

Onto the top of the "Zooty Owl" row, crochet 5 stripes as follows:

Row 1:   Join your white yarn (or whatever colour you are using as your border colour) into the corner 3ch of the first square in the row; 1dc into the top of each dc, when you reach a corner on a block 1dc into corner, 1dc into loop of  join, 1dc into corner on next block.   Repeat this to the end of the row of blocks.  1dc into the last corner 3ch.
 
Rows 2 - 5:   "Granny Stripe"

Row 2:  Into space between first 2 double crochet on the wrong side of your work, crochet 3ch, 2dc,  *skip two spaces, into third space from hook 3dc* rep *to* to last 4dc, 3dc into space between last 2dc. 

Row 3:  turn work - now working on the right side;  ch 4;  *3dc into space between clusters* rep *to* to last sp between clusters, ch 1, 1dc into sp between last dc on final cluster of Row 2 

Row 4:   Working on the wrong side of your work;  3ch, 2dc into 1ch sp at end of prev row (i.e the start of this row);  *3dc into space between each cluster* rep *to* to last sp between clusters 

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3

Make 8 POPCORN FLOWER SQUARES and join together using the Visible Join



popcorn flower granny squares

Pattern Terms:  US 
Yarn:  Mirage 4ply 
Hook Size:  350mm 

Foundation:   4ch, sl st to join OR make a magic ring;

Row 1:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc):  11 dc into circle (12 dc), sl st into top of 3ch to join;

Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into top of  same dc;  [2dc into top of next dc (2dc group)] x11 = 24dc
 
Row 3:  Join yarn in any space between a 2dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same space as join; form popcorn, 2ch;  (popcorn stitch into space between next 2dc group, 2ch) x 11;   sl st into top of first popcorn to join


popcorn flower square

NOTE:   A Popcorn Stitch is formed by crocheting 5dc then removing the hook from the last loop, inserting the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through


popcorn flower square



popcorn flower square



Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space between popcorns;  6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch), 2dc into same space as join;  (3hdc into each of next two 2ch spaces;  3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x 3;  3hdc into each of next 2ch spaces;  2dc into same space as join, sl st into loop formed at start

Row 5:  [3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc , 3ch, 3dc into same space as ss;  3dc into each of next 3 spaces between 3dc groups,  3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next space] x3;   3hdc into each of next 3 spaces between 3dc groups;   sl st into top of 3ch at start

Row 6:  3dc into space between each 3dc group;  into corner 3ch crochet 3dc, 3ch, 3dc - to end, sl st to close


This is what my Baby Groovyghan looks like so far:


crochet baby blanket

Next week we do the final stripes and blocks, and the week after (the final week) we will do the border.

The finished blanket if you are using 4ply and a 3.50 mm hook should be approximately  85cm x 110cm

Happy Hooking!!!

4 comments:

  1. I have just found your lovely blog through Lucy at Attic 24. Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns you share. xx

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  2. I love this pattern...one question in the Zooty owl squares is the entire round 3 done in the front loop or just the crown and wings?

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    1. The entire round which is worked into Row 3 is worked into the front loops only (since the square is joined to the back loops)

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