Welcome to square ten of 2023 crochet blanket. It should be the October square, but everything is a little late at the moment, not least because we have adopted this gorgeous girl. She is a 4 year old rescue cat called Daisy and has such a lovely temperament. I am just loving playing with her and all the cuddles. Fortunately, she will only occasionally chase my yarn!
So when I was making this square I wanted to do something repetitive, so that I could also have half an eye on Daisy and though this granny square with a funky twist would be a good companion for the caterpillar square from last month.
This square is a funky take on your traditional granny, by extending the middle tr into the stitch two rounds below, you can create a really unusual pattern.
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The squares are worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each round and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Fpdtr – front post double treble
Mc – magic circle
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
Start crocheting here:
Start each new round either with a standing tr or join with an ss and 3 chain, which counts as the first tr in the sequence.
Foundation: Use hint of silver.
Ch 4 and join with ss.
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), 2tr, ch 3. *3tr, ch 3. From * 3 times. Join with ss and fasten off
Round 2: Use sage. (3tr, ch 3, 3tr). 4 times. Join with ss and fasten off.
Round 3: Use hint of silver. (3tr, ch 3, 3tr) into any corner ch-3-sp, then into the gap between the two groups of 3tr, work tr, fpdtr into central stitch of 3tr group in round 1, tr. 4 times. Join with ss and fasten off.
Round 4: Use pale rose/palma violet. (3tr, ch 3, 3tr) into any corner ch-3-sp, then into the gap between the two groups of 3tr, *work tr, fpdtr into central stitch of 3tr group in round 2, tr. From * accross into every gap between groups of 3 stitches. 4 times. Join with ss and fasten off.
Round 5: Use hint of silver. As round 4.
Round 6: Use raspberry/violet. As round 4.
Round 7: Use hint of silver. As round 4.
Round 8: Use sage. As round 4.
Round 9: Use hint of silver. As round 4. But do not fasten off.
Round 10: Ss to next corner. (3dc) into corner ch-3-sp, dc into every stitch across. 4 times. Fasten off.