Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~ granny's cabin square ~

Inspired by my friend Heather at 'The Good Life' who's crocheting a log cabin afghan, I crocheted this 'granny's cabin square'.


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- J hook

Directions:

Crochet a 3 round granny square - make sure you only chain 2 for the corners and only chain 1 in between the 3 dc clusters.

1st side: 
Row 1:  join light blue with a sc in corner space, sc in each sc and ch 1 space across, sc in corner space.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 5:  sc in each sc across.  Ch 1, turn.  At end of Row 5, end off.

2nd side:
Row 1:  join mint green with a sc in side of 1st light blue sc.  Work 4 more sc along the side of the light blue.  Sc in corner space,  sc in each sc and ch 1 space across, sc in corner space.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 5:  Repeat Rows 2 - 5 of 1st side.

3rd side:
Row 1:  join dark pink with a sc in side of 1st mint green sc.  Work 4 more sc along the side of the mint green.  Sc in corner space, sc in each sc and ch 1 space across, sc in corner space.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 5:  Repeat Rows 2 - 5 of 1st side.

4th side:
Row 1:  join purple with a sc in side of 1st dark pink sc.  Work 4 more sc along the side of the dark pink.  Sc in corner space, sc in each sc and ch 1 space across, sc in corner space.  Work 5 along the side of the light blue.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 5:  Repeat Rows 2 - 5 of 1st side.

***Debi Y's version***

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20 comments:

  1. Debi you are one clever lady :)) Love it :))

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  2. You sure are inventive with these square, I tried the heart one the other day, it turned out so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Briony
    x

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  3. Very nice. I think it's a great start to a baby blanket.

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  4. Oh that is SO pretty!
    I love seeing all the variations of granny squares.

    This is going to be such a pretty blankie.

    :)

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  5. I like that very much! Love the colors together too. I thought about trying the log cabin but haven't gotten past the thinking part yet. :o)

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  6. Love this! Another project that has too many quick color changes for me to want to do myself but that I eye lovingly because it's adorable!!

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  7. Cool square Debi! Thank you for the link. :-)

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  8. I love this square will definitely be trying out this one. thanks heaps deb

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  9. Hola. Un cuadrado muy bonito.
    Un saludo.

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  10. Bedankt voor het delen van dit patroon. Ik heb een link geplaatst op mijn blog naar dit patroon op http://knutsel-dekentje.blogspot.com

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  11. Could you please tell me what size square this pattern makes? I love it!

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    1. Hi Sheila. It was probably somewhere between 5 to 6" - sorry I don't remember exactly. :)

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  12. Your website is unique. Because you offer patterns (free), I am able to learn more about crocheting each week.
    Thank you.
    pal

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  13. Love the pattern and can't wait to get the yarn to make it.

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  14. Ok I am slow but did you do a row of single crochet around you granny square or is just a single crochet in all
    stitches and spaces for the sides ?

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    1. No, the single crochets are only worked along 1 side at a time. I started with the light blue, then worked the grey, then the rose, and then the dark blue last. :)

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  15. Do you have a completed afghan to show how you put the blocks together ?

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    1. No, sorry - I didn't make an afghan - just this one square. You can slip stitch the squares together or use the flat braid joining to put the squares together. :)

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