Thursday, February 14, 2013

~ simply pretty ~


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

Size:  6" square

Note:  I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook.

Directions:

Rnd 1:  Ch 4 (make your 1st ch a little looser), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.  (3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch 3 more times.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in the same ch as the joining st.  Sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space.  Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in the same sc as the joining st, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in the next sc, ch 3, skip next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-2 space.  *(ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 2 times, ch 3, skip next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-2 space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 3, skip next sc, join with a sc to 1st sc.

Rnd 4:  Sl st into the 1st ch-3 loop, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same loop, ch 1, skip next ch-3 loop, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 loop.  *ch 1, skip next ch-3 loop, 3 dc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, skip next ch-3 loop, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 loop.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 1, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3. 

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc in the same ch as the joining st.  Sc in each dc and ch-1 space around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space.  Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.  

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in the same sc as the joining st, ch 3.  *(skip next sc, sc in the next sc, ch 3) across side.  (sc, ch 3, sc) in the corner ch-2 space, ch 3.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  (ch 3, skip next sc, sc in the next sc) across side to beginning.  Ch 3, join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Rnd 7:  Sl st into the 1st ch-3 loop, (ch 3, 2dc) in same ch-3 loop, ch 1.  *(skip next ch-3 loop, 3 dc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1) across side.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch-3 loop, ch 1.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  (skip next ch-3 loop, 3 dc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1) across to beginning.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 8:  Repeat Rnd 5.

Rnd 9:  Repeat Rnd 6.  

***Debi Y's pattern***

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This square can be made into a large square for a blankie - just continue to repeat Rnds 7, 5 and 6 of the pattern.  This is one I'm working on now.  :)

       
I've made a video for a rectangle 'simply pretty'.


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44 comments:

  1. A realy beautiful square! Thank you for sharing.
    I'll pin it on my Pinterest board.

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  2. Wow! a very pretty square. I have been hooked on different squares for a while now and I must tell you....I am in love with this one. Thank you so much for the pattern. I am going to use this in my latest blanket I am working on.!
    Your the best!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    xoxo, Shari

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  3. Oh, Debi...I like!! :D I'm going to "Pin" this for future references. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Debi, this is a beautiful square, and I just love the afghan version. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  5. Pretty blanket, thank you for sharing!

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  6. I'ts beautiful Debi, thank you for sharing the pattern :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Debi! The little square looks nice, but your new baby blankie looks awesome! Love the color-combo, too!

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  8. Your crochet square is beautiful thanks for sharing the pattern.. Do you take special rockers for your crochet hooks with the lovely pink swirls??? Hugs Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy. No, sorry - I don't sell my crochet hooks, but there are quite a few sellers on Etsy who create beautiful hook handles. :)

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  9. this square is really nice!!
    thank you for sharing Debi!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  10. What a perfect name :-) Thank you for sharing the pattern; it's beautiful and so is your afghan.

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  11. This is so beautiful,great pattern and a beautiful blanket.Like this one very much!
    Have a great weekend !

    Xo,Xo,Xo

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    1. Hola. Es un granny muy bonito.
      besos

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  12. Beautiful!!! Thanks for the pattern, Debi :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing that amazing pattern, Debi :)

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  14. Very nice pattern, i have to try. thanks :)

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  15. Hi, Debi! How quickly you write me a comment on my blog!
    thanks for all!
    Lovely tutorial!

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  16. So pretty, Debi! You are always coming up with something new and wonderful. Best wishes for a great weekend. Tammy

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  17. What a beautiful idea! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful pattern, Debi! :-)

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  18. Thank you fir then pattern to your purple square. Your blankie is very pretty I love the stitches

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  19. I love this pattern. Your work is so perfect...can't see the joins at all. The color combination of the one your are working on is so appealing.

    I crochet tight too. What is that all about? Good thing I have crochet to get out all that tension. haha. ;-)

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  20. What a lovely blanket and pattern! Thank you so much for your generosity and sharing it with us Deb! Hugs ♥Anita

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  21. I love how this looks as a blanket! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. How pretty!! Thank you very much! :)

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    Lee Ann H
    http://cgli.us (Crochet...Gotta Love It!)
    Blog: http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  23. Debi - I loved this square when you first shared a picture, but I couldn't figure out what I could do with it if you shared your pattern (I'm not huge into multi-square blankets just yet) - this one large square is PERFECT! thanks for the pattern, and great idea. Definitely adding to my list of "to-do" in the future projects!

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern-and for sharing so many lovely square patterns. You make them so easy to follow and they really are fantastic :-)

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  25. Debi, This is gorgeous as always!! Definitely have to add this to my to do list, which is already filled with blankets inspired by your posts. I love them all!!

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  26. This is awesome Debi! Thank you for sharing it. I am definitely going to make one. I just started on a never ending granny but Mikey from the Crochet Crowd. It's the 7 strand. Oddly my crochet 'impatience' I think is changing. I don't know, we'll see what happens. But I'm loving the colors I picked (except I changed one, and unfortunately it was the first one I started with and that is the only round with that color but I have an idea to cover it up).

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  27. Debi, I was introduced to your site and this pattern yesterday; downloaded and tried the pattern last night. FINALLY figured out the problems with it today. You need to check your written instructions for Rnds 3 and 4 (rnd 5 also but it is just a case of saying SC when you mean DC). Had I not had the picture and also been an experienced crocheter, I would probably have never figured out what you did on those two rounds. Everything else so far looks fine; I am loving the way the square is turning out; will probably do a baby blanket out of this one. I do thank you for sharing this pattern; it may easily become a favorite for me. Marie

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  28. YAAY! Thanks for this. Have a wonderful weekend (what's left of it). :)

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  29. I think this is a most beautiful square. I am a relative newbie when it comes to reading patterns. I'm having trouble with the instructions. My square is puckering or something. Has anyone done step-by-step tutorial with pictures? Thanks. Bg

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    1. Hi Brenda. If I remember correctly, this square will pucker a tiny bit after the ch 3 rounds, but will straighten out when you crochet the granny stitch round. (I didn't do a step-by-step with pictures.) :)

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  30. Hi Debi, I also had problems with the same rounds Marie is talking about so I had to come back to this site and now I think I can figure it out. I am using size 3 Aunt Lydia's thread and a small steel hook and making the prettiest coasters. I will be giving them for a bridal shower. Thank you for sharing. Roberta

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  31. I would like a draw of the pattern. it would be easier. I can not understand the explanation. thanks

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    1. I'm sorry, but I don't know how to do that.

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  32. BEAUTIFUL & EASY AND DIFFERENT THANKS

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  33. This is the prettiest and most versatile square I have ever seen. You can make a blanket with less gaps than a traditional granny. Thanks

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  34. Hello Debi, my mum and I both love this pattern. Unfortunately our native language isn't English. So I tried to puzzle a little bit and made a drawing of your pattern. You can find it on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/519110294530283901/
    I've made a reference to this blog post. Please let me know if you agree or if I should remove the drawing. Regards Daisy

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    1. Hi Daisy. You have my permission to use the drawing of my square. It's very nice by the way. I'm sure a lot of crocheters will appreciate the drawing instead of having to follow a written pattern. :)

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  35. Hi Debi, I love this pattern. I've used it a number of times to make different projects and it always turns out well. I am about to teach a beginners crochet class for the first time and I was hoping you would give me permission to use it as a project option. There is a charge for the class but my income (if any) from it will be small. I would make sure it is clear that the pattern is your work, and encourage the students to come and look at your blog. I think it would make a great confidence builder for students as it is so lovely, yet it is simple to learn.

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    1. Hi Twigbymeg. Of course you have my permission - thank you for asking. I'm happy that you enjoy this pattern so much that you would like to share it with others. I hope you have a great class. :)

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  36. This square is REALLY pretty. I love the blanket you made. I will definitely give it a go! Thank you so much for writing out the pattern.

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