Thursday, 24 February 2011

Large Granny Square

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A few days ago I was contacted on Ravelry by Hendria. She had spotted the blanket in the background of my Buttercup bear pattern, and was interested to know if I had the pattern.

Here's the picture.


I made the blanket 17 years ago when I was expecting Eve. Here it is.


I made it up as a large cot blanket. It consists of 64 squares, arranged in an 8 x 8 square. The blanket is just over 1 metre square ( 40 inches). I finished it off with a simple dc (sc) edging. Unfortunately I no longer have the pattern for the granny square but I have been able to reconstruct the pattern - and here it is.

Large Granny Square - English crochet instructions

Finished square measures approximately 13 cm ( 5 inches).

The squares are made using double knitting weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook ( American size E).


The following instructions are given using English crochet terms. (For American crochet terms see below)

Ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), 19 tr into ring, join with a sl st to top of 3ch. TURN

Round 2 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), [1 tr in next 4 tr, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in next tr)] 3 times, 1 tr in next 4 tr, 1 tr in base of initial 3 ch, 4ch, sl st into top of 3ch. TURN

Round 3 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), [(1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 6 tr] 3 times, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 5 tr, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 4 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), 1 tr in next 6 tr, [(1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 8 tr] 3 times, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next tr, sl st into top of 3ch. TURN

Round 5 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), 1 tr in next 2 tr, [(1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 3 tr, 3ch, miss 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr, 3ch, miss 2 tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr] 3 times, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 3 tr, 3ch, miss 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr, 3ch, miss 2 tr, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 6 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), [1 tr in 3ch sp, 4ch, miss 1 dc, 1 tr in next 3ch sp, 1 tr in next 4 tr, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 4 tr] 3 times, 1 tr in 3ch sp, 4ch, miss 1 dc, 1 tr in next 3ch sp, 1 tr in next 4 tr, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 3 tr, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 7 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first tr), 1 tr in next 4 tr, [(1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 6 tr, 4 tr in 4ch sp, 1 tr in next 6 tr] 3 times, (1 tr, 4ch, 1 tr all in ch sp), 1 tr in next 6 tr, 4 tr in 4ch sp, 1 tr in next tr, sl st into 3 ch. DO NOT TURN

Round 8 (RS) : 1 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in next 4 tr, [5dc in 4ch sp, 1 dc in next 18 tr] 3 times, 5dc in 4ch sp, 1 dc in next 13 tr, sl st to join round. Fasten off.

Large Granny Square – American Crochet Instructions

Ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), 19 dc into ring, join with a sl st to top of 3ch. TURN

Round 2 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), [1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in next dc)] 3 times, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in base of initial 3 ch, 4ch, sl st into top of 3ch. TURN

Round 3 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), [(1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 6 dc] 3 times, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 5 dc, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 4 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 6 dc, [(1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 8 dc] 3 times, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next dc, sl st into top of 3ch. TURN

Round 5 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 2 dc, [(1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 3 dc, 3ch, miss 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3ch, miss 2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc] 3 times, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 3 dc, 3ch, miss 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3ch, miss 2 dc, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 6 (WS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), [1 dc in 3ch sp, 4ch, miss 1 sc, 1 dc in next 3ch sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 4 dc] 3 times, 1 dc in 3ch sp, 4ch, miss 1 sc, 1 dc in next 3ch sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 3 dc, sl st into 3 ch. TURN

Round 7 (RS) : 3ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 4 dc, [(1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 6 dc, 4 dc in 4ch sp, 1 dc in next 6 dc] 3 times, (1 dc, 4ch, 1 dc all in ch sp), 1 dc in next 6 dc, 4 dc in 4ch sp, 1 dc in next dc, sl st into 3 ch. DO NOT TURN

Round 8 (RS) : 1 ch, 1 sc in same place as ch, 1 sc in next 4 dc, [5sc in 4ch sp, 1 sc in next 18 dc] 3 times, 5sc in 4ch sp, 1 sc in next 13 dc, sl st to join round. Fasten off.

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty squares that sewn together look beautiful. I also love Buttercup Bear. :)

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  2. It is a lovely square..I will be making this on the weekend. ;O)

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  3. It's a beautiful blanket. And thank you for the instructions. But do you have the instructions for the bear? I collect bears and I would relly like to make him. I just love your blog.

    Thanks Phyllis

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  4. Hi Phyllis, Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad you like the blanket and the bear. The bear is called Buttercup and is included in my free patterns. These can be accessed either from the right hand coloumn of the blog or on the free crocheted patterns page, the tab is just below the header.

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  5. I absolutely love this pattern...How much yarn in yardage would you suggest?? I have a little God niece on the way that I'm dying to make this for...

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  6. Hi Abigail, Thank you for your comment. I've just measured it out and I would say that each square takes approximately 30 yards (27 metres) of double knitting weight yarn. Best wishes to you and your new God neice.

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