Granny Squares?

I can’t say I’m a fan. Not really. It’s probably just a reaction from seeing them in eye bleeding colors over the years. I have seen a few now and then that are pretty, but the image of horrible color choices tends to be forefront in my mind.

So it’s a bit of a surprise to me when I decided to make one. I have a bunch of leftover yarn and started playing with it. However, I didn’t change colors as is proper, nor did I use solid colors. I ended up using stripped sock yarn.

I am both pleased and displeased with the result.

Yarn: Red Heart and Sole with Aloe

Hook: E/3.5mm

Instructions:

Row 1: Ch 4, join together with a ss.

Row 2: Ch 3, counts as 1st DC, 2DC in same st as Ch 3, Ch 3, 3DC in next Ch Sp, repeat till end joining with top loop of Ch 3.

Row 3: Ss to Ch 3 sp, *Ch 3 in 1st Ch sp, 2DC in same space, Ch 3, Sk middle Ch sp, 3DC in last Ch sp. FPDC, BPDC, FPDC in next 3 st. 3DC in next Ch sp. Repeat from * joining in round at end.

Row 4: Ss to 1st Ch sp, *Ch 3, 2DC in same sp, Ch 3, Sk middle sp, 3DC in last Ch sp, FPDC, BPDC, FPDC in next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC, BPDC, FPDC in next 3 sts. Repeat from * joining at the end of round.

Finishing:
Bind off as usual. If you are joining them use the following on the last row.

On the 2nd Ch of Ch 3 of the corner, Ss into the middle Ch on the corner of the joining square. Continue as usual until the middle DC. On the middle DC insert hook through both loops, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, insert hook in both loops of joining square, YO, and pull through all loops finishing your DC. Continue to 2nd Ch of corner and repeating Ss with joining loop.

Here is a link to explain a bit more about Front and Back Post stitches and the possibilities.

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About Marcia Young

I’m the wife of an active duty Army NCO and the mother of one, home schooled, special needs child. I have won several people’s choice awards for my fanfiction under the moniker MLMonty. All of my current published works can be found via Smashwords and other retailers under my nom de plume Marcia Young. I am currently open to finding a new literary agent and publisher.
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2 Responses to Granny Squares?

  1. Lesley Ann says:

    A pity there is no explanation of FP and BP in your instructions.

    • Marcia Young says:

      I didn’t even think about it honestly. I’m used to just doing it and tend to forget that not everyone is familiar with those stitches. I’ll add a link to them so you can see a front and back post double crochet.

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