Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two Color Granny Square

Two Color Granny Square

(Pictures forthcoming)

This pattern gives the illusion of two triangles. I wrote this as an alternative to the patterns that call for you to turn with each row. I do admit the other version is easier in the fact that there are fewer ends to weave in. But if you want a square that is worked completely on the right side, this one's for you. :)

Materials: Yarn of your choice in two contrasting colors (CA and CB), hook size appropriate to your yarn, yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

*Please note: I do not turn after each row as many patterns call for. I think doing it this way makes for a much neater appearance, although with the color chages on this particular pattern, doing it this way will result in many more ends to weave in.
**Also please note that while I do not claim to be the original designer of this pattern, I do claim the copyright for my version of the written pattern.

CA=Color A
CB=Color B

Color changing: Maggie's Crochet gives a good tutorial for chaging colors in the middle of a row. For our purposes here, we will be changing in the ch 2 corner spaces. Once you have worked your way to the space where you will chage colors, you drop your current color cutting the yarn and leaving a long tail for weaving in, then you pic up the next color, tie the two ends together to secure, then yarn over with the new color, and continue with the pattern as written.

With CA ch 4

Round 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, *3 dc in same st, changing to CB ch 2, (3 dc in same st, ch 2) twice, join with sl st in top of beg ch, fasten off.

Round 2: With CA join with sl st in last ch 2 sp on rnd 1, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, changing to CB ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Round 3: With CA join with sl st in last ch 2 sp on rnd 2, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, changing to CB ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

For larger granny square, continue in established pattern until square is desired size.

Pattern written by April Moreland
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