Monday, April 19, 2010

Crochet Granny Squares Dishcloth Free Pattern

I know I promised this pattern a few weeks ago, but life has a way of getting hectic. I've been trying to get my garden dug up and planted! Nevertheless...here it is! Any questions or corrections (I might have missed!) please feel free to comment!
My Favorite Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern



Pattern Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (US version)
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch



Materials needed:
Worsted weight cotton yarn
Size G or H hook

Difficulty Level: Easy
Approximate finished size: 9 " although this might vary depending on how tight/loose you crochet.


Helpful Hint:



The majority of your crocheting will be done in either the "Chain 1 space" indicated by the arrows or the "Corner ch 2 space" also noted in the picture. The "Ch 1 space" are around each side of the piece. The "Corner - ch 2 space" will obviously be in one of the four corners.



Directions:

Row 1: Chain 4 (work all of the next stitches in the 4th ch from hook) 2 dc, * ch 1, 3 dc, repeat from * twice more, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4.


Row 2: Ch 3; in same space as your ch 3-(2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc); (see photo) *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp. (see 2nd photo) Repeat from * two more times. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Sl stitch 2 more spaces until you get to ch 2 corner space.




[Work beginning of your row 2 in same space as your beg. ch 3]

[This round will create your "corners" of your square.]



[Slip stitch 2 sp until you get to ch 2 corner space. (see photos)]


Row 3: Ch 3; In same sp as your ch 3- (2 dc in the corner, ch 2, 3 dc); ch 1; (3 dc in next ch 1 space) (ch 1=open space-see photo); ch 1; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner space) 3 times; ch 1; 3 dc in next ch 1 space; join with beginning ch 3; slip st to corner.


[Next ch 1 space]



Row 4: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 2 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1; ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 2 times; slip st to corner.



Row 5: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 3 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1; ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1] 3 times; sl st to corner.



Row 6: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 4 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1; ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1] 4 times; sl st to corner.


Row 7: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1] 5 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1: ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1] 5 times; sl st to corner.



Row 8: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in nxt ch 1 sp, ch 1] 6 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1; ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1] 6 times; sl st to corner.



Row 9: Ch 3; (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp; ch 1; * [3 dc in nxt ch 1 sp, ch 1] 7 times; (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1; ** repeat from * to ** 3 times; [3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1] 7 times; sl st to corner.


Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. 2 sc in corners.



Tie off. Weave in ends.



Hope you enjoy crocheting this! If you find any errors, don't forget to let me know! Thanks!





6 comments:

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  4. What an awesome break-down of the Granny Square. I just learned how to do one recently. It took me forever to figure out that I was suppose to crochet into the space instead of the chain. :)

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  5. This is wonderful & perfect timing! I am making some crochet granny squares for a private swap & want to try something different - this looks wonderful :)

    Hugs, Amanda

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  6. this tutorial "looks" beautiful, great photos and such. I can't crochet and your abbreviations and such look as though it's written in Japanese... (only to me)

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