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Bev's 12" Squares
copyright Bev Qualheim 2001, 2016

 CHILD blanket = 3 sq x 4 sq (36" x 48")
ADULT blanket = 4 sq x 6 sq (48" x 72")


12" granny square pattern

Materials:
Any colors of 4 ply worsted weight yarn (less than 1 ounce of each if you use 3 colors)  Red Heart works great.
Size I hook

Rnd 1:  Ch 5 and sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all following rnds), 4 dc in ring; (ch 3, 5 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 2; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.
(or if using one color, sl st to the next ch 3 space).
Rnd 2: (Now proceed as with a normal Granny Square) Ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 5 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, sk next 5 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3
Rnd 3: Join color 2 (if you wish) in any ch-3 corner sp: ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 corner sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join with sl st to 3rd ch of first ch 3.
Rnds 4-9 Work the next rounds  (changing colors as you wish)  exactly the same as rnd 3, but work the following into each ch1 sp on each side of square. (Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1). 
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around making 5 sc around corners.  Do not cut yarn.
Rnd 11 Loopy EDGING:  Starting in middle sc or corner, ch 4,  sk 2 sts, sc into next st. * Ch 4, sk 2 sc, sc in next st. 
Continue around from * to *. 
(To form corners:  Ch 4, sk 2 sts and sc in middle sc of corner, ch 4, sk 2 st,  and sc into next st.) 
When all the way around, join with sl st to beginning of first ch 4. Fasten off. and snip off leaving a 4" tail to weave under the backside sts. 

Now, to join these pretty squares, simply do the following:
It's easy to crochet these together since they have a loopy edge. I just start at the end attaching the yarn and then chain 3 and sc it to the same loop on the other square. Ch 3 again, and sc onto the 2nd loop on the first square and so on and so on to the end of the square. I make strips like that, then crochet them together the same way. 
You can do that with granny squares too, just going from open space to open space on the squares. 

If you need a place to send these, CRAFTING ANGELS  can use them for children's blankets, and  lapghans
Bev Qualheim (Crafting Angels)
PO Box 427, Logandale, NV 8021-0427  USA


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