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Bev Qualheim 2001, 2016
CHILD blanket = 3 sq x 4 sq (36" x 48")
blanket = 4 sq x 6 sq (48" x 72")
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
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
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
corner made; * ch 1, sk next 5 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc,
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,
3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l
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
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
rounds (changing colors as you wish) exactly the same as
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,
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
simply do the following:
It's easy to crochet these
together since they have a loopy edge. I just start at the end
the yarn and then chain 3 and sc it to the same loop on the other
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
together the same way.
You can do that with granny
squares too, just going from open space to open space on the
If you need a place to send these, CRAFTING ANGELS can use them for children's blankets, and lapghansBev Qualheim (Crafting Angels)PO Box 427, Logandale, NV 8021-0427 USA
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