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YOYOS and Granny Daughters and SALTINES!

    yoyo blanket     

What on earth are crocheted 'yoyos, granny daughters, and saltines' you may ask?  Good question and here is the answer!

MATERIALS: Worsted weight (#4) is great for these.  You can use up your leftovers and make LOTS!  I use a size H (5 mm) crochet hook for mine.
yoyos
 Usually a YO-YO pattern is 16 dc worked into a ring.
Chain 4, join with a slip stitch to your 1st chain to form a ring.  Make 16 dc into ring. End off leaving a 2" - 3" tail which you can weave in or leave out.


granny daughter
(GRANNY DAUGHTER) -A granny daughter is the first round of a granny square.
Chain 4, join with a slip stitch to your 1st chain to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3, make 2 double crochet inside ring, * (Chain 2 [corner], make 3 double crochet in ring); 

repeat from * 2 times more, chain 2, slip st in top of beginning chain 3.
Slip st in the next 2 double crochets to the corner.  End off leaving a 2" - 3" tail which you can weave in or leave out.


(SALTINES) -A saltine is the first two rounds of a granny square.   saltinesChain 4, join with a slip stitch to your 1st chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3, make 2 double crochet inside ring, * (Chain 2 [corner], make 3 double crochet in ring); 
repeat from * 2 times more, chain 2, slip st in top of beginning chain 3.
Slip st in the next 2 double crochets to the corner.


Round 2: Chain 3, (2 double crochet, Chain 2, 3 double crochet) in same space/corner – chain 1, then *(3 double crochet, Chain 2, 3 double crochet in next corner, Chain 1); repeat from * 2 more times, join with slip stitch to top of beg - Chain 3.
Slip stitch in next 3 double crochet to the next corner.  
End off leaving a 2" - 3" tail which you can weave in or leave out.

Now that you've made a bunch, what do you do with them?  My friend Dawn makes them into wonderful, warm blankets for those in need.

Dawn Marks
120 22nd ST N
Battle Creek, MI 49015
-Happy to take any size squares, saltines and yo-yo's. It's ok if your yo-yo's or saltines are a little big or small my method of joining is very forgiving on size differences.
-Any color is fine.
-Crochet, knit and woven squares are all fine.
-Tails/ends out is fine, just please leave at least a 2 inch end so I can tuck them in. If you like tucking/weaving your ends in that is fine too just please make sure you securely tuck/weave them.
-Any yarn is fine, just clearly label animal fibers(i.e. wool) so I can keep them separate.
-I receive mostly worsted weight yarn items but feel free to use lighter weight yarns you can always double strand them to make them thicker. Bulky weight is also fine.

I donate to several different charities. Including Battle Creek Veterans Hospital, Warm for Warriors, Freedom Landing, Valor House, Pine Ridge Reservation, One Nation Walking Together, Aid for Appalachia, Guatemala Birth Center.



 
This site has great pattern and pictures to show the difference.
http://www.crochetcabana.com/html/round_yoyo_gd_saltine.html 

 

  




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