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Bootchacka
« on: July 05, 2011 08:23:11 PM »

Hello hello.  It took me a good 4 months to figure out the granny square and now im addicted.  I love making these squares. I just wanted to know everyones favorite variation of the granny and links to patterns <3 I want to make a binder just for various granny patterns. I know Art of Crochet by Teresa has a bunch but I want to know yourr favorites. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011 04:51:41 AM »

My favourite motif for making a more solid blanket than a granny square can give you is this circle-to-square motif:


I can't remember where I first saw this kind of pattern, but I do have my altered version (it has a bigger circle).  It's written in a way that assumes you know how to do an appropriate turning chain (and assumes you know which turning chains count as stitches) :

Rnd 1: 12 dc
Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc from previous round (24 dc)
Rnd 3: *2dc in one st, 1dc in next st* 12 times (36 dc)
Rnd 4: *1dc, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st* 12 times (48 dc)
Rnd 5: *1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc in next st* 12 times (60 dc)
Change colours here if you want.
Rnd 6: *1sc in each of 10 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* 4 times (76 sts)
Rnd 7: *1hdc in each sc of previous rnd (10hdc), 1dc in each of next 4 sts, 5dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts* 4 times (92 sts)
Rnd 8: 1dc in each st, 5dc in the middle stitch of the 5dc on previous round. (108 sts)

To make it bigger, repeat Rnd 8 as many times as you want. It will add 16 sts to your count each time. If you want a bigger circle in the centre, well, youre going to have to finesse the pattern a bit.

In your searches for new patterns, you may want to expand you search terms to include "motif" as generally, "granny square" refers to a specific pattern, whereas "motif" includes a variety of shapes and patterns.
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madame marigold
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011 05:54:01 AM »

OH nicely done! Love the colors! Where did you pick up the multicolored one? First thought that comes (to me) with those colors is Easter!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 05:57:48 AM »

It reminds me of Easter, too!  I'm thinking of finding a solid colour that matches the blueish colour in the varigated and joining the squares with that.

The yarn is all Bernat Satin - likely found either at Michaels or Mary Maxim.  I'm not sure if that variegated is still being made, though.  When I see a colour of this kind of yarn being discontinued I tend to snap it all up. lol
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MollyGirl
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011 07:48:25 AM »

Don't know if you have found this site or not, but there are a ton of patterns for various size squares.  I usually make the 7" squares.  Smiley
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Bootchacka
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011 07:49:39 AM »

My favourite motif for making a more solid blanket than a granny square can give you is this circle-to-square motif:


I can't remember where I first saw this kind of pattern, but I do have my altered version (it has a bigger circle).  It's written in a way that assumes you know how to do an appropriate turning chain (and assumes you know which turning chains count as stitches) :

Rnd 1: 12 dc
Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc from previous round (24 dc)
Rnd 3: *2dc in one st, 1dc in next st* 12 times (36 dc)
Rnd 4: *1dc, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st* 12 times (48 dc)
Rnd 5: *1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc in next st* 12 times (60 dc)
Change colours here if you want.
Rnd 6: *1sc in each of 10 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* 4 times (76 sts)
Rnd 7: *1hdc in each sc of previous rnd (10hdc), 1dc in each of next 4 sts, 5dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts* 4 times (92 sts)
Rnd 8: 1dc in each st, 5dc in the middle stitch of the 5dc on previous round. (108 sts)

To make it bigger, repeat Rnd 8 as many times as you want. It will add 16 sts to your count each time. If you want a bigger circle in the centre, well, youre going to have to finesse the pattern a bit.

In your searches for new patterns, you may want to expand you search terms to include "motif" as generally, "granny square" refers to a specific pattern, whereas "motif" includes a variety of shapes and patterns.



I started making a bunch of sqaures like that with rainbow purples in the middle and black on the outside to make a backpack, i have maybe 10 squares and never finished lol
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Bootchacka
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011 07:50:34 AM »

Don't know if you have found this site or not, but there are a ton of patterns for various size squares.  I usually make the 7" squares.  Smiley

what site?
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011 08:01:28 AM »

Probably this one: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory.php
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MollyGirl
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011 08:35:33 AM »

That's the one!  Sorry about that I hit send to fast!
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Bootchacka
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011 08:50:20 AM »

Ive never seen that site before.  Thanks <3
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