Granny Squares and Stripes


Finished Size: 53 inches (135 cm) by 53 inches (135 cm)
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK:
 6-skeins of cream # 1005
1-skeins of the following colors: Turquoise # 1068, Magenta # 1084, Saffron #1081 (for the trim and for making granny squares)
Different left over colors of Stylecraft Special dk yarns were used for granny squares
I buy my yarn at Deramores
Hook Size: G-6 (4mm)
Stitches used: 
Basic stitches:  ch-chain , sc-single crochet,  hdc-half double crochet, dc-double crochet, tr-treble/triple, sk-skip a stitch, yo-yarn over
Special Stitches:
Cluster Stitch- (Yo, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook.
Puff stitch- *yo, insert hook into stitch indicated and pull up a loop, * repeat from * to* four more times, yo and pull through all 9 loops on the hook, ch 1 to close stitch.
Spike hdc- Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space one round below next stitch or space and pull up a loop to the level of the current stitch, yarn over and pull through all three loops

Notes about pattern:
This pattern is written in U.S. terms                

Sunburst Granny Square (Make 9 for the center, 40 for border) 
4 rows = 4 x 4 inch (10cm x 10cm) square
I used the first four rows of the pattern by Priscilla Hewitt found here

Make a Magic ring
Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 15 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (16 dc) Fasten off.
Round 2: Attach yarn with a sl st to any dc, ch 1, puff st in the same st and in each dc around; join with a sl st to the first puff st. (16 puff sts) Fasten off.
Round 3: Attach yarn with a sl st in the ch 1 sp of any puff st, ch 2, (cluster st, ch 2) in the same sp and in each ch 1 sp around; join with a sl st to the beginning cluster st. (16 clusters) Fasten off.
Round 4: Attach yarn with a sl st to any ch 2 sp, ch 4 to count as the first trc, 2 trc in the same sp, (*3 dc in the next ch 2 sp, 3 hdc in the next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in the next ch 2 sp*, [3 trc, ch 3, 3 trc] all in the next ch 2 sp for corner) Repeat between ( )’s 2 times, then repeat from * to * once; 3trc in the same sp as beginning trc, ch 3; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4. Fasten off, weave in ends

After making 9 squares join them together. There are many different ways you can join your squares, these squares were put together with a ss join.

Granny Stripe Rows
Sc around the blanket making sure to have an even amount of stitches on all sides.
Since the next rows are going to be done in the granny stripe pattern and this pattern is done in multiples of 3, the number of sc on each side needs to be divisible by 3. I ended up with 48 sc on each side and 3 sc in each corner.

Granny Stripe Pattern- 6 rows = 2" (5.08 cm)
Round 1:  Attach yarn in the center sc of the 3 sc corner, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same st
*skip 2 sts, work 3 dc into next st (this is a 3 dc cluster),* repeat from * to *  to the corner  3 sc, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the center sc of the 3 sc corner, repeat from * to * to the next corner, around the blanket to beginning ch 3, join with ss,

* for rounds 2-9 you will be working in the spaces between the dc clusters

Rounds 2-9: sl st to the ch 2 space in the corner, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same sp, * 3 dc in each sp between dc clusters to the corner, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the corner ch 2 sp * repeat from * to * around the blanket, join with sl st to beginning ch 3,
End off after round 9, weave in ends

Mini Granny Square-(make 36) each square is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (5.58 cm x 5.58 cm) 
Make a Magic Circle or ch 4 and join with a ss to beginning ch to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 3, 2dc in the circle, ch 2, *3dc in the circle ch 2* repeat from * to * two more times, join with sl st to the beginning ch 3 (4-3dc clusters, 4-ch2 spaces)
Round 2: sl st to the next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space,  *ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3dc in the next ch 2 sp * repeat from * to * two more times, ending with ch 1, sl st in the beginning ch 3 
Round 3:  sl st to the next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch 2 sp *Repeat from * to * 2 more times, ending with a ch1, 3 dc,in next sp, ch 1, join with sl st to the beginning ch 3, end off, weave in ends

Join squares together using a ss join to form a strip of squares and add the strips to the blanket with a ss join. 


Notes on Granny Stripe Rows


Granny Stripe Pattern- 4 rows = 2” (5.08 cm)
Round 1: sl st to the ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, * 3 dc in the next ch 3 sp* repeat from * to * to the corner ch 3 sp, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the corner ch 3 sp, repeat from * to * and 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in each corner around the blanket, sl st in the beginning ch 3 (39-3 dc clusters on each side of the blanket, 2-3 dc clusters, ch 2 in each corner)
Round 2-10: sl st to the space between the 3 dc cluster, ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, * 3 dc in the next sp between 3 dc cluster,  repeat from *  to the corner ch 2 sp, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * to * and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each corner around the blanket, sl st in the beginning ch 3
End off after round 10, weave in ends

40 Sunburst Granny Square for the next border (see pattern above)

Make 40 starburst granny squares, make sure to weave in ends. Put the granny squares together in rows using the slip stitch joining method. I made 2 strips of 9 squares and 2 strips of 11 squares.

Once you have the strips completed join them to the blanket using the slip stitch joining method. Weave in ends.


Final Granny Stripe Rows

Sc around the blanket making sure to have an even amount of stitches on all sides
Since the next rows are going to be done in the granny stripe pattern and it is done in multiples of 3, the number of sc on each side has to be divisible by 3. I ended up with 183 sc on each side and 3 sc in each corner.

Round 1- follow granny stripe pattern row 1 above

Round 2- 8-follow granny stripe pattern row 2 above, end off after round 8, weave in ends

Final Edging

Round 1- sc around the blanket, 3 sc in the corner ch 1 sp (211 sts), do not end off place a stitch marker in the loop.
Round 2- with a new color, join with a sl s tin the st 2 sts to the left of the corner st. Ch 3, sk 1 st, * hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, repeat from * around to the corner, (hdc, ch 1, hdc ) in the 2nd sc of the 3 sc corner, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3, end off, weave in ends
Round 3- remove stitch marker, pull the yarn from rd 1 to the front, pull loop through the ch 1 loop of round 2, ch 3, sk next st, * spike hdc over the ch1 space of round 2 into the sc of round 1, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * to corner (hdc, ch1, hdc) in corner ch 1 sp, repeat from * around , join with sl st to beginning ch 3, do not end off place a stitch marker in the loop. Replace st marker
Round 4: with a new color, join with a sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, * hdc in the next ch1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * to the corner, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in corner ch 1 sp, repeat from * around , join with a sl st to beginning ch 3, end off, weave in ends
Round 5: Repeat round 3, but spike hdc into the hdc from rd 3, do not end off place a stitch marker in the loop. Replace stitch marker
Round 6-7: repeat rounds 4 and 5
Round 8: sl st into ch 1 sp, * 2 sc in each ch1 sp  to the corner, 3 sc in each corner ch 1 sp, repeat from * around , join to beginning sc
Round 9: sl st in sc, ( sc, ch 3, sc) in the same st, sk next st,* (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next st, sk next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to the first sc, fasten off, weave in ends


*Make as many Granny Square and Stripe blankets as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*



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