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ochet Granny Squares with Crochet Me: 8 Fre

How to Crochet Granny Squareswith8 FREE

Granny SquarePatterns

How to Crochet 8 FREE Granny Squares Granny with SquarePatterns

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1 Light & Shadow Blanket Judith L. Swartz 2 Messenger Bag Judith L. Swartz 4 Kaleidoscope Scarf Judith L. Swartz

5 Four Corners Headband MK Carroll 6 Bangle BraceletMarilyn Murphy

Jestes Socks Boho 3 Child'sDevine Blocks Pullover 7 BeauxJohn Tracy St. Valentina

8 Gladiolus Vest Robyn Chachula

How to Crochet 8 FREE Granny Squares Granny with SquarePatternsgRanny SquaReS aRe The heaRT of crochet. Crochet granny squares are building blocks for all sorts of projects, and the granny square has endless variations, from solid stitch squares to flowery squares. here, we present you with 8 free granny square patterns, taking you from a simple bracelet to a classic granny square afghan to a lovely vest. the basic granny square is a series of shells worked with increases at the corners to create a square. youll find directions for the basic granny square motif on page 5 and tips for joining the motifs on page 14. if youre just venturing into granny squares, we have some great starter projects. The Bangle Bracelet by Marilyn Murphy is a perfect beginner project. Made up of tiny motif squares worked in a light yarn, this project will give you the basics on how to crochet granny squares. the granny does what it does best in The Light & Shadow Blanket. Judith L. Swartz organizes the usual scrappy look into a colorshading blanket based on a quilt pattern. With the Messenger Bag, Judith L. Swartz uses a four-round granny square as the building block, then joins several for a classic bag perfect for traveling around town. Styled after a bicycle messenger bag, its great on the bike or off. Once you have the basics down, you can explore variations on the granny square. the squares in the Four Corners Headband by MK Carroll are made up of solid stitches rather than shells, the better to show off pretty color-changing yarn. Marcy Smith Editor, CrochetMe.com the Kaleidoscope Scarf by Judith L. Swartz is made up of the Sow thistle Square Motif, a circle that blooms into a square. Tracy St. Johns Beaux Jestes Socks pay homage to two classic afghan patterns: granny squares and ripples. the grannies are tiny two-round motifs that let you play with colorits a great stashbuster if you have some sock-weight remnants. in the Childs Boho Blocks Pullover, Valentina Devine incorporates a spoked wheel in the center of a granny motif. the garment is formed entirely of squares, with some clever folding under the arms. Grannies step to the next level in Robyn Chachulas Gladiolus Vest. Stitch diagrams clearly show the variations on this elegant grannyfull motif, half motif, three-quarter motif and quarter motifand guide you through joining to create this lovely vest. We hope you enjoy getting to know your grannies! And wed love to see your finished granny square pattern in the gallery at CrochetMe.com. Best,

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Light & Shadow BlanketJudith L. Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4

Messenger BagJudith L. Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6

Childs Boho Blocks PulloverValentina Devine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9

how To CRoCheT gRanny SquaReS wiTh CRoCheTMe: 8 fRee gRanny SquaRe paTTeRnS

Kaleidoscope ScarfJudith L. Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12

A CrochetMe eBook edited by M ArCy SMithE d i t o r i a l S ta f f

Four Corners HeadbandMK Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15

Marcy Smith Sarah Read aSSiSTanT eDiToR Toni RexroateDiToR pRoJeCT eDiToR

Bangle BraceletMarilyn Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 17

CrEativE SErviCES

Beaux Jestes SocksTracy St. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19

Janice Tapia as noted iLLuSTRaTion gayle fordDeSigneR phoTogRaphy

Gladiolus VestRobyn Chachula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26

Projects and information are for inspiration and personal use only.

Stitch GlossaryTable of Contents

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Light & Shadow BLanketThe classic granny square afghan has become an icon of comfort and home, but here we give it a contemporary look. Bulky yarn allows you to work up this version quickly. Playing with four values of the three different colors and viewing the blanket on the diagonal takes your eye from night to day and back to night. Finished Size: About 47" square including border. Yarn: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15%

design by Judith l. swartz

Originally published in Getting Started: Crochet (interweave, 2006)

mohair; 125 yd [114 m], 113 g; ): M75 blue heirloom (i), 3 skeins; M83 raspberry (E), M78 Aztec turquoise (F), M29 Jacks plum (K), M85 ink blue (L), 2 skeins each; M155 lemon drop (A), M38 Lotus pink (B), M57 brite blue (C), M22 autumn harvest (D), M97 rust (G), M23 fuchsia (h), M89 roasted coffee (J), 1 skein each. obtain correct gauge.

Hook: Size K/1012 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to Notions: yarn needle, for weaving in loose ends; safety pins. Gauge: 1 motif = 515" square with size K/1012 (6.5 mm) hook. Skill Level: Easy.

BlanketMake 64 motifs divided as follows: 8 Motif i, 26 Motif ii, 18 Motif iii, 12 Motif iV (see page 5). Weave in loose ends. Using whipstitch and yarn to match the dominant edge color (this will change from area to area), assemble motifs according to the assembly diagram (see page 5).

BorderRnd 1: Starting at any corner with right side of work facing, attach first color (blue heirloom), ch 1, work 1 sc in each dc or ch, work 2 sc in each corner stitch (the corner stitch is the last stitch on a side and the first stitch on the next side, so you will have two stitches side by side with two stitchesJoe Coca

How to Crochet Granny Squares with CrochetMe: 8 Free Granny Crochet Patterns2010 interweave Press, llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | www.crochetme.com

How to Crochet Granny Squares with CrochetMe: 8 Free Granny Crochet Patternsworked in each one), mark each corner with a safety pin, join with sl st to beg ch 1. this works out to 15 sc per square or 120 sc per side of blanket for a total of 480 sc. Rnd 2: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each sc, working 2 hdc in each corner stitch and moving markers accordingly, join with sl st to top of ch 2. Fasten off. Rnd 3: Attach second color (ink blue), work as for round 2. Fasten off. Rnd 4: Attach third color (Jacks plum), ch 1, work 1 sc in each hdc, working 2 sc in each corner stitch, join with sl st to beg ch 1. Fasten off.

Pattern StitchGranny Square MotifNote: Each motif is made up of three colors. See colorway sequences and diagram and key for motif placement (group of colors). With first color ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 2 dc into ring, (ch 3, work 3 dc into ring) 3 times, ch 3, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off. Rnd 2: Attach second color to any ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into same space, (ch 1, [into next ch-3 sp work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc ]) 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off. Rnd 3: Attach third color to any ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into same space, (ch 1, work 3 dc into next ch-1 space, ch 1, work [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into next ch-3 space) 3 times, ch 1, work 3 dc into next ch-1 space, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.I

FinishingWeave in loose ends. Steam or block to size. JUDith L. SWArtz is the author of the popular Hip to Crochet, Hip to Knit, and Dogs in Knits (all interweave Press), and former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin.GSC, chapter 9, Light and Shadow Blanket

Schematic, Assembly Diagram, & Key

Motif PlacementMotif I Assembly Diagram, & Key Schematic,First color: lemon drop (A) I Second color: Lotus pink (B) II third color: brite blue (C)II III III IV II I II IV II IV III IV III III IV III IV II II II II I II II III III IV III II II I II II III III III III II II I II II III IV III III II II I II II IV IV IV IIII III II II IIIII I IV II IV GSC, chapter 9, Light and Shadow Blanket

Colorway Sequences Diagram IIGSC, chapter 9, Light and C Motif iColors a, B, Shadow Blanket Motif iiiColors g, h, i III IV Schematic, Assembly Diagram, & Key

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First color: autumn harvest (D) I II II II III Second color: raspberry III III (E) IV third color: Aztec turquoise III (F) II I II IIII I III IV II II III IV

Motif iiColors D, e, fIII II II I I II II III II I II II III III IV IV II II I II II III III IV

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First color: rust (G) II III I II II Second color: fuchsia (h) IVII third color: blue heirloom (i) IV III II III I II IIIII II II I

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First color: roasted III II (J) II coffee IV III IV Second color: Jacks plum (K) third color: ink blue (L) First color: blue heirloom (i) Second color: ink blue (L) third color: Jacks plum (K)

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Light & Shadow Blanket

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