We still have winter weather in Northern Virginia so I try to squeeze in as many knitting and crochet projects as possible. Besides, I know myself: as soon as the weather turns warmer I am busy with furniture painting. Today I like to write a bit about granny squares. In the 70s we saw lots and lots of Groovy granny squares:
Don’t you think your husband or son would just love to have one of these?
The granny squares have changed..for the better! First of all we have more variety in yarns and colors, that makes all the difference. Who wouldn’t want one of these beautiful pillows?
Maybe you have seen the “square” granny squares but next I will give you a tutorial about a rectangle granny square pillow top with only one “square” in the middle. Do I make sense? I think when you see the individual pictures you will have no problem. Here we go:
Different colors yarn or leftover yarns of same weight. I used DK weight.
Finished size rectangle granny square 11″ x 6″
1) Ch. 33
2) on Right side 2 dc in 4th ch* ch1, sk 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch* repeat from * until you have 8 groups, in last ch: 3 chs, 3 dcs, 3 chs.
3) Cont. on other side: 8x 1 ch, 3 dcs in same ch. as previous round. At the end: 3 chs, 3 dcs, 3 chs, 1 sl.st in 3rd ch.
4) Turn work over and cont. on Wrong side
5) Around corner spaces: ch 1, 3 dcs, 3 chs, 3 dcs; around other spaces: 1 ch, 3 dcs
6) round 3 to 7 same as round 2. around corner spaces same as long sides.
In the next picture I am sewing together the four rectangles and one square. Make sure the last round of your squares are all of the same color. That color ties all the colors together.
Here is the finished piece! Just make a regular pillow and carefully hand sew the crocheted piece to the front. Try it yourself, it is not difficult and it surely gives a cozy “vibe”!
My tutorial was also featured in Favecrafts.com!