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Hello Autumn: Granny Square



#grannysquareday2020


It's Granny Square day 2020!! What a strange year so far, but we can all take some small comfort from the certainty of a crochet granny square day each 15th August.


This year I've been working on my own design with an Autumnal flavour and I'm so happy to be able to share it with you all - Say hello to Autumn with me this granny square day!


The leaves are 3D and joined to the main granny square on one edge for stability and the border berries added as an autumnal finish to a neutral background. The finished granny square is 15cm x 15cm [6” x 6”].


If you prefer, you can download a printable version of the pattern here.


You will need


Yarn

Stylecraft Special DK(100% acrylic, 100g/295m)

White (1001) 

Burgundy (1035)

Grey (1099)


Hook

3.5mm (US E/11) standard crochet hook.


Other

Tension is not critical, but tension should be kept tight for clean lines.


Terminology and Pattern Notes

The main granny square is worked in rounds, do not turn at the end of each round.


Colour changes are worked on the last yrh of previous stitch.


Bobble st *yrh, insert hook into st, yrh and pull up a loop* 4 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook, ch1 to close and complete bobble.

All sts are UK terminology


Granny Square

Begin with a magic circle in white.


Rnd 1 Ch5, [counts as first tr and ch2], *3tr, ch2* 3 times, 2tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch.


Rnd 2 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2 tr in same ch sp, tr in each of next 3 sts* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.


Rnd 3 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 7 sts* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.


Rnd 4 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 11 sts* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Fasten off grey yarn and change to burgundy.

Rnd 5 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 8 sts, work a leaf (see ‘special stitches’), tr in each of next 7 sts* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Fasten off burgundy yarn and change to white.


Rnd 6 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 19 sts (behind leaf of previous round)* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Fasten off white yarn and change to grey.


Rnd 7 Ch1, *2dc in ch sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp, dc in each of next 12 sts, dc into next st and through base of leaf worked in rnd 5, dc in each of next 10 sts * 4 times, omitting last dc. Ss into starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Fasten off grey yarn and change to white.


Tip: Trs and chs are worked in white and bobbles are worked in burgundy for the next round. When working a bobble st, change to burgundy yarn on last yrh of previous st, and carry the white yarn using the tapestry method when not in use. When changing back to white for a tr, change yarn on last yrh of bobble st and carry the burgundy yarn when not in use.


Rnd 8 Ch3, *2tr in ch sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 3 sts, bobble st, tr in each of next 4 sts, bobble stitch, tr in each of next 5 sts, bobble stitch, tr in each of next 4 sts, bobble stitch, tr in each of next 4 sts, bobble st, tr in each of next 2 sts* 4 times, omitting last tr. Ss into 3rd ch of starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Fasten off burgundy and white yarn and join grey.


Rnd 9 Ch1, *2dc in ch sp, ch2, 2dc in same sp, dc in each of next 31 sts * 4 times, omitting last dc. Ss into starting ch and each of next 2 sts.

Tip: ch1 of bobble st is not counted as a st, do not work into it ch1 in rnd 9.

Fasten off and weave in all ends; block if necessary.


Special Stitch: Leaf


Tip: Turn at the end of each row when working a leaf.


Begin with ch10.


Row 1 Dc in second ch from hook, dc in each of next 7 sts, 5dc in next st, working back along the opposite side of ch, dc in each of next 6 sts, turn.


Row 2 Ch1 [counts as first st], fpdc in next 17sts, turn.


Row 3 Ch1 [does not count as st], dc in each of next 8 sts, 5dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, turn.


Row 4 Ch1, [counts as first st] fpdc in each of next 17sts, turn. Ch1, ss in each of next 9 sts to the middle of the base of the leaf. Ch6, ss into back of 8th tr just worked in round 5 of main square.


Congratulations on completing your Hello Autumn Granny Square!



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