Friday, 29 June 2012

Granny Wheel Squares

I love Attic24. Reading her colourful blog originally inspired me to learn to crochet and I'm now becoming braver with colour thanks to her bold combinations. I bought a lot Drops Muskat yarn in bright, primary shades from this fantastic shop, intending to make a ripple blanket. After several attempts I just wasn't feeling the colour changes and I ripped it back. I've tried a few patterns over the past 2 weeks like HexagonsFlowers in the Snow and a Babette. Then I came across this inspiring post and decided that was the pattern I wanted to do, but Lucy hasn't published it yet. I was feeling impatient so I went back to her original post and tried to work out the pattern from a picture. Here is what I've been hooking this afternoon:


Do you like them? I really LOVE them. The colours in this photo are a little off but they still look awesome. I can't wait to get hooking some more. The pattern is so fun, easy and the colour changes look fantastic. I don't know how I'm going to join them - maybe slip stitching with the wrong sides together or a sc join in white or maybe denim blue. Any ideas?

So, just in case you feel like hooking up your own Granny Wheel Squares I've written down how I made them. I hope Lucy doesn't mind me writing her pattern out for you to use!

I'm using US terms here. Just to reiterate - this is not my pattern. 

Ch 4, join with ss to form a ring
Round 1 - Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1ch) *1dc in ring, ch1* repeat 11 times, ss into 3rd ch and fasten off
Round 2 - Join new colour to any ch 1 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc in same space, ch1, *2 dc in next ch1 space, ch 1* repeat 11 times, ss to 3rd chain and fasten off.
Round 3 - Join new colour to any ch 1 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 2dc in same space, ch1, *3 dc in next ch1 space, ch1* repeat 11 times, ss to 3rd chain and fasten off.
Round 4 - Join new colour to any ch 1 space, ch3 (counts as 1 dc) 3 dc in same space, ch 1, *4 dc in next ch1 space, ch1* repeat 11 times, ss to 3rd chain and fasten off.
Round 5 - Join new colour to any ch 1 space, ch3 (counts as 1 dc) 3 dc in same space, ch1, 4 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, [4 tr ch2 4 tr] in next ch 1 space, ch1, *4 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, 4dc in next ch1 space, ch1, [4 tr ch2 4 tr] in next ch 1 space ch1* repeat 3 times, ss into ch 3 and fasten off
I also added a round of sc in the same colour as Round 5.

Thanks for reading,

Em xxx

PS. I'm getting my camera soon so I'll be posting more often then. 

5 comments:

  1. Your squares a beautiful and like your blog.

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  2. I love your squares, the colours are gorgeous. What are you going to do with them?

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    1. I'm not sure yet, any ideas?

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  3. Hi, I found your blog via ravelry/attic 24 - thank you soooo much for the link to my shop!! The crochet chain. I will put a link on my site to your blog too!! Love your inspiration and I have to say while I crochet all the time, recently I have been thinking about getting the sewing machine out!! Beeeuuutiful colours!

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    1. Thanks for the link back. I'm planning on a ripple with drops cotton light (when you get some more in stock) that I'll blog about. You should definitely have a go at sewing. I'm doing it by hand and its a nice break from my crochet projects.

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