Thursday, September 8, 2016

Big Circle Grannies - revised.


I needed to donate some 8" squares, and came up with this pattern. Originally published in 2016 - and revised in Jan 2019. Written in US terms. Abbreviations at end of pattern.

You will need a 4 mm hook, stitch marker, and dk/ 8 ply oddments.

Each round joins a new colour. Rotate your starting point to create a less noticeable seam.

Make a magic ring, or ch 4, and sl st to create a ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (1 dc and a chain) * 1 dc, 1 ch, repeat (from *) 11 times, sl st into 3rd chain from beginning, fasten off. {12 dc and 12 ch}
Round 2: Ch 3 and 1 dc into any chain space, (ch 1, 2 dc) into next chain space and each ch sp around, 1 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from beginning, fasten off. {24 dc 12 ch}
Round 3: Ch 3 and 2 dc into any chain space, (ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch sp and each chain space around, 1 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from beginning, fasten off. {36 dc, 12 ch}




Round 4: (3 ch, 3 dc), in any ch sp, (1 ch, 4 dc) in next chain space, and each ch sp around, 1 ch, sl st into 3rd chain from beginning. {48 dc, 12 ch}

Round 5: (3 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in any ch sp, (2 ch, 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) into next ch sp, and each ch sp around, 2 dc, sl st into 3rd chain from beginning. {48 dc, 24 ch}

Round 6: (3ch, 3dc) in any ch-2 sp, (1 ch, 1 dc) into next ch-1 sp, * (1 ch, 4 dc) in ch-2 sp, (1 ch, 1 dc) in ch-1 sp, rep from * around, 1 ch,  sl st into 3rd chain from beginning. {60 dc, 24 ch}

Round 7: Mark any space to the right  of the single dc, (4 ch, 1 tr) in marked sp, (5 ch, 2 tr)in next ch-1 sp, *[(3 ch, 2 dc) into next space, (2 dc) into next space] twice; (3 ch, 2 tr) in next ch sp, (5 ch, 2 tr) in next sp; rep from * 3 times, 3 ch, sl st into 3rd ch from beginning. {32 dc, 12 tr, 56 ch}





Round 8: (3 ch and 2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in any corner sp, *(1 ch, 4 dc) into next sp, [(3 ch, 4 dc) into next space] twice, (1 ch, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next space, repeat from * two times; (1 ch, 4 dc) into next sp, [(3 ch, 4 dc) into next space] twice, 1 ch, sl st to 3rd chain from beg.{72 dc, 33 ch}


Round 9: (3ch and 2dc, 3ch, 3dc) in any corner sp, *(1 ch, 2 dc) into next sp, [(2 ch, 5 dc) into next sp] twice, 2 ch, 2 dc into next sp; (1 ch, 3 dc 3 ch 3 dc) into next space, repeat from * two times, *(1 ch, 2 dc) into next sp, [(2 ch, 5 dc) into next sp] twice, 2 ch, 2 dc into next sp, 1 ch, sl st to 3rd ch from beg. { dc,  ch}






Abbreviations used
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
sp - space
sl st - slip stitch
st/s - stitch/es
beg - beginning
rep - repeat
( ) indicate stitches to be worked in same st/sp
[ ] indicate section to be repeated. 

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