by M. J. Joachim
I’m no longer making begonia squares. All day I thought of quilted nine-patches. By late afternoon, I was thinking of granny squares, but I want my afghan to be more closely woven than that, so I’m making my first square in my own granny square pattern. I think I’ll use the green in the center, with the variegated on the outer portion of my squares, then frame my nine-patches with the burgundy, and put a whole bunch of nine-patches together.
I think one of the things I like most about this square is that it has a bit of a ruffle to it. I can picture a great big, fluffy afghan floating across my bed or snuggling up with it on the couch.
Granny Square Afghan Project Pattern #112114
I purchased 3 skeins each of 4-ply Loops and Threads, Soft & Shiny yarn (311 yards p/skein). My colors are: Jewels, Citrus and Burgundy. I will make as many 9 patch squares as I can with this and together we will see how big the afghan will turn out.
Pattern uses 3 colors - A, B and C
Size J hook
Square Pattern Instructions
Step 1: Chain 6, make a ring by slip stitching into 1st chain
Step 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), make 2 more dc in center of ring
Step 3: Chain 1, make 3 dc in center of ring
Repeat Step 3 ten more times (so that you have 12 groups of 3 dc; chain 1, join with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round
Step 4: Slip stitch into each of next 2 dc and into 1st chain 1 space. Make beginning corner (chain 3 + 2 dc + chain 2 + 3 dc) in same space
Step 5: Chain 1, make 3 dc in next chain 1 space (twice)
Step 6: Chain 1, make corner (3 dc + chain 2 + 3 dc) in next chain 1 space
Repeat Steps 5 & 6 around, ending with Step 5 + chain 1; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round
Finish off Color A; join Color B to any chain 2 corner space
Note: Square is supposed to be ruffly.
Step 7: Make beginning corner (Step 4) in chain 2 space; repeat Step 5 for each chain 1 space and Step 6 for each chain 2 corner space, so that you have 3 double crochet stitches in each chain 1 space and (3 dc + chain 2 + 3 dc) in each chain 2 corner space, with chain 1 in between. Finish round with chain 1 and join with slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3 in round.
Step 8: Repeat Step 4, slip stitching into next chain 2 corner space. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 as instructed in Step 7 around. Finish off.
I hope you’ll enjoy following along as I make this new afghan. For those who want to do a crochet along, I will be making 9 of the squares in this pattern for my first 9 patch. You’re going to need a lot of these for the finished project, so feel free to make as many as you want (in multiples of 9). I’ll be posting the next steps as soon as I finish designing them for you.
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