Monday, August 4, 2014

Colorado Strong - Heart Granny Square Crochet pattern

I have a lot of fun patterns 
and projects planned for this month.

Not only is it Colorado's Birth month, 
but also my daughter's, 
So check back often for lots of fun! 

 I worked on this Granny Square for 3 days 

trying to get the shaping on the heart right.

I was going for a 3D effect.

I do really like the the finished results, 
and think it would work for any colors.
Please take moment 
and show this pattern some
It is a Simple Granny Square,
 and once you
 get the heart down down, 
the rest is a piece of cake.
I took a gazillion pictures trying
 to get the red rounds clear, 
but photographing red is quite tricky.
I think I got it pretty clear.

Colorado Strong  -10 inch Granny Square
By Sara Sach

Skill - Easy

Materials:
H hook
Yarn- Any Worsted Weight ( 4) will work -
 I used I Love This Yarn!  From Hobby Lobby
Yellow, Red, Royal Blue and White
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches-
Chain     (ch)
Slip Stitch     (sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Half Double crochet ( hdc)
Triple (treble) crochet  - tr
Front Loops Only - FLO


R 1 - Heart- With yellow yarn, Ch 4, ( counts as 1st dc)
11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to the top of the ch 4,   ( 12 dc)

R : 2 - Working in the FLO of R: 1,
loop 1 - sc, hdc
loop 2 - 2 dc
loop 3 - 3 tr
loop 4 - dc, hdc
loop 5 -  2hdc
loop 6 - 1 tr, ch1
loop 7 -1 tr
loop 8 - 2 hdc
loop 9 -hdc, dc
loop 10 - 3 tr
loop 11 - 2 dc
loop 12 - hdc, sc , join to loop 1 with a sl st, 
cut yarn and weave in your ends.

R : 3 - Join red yarn to 1st  Back loop of R: 1, ch 3 ( counts as 1st dc) 
1 dc in the same loop, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st,  ( 24 dc)

R : 4 - Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the 1st dc, sk the next 2 dc, 
* 3dc in the next dc, skip the next 2 dc, 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc  in the next st *, 
Repeat From * to * 2 more times, 
skip the next 2 dc, 3 dc in the next st, ch 2, join with a sl st, 
  ( 4 corners, 4 3 dc clusters)

From here on out - It is a basic Granny square!

R : 5 - Sl st to center of the 1st corner, 
Change yarn to Royal Blue, ch3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2,
 * 3 Dc in the next 2  ch 2 spaces, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner*  
Repeat  from * to * 2 more times,
dc 3, ch 2 in the next 2 ch2 spaces, join with a slip st,
( 4 corners, 8  3 dc clusters)

R : 6 - ch3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2,
 * 3 Dc in the next 3  ch 2 spaces, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner* 
  Repeat  from * to * 2 more times,
dc 3, ch 2 in the next 3 ch2 spaces, join with a slip st,
( 4 corners, 12  3 dc clusters)

R : 7 - Sl st to center of the 1st corner, 
Change yarn to White , ch3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2,
 * 3 Dc in the next 4  ch 2 spaces, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner* 
  Repeat  from * to * 2 more times,
dc 3, ch 2 in the next 4 ch2 spaces, join with a slip st,
( 4 corners, 16  3 dc clusters)

R : 8 - Sl st to center of the 1st corner, 
Change yarn to Royal Blue , ch3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2,
 * 3 Dc in the next 5  ch 2 spaces, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner*  
Repeat  from * to * 2 more times,
dc 3, ch 2 in the next 5 ch2 spaces, join with a slip st,
( 4 corners, 20  3 dc clusters)

R : 9 - ch3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2,
 * 3 Dc in the next 6  ch 2 spaces, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner*  
Repeat  from * to * 2 more times,
dc 3, ch 2 in the next 6 ch2 spaces, join with a slip st,
( 4 corners, 24  3 dc clusters)

Cut yarn  and weave in all your ends.

This picture is my inspiration
 for this granny square. 
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