Saturday, December 12, 2015

August Scarf of the Month: Scrappy Granny






  Hey, how about a free pattern? The Scarf of the Month series has been on hold because of July's disaster... But I'm done waiting. Let's skip July and get to August, because there's even more patterns backing up!




  The Scrappy Granny Scarf was designed to use up those half-skeins taking up room in yarn stashes everywhere. Unlike a classic Granny Square that can use up smaller scraps of yarn, this rectangular Granny needs longer bits to finish a round. So, dig out those color-coordinated I-made-a-hat-now-what?-skeins, and let's get our Granny on!




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  You could make this scarf more colorful and use up shorter 1/4 skeins by switching colors every round. I worked with what I had on hand to create this scarf. If you plan on doing the same, then check out this progress post showing you how to judge whether you'll have enough yarn to make it around the pattern. Finished size of my six-round scarf if 60" (150 cm) long by 7.5" (18.75 cm) wide. You could work less rows for a skinnier scarf, or continue working rounds for a wrap! Directions are included at the end of the pattern if you would like to continue working around.



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Skill level:






Materials:
Worsted (4) weight yarn
-I used Red Heart Super Saver in:
Color A - French Country
Color B - White
Color C - Blue*
*I lost the label for this scrap. I could have sworn this color was "Royal", but after double-checking on Red Heart's webpage, it appears to be called "Blue". If they do sell a "Royal" and I just missed it, then this is Royal.
Crochet hook size J/10 - 6.00 MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle
Stitch markers (optional - to mark beginning chain)




Gauge:
In 4" by 4" (10 cm by 10 cm)
Four sets of 3-double crochet
4 rows -or- 2 rounds


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Notes:
Chain 4 at beginning of rounds counts as one double crochet + chain 1. Use stitch markers if needed.

There are no chains between double crochet sets! I know so many of you will say "I got this, it's a granny square" - but beware of no chains! Only chain-1 for corners.

Pattern is written in multiples of 3 + 1.




Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double crochet (dc)

Back loop (b/L)
Begin/beginning (beg)
Front loop (f/L)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Stitch (st)




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Directions:


Chain 140 to begin. (136 = 45 multiples + 1, + 3 for beg dc, + 1 for ch-1 corner space.)


Round 1:
Make 3 dc in b/L of fourth ch from hook. (Sk 2 chs, make 3 dc) 44 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in same st. Ch 1. Working around, make 3 dc in f/L of same st. (Sk 2, make 3 dc in f/L) 44 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in same st. Make 2 dc in same st as beg ch. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


Round 2:
Sl st in ch-1 corner sp. Ch 4, make 3 dc in same sp. *(Sk 3, make 3 dc in sp after set) 45 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in same sp.* Make (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 corner sp. Repeat from * to * one time. Make 2 dc in the same space as beg ch. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


Round 3:
Sl st in ch-1 corner sp. Ch 4, make 3 dc in same sp. *(Sk 3, make 3 dc in space after set) 46 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in the same sp. Sk 3 dc, make 3 dc in sp after set.* (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 space. Repeat from * to * one time. Make 2 dc in the same sp as the beg ch. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


Round 4:
Sl st in ch-1 corner sp. Ch 4, make 3 dc in same sp. *(Sk 3, make 3 dc in spce after set) 47 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in the same sp. (Sk 3, make 3 dc in sp after set) 2 times.* (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 corner sp. Repeat from * to * one time. Make 2 dc in same sp as beg ch. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


Round 5:
Sl st in corner ch-1 sp. Ch 4, make 3 dc in same sp. *(Sk 3, make 3 dc in space after set) 48 times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in the same sp. (Sk 3, make 3 dc in sp after set) 3 times.* (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 corner sp. Repeat from * to * one time. Make 2 dc in same sp as beg ch. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


Round 6*:
Sl st in corner ch-1 sp. Ch 4, make 3 dc in the same sp. (Sk 3, make 3 dc in space after set) 49 (...) times. Ch 1, make 3 dc in same sp as last. (Sk 3, make 3 dc in sp after set) 4 (...) times.* (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to * one time. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.


* If you wish to continue the pattern for a wrap, just follow the last round! Replace the number before the (...) with the next highest number each round.


Bind off, weave in ends.


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Happy Crocheting!





18 comments:

  1. gotta love scrap busters that turn out so pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I got lucky... I almost used a blue that was like - Eww - with it, lol!

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  2. Lovely colors and pattern !!!
    Have a nice Sunday !
    Anna

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  3. I love this. I am currently making scarves for gifts, and had not considered making any with granny squares. With lots of ends and pieces of skeins, I think that just changed. Thanks!

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    1. You are very welcome, Linda Sue! I've been stuck in a one-color-scarf rut. This got me out of it, and helped clean up my stash!

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  4. My stash never seems to have enough yarn scraps of one thickness to make anything coherent with. I'll keep saving them up for cool projects like this.

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    1. My stash is suffering from a similar condition... I had quite a time finding the right colors for this project. If only there was a way to combine sport, bulky, worsted and thread... Without it looking like a disaster!

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  5. Don't ask me how or why, but I seem only to have leftovers app. 1-10m long. A scarf made out of these would not really look anything as nice as yours!

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    1. Marjan, with all your beautiful work, I know you'll find some way to use them up! :)

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  6. Ah, it's lovely, you can't beat a good granny square for retro loveliness! I love the idea of a granny rectangle.
    For people with smaller lengths in their stash could this work by making shorter rectangles then joining them for a scarf? Maybe 3 or 4 like this pattern but shorter? Does that make any sense at all? In the new year I might experiment!

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    1. That's a great idea, Julia! With the right combo of colors, that would be lovely. My stash is a riot of mismatched shades, so I was lucky just to find these three colors. Having longer lengths of a neutral helps to break up the color changes.

      I would also love to work another like this, just changing colors when I run out of scrap... But I have too much OCD for that. I need clearly defined lines. I think in concept, it would be cool, but I would have a nervous breakdown working on it (lol).

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  7. I adore the color choice for this - perfect for everyone every time of year. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again in the new year.

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I'll definitely be partying in 2016!

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  8. This scarf is beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

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