A little late this month for the Granny-Spiration Challenge by EyeLoveKnots.
The cowl pattern makes for a nice stashbuster; it’s easy to adjust in size, thus allowing you to use any yarn you have on hand.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) 3 Colors
Crochet Hook: I 5.50mm
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 12.75″ by 7.5″.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
CC = Color C
Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Stdc = Standing Double Crochet
Sthdc = Standing Half Double Crochet
Stsc = Standing Single Crochet
Note: Refer to this tutorial for the Standing Crochet Stitches
Make 6, or as many as you want to increase the length.
Rnd 1: With CA, ch 4, work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc), ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times into 4th ch from hook; join with sl st in first dc. FO. [12 sts]
Rnd 2: Join CB to ch-2 sp with a stdc, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2] in same ch-2 sp, [3 dc, ch 2] twice in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first dc. FO. [24 sts]
Rnd 3: Join CC to corner ch-2 sp with a stdc, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2] in same ch-2 sp, *[3 dc, ch 2] in next ch-2 sp**, [3 dc, ch 2] twice in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first dc. FO. [36 sts]
Rnd 4: Join CA to corner ch-2 sp with a stsc, work another 2 sc in same sp, *sc in each st and ch up to next corner**, 3 sc in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending last rep at **. [64 sts]
Fasten off CA on first square. For all other squares, use CA to sl st one side of granny to previous square. Holding two grannies with wrong sides together and right sides facing out, sl st from one corner to the next corner going in under all four loops. FO. Refer to image below.
Note: The corner stitch is the middle st of the 3 sc sts made in corner ch-2 sp in Rnd 4.
Once all squares are joined to form a straight line, take the last square and join it to the first in same manner as before to form a tube. Do Not FO, but continue with Edging below.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, bpsc into each st around making sure to once again catch all the corner sts of Rnd 4. Join with sl st in first bpsc. [102 sts]
Note: Make sure to end with an even number of sts in Rnd 1.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc. [102 sts] FO.
Rnd 3: Join CB with a sthdc in same st as where previous Rnd was joined. Hdc in next st and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. [102 sts] FO.
Rnd 4: Join CC with a sthdc in same st as where previous Rnd was joined, hdc once more in same st (first cluster made), *sk next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [102 sts] FO.
Note: Think of the 2 hdc made in each st as one cluster. For next Rnd, work your sts in sp between the clusters.
Rnd 5: Sk the st where the join was made, sk the next hdc; Join CA with a stsc in sp before next hdc, ch 1, *sk next sp, (sc, ch 1) in sp before next hdc (cluster). [51 ch-1 sps]
Rnd 6: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1) in same sp and into each sp around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
Join CA to opposite edge and rep Rnds 1-6.
And now, please head over to EyeLoveKnots to view Alexandra’s pattern for the Granny Stashbusting Tissue Box Cover. And also be sure to check out the giveaway for a lovely skirt pattern, a top and a cardigan!