March, 2015

  1. beginner granny square scarf

    March 20, 2015 by Angie

    I recently made this granny square scarf in black. It’s a free Red Heart pattern I got in an email. It’s available on their site here and I’ve pasted the pattern below. It was quick and fun. I wanted a black scarf because I have mostly dark-colored winter clothes, but now I’m kinda jealous of the bright blue color Red Heart used.

    fixed granny square scarfAngie for scale.

    Materials

    Loops & Threads Impeccable 4 weight yarn in black
    6.5mm K hook
    scissors
    yarn needle

    close up

    Scarf measures approximately 7” x 55” (18 x 139.5 cm).

    Pattern

    Notes

    1. Granny squares are worked in joined rounds with right side facing.
    2. Rows are worked back and forth off the last round of each end square. Last rows are sewn to opposite sides of center square to complete the scarf.

     

    Center Granny Square
    Ch 3; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

    Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 3; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc (four 3-dc groups) and 4 ch-3 spaces. Slip st across to ch-3 space.

    Round 2: Slip st in next 2 dc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-3 space (first corner made), *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space (corner made); repeat from * twice, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—4 corners.

    Round 3: Slip st in next 2 dc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-3 space (first corner made), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 space (corner made), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * twice, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—4 corners and four 3-dc groups (one 3-dc group on each side between corners).

    Round 4: Slip st in next 2 dc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 space, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 space, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from ** to next corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—4 corners and two 3-dc groups on each side between corners.

    Round 5: Repeat Round 4—4 corners and three 3-dc groups on each side between corners. Fasten off.

    End Granny Square and Extension (make 2) Work same as center granny square but do not fasten off.

    Row 1: Slip st in next 2 dc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, *ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last ch-3 space, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-3 space, turn—six 3-dc groups and 5 ch-1 spaces.

    Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), ch 1, skip first 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last 3 dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—five 3-dc groups, 2 dc, and 6 ch-1 spaces.

    Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn—six 3-dc groups and 5 ch-1 spaces.
    Rows 4–27: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twelve times. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

    Finishing
    Sew each extension to opposite sides of center granny square. Weave in ends.

    the whole scarf