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4.50 mm hook
2 colours
Roll colour A into 2 balls

Ch 32
Row 1: With colour A; Hdc in each st across (30 sts)
Rows 2 and 3: Repeat row 1
Check gauge.  The width should be 8”.  
Rows 4-8:  Refer to chart below: Starting on the right side of the chart, hdc in each st , following the chart for colour changes. Carry colours.  If you wish to have the elephant facing in the opposite direction start from the left.
Rows 9-18: Follow chart but do not carry colours.  Start second ball of colour A to finish row.
Rows 19-22: With colour  A, hdc in each st across. Adjust to 8” by adding  or omitting a row. Or use a row of sc instead of hdc.  Leave a 36” end.  
Tuck in all ends.  Securely tie ends where the colours have changed.
Tail:  Braid 3 pieces of colour B .  Attach one end to the elephant.
Tips:
When using the chart,
mark off each row as you finish.  
Put a straight edged ruler on the chart and move just ahead of your work. (helps keep you on the correct row)



Linda Maltby's Circle square

With first colour, chain 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: With first colour: chain 3 ( 3 ch counts as first dc), work 23 dc in ring;
Change to second colour and join with slip st in top of
beginning ch.
Round 2: With second colour: ch 2, hdc ,ch1, 2hdc in first st(1st corner made),
hdc in next 5 st;*2 hdc , ch 1,2hdc in next st(2nd corner made); hdc in next 5 sts;
repeat from * 2 more times; join with slip st in first st—20hdc, and 4 corners.
Round 3: Slipstitch to the ch 1 of the corner then Repeat round 2 -you will have 32 hdc and 4 corners.
The number of hdc will increase by 12sts in each round(3 on each side).
Continue repeating round 2 until you have desired size.
Depending upon the yarn used, you may find the ring is too big or too small for the stitches.
Adjust the # of ch sts to make the appropriate sized ring. Colour choice is your option.
It can be a solid coloured square or a many coloured square. You choose !

I had posted this under the In Memorium thread two years ago, and it's the one I make the most - the crochet is faster for me than knitting!

My father's mother was known as Gramma Cookie, and she passed away about 14 years ago.  She was a nurse, and she also sewed and crocheted.  She wasn't around when Knit A Square was formed, but I know that she would have sent a square or two to South Africa to help the AIDS orphans and vulnerable children there.  This granny square design is in her honor, with the sample square done in her favorite color, purple.  This one works up really quickly - you can bang out a few of these a day, if you have the time. Love you and miss you, Gramma Cookie! XXXOOO Gramma Cookie's Solid Granny Square

Hook: H/5.0 mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight/4 (I use Red Heart Super Saver and I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby mostly)>

Round 1: Into a Magic Ring,* ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2) three times, 2 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4 to close the first round. (If you don't know to work a Magic Ring or are afraid to try one, ch 4, sl st to first ch to make a ring, then continue from ch 4 above, working the stitches into the center of the ring, like any other granny square)

Round 2: Sl st into the same ch2 space, ch 4, 2 dc in ch 2 space, (dc in each dc across, 2 dc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 2 space), repeat around the square, ending with 1 dc in ch 2 space [over the sl st in the row below], sl st to top of ch 4

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Round 4: Repeat Round 2

Round 5: Repeat Round 2

Round 6: Repeat Round 2. 

Note: Measure your square at the end of Round 6, to determine if you need a full last round in dc.  Depending on the yarn used, I may either end with Round 7, or even have to add another sc or hdc round to reach 8."  If it is near 8" at the end of Round 6, you can make Round 7 with either sc or hdc.

Round 7: Repeat Round 2. 

Measure your square. If 8", finish off by 1 sc, then measuring 36" of the working yarn, cut and pull through the sc just made.  Butterfly the yarn and tie it off, as this will be used to sew the squares together in South Africa. If the square is less than 8", use your judgement and make a Round 8 with either sc or hdc. FO as above.

Note - by making a dc over the slip stitch in the corner space when you are finishing each round, and then slip stitch into the 3rd ch of the initial ch 4 to close the round, then chaining 4 to serve as your first dc and ch 2 of the next round, you eliminate any odd-looking chain stitches in the middle of one side of the square. I think this is just neater-looking and helps make all four sides look the same. You can personalize the pattern by alternating stripes of color around, or even using different variegated colors to make it super colorful.  You could also switch up the stitches each round by switching between dc, hdc, and sc.  I would not make any stitches longer than dc, to keep it tight and warm for Knit A Square.

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/gramma-cookies-solid-gr...

 

Pattern: Scrappy Square

Posted by Maggie Menzel on February 21, 2012

 

I just published a new square pattern designed specifically for KAS. The Scrappy Square was designed to use up all of your scraps. It is completely customizable! You can use any yarn and any hook to make it in any size (though, of course, preferably 8x8"). Whatever you want! One of my scrappy squares used over 20 different yarns! You may use as many or as few scraps as you wish, depending on how many scraps you have, the length of those scraps, and the size of your finished square.

This is a perfect project for beginners, with detailed instructions and photo tutorials techniques such as magic loop, clean color changes, using different yarn weights, and an easy way to weave in ends in crochet. To make this square you only need to know how to chain, double crochet, and slip stitch.

Scrappy Square (Small File Size).pdf Scrappy Square (Small File Size).pdf, 154 KB

 

Apologies to Maggie - in transfering your pattern to this discussion, it shows up with my photo, not yours!

 

Lion Square

Attachments:

Diamond square-crochet

Pattern may be found at:

www.angelhugs.ca/cs2.html

 

 

I used a 5.00mm hook, worsted weight yarn and 26 stitches.  If the square is smaller than 8", single crochet around the edge.

Burgandy and white square-crochet

                I used 5.00mm hook and worsted weight yarn.

                Using hdc, keep adding rounds until the square is 8". 

 

 

This pattern is for a knitted 'Block Stitch' square.  It is knitted in 8 ply (dk) Acrylic yarn. It is basically just 2 pattern rows, but needs to be done in blocks of 4 to form the pattern.

With 4.5 mm (size 7) needles, cast on 36 stitches, (do not count the cast on row as part of the pattern).

1st row; Knit 4, Purl 4.

2nd Row; Purl 4, Knit 4.

3rd Row; Knit 4, Purl 4.

4th Row; Purl 4, Knit 4.

Now you 'Reverse' the rows to form the next row of blocks.

5th Row; Purl 4, knit 4

6th Row; Knit 4, Purl 4.

7th Row; Purl 4, Knit 4.

8th Row; Knit 4, Purl 4.

Keep repeating these 8 pattern rows until the square is large enough. (A total of 64 rows should make the finished square 20 cm or 8 inches in size).

NOTE: I cannot say how this pattern will work if you use different size needles, thicker or thinner yarn.  Also be aware that pure wool and other types of yarn will often knit up smaller or larger than Acrylic yarn.

Crochet pattern for flower centre square

By Jo Hutt written in UK terminology

This gives a finished square 8”x 8” worked in double knitting yarn on a size 4mm crochet hook.

Special stitches used

Beg Cluster- 2 ch,* yarn over hook, insert into space indicated yoh pull up a loop yoh pull through two loops on hook, repeat from * once, yoh pull through all three loops on hook.

3 treble Cluster, (trcl)* yarn over hook, insert into space indicated yoh pull up a loop yoh pull through two loops on hook, repeat from * twice, yoh pull through all three loops on hook.

fptr- Front post treble

bptr -Back post treble

Begin with a magic ring

1st row.  Beg cluster into magic ring, *2 ch 3trcl into ring, repeat from * seven more times 2ch join with ss to beg cluster, tighten up magic ring, fasten off colour

2nd row  join in new colour with ss into any 2 ch space *2ch 4tr 2ch ss all in same ch space, ss into next 2ch chain space repeat from * in next 7 spaces, ss into base of first petal made, 8 petals

3rd Row  Working behind petals from previous row,  *3ch ss into loop between petals, rpt around next 7 seven petals, ss into first 3 ch. Fasten off

4th row join new colour with ss into any 3 ch space, 3ch 2tr 2ch 3tr into same space (corner made), *3tr into next space, 3tr 2ch 3tr into next space, repeat three times more, 3tr into next chain space, ss into top of 3ch in first corner. 36 tr, 4  2ch spaces

5th row 3ch 1tr in next tr, miss next tr, *3tr 2ch 3tr into corner 2 ch space, miss next tr 1 tr in each of next 7tr, miss next tr, repeat from * three times more, ending last repeat with 1 tr in next 5 tr, join to top of beginning 3 ch. Fasten off

6th rowJoin in new colour in first tr of any corner 6tr with bpss 3ch fptr in next tr miss next tr 2htr 2ch 2htr into corner 2ch space. Miss next tr (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, repeat 5 times) fptr into next tr, miss next tr, 2htr 2ch 2htr, miss next tr repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat with (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 4 times) fptr into next tr join with ss to top of beginning 3ch

7th row 3ch tr in next 2 tr, *miss next tr 3tr 2ch 3tr in corner 2 ch space, miss next tr, tr in next 13tr, repeat from * 3 more times ending last repeat with 10 dc  join with a ss into top of 3 chain, fasten off

8th row Join in new colour in first tr of any corner with bpss 3ch *fptr in next tr miss next tr 2htr 2ch 2htr into corner 2ch space miss next tr (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 8 times) repeat from *3 times ending last repeat with (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 7 times) fptr in next tr join with ss to top of beg 3ch

9th row 3ch 1tr in each of next 2 tr,* miss next tr, 3tr 2ch 3tr in corner 2 ch space, miss next tr, tr in next 19 tr repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat with 16 tr, ss into top of beg 3ch. Fasten off

10th row  Join in new colour in first tr of any corner with bpss 3ch *fptr in next tr miss next tr 2htr 2ch 2htr into corner 2ch space miss next tr (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 11 times) repeat from *3 times ending last repeat with (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 10 times) fptr in next tr join with ss to top of beg 3ch

11th row 3ch 1tr in each of next 2 tr,* miss next tr, 3tr 2ch 3tr in corner 2 ch space, miss next tr, tr in next 25 tr repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat with 22 tr, ss into top of beg 3ch. Fasten off

12th row  Join in new colour in first tr of any corner with bpss 3ch *fptr in next tr miss next tr 2htr 2ch 2htr into corner 2ch space miss next tr (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 14 times) repeat from *3 times ending last repeat with (fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, 13 times) fptr in next tr join with ss to top of beg 3ch

13th row 3ch 1tr in each of next 2 tr,* miss next tr, 3tr 2ch 3tr in corner 2 ch space, miss next tr, tr in next 31 tr repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat with 28 tr, ss into top of beg 3ch. Fasten off

 

 

This is a beautiful pattern Judith! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

This looks really interesting- I think I will have to try this one! Thanks for sharing it.

Tree Foliage:

Materials and Equipment:

Yarns that make nice foliage: bouclé, fun fur, chenille, eyelash or other textured yarn

4.50 mm/US G hook 

The pattern uses American terminology

 

 American

British

slip stitch (sl st)

single crochet (sc)

single crochet (sc)

double crochet (dc)

half double crochet( hdc)    

half treble crochet (htc)

treble crochet (tr)

Double treble (dtr)

 

Instructions:

Notes:

Pattern is worked in the round, without turning.

Play with the pattern in round 3, the more variation the more like a tree it will become.

I find the reverse side looks more tree-like, that is the side I use on the square.

 

Chain 10

Rnd 1: 3 hdc in 3th ch from hook; 1 hdc in each of next 6 ch; 8 hdc in last ch; Do Not Turn but continue on the other side of the foundation chain with 1 hdc in each of the next 6 loops of the chain; 4 hdc in last chain loop(this is also the ch 3 and 3 hdc loop from the start of the round). Join with slip stitch. Do not turn. This makes an oval.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same stitch; 2 hdc in each of next 3 hdc; 1 hdc in next 5 hdc; 2 hdc in next 8 stitches; 1 hdc in next 5 hdc; 2 hdc in next 4 hdc. Join with slip stitch. Do not turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 3; 3 dc in same stitch; skip 1 stitch; sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 5 dc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; sc in next stitch; skip 2 stitches; 5 tr in next stitch; skip 2 stitches; 1 sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 4 dc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; sc in next stitch; 3 dc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch;  sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 5 hdc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 1 sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 3 hdc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 5 tr in next stitch; skip 2 stitches; 1 sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 5 dc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; sc in next stitch; skip 1 stitch; 3 dc in next stitch.  Join with slip stitch. [This is the round where you can be creative and change the stitches. Or if you become “lost”, make up the stitches as you go along ]

Add a trunk and sew to the square.

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