Patriotic Granny Square
Patriotic Granny Square
This unique and patriotic I Love A Parade granny square pattern was Kindly contributed by Designer: Bonnie Pierce of Elegant Crochet. For more of her designs click here to visit her gallery of free patterns.
Copyright 2000. All rights reserved.
Materials: RH 4 ply Color A = Aran, Color B = Country Blue, Color C = Country Rose; Crochet Hook: Size F or size needed for gauge.
Gauge: Square = 6". Note: Skill level: Intermediate.
Blocking: Block lightly and briefly with a warm damp pressing cloth on the reverse side of the square with a med-hot iron.
Note: To change color draw new color through last two loops of old color Drop and carry old color along side of heart.
Beginning: With Color C and size F hook, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in second st from hook. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in next 2 sts. Drop Color C. Join Color A by drawing through last two loops of last st. Ch 1, turn. Carry unused yarn along edge of work.
Row 3: Work 2 sc in each of the two sts. 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc across 4 sts. Drop Color A. Join Color C, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Increase by working 2 sc's in first and last stitches. Ch 1, turn. 6 stitches.
Row 6: Sc across, change to Color A. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Continue in this manner until there are 7 stripes. 4 Color C stripes, 3 Color A stripes. FO Color C and Color A. 14 sts at end of Row 14. Attach Color B. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15: (Wrong side)
Work 2 sc in first st, work sc in next 6 sts. Drop Color B, join Color A. Make sure to keep unused yarn to wrong side of work. Work sc across 6 st. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 turn.
Row 16: (Right side)
With Color A work 8 sc, FO Color A, finish last sc with Color B. With Color B work 8 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 17: With Color B work 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, join Color C and sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. 18 sts.
Row 18: Work across 9 sc with Color C, work 9 sc with Color B. FO Color C. Ch 1, turn.
Row 19: Work across 9 sc with Color B, work 9 sc with Color A. Ch 1, turn.
Row 20: Work across 9 sc with Color A. FO Color A. Work 9 sc with Color B.
Row 21: (Separation row). Work 2 sc tog in Color B, work sc in next 5 sts, sc last two sts tog, drop Color B from hook. Join Color C, sc 2 sts tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc last two sts. tog. Ch 1, turn.
Row 22: Sc 2 st tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc 2 st tog with Color C, work other half of heart in Color B in same way. Ch 1, turn.
Row 23: Sc 2 st tog, sc, sc 2 st tog. Repeat for other half of heart. FO Color C and Color B, leaving long tails for sewing.
Background Square: With size F hook and Color A, ch 25.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Continue Row 2 until square measures 6 inches.
Do not FO. Work 3 sc in corner, pick up and sc 20 across each side.
Finish off and weave in ends.
For more of Bonnie's designs click here to visit her gallery of free patterns at Elegant Crochet.