Saturday, 6 February 2016

Granny Heart Square

So much love!

The lovely Wendy from The Hooked Haberdasher has featured the Granny Square Heart on her website. She asked me to put together a square using the same motif. Here is my offering of this little beauty.


You can download a printable version of this pattern on Ravelry

Requirements:
           4mm crochet hook
           30g Double Knit cotton yarn
           darning needle

Abbreviations (US Terminology):
           sl st   slip stitch
           ch      chain
           sc      single crochet
           hdc     half double crochet
           dc      double crochet
           tr      triple crochet
           dtr     double triple crochet
           sk      skip
           st(s)   stitch(es)
           sp(s)   space(es)
           beg     beginning
           rep     repeat

4 ch, join with a slip stitch in first ch to form circle.

Round 1:   3 ch (counts as first dc),
           2 dc in circle,
           *2 ch,
           3 dc in circle,
           rep from * twice more,
           1 dc in top of beg 3-ch to join.

Round 2:   3 ch (counts as first dc),
           2 dc in same sp,
           2 ch,
           3 dc in same sp,
           *1 ch,
           3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in next sp,
           rep from * twice more,
           1 ch,
           1 sc in top of beg 3-ch to join.

Round 3:   1 sc in next 2 sts,
           1 sc, 2-ch picot, 1 sc in next 2-ch sp,
           1 sc in next 3 sts,
           1 sc in 1-ch sp,
           1 sc in next 3 sts,
           1 sc in 2-ch sp,
           sk next 3 sts,
           12 tr in next 1-ch sp,
           sk next 3 sts,
           sl st in next 2-ch sp,
           sk next 3 sts,
           12 tr in next 1-ch sp,
           sk next 3 sts,
           1 sc in 2-ch sp,
           1 sc in next 3 sts,
           1 sc in 1-ch sp,
           sl st in first sc to join.
           Fasten off and weave in ends of yarn

This completes the heart. The following rounds square up the heart motif to make a square.

Round 4:   join new colour into 2-ch picot at bottom of heart,
           [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in this same 2-ch picot sp,
           *3 ch,
           sk next 2 sts,
           1 sc in next st,
           rep from * all the way around to the last st before the dip in the top,
           2  ch,
           1 sc in next st (across the dip),
           rep from * all the way to the point at the bottom, ending with a sl st into the first sc st to join (there should be 7 ch sps on each side of the heart with a smaller ch sp at the top and another smaller ch-sp at the bottom).

Round 5:   sl st into 2-ch sp (bottom)
           into each ch sp, you will work the following:
           1 sc (into the bottom 2-ch sp),
           2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp,
           1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 2 ch into the next ch-sp(corner made),
           1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp,
           1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp,
           2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp,
           2 dc, 1 tr, 2 ch, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp (corner made),
           1 dc, 2 hdc into next ch-sp,
           1 hdc into 2-ch sp at top of heart,
           2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch into next ch-sp,
           2 dc, 1 tr, 2 ch, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp (corner made),
           1 dc. 2 hdc, 1 ch into next ch-sp,
           2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch into next ch-sp,
           1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 2 ch into the next ch-sp(corner made),
           1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 ch into the next ch-sp,
           1 dc, 2 hdc into next ch-sp,
           sl st into first sc to join.

Round 6:   3 ch (counts as 1 dc),
           2 dc, 1 ch into same st,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next ch-sp,
           [3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in corner sp,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next 3 ch-sps,
           [3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in corner sp,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next ch-sp,
           3 dc, 1 ch in hdc in dip at the top,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next ch-sp,
           [3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in corner sp,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next 3 ch-sps,
           [3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in corner sp,
           3 dc, 1 ch in next ch-sp,
           sl st in top ch of beg 3-ch to join.

Round 7:   1 sc in first st and every st and ch-sp all the way around, with 3 sc sts in each corner,
           sl st in first sc to join.

Add more rounds of hdc and/or sc in each st, with 3 sts in the corners to increase the size of the square.
In the square pictured the following rounds were added to give a measurement of just over 6 inches:
          1 round of hdc,
          1 round sc,
          1 round hdc,
          1 round sc.

Finish:   Fasten off and weave in ends of yarn. Block work.



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