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Lacy granny square

For the first day of the year, I went with a lacy granny square from Jachelle Stephanie, in Järbo Molly (turquoise), using a 5.5mm hook. While that is a smaller hook than is recommended, I prefer my granny squares to be tighter.

For the beginning circle, choose your favourite method, whether a chain-4 slip stitched into a circle, a magic circle, or chain-4 where you crochet into the first circle. For pattern see below the summary.

Pattern

Knowledge & Abbreviation

You need to be able to do chains (ch-x), double crochet stitches (dc), single crochet stitches (sc), double crochet clusters (dcxtog), and slip stitches (sl st). I use American terms.

  • ch-x: chain X chains
  • st: stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc: single crochet
  • dcXtog: double crochet clusters, X together
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • ch sp: chain space
  • beg: beginning
  • rep: repeat
  • sk: skip

Stitches

Round 1: ch-3, 3 dc, ch-3, [4 dc, ch-3]x3 into beg circle, sl to top of beg ch-3

Round 2: ch-3, dc3tog across next 3 dc, ch-3, *[dc2tog, ch-3, dc2tog] in ch-3 sp, ch-3, dc4tog across next 4dc, ch-3*, rep between ** until end, sl st to top of beg ch-3

Round 3: ch-1, sc in dc3tog st, ch-3, *sk st, [dc2tog, ch-3, dc2tog, ch-3, dc2tog, ch-3, dc2tog] in ch sp, ch-3, sc in dc4tog st, ch-3* rep between ** until end, sl st to top of beg ch-1

Final round: ch-1, *sc in ch sp, ch-5, sc in ch sp, ch-5, [sc, ch-7, sc] in ch sp, ch-5, sc in ch sp, ch-5* rep between ** until end, sl st into beg sc

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