Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Solid Circle in Square

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!

I recently made an afghan using squares with circles inside of them.  I was originally planning to make and keep the blanket for myself, and I wanted it to be completely solid.  No toes sticking through it while cuddling on the couch!

Well, I ended up making it into a baby afghan, because I had other projects come in and I did not want this cute afghan to be cast into the pile of "I will finish it later", since I just got done finishing all of the projects I had in that pile and I do not want to start a new one!

Here is a collage of the Lollipop Circles and Squares afghan.

I was asked for the pattern on Instagram, but did not follow a pattern since I could not find a square with a prominent circle that was completely solid.  There is a similar square by Manner's Crochet and Craft that is similar.  I almost used this square, but I didn't want the hole in the middle of the circle, and I needed a bigger square (the bigger the square the less squares I would need to join).

So, I got my hook and yarn and started to experiment.

This is how I do my version of the circle in the square, granny.



You will need:
5.5 mm crochet hook
worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
scissors
needle

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet

Pattern:

ch 3

Row 1: 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st into first dc (12 dc)

Row 2: ch 2, 2dc in first dc and in each dc around, sl st into first dc (24 dc)

Row 3: ch 2, *1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc** repeat from * to** around, sl st into first dc (36 dc)

Fasten Off
Join contrasting color with a sl st to any dc

Row 4: ch 2, 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, *(1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc) in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc** repeat from *to** twice, (1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc) in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, sl st into first dc 

Row 5: ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, *(2 dc, 1tr) in first tr, (1tr, 2 dc) in next tr, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc** repeat from *to** twice, (2dc, 1 tr) in first tr, (1 tr, 2 dc) in next tr, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, sl st into first dc

Fasten off and weave in ends

Here are row by row photos.

Row 1

Row 2

Row 3

Row 4

Row 5...FINISHED!!!



~Best Wishes~




7 comments:

  1. How did you join them? Just sl down the rows?

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    1. I actually sewed them together using whip stitch.
      Here is a good tutorial from crochet spot :)
      http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-whip-stitch-in-crochet/

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  2. thanks! i'm still making circles but getting ready to think about joining them :)

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  3. Just use your tutorial to make a 13 Granny Squares Bag with your circle in a square. Was happy to find a nice no-hole square.

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    1. YAY! So happy that you decided to use this square for your bag.

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  4. Yay! I have been searching for this type of blanket with no holes in either the circle or the square! Any suggestions for converting it to fingering weight, other than just changing the size of the hook? I was thinking I would probably do an additional row or two for both the circle and the square.

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