This afghan only requires 35 squares
about 32 oz. WW yarn for main color
Assorted colors of yarn from your stash
to make one (1) block (approximate yardage)
square center = 2 yards
rounds 2 & 3 = 7 yards
rounds 3 & 4 = 12 yards
rounds 4 & 5 = 16 yards
as always exact yardage depends upon the yarn, your tension and hook size
This afghan was made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a Susan Bates I-9 Hook
Finished project is about 40 X 55 inches.
Granny Square Blocks (these blocks measure about 7 inches square)
Start with a slip loop or chain 4 join to create ring.Rnd 1. in ring work chain 4, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, join to 2nd st of starting 4 ch. You should have 4 groups of 3 double crochet with a chain 2 space between each group.
Rnd 2. Sc in any 2 chain corner space, *(ch 3, sc in same corner, chain 3, sc in next corner) repeat around ending, join with a slip stitch in the first sc.
Repeat rounds, 2 and 3 for desired size of Square.
For this afghan I made two identical blocks of each color and one block for the middle block. You may notice I have about 5 different shades of green in this afghan and I did not want them to all end up in one corner so I laid the blocks out in a mirror image, moving the sets around until I was satisfied with the color combination. I always lay my blocks out before I begin to join, then I take a photo of the layout. Last I stack the blocks in the order in which they will be joined and I check the photo as I work to be sure I am following the pattern.
I did use the 5 chain braid continuous join to connect the squares
however you may join them in any manner you chose.
I love the Continuous Join method and You Tube has an amazing 2 part tutorial
showing exactly how to do it. Here are both links:
This is an “off site” link and is NOT one of mine. I cannot provide a PDF copy of the post. This is a link to a written version of the continuous join, for join as you go, complete with photos.
For the border I worked the pattern stitch starting with the double crochet row in the existing loops around the outside. Then I worked the single crochet row and finished with the dc row. More rows could be added for a larger project or a lacy "V" stitch border could be added.
|36 Squares ~ Shell and Pineapple border from |
Doris Chan's All Shawl Pattern on Ravelry