Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dotty Solid Granny Squares


I'm making a gift for my sweetie's niece, her Birthday is coming up on July 31. I wanted to make something special for her and finally ended up with these granny squares:


This is a modification of Solid granny square pattern that you may all know. I wanted it to have a dotty look so I made a small round in the center instead of a small square as the original pattern. I had to rip out and start again several times until I was pleased with the result as pictured.

Written pattern of Solid granny square can be found HERE, and HERE is for those who prefer crochet chart. Below is how mine looks - My "Dotty Solid Granny Square":


In case you are wondering, I have written down the modification and am happy to share you right here.

Make a magic circle or chain 6 and join to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 (count as a dc), 19 dc into the loop. Join with slip stitch to the first ch-3 (20 dc).


Round 2: Join new yarn (mine is with a secure knot).


You will work in the stitch next to joining stitch, i.e on the right hand of the first ch 3 (as you will work 4 dc into the same stitch so working in this stitch will be easier than working right in the stitch of joining).


Chain 5, 2 dc into the same stitch, dc in each of the next 4 stitches, * (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * 2 times more, dc in the next stitch. Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the first ch 5.

Round 3: From this round and moving forward, using the Solid granny square pattern above until you get the desired measurement. I made a chain 3 at the corners instead of chain 2 as the pattern says. So here goes the round 3:

Chain 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch-2 space, dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * 2 times more, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch-2 space, dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to the first ch 3.

I have made 24 dotty squares, they came out beautiful! What are they for? I will show you once it's finished! It's a surprise!! :)

Thank you for stopping by. Also thank you so much for your kind comments on my posts so far. That means a lot, a lot to me.

Wishing you all a great rest of the week!

Take care and best wishes,
~ LS

35 comments:

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

These are really cool. What are you going to make with them?

Kate xxxxx

Happy in red said...

Lovely!! How do you join them?
Esther.

Donna said...

Oh my dear friend,

This is so beautiful! What a great job and another great original pattern from a pretty new, but already a master of stitching! This pattern is very pretty, very well thought out and seemingly easy pattern,

Love to see what others come up with and this is one I will try myself!

Hope your week is coming along wonderfully!

Hugs,
Donna
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Madeleine said...

This looks just fabulous! :)

hair salon furniture said...

Wow. This looks amazing. Its a nice way to be productive and ease boredom. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.

lirosa said...

LOVE THEM ALL:-)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Very pretty, but now I'm craving milk chocolate!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Very pretty. I'm sure the birthday girl will be very happy with her handmade gift. Have a beautiful day! Tammy

Cole said...

Looks lovely! Handmade gifts are always the best :)

El Olor de Cádiz said...

QUERIDA LOVESTIT !!!!! CADA VEZ TE SALEN MAS Y MAS BONITOS !!!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TU LINDISIMO COMENTARIO. ME ENCANTA CUANDO LOS RECIBO !!!!!
MUCHOS BESOS, GUAPA.

esperanza entre telas y pinturas.blogspot said...

Chocolate and fruit I love the combination of colors!!!!!

Gracias.
Hugs
Esperanza✿⊱╮

Debi Y. said...

They look nice - thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

SnuggleBunnie said...

very nice thanks for sharing the pattern hun

Pammy Sue said...

Your dotty squares are beautiful. They look so nice and neat. Whatever you are making with them will be beautiful. I love them!

joy said...

wow, your instructions are easy to follow and I am sure the reciever would be very please when this thing be finished. You are very kind!

Sandy said...

Love the colors and will be anxious to see it completed. I came across a circle in the square pattern awhile back and loved it, they really look awesome when done. Behind and playing catch up today with blog postings and visits.

melsdaisypatch said...

I love the way your squares turned out!! I bet she is going to love her blanket. It would also be cute with pastels for a baby.

Lammis said...

That's very nice modification. thanks you for sharing

clarice artesanatos artes criativas.... said...

Olá,obrigada por retribuir a visita,fiquei muito feliz por gostar de minhas bolsas,seus trabalhos são bélissimos,amo esses chapéus de croche,mais não sou boa com fios rsrsrs não tenho esse maravilhoso dom.BJOS FIQUE BEM.

Trudy said...

This is looking gorgeous, and I'm sure loved by the recipient!

Red said...

Oh my goodness!! I love, love, love this color combo. Thank you so much for the instructions. I already have a color combination in mind to start my own dotted granny!! You rock. :)

by Teresa said...

I bet your niece will love that gift.. way to go! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Michele Sant'Ana said...

Hello dear! How are you?
Your blog is very intereting and your handworks are so beautiful!!!
Take care!!!

All Hand-Made Crafts said...

Awesome ... just love the loud colours.

glor said...

Just love this. I'm thinking of doing something like this in pastels for a baby blanket. The pattern I have has a larger circle though ... I'm thinking I like this better. Nicely done!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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MARİFETANE (Elif Hatice) said...

Güzel kareler..tebrikler.

ozgrkdn said...

Thank you so much for your compliment:)
And I 'm very very thank you for your support:)

gaia said...

Those are just lovely!

Courtney Sturguess said...

Ah I wish I could read a crochet pattern because this is so great! understand the circle but not the border/square part. Anyway must figure it out beautiful :)

Beverly said...

I just found your website and the pattern I have been looking for. How can this be made into a rectangle? I want to make a large rectangle rather than making many small ones.

Beverly

Beverly said...

I have just found your website and a pattern for a solid granny! How can this be made into a rectangle? I want to make one large rectangle lapghan.

Beverly

petra Vieweg said...

Thanks! I understood your instructions and just made my first. Great! I don't really know how to crochet, but I think I got it and I'm just now patting my little square in beautiful beige linen yarn. I made my first one solid colored... We'll see what comes next. Thank you. This will be a little blanket for Sweden. :)

petra Vieweg said...

How do you join them in a nice way? Do you make an edge?

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