Monday, January 28, 2008

Blended Granny Lapghan!



Blended Granny Lapghan.




This lapghan was made with simple Granny Squares using 2 strands of yarn at all times.



Materials...
J Hook
yarn needle to weave in ends.


Caron Simply Soft...


Color A- 2 Skeins of Dark Sage


Color B- 3 Skeins of Sage


Color C- 2 Skeins of Soft Green

Make 4 blocks going Colors A, B then C
Make 5 blocks going Colors C, B then A
Special Stitch: Corner 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1 worked in the corner ch 1 sp.
Round 1: with 2 strands of color A ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring, Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Round 2: turn, ch3, 2 dc, ch1, 3dc, ch 1, in ch1 sp, work corner 3 times join into 3rd ch of beg ch.
Cut one of the strands of color A and add one strand of color B. Still working with 2 strands.
Round 3: turn, ch 3, 2 dc, ch1, in ch1 sp, *work corner 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch1 repeat from* 2 more times, end by work corner join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Round 4: turn, ch3, 2 dc, in same ch1 sp, ch1 *work corner, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch1, repeat from * 2 times, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch1 join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Cut strand of Color A and add 2nd strand of Color B. Still 2 strands.
Round 5: Turn, Ch3, 2dc, ch1, in ch 1 sp, 3dc, ch 1, *work corner 3dc, ch 1 in next 3 ch1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, 3dc, ch1 in last ch1 sp join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Round 6: Turn, ch3, 2dc, ch1 in ch 1 sp, (3dc, ch1) in next ch 1 sp, *work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 4 ch 1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 2 ch 1 sps, join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Cut one strand of Color B and join one strand of Color C. Work with 2 strands.

Round 7: Turn, ch3, 2dc, ch1 in ch1 sp, (3dc, ch1) in next 2 ch 1 sps, *work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 5 ch 1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 2 ch1 sps, join to 3rd ch of beg ch.

Round 8: Turn, ch3, 2dc, ch1 in ch1 sp, (3dc, ch1) in next 2 ch 1 sps, *work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 6 ch1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, (3dc, ch1) 3 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Cut last strand of Color B and join 2nd strand of Color C. working 2 strands.

Round 9: Turn, ch3, 2dc, ch1, in ch1 sp, (3dc, ch1) in next 3 ch1 sps, *work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 7 ch 1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, (3dc, ch1) in the next 3 ch1 sps, join to 3rd ch of beg ch.

Round 10: Turn, ch3, 2dc, ch1, in ch1 sp, (3dc, ch1) in next 3 ch1 sps, *work corner, (3dc, ch1) in next 8 ch1 sps, repeat from * 2 times, work corner, (3dc, ch1) in the next 4 ch1 sps, join to 3rd ch of beg ch.

Fasten off.

To make bigger use more colors or do more than 2 rounds per color combo.

To make the opposite color blocks just swap color A and C. This makes a nice effect and also helps to use the yarn evenly more.

10 comments:

Aurora said...

That is gorgeous!! I Love the colors.

Judy said...

Heather, I copied this - want to use my Caron SS for the blended look and didn't want to make a RR.
Thanks for posting it!

Karen Gibson said...

Your pattern is just for the granny squares, right? I don't see any instructions about joining the squares together. I love the look of this and want to try it!

Anonymous said...

I just a beginner but I love this pattern but I want to make just one about 60x75. How?

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I'm behind the times since this is over 2 years old. But I love the colors. Can someone tell me what the finished size will be? If not post, send to tallycat@comcast.net Thanks.
Kathy

Becky said...

First-I love this pattern! I'm getting ready to start this in Autumn Red, Victorian Rose, and Off White, for my Mom for her birthday. She picked the colors, I get to do the work!

I have a question on the yarn. Did your skeins weigh 6 ounces or 11 ounces in the Caron Simply Soft? I bought mine at JoAnn's, and all they had were the 6 ounce skeins. I bought 2 of each color. I know I need 1 more for my color 'B', which will be the rose color.

Anonymous said...

I love this. I am making the squares, but what color should I use to connect them? And do I sew with yarn or crochet together?

Thanks. You can email me at tallybandit@comcast.net I appreciate it.
Kathy

Lynn said...

This is stunning! And in my favorite colors. Most of my projects are donated for charitable causes, so don't usually work with 2 strands. This will be the exception, as I will make it for myself.

Anonymous said...

I make blankies for the "Linus Project". What is the size on this so I have something to go by. I will use one strand and a smaller hook. TY!

Heather said...

Wow sorry I've been away and haven't gotten to these comments.

As to the size. I don't remember the measurements but it was a little bigger than a lapghan but smaller than an afghan.

On the connecting the squares. I just sewed it together. You can use any of the colors you used in the squares to sew it.

On the skein size, I think my skeins were the 8 oz.