March 11, 2011

SmoothFox's Spiral Granny Square or Blanket - Free Pattern

3 balls one color, 1 ball contrasting color 12” x 12” version above

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox Copyright 2011 Version 1.0

Vanna’s Choice “Baby” 4 ply medium worsted
(1 skein, 3.5 oz, 170 yards of each color for newborn size blanket)

Color A - White
Color B – Little Boy Blue
Color C - Duckie
Color D – Sweet Pea

Hook Size H - 8 - 5.00 MM
Yarn needle
Size: 6”x6” and 12”x12” or a blanket

Special Stitches:
Shell – 3 Dc in indicated sp

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-spiral-granny-square-or-blanket

PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR SQUARE OR BLANKET

This project must be worked with four separate balls of yarn. You can work with 4 different colors of yarn. You can work with 3 balls of one color and one ball of a contrasting color. You can work with two balls of one color and two balls of another color.

THERE ARE TWO YOUTUBE VIDEO’S SHOWING HOW THIS PATTERN WORKS.



INSTRUCTIONS:

Note: You can crochet over your beginning yarn tails however do not crochet over your working yarn by mistake.

IF WORKING 3 BALLS OF ONE COLOR AND 1 CONTRASTING COLOR, COLOR D SHOULD BE YOUR CONTRASTING COLOR.

IF WORKING 2 BALLS OF ONE COLOR AND 2 BALLS OF CONTRASTING COLOR, COLOR A AND B SHOULD BE THE SAME COLOR AND COLOR C AND COLOR D SHOULD BE THE CONTRASTING COLOR

Using color A, ch 4, join with a slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.

Step 1: (Ch3, 2 dc) in ring, pull up loop of yarn, drop color A;* join color B with a slip st in ring, (ch3, 2 dc) in ring, pull up loop of yarn, drop color B; join color C with a slip st in ring, (ch3, 2 dc) in ring, pull up loop of yarn, drop color C; join color D with a slip st in ring, (ch3, 2 dc) in ring, pull up loop of yarn, drop color D. (12 dc)


Step 2: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, ch 1 plus hdc in top of ch-3 of next color of yarn corner made, ch 3, 2 dc in corner, pull up loop of yarn, drop current color of yarn;* repeat from * to * with each color of yarn. (12 dc, 4 hdc, 4 ch-1 sps)


IN THE VIDEO I CONTINUED USING THE LAST COLOR USED FROM PRIOR ROUND. THE PATTERN IS WRITTEN AS IF YOU ALWAYS START WITH COLOR A.

Step 3: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1 plus hdc in top of ch-3 of next color of yarn corner made, ch 3, 2 dc in just made corner, pull up loop of yarn, drop current color yarn;* repeat from * to * with each color of yarn. (24 dc, 4 hdc, 8 ch-1)


Step 4: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) repeat across to corner, pull up loop of yarn, drop current color yarn;* repeat from * to * with each color of yarn in turn. (24 dc, 8 ch-1)


Step 5: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, ch 1 plus hdc in top of ch-3 of next color of yarn corner made, ch 3, 2 dc in corner, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) repeat across to corner, pull up loop of yarn, drop current color of yarn;* repeat from * to * with each color of yarn.
Note last color worked will have one more set of 3 dc’s than the rest of the colors. (39 dc, 13 ch-1 4 hdc)


Step 6: *Pick up color A, tighten yarn slightly, if there are available spaces along the side of square (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) repeat between ( ) across to corner, ch 1 plus hdc in top of ch-3 of next color of yarn corner made, ch 3, 2 dc in corner, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) repeat across to corner, pull up loop of yarn, drop current color yarn;* repeat from * to * with each color of yarn in turn

Repeat Step 6 until you are ready to finish off you square or blanket.

FOR A 6X6 SQUARE WORK UNTIL THERE ARE FIVE SETS OF 3 DC’S ON EACH SIDE THEN FOLLOW FINISHING STEP BELOW.

FOR A 12X12 SQUARE WORK UNTIL THERE ARE 11 SETS OF 3 DC’S ON EACH SIDE THEN FOLLOW FINISHING STEP BELOW.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLANKETS:

FOR A BLANKET WORK UNTIL YOUR APPROXIMATE SIZE.

FOR A BLANKET CONSISTING OF 3 BALLS OF ONE COLOR AND 1 BALL OF ANOTHER COLOR, YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING. LOOK AT TOP PICTURE ON PAGE ONE. NOTICE THAT TO END, THE CONTRASTING COLOR MUST BE ON ONE SIDE. NOTICE THAT ONE SIDE WILL HAVE 3 ROUNDS OF THAT COLOR, ONE ROUND WILL HAVE 2 ROUNDS OF THAT COLOR AND ONE ROUND WILL HAVE ONE ROUND OF THAT COLOR. IF YOUR BLANKET LOOKS LIKE THE PICTURE ON PAGE ONE, YOU ARE SET TO FINISH OFF.

FOR A BLANKET THAT CONSISTS OF 4 DIFFERENT COLORS OF YARN, YOU CAN’T FINISH OFF UNLESS EACH SIDE HAS ONE COLOR OF YARN. SO IF YOU HAVE GOTTEN AHEAD OF YOURSELF AND HAVE LET’S SAY ONE COLOR OF YARN ON TWO SIDES, YOU WILL NEED TO UNRAVEL OR CONTINUE UNTIL YOU HAVE ONE COLOR OF YARN PER SIDE. NOW YOU ARE SET TO FINISH OFF.

FOR A BLANKET THAT CONSISTS OF 2 DIFFERENT COLORS OF YARN, YOU CAN’T FINISH OFF UNLESS EACH SIDE HAS ONE COLOR OF YARN. SO IF YOU HAVE GOTTEN AHEAD OF YOURSELF AND HAVE LET’S SAY ONE COLOR OF YARN ON THREE SIDES, YOU WILL NEED TO UNRAVEL OR CONTINUE UNTIL YOU HAVE ONE COLOR OF YARN PER SIDE. NOW YOU ARE SET TO FINISH OFF.

FINISHING

Count shells on all sides. They must be even. Each side should only contain one color of yarn. Four colors of yarn should have 4 sides of one color of shells.

Finishing Step: *Ch 1, 3 dc in each sp across to corner, ch 1 plus hdc in top of ch-3 of next color. Finish off;* repeat from * for all colors.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2011

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

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