Dorothy Mandala!

Dorothy Mandala pdf pattern in our Etsy and Ravelry shop 💛

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Granny Square Pattern

In celebration of Granny square day 2018 here’s a granny square we made for the day, it’s super quick to make and would make a lovely blanket for autumn. Here’s how we made ours…

Crochet hook: 3.5mm

Used Stitches:

UK English. US

ch = chain chain

ss= slip stitch slip stitch

dc = double crochet single crochet ( US single crochet)

tr = treble double crochet (US double crochet)

sp = space space

htr = half treble (US half double crochet )

skst = skip stitch

2trcl = 2 treble cluster (US 2 double treble cluster)

3trcl = 3 treble cluster ( US 3 double treble cluster)

Special stitch

2 treble cluster stitch: (Yoh, insert hook into same sp as beg ch-3, yoh and pull through a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops ,) twice, yoh pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

3 treble cluster stitch: (Yoh ,insert hook into next sp, yoh and pull through a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops,) 3 times, yoh pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.

Foundation Round Using any colour make a magic loop or chain5, and ss to join into a ring.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch2 (counts as htr), 7htr into the ring, ss to join into beg ch-2 fasten off. (8htr)

Round 2 Attach a new colour between any htr of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 2trcl, in same sp, ch2, *3trcl, in next sp, ch2, * repeat from *to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.( see special stitch for this round)

Round 3 Attach a new colour in any ch-2sp of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr in same ch-2sp, 3tr in the next ch-2sp *3tr, ch1, 3tr, in next ch-2sp for the corner, 3tr, in next sp* repeat from * to * around to complete your round, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Attach a new colour in any ch-1sp corner sp, of round 3, ch4 (counts as dc, ch3), dc, in same sp, ch2, skst, *dc in next st, ch2, skst, *repeat from * to * until you reach the corner, in every corner space, work, dc, ch3, dc, continue from * to* then work the corner as above repeat this around, and after last repeat of *to* , ss to join into first ch of beg ch-4.

Round 5 Attach a new colour in any ch-3sp corner sp of round 4, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr in same ch-3sp, 2tr in every ch-2sp, *2tr, ch1, 2tr, in next ch-3sp, for the corner, 2tr, in every ch-2sp * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 6 To complete your square,work 3htr in each corner space , htr in ever tr of round 5.

If you have enjoyed this you may like some of our other patterns in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative happy crocheting! 🌸💕

Hot Water Bottle Cover New Pattern!

With autumn just around the corner our latest pattern is a granny square hot water cover with a snug “polo neck” and it’s perfect to snuggle up with as the weather starts to turn chilly. The pattern is designed to fit a 2 litre hot water bottle. We made ours in Stylecraft Batik, a beautiful soft yarn with a variegated appearance but the patterns works equally well in any dk yarn you have in your stash. Our pattern has a tutorial for joining the squares by a continuous join as you go but it may also be made by simply stitching the squares together. A full photo tutorial is used throughout the pattern and is now listed in our Etsy shop 🌸💕 https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/634475577/granny-square-crochet-pattern-hot-water?

Granny Square Crochet Cowl Pattern

It’s arrived! We have just added our new granny square crochet cowl pattern to our Etsy Shop on one of the hottest days here in the U.K.! So why not get ahead making one for autumn or if it’s chilly where you are now then this is sure to keep you snug. If you can’t stop at one and need a selection to match your outfits it’s easy to mix and match the colours of the granny squares to ring the changes and create a new look .We hope you enjoy making our pattern as much as we loved creating it! The pattern has a full join as you go tutorial 8 gorgeous pages of pattern and photos it also includes how we make our granny squares too, follow the link to purchase. https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/609488884/crochet-pdf-pattern-granny-square?

Granny Square Festival Bag :Part 1

Everybody loves a granny square, so here’s a fun free bag pattern

Material: dk cotton

Yarn Brand: We’ve used  Stylecraft Classique Cotton in dove grey, shell pink, denim busy lizzy and natural for our photos 🌸

Crochet hook: 4mm and 3.5mm

Wool Needle
Used Stitches:

UK English

ch = chain chain

ss = slip stitch slip stich

dc = double crochet single crochet

tr = treble double crochet

sp= space space

skst = skip stich skip stich

1. Using a 4mm hook make 2 granny squares with 12 rounds in each (our granny squares have ch-1sp’s for the corners and we don’t chain between our trebles), one for the front and one for the back of your bag, you can add fewer or more rounds to adjust the size of your bag.Our square measured approx 9″.

2. Finish each square with a round of dc working one dc into each treble stitch and 3 dc in each corner, the dc round needs to be the same colour as you joining colour for your bag.

3. For the strap and using a 3.5mm hook make 30 small granny squares.You can adjust the length of your strap by adding more or less squares but make an even number of squares. Our bag has 30 granny squares and we joined ours using a continuous join as you go or you can stitch them together. Taking care not to twist, join your strap into a circle, we continued with our continuous join or you could ss it together. There is an excellent continuous join as you tutorial over at The Patchwork Heart http://www.thepatchworkheart.co.uk/2015/05/joining-squares-method-3-continuous.html

4. Using the same colour yarn you have chosen to join your granny squares work a single round of dc around your strap by working 1 dc into each tr stitch and skipping the ch-1 of the corners, one work 1 dc into the top of the joining seam for each square. (each square should have 7 dc in and you will work a second round of dc on the strap later as you assemble the bag)

5. To begin joining, fold your strap in half lengthwise, place a stitch marker to mark the centre of your strap (this stitch marker will be at the base of your bag) Find the centre of the side of your granny square that will become the base of your bag and place a stitch marker here too. Both your stitch markers should match together .You may like to pin your strap in place. See the photo “A”below it will help you check you have positioned your strap correctly.

6. Our bag is joined together using dc though both loops, photo “B”. Attach your joining shade of yarn with right side of your bag facing in the top left hand corner of your square ( this is as you square faces you with the strap at the top, our bag is turned in the photo below ). Dc through both loops of your square and strap, move the pins as you go to making sure your strap is evenly joined. Continue joining down that side, across the base and up the opposite side, of your bag, ( photo “C”3 sides are now joined),ss to the corner of your granny square, photo D do not fasten off yarn.

7. Work dc in each dc across the top of your granny square bag, when you reach the opposite corner where you started to join your bag, photo E) ss, it to the strap, then continue around the strap working a dc in every stitch of your strap until you are back at the top of your bag (on the opposite side to where you finished joining your 3 sides), ss, into the corner (photo F) and fasten off your yarn. I’ve included some photos to help you. Complete the opposite side of your bag in exactly the same way. ( Our photo guide shows the second side but it’s joined in exactly the same way for the front )

8. We are going to line our bag and we will add some details and photos of our lining in part 2 of our bag tutorial. In the meantime happy crocheting. 🌸💕

You are welcome to sell your finished creations in small quantities made from this pattern,we kindly ask that you credit us as the designer and link to our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if you choose to sell online.

You may not copy, share, reproduce or sell the pattern itself or use any of our photos. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2018