How to join granny squares. Method 1: joining as you go with slip stitch

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how to join granny squares

In a previous post we learn how to crochet a granny square. I hope you have practiced, because today I want to show you how to join these squares.

On the web, in magazines or books you can find many ways or methods to join granny squares. Basically, these methods can be divided into two groups: those which join squares as you go; and those in which the squares are crocheted first and then joined. The advantage of the first group is that we avoid the joining procedure after we crochet the squares, especially when you are crocheting a project, which involves joining several squares (for instance, for a blanket). The advantage of the second group is that the joining gives a nice touch, especially if it is crocheted in colours that highlight the joining or the colours of the squares.

Today I will show you a method of joining the squares as you go. In the next posts I will show you the other methods. 

Here you can see the tutorial:

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Here you can see the chart for the joining. The arrows indicate the points where you have to crochet a slip stitch.

How to join granny squares

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using the pattern of the blog to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

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How to Crochet a granny square: tutorial and charted pattern

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How to Crochet a granny square

We all know that when you are learning to Crochet even the simplest and easiest project, in practice, may not be so. 

In this post I want to show you how to crochet a granny square. This is an ideal project for beginners, since you only have to able to double crochet, chain and slip stitch; you can crochet using only one colour o different colours, resulting in many different color combinations; you can crochet several small grannies and most importantly: grannies can be joined for a variety of projects: scarves, purses, coasters, pot holders, shirts, jackets, blankets …

In the next posts I will show you how to join granny squares to crochet this projects.

But first we will learn how to crochet our first granny square:

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How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

How to Crochet a granny square

Here you can see the charted pattern of the granny square:

How to Crochet a granny square

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and begin to include granny squares in your next projects.

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Baby crochet cardigan: Free pattern

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Baby crochet cardigan or sweater

In this new post, I want to show you this baby cardigan crocheted for my little niece Joaquina, that was born a month and a half ago.

First you crochet the yoke and then the body. It´s a very feminine and colorful project.

Here you can see the written instructions:


Yoke:

Row 1) Ch 57.

1 dc in the 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch. Total: 9 dc (these stitches will form the left front side).

Ch 2, 9 dc in the next 9 ch. Total: 9 dc (left sleeve).

Ch 2, 18 dc in the next 18 ch. Total: 18 dc (back).

Ch 2, 9 dc in the next 9 ch. Total: 9 dc (right sleeve).

Ch 2, 9 dc in the next 9 ch. Total: 9 dc (right front).

Row 2) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the previous row. In the ch 2 spaces crochet (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). Repeat until end. Total: 62 dc.

Rows 3 to 9) Repeat row 2.

Total 70, 78, 86, 94, 102, 110 and 118 dc each.

Row 10) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the previous row. 2 dc in the ch 2 spaces. Repeat until end. Total: 126 dc.

In the row 11 we will divide the yoke into: fronts (18 dc each), sleeves (27 dc each) and back (36 dc).

Body:

Row 11) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in the next 16 stitches. Mark the 18th stitch, skip the next 27 stitches (sleeve). To make the dc for the beginning of the back, insert the hook into both, the 18th and the 46st, and finish working the dc as usual. 34 dc in the next 34 stitches.  Mark the 81st stitch, skip the next 27 stitches (sleeve). To make the dc for the beginning of the right front, insert the hook into both, the 81st and the 109th, and finish working the dc as usual. 17 dc in the next 17 stitches. Total: 70 dc.

You can see the tutorial in the post of the Little girl crochet cardigan.

Row 12) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 1 dc in the 4th st. *Ch 2, skip 3 st, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 4th st. Ch 2, skip 3 st, 3 dc in the 4 th st. Repeat from * until end. In the last st crochet 2 dc instead of 3.

Often the fantasy stitch is a multiple of a number that does not match with the number of stitches that you have in the yoke, so instead of 2 dc you finish with (1sc 3ch 1sc). You need 4 more stithes to finish the row with 2 dc.
To do that you have to crochet the row 12 skipping 2 stitches instead of 3 between the 3 dc and the (1sc 3 ch 1sc) 4 times. The rest of the row continue skipping 3 stitches.
You can do this at the beginning, end or middle of your work (I prefer 2 times at the beginning and 2 at the end).

Row 13) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 1st st. *Ch 2, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 2nd dc of the previous row. Repeat from *a until end. Crochet the last (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) group in the last st of the row.

Row 14) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 1 dc in the ch 3 space of the previous row. *Ch 2, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 2nd dc. Ch 2, 3 dc in the ch 3 space. Repeat from * until end. 1 dc in the last ch 3 space, 1 dc in the last st of the row.

Row 15) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 1st st. *Ch 2, 4 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 2nd dc of the previous row. Repeat from *a until end. Crochet the last (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) group in the last st of the row.

Row 16) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 2 dc in the ch 3 space of the previous row. *Ch 2, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) between the 2nd and the 3rd dc of the previous row. Ch 2, 4 dc in the ch 3 space. Repeat from * until end. 2 dc in the last ch 3 space, 1 dc in the last st of the row.

Row 17) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 1st st. *Ch 2, 5 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) between the 2nd and the 3rd dc of the previous row. Repeat from *a until end. Crochet the last (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) group in the last st of the row.

Row 18) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 2 dc in the ch 3 space of the previous row. *Ch 2, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 3rd dc of the previous row. Ch 2, 5 dc in the ch 3 space. Repeat from * until end. 2 dc in the last ch 3 space, 1 dc in the last st of the row.

Row 19) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 1st st. *Ch 2, 5 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 3rd dc of the previous row. Repeat from *a until end. Crochet the last (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) group in the last st of the row.

Rows 20 to 23) Repeat rows 18 and 19.

Body edge:

Row 24) Ch1, 2 sc in the ch 3 space, *1 dc, 1 hdc in the ch 2 space, skip the 1st dc of the shell , 3 sc in the next 3 st, skip the last dc. 1 hdc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 1 sc in the ch 3 space. Repeat from * until end. 2 sc in the last ch 3 space.

On the sides: 1 sc in one row, 2 sc in the next. When you reach the neck: 2 sc in the 1 st st, 1 sc in the next st. 2 sc in the last st of the neck. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Row 25) Ch, 1 sc in each st of the previous row. 2 sc in corners. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Row 26) Repeat row 25.

Sleeves:

Row 11) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 2 dc in the 4th st. *Ch 2, skip 3 st, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 4th st. Ch 2, skip 3 st, 3 dc in the 4 th st. Repeat from * until end. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Row 12) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 1st st. *Ch 2, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (1sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 2nd dc of the previous row. Repeat from *a until end. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Row 13) Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of the row). 2 dc in the ch 3 space of the previous row. *Ch 2, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in the 2nd dc. Ch 2, 3 dc in the ch 3 space. Repeat from * until end. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Rows 14-20) Repeat rows 12 and 13.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

Edge of the sleeves:

Row 21) Ch 1, 1 sc in the 1 st st and each st of the round. Sl st in the 1st st of the row.

Rows 22-23) Repeat row 21.


Here you can see the charted pattern:

Baby crochet cardigan or sweater

Baby crochet cardigan or sweater

Baby crochet cardigan or sweater

Baby crochet cardigan or sweater

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using this pattern to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

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Soledad

 

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Crochet strawberry stitch: Free pattern and tutorial

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Crochet strawberry stitch

In this post I want to show you this lovely stitch. I found it on the web as strawberry stitch. The original version is crocheted in Tunisian Crochet and from the first time I see it, I knew that I have to try it in regular crochet. This is the final result.

It´s very easy to crochet, only uses single and double crochet. The most dificult part are the changes of colour. I choose to hide the yarn of the colour that I wasn´t using behind the stitches while I was crocheting to avoid cutting the yarn in each row. This I recommend for small projects, for bigger projects or  if you just do not want to complicate, I recommend cutting the yarn and start each row with a new one. 

Here you can see the charted pattern of this stitch:

Crochet strawberry stitch

Here you can see the tutorial:

Crochet strawberry stitch

Crochet strawberry stitch

Crochet strawberry stitch

I hope you like it and try new projects using this colorful stitch. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using this pattern to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

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Crochet striped hat for baby

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Crochet striped hat for baby

Here you can see a new pattern. It´s a very simple and easy to follow crochet hat for baby crocheted in double and single crochet stitches. The size is 3-6 months.

It took a very little time to crochet it. Ideal for those moments when you ask yourself: ¿What can I do with so little yarn?

Here is the written pattern:


Begin with a magic circle.

Rounds: 1) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into ring, sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 12 dc.

2) Ch 1, 2 sc in the same stitch. 2 sc in the next 11 dc. Sl st in the first sc of the round. Total: 24 sc.

3) Ch 3. 1 dc in each stitch of the previous round. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 24 dc.

4) Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st. 2 sc in the next st. Repeat until end. Sl st in the first sc of the round. Total: 36 sc.

5) Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch of the previous round. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 36 dc.

6) Ch 1, 1 sc in the 1st and 2nd st. 2 sc in the next st. Repeat until end. Sl st in the first sc of the round. Total: 48 sc.

7) Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch of the previous round. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 48 dc.

8) Ch 1, 1 sc in each stitch of the previous round. Sl st in the first dc of the round. Total: 48 sc.

9 to 13) Repeat rounds 7 and 8.

14) Ch 2, 1 front post hdc in the 1st and 2nd st,  1 back post hdc in the 3rd and 4th st. Repeat until end. Sl st in the first dc of the round. Total: 48 hdc.

15 to 16) Repeat round 14.


Here you can see the charted pattern:

Crochet striped hat for baby

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using this pattern to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

Versión en español.

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Soledad

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Simple baby Crochet hat

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Simple baby Crochet hat

In this new post I want to show you this beautiful baby crochet hat that matches with the baby crochet cardigan published in the previous post.

Like the cardigan, it is very easy to crochet. It uses the same stitches and the detail is in the two rounds of little ruffles that matches with the edge of the cardigan.

The size is 3 month old and I only use very little yarn. You can crochet the hat in one colour and the ruffles in another. Here you can see how they look together:

Simple baby Crochet hat

Here are the written instructions: 


Begin with a magic circle.

Rounds:

1) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into ring, sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 12 dc.

2) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in the same stitch. 2 dc in the next 11 st. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 24 dc.

3) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat until end. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 36 dc.

4) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in 2nd st, 2 dc in 3rd st. Repeat until end. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 48 dc.

5 to 9) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each st of the round. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 48 dc.

10) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each st of the round using only the back loop of the st. Sl st in top of the first dc of the round. Total: 48 dc.

11) Repeat round 11.

12) Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st. 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in the first sc of the round. Total: 48 sc.

13) Repeat round 12.  

The ruffles are crocheted in the 10th and 11th rounds using only the front loop of the st:

Round 10) Ch 1, sc in the same st, *skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next st. Skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next st*. Repeat from *to* until end. Sl st in the fist sc of the round.

Round 11) Repeat round 10.


Here you can see the charted pattern:

Simple baby crochet hat

Simple baby crochet hat

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects using this pattern to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

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Soledad

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Simple baby crochet cardigan

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Simple baby crochet cardigan or sweater

The best way to start the week: with a new project!

It´s been a while since I published a new pattern, so I’m happy to show you this cardigan or sweater. It´s a very simple and easy project, ideal for beginners and for those who want to crochet something for baby using very little material.

This cardigan is size 3 months old and is crocheted with double crochet. Ideal to practice how to crochet a yoke.

Here you can see the written instructions:


 

Yoke:

Row 1) Ch 51.

1 dc in the 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch. Total: 8 dc (these stitches will form the left front side). 

Ch 2, 8 dc in the next 8 ch. Total: 8 dc (left sleeve).

Ch 2, 16 dc in the next 16 ch. Total: 16 dc (back).

Ch 2, 8 dc in the next 8 ch. Total: 8 dc (right sleeve).

Ch 2, 8 dc in the next 8 ch. Total: 8 dc (right front).

Total: 48 dc.

Row 2) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the previous row. In the ch 2 spaces crochet (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). Repeat until end. Total: 56 dc.

Rows 3 to 8) Repeat row 2.

Total 64, 72, 80, 88, 96 and 104 dc each.

Row 9) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the previous row. In the ch 2 spaces crochet 2 dc. Repeat until end. Total: 112 dc.

In the row 10 we will divide the yoke into: fronts (16 dc each), sleeves (24 dc each) and back (32 dc).

Body:

Row 10) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 14 dc in the next 14 stitches. Mark the 16th stitch, skip the next 24 stitches (sleeve). To make the dc for the beginning of the back, insert the hook into both, the 16th and the 41st, and finish working the dc as usual. 30 dc in the next 30 stitches.  Mark the 72nd stitch, skip the next 24 stitches (sleeve). To make the dc for the beginning of the right front, insert the hook into both, the 72nd and the 97th, and finish working the dc as usual. 15 dc in the next 15 stitches. Total: 62 dc.

You can see the tutorial in the post of the Little girl crochet cardigan.

Row 11) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the previous row. Total: 62 dc.

Row 12) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in the next 3 stitches.  2 dc in the 5th stitch of the row. Continue with 4 dc in the next 4 stitches and 2 dc in the 5th stitch until end. Total: 74 dc.

Rows 13 to 19) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each stitch of the row until end. Total: 74 dc.

Edge of the body:

Ch 1, *1 sc in the same stitch, skip 1 st, 3 hdc in the next 3 st, skip 1 st* 1 sc. Repeat from *to* across fronts, back and neck. In the sides crochet 3 hdc in one row and 1 sc in the next (see chart).

Sleeves:

Row 10) To make the dc for the beginning of the sleeve, insert the hook into both, the first and the last stitch of the sleeve, and work 3 ch (counts as 1st dc). Work 22 dc in the next 22 stitches of the row. Join with sl st in the 1st dc. Total: 23 dc.

Rows 11 to 18) Repeat row 10.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

Edge of the sleeves:

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st. Continue working 1 sc in each stitch of the row. Join with sl st in the 1st sc.


 

Here you can see the charted pattern:

Simple baby crochet cardigan or sweater

 

Simple baby crochet cardigan

Simple baby crochet cardigan

I hope you like it. Don´t forget to send me the pictures of your projects to soledad@mundocrochet.com o share them in the facebook page of Mundo Crochet!

Versión en español.

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Soledad

 

 

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Granny square slippers: Free pattern and tutorial

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Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

Over 20 years ago my grandmother gave me a pair of crocheted slippers that I wore until they broke old.

Luckily, instead of throwing them away, my mom kept one and gave it to me recently so I could use the pattern to crochet a pair for my daughters.

It is a very simple design, but with a beautiful result.

You only have to crochet 8 granny squares using the pattern and colour combination that you prefer (there are infinite combinations that you can do) and join them following a scheme. In the photos above you can see 2 versions, one for adults crocheted using a granny square pattern where the center is round; and one for children crocheted using the pattern of the classic granny square.

You can use single crochet stitch, slip stich or sew the squares to join them. The final result will be the same.

Here you can see the joining diagram:

Granny square slippers

The order to join the squares depends on what you prefer, you can start with the heel squares, the toe squares, in the sole. If you follow the diagram, the final result will be the same.

To make you easier to understand, here are a step by step with the order to join the squares that I found easier:

Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

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Granny square slippers

Granny square slippers

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For those who prefer to follow a pattern:

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Granny square slippers

To adjust the size, you only have to add more rounds to the square.

I hope you like it.

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Soledad

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Round crochet vest for girl: free pattern and tutorial

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Round crochet vest for girl

In this post I want to show you this beautiful round vest that I made for my little princess Constanza.

I had seen models like this and I finally decided to crochet it. I found it very easy and quick to crochet, plus I used little material.

First, you have to crochet a rectangle and then 2 strips of chains that will form the armholes of the vest, from there you have to continue crocheting in the round until the desired size is reached.

This pattern can be adapted to any size, you just have to crochet a larger rectangle for the back and add more chains for the armholes, the rest of the steps are the same. In addition, the back can be crocheted using other stitches like: double crochet, single crochet, fantasy stitches, etc., and then crochet the rest of the vest using the pattern.

To make you easier to understand here is the tutorial to crochet this vest:

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

Here is the pattern:

Round crochet vest for girl

Round crochet vest for girl

I hope you like it.

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Crochet baby hexagon jacket: how to change the size

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This post is for all those readers of the blog who consulted me about how to modify the size of the hexagon jacket. We know that if we add more rounds, we can increase the size of the hexagons, but there comes a point where we achieve the desired body size, but the sleeves are too wide , or vice versa, we have the desired width of the sleeves but the jacket is too narrow.

I will show you how, by changing 1 or 3 sides of the hexagon, we can change the shape of the jacket.

Here is the original jacket, without any modification:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Suppose that we want to modify the length of the jacket, the length of the sleeves, the width of the back or front leaving the rest unchanged. To do this you just have to modify one side of the jacket.

Graphically you will find it more clear:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Here you can see the different options. Depending on how you fold the hexagon will be the part of the jacket that you modify:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

In the case that want to modify several sides at once, you just have to continue crocheting in 3 of the 6 sides of the hexagon.

This way you can modify the front, back and length at the same time, or the shoulders and sleeves. It depends on how you fold the hexagon to form the jacket.

Graphically:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Here you can see the pictures of the 2 options:

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

Crochet baby hexagon jacket

I hope you find this post clear and useful to crochet the jacket in all the sizes that you want.

Here is the Spanish version of this post.

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