A great many new fashions have all developed from the traditional Granny Afghan. The motif used in this pattern is worked in the same manner. As you can see, a Granny Square can become almost any size, by simply adding more rounds and the squares can be put together for short skirts, long skirts, vests, scarves, collars, cuffs, hats… in fact, the ways of using Granny Squares are limited only by your imagination!
Directions are for small size. Changes for medium and large sizes are in parentheses.
MATERIALS: Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn (4-oz.) 1 (2-2) MC and 1 skein each of 5 shades of 1 color. Tubular elastic for waistband
CROCHET HOOK: Size F OR SIZE TO GIVE GAUGE
GAUGE: Each motif 6 inches square.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Width 36 (42-48) inches. Length 19 inches
MOTIF: With lightest shade, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in ring, ch 1 (corner), * 3 dc in ring, ch 1; rep from * twice. Join with a sl st to top of ch-2 (4th corner). Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join next lightest shade under any ch-1 corner, ch 2, 2 dc in same corner, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner, ch 1, * 3 dc in next corner, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner, ch 1; rep from * twice. Join with a sl st to top of ch-2. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join next lightest shade under any ch-1 corner, ch-2, 2 dc in same corner, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next corner, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * twice. Join as before; fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join next lightest shade as before, ch 2, * work corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; rep from * 3 times. Join; fasten off.
Rnd 5: With last shade, work corners as before, working 3 dc, ch 1 in each sp between corners.
Rnd 6: With MC, work as Rnd 5, but with all sc’s instead of dc’s.
SKIRT: Make 18 (21-24) motifs. Weave in ends and block each motif to a 6-inch square.
To join 2 Motifs: Hold right sides tog and with MC overcast top loops of one edge to the other, working thru 1 loop on each motif.
FINISHING: Make 6 (7-8) strips of 3 motifs each. Join the long edges of strips in same manner as above. With MC and working from right side, work 1 row sc on lower edge, spacing sts to keep edge flat. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
Waistband: With MC, from right side and working over elastic, work 3 rnds sc. Draw elastic to desired waist measurement and fasten securely.
COLLAR: Make 4 motifs. Weave in ends and block. Do not join. Make a chain of MC to measure 8 inches, work 1 continuous row sc across one edge of each motif, chain 8 inches. Turn. Work sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to first motif, 1 sc in each sc across motifs, 1 sl st in each ch to end. Fasten off.