Crochet Granny Squares – Out Of The Blue Jacket





SIZE: One size fits 12 to 16.

MATERIALS: Knitting Worsted, 17 ounces royal blue for main color, 1 ounce each gold, beige, medium blue, light blue, aqua, dark rose, kelly green, dark green, lavender, purple, pale peach, light pink, turquoise, orange, moss green, and bright pink.
Steel crochet hook No. 00, or size needed to crochet to gauge.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE: Each square measures 4 1/4″.

SQUARE: Working first 4 rnds of each square in assorted colors and 5th rnd always in main color, work as follows:
Starting at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 1, 3-dc shell in ring) 3 times; ch 1; join with sl st to top of ch-3. Break off.
Rnd 2: Sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, in same sp work 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (first corner), * ch 1, in next ch-1 sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (another corner). Repeat from * twice more; ch-1; join. Break off.
Rnd 3: Sl st in any ch-1 corner sp and work a first corner in same sp, * ch 1, 3-dc shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corner in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, shell in next sp, ch 1; join. Break off.
Rnd 4: Sl st in any ch-1 corner sp and work a first corner in same sp, * (ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 1, work corner in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 1, shell in next sp) twice; ch 1; join. Break off.
Rnd 5: Sl st in any ch-1 corner sp and work a first corner in same sp, * ch 1, work shell in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to next corner, ch 1. work a corner in next corner sp. Continue around in pattern; join. Break off.

Make 48 squares for body of jacket and 10 for each sleeve.

TRIANGLE: Working first 4 rows in assorted colors and 5th row in main color, work as follows:
Row 1: Starting at center of one edge, ch 5; in 5th ch from hook work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 dc. Break off.
Row 2: Sl st in first ch-4 Ip, ch 4, work 3 dc in same Ip, ch 1, in next ch-1 sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (corner), ch 1, in last sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 dc. Break off.
Row 3: Sl st in first ch-4 Ip, ch 4, 3 dc in same Ip, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, corner in next ch-1 corner sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, in last sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 dc. Break off.
Row 4: Sl st in first ch-4 Ip, ch 4, 3 dc in same Ip, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 1, corner in ch-1 corner sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) twice; ch 1, in last sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 dc. Break off.
Row 5: Work sl st in first ch-4 Ip, ch 4, 3 dc in same Ip, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp. Repeat from * to corner, ch 1, work corner in corner sp, ** ch 1, 3 dc in next sp. Repeat from ** to last sp, in last sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 1 dc. Break off.

ASSEMBLE: Body: Arrange and pin 48 squares and 2 triangles, wrong side up, according to Diagram 1. Whipstitch together on wrong side with main color and tapestry needle, but do not sew the 4 seams marked from X to Y. Try on jacket. If you need more “give” around the hip section of jacket, remove pins from the 4 seams and work narrow gussets as follows: Attach main color at an X, work sc along edges of the 2 squares to Y. Break off. Repeat along the adjoining 2 squares. Now whipstitch the seam. Repeat process along remaining 3 pinned seams. Sew shoulder seams.

Sleeve: Join 10 squares and 2 triangles as for body, following Diagram 2.

To Shape Underarm Gusset: With right side facing you, attach main color to corner sp at Z on Diagram 2. Row 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) 12 times; sl st in each of next 3 dc and in next sp; ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in each of next 7 sts, ch 2, work 2 dc in next sp. (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) 11 times; ch 4, turn. Row 3: Skip first 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp. (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) 3 times; sl st in next 32 sts: ch 1. turn. Row 4: Sl st in next 38 sts. ch 2, 2 dc in next sp. (ch 1, 3 dc in next sp) twice. Break off.
With wrong side facing you. work underarm gusset along opposite side of sleeve; whipstitch sleeve seam.

Cuff: Attach main color in a corner sp next to seam on lower edge of sleeve.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in corner sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp. Repeat from * around sleeve edge, ch 1; join. Rnd 2: Ch 4, * 3 dc in next sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 dc in last sp; sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Repeat last 2 rnds until cuff measures about 5″. Break off. Fold cuff back.
Work other sleeve in same manner.
Whipstitch sleeves to jacket, centering top square at shoulder seam.





• Jacket Edging: With right side facing you, attach main color to comer sp at left front neck edge (dot on Diagram 1) and work completely around jacket edge as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in corner sp, * ch 1 , 3 dc in next sp. Repeat from * around, working in seam
joinings as well as in sps, and working 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc at lower front corners; ch 1; join.
Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in next sp, ch 3, work 2 dc in same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp.
Repeat from * along left front, lower edge and right front, working corners in corner sps at lower front corners and ending in right front neck edge corner, * * ch 1, 3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * * along triangle, back neck and other triangle, ch 1; join. Break off.





Ties: Bobbles: With main color, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 10 dc in ring; join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, * holding back on hook the last Ip of each dc, work dc in each of next 5 dc, y o, draw
through all 6 Ips on hook. Repeat from * once more. Break off. Make 6.

Cord: With main color double, crochet a chain 23″ long. Break off. Sew a bobble to each end. Make 2 more ties. Following photograph for placement, insert bobbles of ties through spaces on front squares.

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