Spikey Granny Square – #CAB 015

Easy – Intermediate
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
Concentration required.

LoveCrochet

Yarn: medium worsted yarn
Color – 4 colors – color change indicted in pattern

Hook: 4.00 mm

Size: 23 cm x 23 cm (approx. 9 inches)

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
FPTR – front post treble
[yarn around hook (twice); insert hook from front to back around the post of the designated stitch; yarn around hook; pull up loop; (yarn around hook; pull through two loops;) twice; yarn over hook; pull through last two loop]

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Spikey Granny|Creative Crochet Workshop

INSTRUCTIONS:

CH 4 – SL ST into first CH to form a ring

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RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into ring. [CH 2, work 3 DC into ring] x 3; CH 2, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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RND 2: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space, work 1 DC into next 3 DC
[Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into 2 CH space, work 1 DC into next 3 DC] x 3; SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

RND 3: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space;
work 1 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next DC; work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 FPTR around next DC; work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next DC; work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 FPTR around next DC; work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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TO WORK FPTR – Yarn over hook twice;

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Insert hook from front to back behind the DC – see photo;

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Yarn around hook;

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Pull loop thru;

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Yarn around hook, pull thru two loops (3 loops on hook);

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Yarn around hook, pull thru two loops (2 loops on hook);

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Yarn around hook, pull thru last two loops (1 loop on hook);

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RND 4: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space;
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC;
work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 TR into 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1, SKIP FPTR;
work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 TR into 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC;
work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into next 2 CH space
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC;
work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 TR into 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1, SKIP FPTR;
work 1 DC into next DC;
work 1 TR into 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC;
CH 1; SKIP next DC;
work 1 DC into next DC.
Repeat from * 2 more times
SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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RND 5: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; work 1 TR into next 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 STS; SKIP 1 CH  space
work 1 FPTR into RND 3 FPTR – see photos!

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work 1 DC into next 3 STS; work 1 TR into next 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC.
*Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into next 2 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC; work 1 TR into next 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 STS; SKIP 1 CH  space
work 1 FPTR into RND 3 FPTR;
work 1 DC into next 3 STS; work 1 TR into next 1 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 DC.
Repeat from * 2 more times
SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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RND 6: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space; work 1 DC into each ST.
Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each 2 CH corner space and work 1 DC into each ST all around.
SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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RND 7: Join new color into any 2 CH space.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same space; CH 2; work 2 DC into same space; work 1 DC into each ST.
Work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC  into each 2 CH corner space and work 1 DC into each ST all around.  SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.

RND 8: CH 1, work 3 SC into 2 CH corner space, work 1 SC  into each DC from previous round and 3 SC into each corner space. SL ST into first SC.
Fasten off and weave in ends

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