HIP EIGHT LOOPS GRANNY SQUARE

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Hip Eight Loops Granny Square
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This Hip Eight Loops Granny Square is part of the Hip To Be Square Crochet Along.
Granny Inspired Squares ranging in difficulty from Easy to Challenging.

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Hip Eight Loops Granny Square

Difficulty Level/Skill Required: Easy

Basic stitches in simple variations, simple repeats, color changes, shaping and finishing.
Includes more involved stitch combinations like the popcorn stitch.

You will need to know basic stitches like the DC (double crochet).
Special stitches explained and links to tutorials are provided.

Supplies/Materials:

  • Yarn –Moya 100% Cotton Double Knit (cotton yarn) assortment of colors and grams.
    Weight – DK (11 wpi)
  • Hook – 3, 50 mm (E) – Clover
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations: US Terminology
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
RS – right side
WS- wrong side

Gauge:
Not necessary for this project to be perfect.
However if you use a different yarn and/or hook sizing will differ.
Using the SAME hook and yarn will ensure your squares are consistent in size.

Pattern Notes:
Stitch count is important!
For completing the blanket – correct stitch count will ensure a successful joining of squares

Size:
Square – 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)

Colors:

Approx – 62 – 65 yards (57 – 59 m) for complete square

A – Butternut (4g)
B – Lagoon (6g)
C – Grapefruit (5g)

Hip Vintage Granny Throw:
A – Natural (4g)
B – Geisha (3g)
C – Sepia (4g)
D – London Sky (4g)

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Special Stitches:

Starting Popcorn: 

  • CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 4 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back into 3rd CH of 3 CH.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
  • Chain 1 to lock your popcorn stitch.

Popcorn:

  • Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
  • Chain 1 to lock your popcorn stitch.

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Instructions:

With A – CH 4; SLST into first to form a ring;

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into ring; CH 7.
*Work 3 DC into ring; CH 7.** Repeat from * to ** 6 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(8 x 7 CH loops; 24 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any loop.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into loop; CH 7; SKIP next loop.
*Work [3 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into next loop ; CH 7; SKIP next loop.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(4 x 7 CH spaces; 24 DC; 4 x 2 CH corner spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into any 2 CH corner space;

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; CH 2; 2 DC] into SAME space; work 1 DC into each of next 3 DC; CH 7; work 1 DC into each of next 3 DC.
*Work [2 DC; CH 2; 2 DC] into next 2 CH space; work 1 DC into each of next 3 DC; CH 7; work 1 DC into each of next 3 DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(4 x 7 CH spaces; 40 DC; 4 x 2 CH corner spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A – join into any 2 CH corner space;

How to work a long DC – work a double crochet as normal but pull up the loops to the same length as your current round.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; CH 2; 2 DC] into SAME space; work 1 DC into each of next 5 DC; CH 3; work 1 long DC over previous 2 rounds 7 CH spaces and into RND 1 7 CH loop; CH 3; work 1 DC into each of next 5 DC.
*Work [2 DC; CH 2; 2 DC] into next 2 CH space; work 1 DC into each of next 5 DC; CH 3; work 1 long DC over previous 2 rounds 7 CH spaces and into RND 1 7 CH loop; CH 3; work 1 DC into each of next 5 DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(56 DC; 8 x 3 CH spaces; 4 x long DC; 4 x 2 CH corner spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B – join into any 2 CH corner space;

RND 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into SAME space; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 3 CH space; CH 1; SKIP long DC; work 3 DC into next 3 CH space; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC.
*Work [2 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into SAME space; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next 3 CH space; CH 1; SKIP long DC; work 3 DC into next 3 CH space; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC; work 3 DC into next DC; CH 1; SKIP next 3 DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(72 DC; 24 x CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into any 2 CH corner space;

RND 6: Work Starting Popcorn; CH 1; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner; CH 1.
*Work Popcorn into next corner; CH 1; work 1 DC into each DC and 1 CH space until next corner; CH 1.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 more times; SL ST into top of Starting Popcorn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
(4 corner Popcorns; 23 DC = [92 STS excluding corner Popcorns])

With A – join into any FIRST DC of any side;

RND 7: *Work 1 SC into each ST until 1 CH space; work 1 SC into 1 CH space; work 1 FPSC around Popcorn; work 1 SC into 1 CH space.**
Repeat from * to ** 3 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
(23 SC on each side = 92 SC; 4 corner FPSC; 8 corner SC = 104 STS in total)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Hip Vintage Granny Square Throw/Blanket.

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