Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 3

Here’s what we have so far. How do you like what you’ve done?
(Find all the assignments listed on this page.)
Granny Square Sampler
(Ignore that I have stitched some of my smaller ones together, that may or may not come later for you, but not to worry about doing that yet.)
Remember, if at any time you need to see all the assignments linked on one page.
Our new square for this week is a teensy bit different, just different enough to get you new crocheters into a new step without getting completely frustrated. My personal preference is for granny squares that are less “open”, and this week’s is one definitely a more “closed” one. (If you like more open ones, there will be some of those coming up too, not too worry.)
Granny Square Sampler
This is my very first attempt at a video on my phone (thank you for giving me the idea to rig my tripod Rachel!) so please forgive the non-professional look. Its extremely cloudy and drippy here today, and I grabbed all the natural light I could.
OK, first a short video to introduce this week’s granny square-

Now, to demonstration how to do this granny square. At the end of this video, I talk about how to weave in your tails and I said there are 2 ways to do it, there’s actually more ways than that to weave in tails, but I use these 2 ways. (Also, I mention something about doing 2 of these this week for homework, but we are making 3.) Hope it helps!

Square 4, Variation Granny Square with 5 rounds-
Make 3 of these, one should be one or two colors only, the 3rd one is your choice, you can change color with each round, or keep it also to one or two colors.
Design Tip- If you ever want to do the next round in a new color, end off at the finish of the current round just like we’ve done with the granny squares from weeks 1 and 2. Start your next round/new color in one of the corners.
For a refresher course on basic double crochet stitches, go to the bottom of this post and watch the video I link to.

 **If starting a new color on rounds 2-5, join in the middle DC of any side
**Each round adds 4 DC per side
With first color, ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in loop, ch 3 [4 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times, join with sl st to top of Ch 3—4 dc per side 
Rnds 2-5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), [dc in each dc across to corner, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner] 4 times.  Dc in any remaining dc to ch 3, sl st in top of ch 3
A few other things
Thank you all so much for trying to help out yesterday! I now feel like I actually have a couple of options that won’t involve ripping it out, thank you!

  • Annette

    June 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I’m loving watching the progression of this granny square sampler. I’ve always loved granny squares, definitely my favorite. I’m definitely going to watch these videos in a bit, but right now I’m afraid it might wake the kids, I couldn’t sleep, but luckily, you’re here to entertain me. yay.

  • Dawn

    June 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I look forward to Friday for plenty of reasons and I know include the newest sample square reveal among them. I am enjoying this project immensely! I am a total knit freak but Crochet was my first introduction into fiber arts so it is nice to dive back into the medium that got me started in my love for yarn. I am excited to see the progress of yours and mine and well, everyone who is participating! Thanks Blair!

  • kat

    June 1, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I love this in the just two colors. Good job on the video, it really showed me easily what to do.

  • erin

    June 1, 2012 at 7:03 am

    i love hearing your voice! great videos – i’m going to grab my hook and get grannying.

  • Aehelephant

    June 1, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I haven’t started the project yet, but I hope to join in once my semester is over. I’m really enjoying following along virtually, at least! ^_^

  • Sarah :: greenclogs

    June 1, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I have a lot of little grannies left to do today. I’m loving all of the color combinations. Looking forward to the new one for next week!

  • Linda

    June 1, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Thank you for week 3 have blogged my progress so far, looking forward to next week already 🙂

  • Heather

    June 2, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Silly question from a newbie,should I be chaining 3 at the end of the repeats this week? Maybe I just don’t know how to read the pattern. Love the project. Thank you!

  • Iris

    June 3, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I’ve joined in and really love it so much i’ve already finished the assingment for this week. Looking forward to next week.
    Thanks for the exellent tutorial!

  • Dee

    June 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I’m so behind, I need to catch up!

  • quilterbell

    June 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I hope I am not too late to join the fun!!!! I will get sorted with my yarn this week and hopefully I will start this weekend!, I am so excited!!!!!. I am learning to crochet at the moment, so this is going to be great practice!!!!. Thank you!!!!!

  • knutty knitter

    June 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Finished all to date. Its a while since I did any serious crocheting. I tend to knit mostly 🙂
    viv in nz

  • labrige

    June 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I join the group … maybe I’ll not speak here a lot, because my english is sometimes limited ! And I ‘m quite sure that google translator gives too much funny tranlations !!!! Oups, I forgot : I’m from Rouen, in Normandy, France.
    Nice beginning, only with stash wool.

  • Joan

    July 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I think this is a Babette square. Mine came out a little bigger than the five round granny square. I’m having fun making these squares. I’m just starting on week three so I have some catching up to do!

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