Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8 and the Long Tall Granny

I'm not usually much for the granny square, but one very long granny square is a divine scarf!

If you're a crocheter you surely know the granny stitch. I'll just explain the first row and first round and let you work the rest of the way.

Chain a very very long chain. Don't bother counting, just go until it's as long as you want your scarf.
Row 1: Dc into 6th chain from hook. Dc in next 2 chains. *Ch 2, Skip 2 ch, Dc in next 3 chains* Repeat to the end of the chain. End with ch 4, slip stitch in next chain. (If you have extra chains that didn't fit the pattern, just pick them out at this point.)

Row/Rnd 2: Slip stitch in the underside of each of the next 3 Chains. Ch 3 (counts as first Dc), Dc twice more into chain space. Make a granny cluster into each chain space and 3 clusters into each end chain space. Be sure to chain 3 at the corners to keep your scarf square.

Change colors as you see fit. Continue making rounds until you are happy with the look. I always do a row of single crochet around the edge for a tidy finish.

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