Friday, October 12, 2012

Granny Arrows Tutorial- Part 2: On the Diag

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Alright, ready for Part 2: On the Diag?  If you've already done Part 1, I think this should be fairly easy.  If you haven't done Part 1, I think you could still follow this tutorial!

Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
Size J hook (Of course you can use any weight yarn with the appropriate hook!)

Special Stitches
Double Crochet Two Together- (dc2tog): Leave last loop of both double crochets on hook, yarn over, and work off all three loops at once.

Notes: 
- Since this pattern is repetitive after a couple of rounds, you can make this block any size you want.  This tutorial works through 6 rounds.
- This pattern uses two colors, which I'll refer to as Color A and Color B.  Both colors are worked throughout, so DON'T CUT YARN until very end!

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Rnd. 1-  With Color A, start with magic ring.  Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1,  pull Color B through loop on hook (which makes a second chain stitch with Color A), DON'T CUT COLOR A...

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Now with Color B, *3 dc, ch 2, repeat from * once, sl st to top of beginning ch 3, DON'T FASTEN OFF.

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Rnd. 2- Turn, sl st in corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1)...

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Pull Color A through loop on hook (which makes a second chain in Color B), now with Color A, in same space 3 dc (the yarn from the corner space up to the hook after pulling through new color will blend into first dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3, DON'T FASTEN OFF.

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(This is what you should have so far!)

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Rnd. 3- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces (to make the dc2tog: yarn over, insert hook in first ch 2 space, pull up loop, yarn over, work off two loops, yarn over, insert hook in next ch 2 space, pull up loop, yarn over, work off two loops, yarn over, work off all three loops. dc2tog made.), ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1)...

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Pull Color B through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch2), sl st to top of ch 3.

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Rnd. 4- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color A through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s,  in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3. 

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Rnd. 5- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color B through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s, in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3.  

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Rnd. 6- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) four times, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2,  dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) four times, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color A through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s, in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3.  Fasten off both colors.  Sew in ends.  And you're done!

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If you have any questions, let me know!  Next up are some ideas for joining!

And for those of you who prefer the written directions without the pictures:


Note: Remember, don't cut either color until block is finished!

Rnd. 1-  With Color A, start with magic ring.  Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1,  pull Color B through loop on hook (which makes a second chain stitch with Color A), now with Color B, *3 dc, ch 2, repeat from * once, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd. 2- Turn, sl st in corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1), Pull Color A through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc (the yarn from the corner space up to the hook after pulling through new color will blend into first dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, skip one dc and sc in next dc, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd. 3-  Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces (to make the dc2tog: yarn over, insert hook in first ch 2 space, pull up loop, yarn over, work off two loops, yarn over, insert hook in next ch 2 space, pull up loops, yarn over, work off two loops, yarn over, work off all three loops. dc2tog made.), ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1), pull Color B through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog over next two ch 2 spaces, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch2), sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 4- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner space (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color A through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s,  in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3. 

Rnd. 5- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color B through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s, in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3

Rnd. 6- Turn, sl st into corner space, ch 3 2 dc, *ch 2, dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) four times, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2, in corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 2,  dc2tog in ch 2 space, ch 1, (dc2tog over same space and next ch 1 space, ch 1) four times, dc2tog over same space and next ch 2 space, ch 1, dc2tog in same space, ch 2*, in corner (3 dc, ch 1), pull up Color A through loop on hook, in same space 3 dc, repeat work between *'s, in corner (3 dc, ch 2), sl st to top of ch 3.  Fasten off both colors.  Sew in ends.  And you're done!

5 comments:

  1. beautiful!!!!
    happy to work !!!! Thank you Kate!!!
    have a lovely weekend, xxxx Ale

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  2. Thanks for sharing, kate, I will try to do this one too.
    tried to do the mini mandala but it didn't work, I couldn't do the centre properly, the rest was ok, I'm trying again in a moment.

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  3. Oh, wow Kate! I love the diagonal like that. So unexpected.

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  4. thanks for sharing kate...the pattern is very easy to follow.made one.came out beautifully!!!!

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    1. You are very welcome!! I'm so glad to hear this!!
      Happy crocheting!
      Kate :}

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