Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sippa Granny Square crochet pattern


    




There are tons of different granny square patterns and here is another one. The granny square "Sippa"! Sippa is the Swedish word for anemone and in springtime there are lots of anemones around here in Sweden. The pattern includes a written description and a diagram. This square is a bit smaller in size than many other squares, approximately 6 x 6 cm with the yarn that I have used.
This pattern also includes a diagram and a description for a half square which is used if you want to crochet the scarf Sippa .




MATERIAL


Yarn:  Any yarn would probably do but I have tried with Järbo 8/4 (Mercerized cotton, 4 ply, fingering weight)  and Alpacka Solo (100% Alpaca, 5 ply, sport weight).
Hook: 2,5 mm with Järbo 8/4 and 3,0 mm with Alpacka Solo.
Scissors and a tapestry needle.



ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS


st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sp - space


DESCRIPTION

(Description for a half square is found below. There you will also find diagrams for both the whole and the half square.)

Start with a magic ring.

Round 1:
ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) , 7 sc in the magic ring. Join round with a sl st.  (8 sc in total)

Round 2:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st as ch-3 started from, (ch 3, 2 dc in next st ) repeat 7 times,  ch 3 and join round with a sl st in top ch of first ch-3. (8 dc pairs  and 8 ch-3)

Round 3:
sl st into next ch-3 space. ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ch-3 sp,
(ch 2, 1 dc in between next pair of dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sk next pair of dc, make 2 dc in next ch-3 space ) repeat 3 times, ch 2, 1 dc in between next pair of dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3 and join round with a sl st in top ch of first ch-3.

Round 4:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc),  dc in next st, (2 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc each in next 2 st, ( 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc ) in ch-3 sp, 1 dc each in next 2 st) repeat 4 times but omit the last 2 dc on the last repeat. Join round with a sl st in top ch of first ch-3.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.




DIAGRAM






DESCRIPTION HALF SQUARE

(Diagram below!)

Start with a magic ring.


Round 1:
ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) , 6 sc in the magic ring. Join round with a sl st.  (7 sc in total)

Round 2:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st as ch-3 started from, (ch 3, 2 dc in next st ) repeat 4 times. (5 dc pairs  and 4 ch-3 spaces)

Round 3:
Turn your work around so that you are facing the wrong side.
ch 6  (counts as 1 dc and one ch-3 space), (2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, 1 dc in between next pair of dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3)  repeat 2 times. Finish round with 1 dc  in  top ch of first ch-3 from last round.


Round 4:
Turn your work around again so that you are facing the right side.
ch 6  (counts as 1 dc and one ch-3 space),  2 dc in next ch-3 space, 1 dc each in next 2 st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp,  1 dc each in next 2 st, ( 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc ) in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc each in next 2 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc each in next 2 st, 2 dc in next ch-3 space. Finish round with 1 dc in  3:rd ch of ch-6 from last round.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


DIAGRAM HALF SQUARE







If you've got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
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Happy crocheting!




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