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1132
Sunday 06/02/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
3

Price
$85.00

Categories
*Crochet


Teacher
Rick Mondragon

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Modern Grannies: Granny Squares with a Twist with Rick Mondragon
Granny squares are the building blocks of crochet. Often taken for granted, they really are little gems waiting to be polished and assembled into a masterpiece. With a little skill and a few refinements, you can make it happen.

These grannies are special! They are self-contained modules ready to grow, multiply, or morph to your needs and desires. Because they are quick-to-make and portable, you can capture found moments to make sweet little blocks that will patiently wait to become more!

Rick redefines-and refines-the granny square through scale and process. Rather than using scrap yarns, specially chosen yarns in a finer weight bring them front and center. He will share assembly ideas and fill-in block options as well.

BTW, he is a lefty, so this is the perfect class for southpaw as well as right-handed crocheters.

Note: Need to know crochet basics.

Supplies
__Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hooks of various sizes

Homework
Make 6 or more granny squares in sock yarn using a Size B or C hook in a combination of squares 1 and 2. Each granny should have the same number of rounds (3-5, you decide). Bring extra yarn for more grannies and joining.
NOTE: The first ch2 or [slip-stitch join, ch1) counts as a hdc stitch.
The slip knot join and ch1 count as a hdc. HDC double crochet CH chain stitch Cluster a pair of hdc
The ch2 and 1 hdc, or the new color join ch1 with a hdc.

Square 1 (one color)
Round 1 Begin with a slipknot as your foundation, and work a chain 2, half-double crochet (hdc) into the slipknot, [ch1, hdc 2 into the slipknot] 3 times, ch1, hdc into the slipknot, join to first ch 2 with a slip stitch— 4 hdc pairs (cluster) and 4 corners open areas.
Round 2 Ch2 (counts as first hdc), [hdc2 into the next corner, ch1, hdc2 into same corner, ch1] 3 times, hdc2 into last corner, ch1, hdc into same corner, join to chain 2 of round with slip stitch— 8 clusters: 2 in each corner with 8 spaces
Round 3 Ch2 (counts as first hdc), [hdc2 into the next space, ch1, hdc2 into the corner open area, ch1, hdc2 into same space, ch1] 3 times, hdc2 into the next space, ch1, hdc2 into last corner, ch1, hdc into same corner, join to chain 2 of round with slip stitch—12 clusters: 2 in each corner and 1 on each side with 12 spaces between. Break yarn. Following rounds are made with an added cluster and space on each side.

Square 2 (color rounds)
Rround 1
Begin with a slipknot as your foundation, and work a chain 2, half-double crochet (hdc) into the slipknot, [ch1, hdc 2 into the slipknot] 3 times, ch1, hdc into the slipknot, join to first ch 2 with a slip stitch. Fasten off — 4 hdc pairs (cluster) and 4 corners open areas.
Round 2 Join new color to one corner of Round 1 with a slip stitch, Ch1 (counts as first hdc), [hdc2 into the next corner, ch1, hdc2 into same corner, ch1] 3 times, hdc2 into last corner, ch1, hdc into same corner, join to chain 2 of round with slip stitch. Fasten off— 8 clusters: 2 in each corner with 8 spaces Break yarn and pull tail through. Round 3 Join new color to one corner of Round 2 with a slip stitch, Ch1 (counts as first hdc), [hdc2 into the next space, ch1, hdc2 into the corner open area, ch1, hdc2 into same space, ch1] 3 times, hdc2 into the next space, ch1, hdc2 into last corner, ch1, hdc into same corner, join to chain 2 of round with slip stitch. Fasten off— 12 clusters: 2 in each corner and 1 on each side with 12 spaces between. Following rounds are made with an added cluster and space on each side.