Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Original Half Granny Square Pattern



Half Granny Square Instructions (Also known as the Granny Triangle)
© 2002 by Ambar E. Rivera
This is the original pattern, with MY instructions, that I wrote out myself.  Please do not post to any other web page. You may make one copy for your personal use only. This is great for a shawl, for completing a square, and for covering up your hair.  :)
 
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn and a size J hook, or any other weight and hook to suit your needs.
Shell = 3 double crochet in space indicated.
Corner = Shell, chain 2, shell in Chain-2 space.
Directions:
Chain 4.
Slip stitch in first chain to form a circle.
ROUND 1- Chain 3, make 3 double crochet in the ring, chain 2, then four more double crochet. CHAIN 3 and turn.
ROUND 2- Make 3 double crochet IN BETWEEN the first and second double crochet of the previous row. Skip three double crochet, work in your chain 2 space the following: (Shell, chain 2, Shell), SKIP NEXT 3 double crochet, make 4 double crochet in the space BETWEEN the 3rd AND 4TH double crochet. Chain 3 and turn.
[Add a shell right where the pen is, between the 1st and 2nd double crochet.]

ROUND 3- Make 3 double crochet in space between first and second stitches, skip 3 double crochet, make a shell in the space between double crochets, skip 3 more double crochet, and work in your Chain-2 space the following: (Shell, chain 2, Shell). Skip next 3 double crochet, shell in space between double crochet,, skip next 3 double crochet, shell + 1 double crochet in same space. Chain 3 and turn.
ROUND 4- Skipping 1st double crochet, shell in space between double crochets. Work (*skip next shell, make shell in next space between shells*) until you reach the Chain-2 space, then repeat from * to * until you get to the lastshell+1 group. Skip first 3 double crochet, then shell in between this and the last double crochet. Skip next 3 double crochet, shell + 1 double crochet in same space. Chain 3 and turn.

You will now notice a pattern forming, where the beginning of each round starts with a group of 4 double crochet, and you make your familiar groups of 3 dc (double crochet) as in a basic granny square.
Continue working in established pattern until you finish the triangle you want. You can make a shawl if you use about 14 ounces of worsted weight yarn, including fringe. Or make a pretty edge to it. Anyway, you now know how to make a granny triangle! :o)




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3 comments:

Sharon said...

Thank you for posting this! I keep forgetting how to make these triangles, so now I have the pattern!

Your Crochet Partner,

Sharon
A Musician by Grace

debbi said...

Have you ever started with the "corner" and worked your way out... sort of inverted from making the half square this way as you've shown?

-Debbi

River Glorious said...

You're thinking of the one-quarter granny:

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if I'm not mistaken.