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Star Quilt Granny

(click here for abbreviations)

materials:

size "J" hook
yarn needle
1-2 -- 8 oz. skeins each: royal blue, soft navy, light green, pale mint
3-4 -- 8 oz. skeins soft white

notes:

on layout "\" and "/" denote which way the diagonal split between colors will run
all squares are only 2 rounds

to work 2-color squares:

special instructions:

to work corner: (3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet) in chain-1 space
to work 1st change corner: (3 double crochet -- in last double crochet join new color and pull it up for last yarn over of stitch, chain 1, 3 double crochet) in chain-1 space
to work 2nd change corner: (3 double crochet -- changing back to first color in last yarn over of 3rd stitch, chain 1, 3 double crochet) in chain-1 space

pattern:

chain 7-10 (if your chain tends to be tight, chain 10)
join with slip stitch to form ring
(slip stitch in ring--optional)
Rnd 1: chain 3, 2 double crochet in ring -- changing to new color in last yarn over of 2nd stitch, chain 1, 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet -- changing back to first color in 3rd stitch, chain 1, 3 double crochet, chain 1, join to beginning chain with slip stitch
Rnd 2: chain 3, work 1st change corner in next chain-1 space, work corner in next chain-1 space, work 2nd change corner in next chain-1 space, work corner in last chain-1 space, allowing beginning chain-3 to become last double crochet
finish off

layout:

(for clarity, rows are numbered. ignore first column when laying squares out)
W = soft white (248)
N = soft navy (26)
B = royal blue (26)
G = light green (22)
M = pale mint (38)
N/W (32)
N/G (16)
G/W (8)
G/M (8)
M/W (24)

1 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
2 W B N G M W B N G M W B N G M W
3 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
4 W N\W W/N W W W W W W W W W W N\W W/N W
5 W\N B B N/W W W W W W W W W W\N B B N/W
6 W/N B B N\W W W W W W W W W W/N B B N\W
7 W N/W W\N W W W M\W W W W/M W W W N/W W\N W
8 W W W W W W M M\W W/M M W W W W W W
9 W W W W M\W W G\M M M M/G W W/M W W W W
10 W W W W M M\W G G\M M/G G W/M M W W W W
11 W W W\M M M M N\G G G G/N M M M M/W W W
12 W W W W\M M M N N\G G/N N M M M/W W W W
13 W W W\G G G\N N N N N N N N/G G G/W W W
14 W W W W\G G G\N N B B N N/G G G/W W W W
15 W W W W/G G G/N N B B N N\G G G\W W W W
16 W W W/G G G/N N N N N N N N\G G G\W W W
17 W W W W/M M M N N/G G\N N M M M\W W W W
18 W W W/M M M M N/G G G G\N M M M M\W W W
19 W W W W M M/W G G/M M\G G W\M M W W W W
20 W W W W M/W W G/M M M M\G W W\M W W W W
21 W W W W W W M M/W W\M M W W W W W W
22 W N\W W/N W W W M/W W W W\M W W W N\W W/N W
23 W\N B B N/W W W W W W W W W W\N B B N/W
24 W/N B B N\W W W W W W W W W W/N B B N\W
25 W N/W W\N W W W W W W W W W W N/W W\N W
26 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
27 W B N G M W B N G M W B N G M W
28 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W

joining:

squares are sewn with whipstitch, or some other stitch. stitches can be obvious for decorative purposes.

stitching colors:

soft navy stitches when joining navy to any other color
royal blue stitches when joining royal blue to soft white
light green stitches when joining light green to pale mint or soft white
pale mint stitches when joining pale mint to soft white
match color when joining to sides of the same color

border:

join soft white with single crochet, single crochet around with 3 stitches in each corner stitch

 

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