Monday, January 26, 2015

Mini Granny Waves Afghan

Do you have lots of small balls of yarn? This is a great project to use them up in a pretty way! The mini granny squares only take about 60" for each one. And you will need lots of squares. You can make them all at once, or over a period of time. They look pretty stored in mason jars.

This is easily adjusted for different sizes. The only really difficult part is figuring out how many mini granny squares you are going to need.
My baby blanket is 17 squares across and 19 squares high, which comes out to approximately 27" x 36". And it used 323 squares.

Mini Granny Waves
Written pattern copyright Kimberly Saunders 2015
Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share with others.
Do not sell or reproduce this written pattern. If you sell anything made from this pattern, please give credit to me for the design 
and include a link to either the free pattern or my blog. Thank you!

I like to use an I or J hook with worsted weight yarn for this. I want to try one in sport weight someday.
The size of your squares may vary slightly, because some worsted weight yarn is thicker or thinner than others. This shouldn't make a difference as long as all the bigger or smaller squares are spaced out.

Mini Granny Squares

Ch 3 and join into ring, or use magic circle.
Ch 2, (3dc, ch 1) 4 times. Join to first dc with a sl st, ignore ch 2. Finish off.
Weave the yarn in well.
If using magic circle weave the beginning yarn back around the circle at least once and pull tight.

Joining Squares

sc dec : yo pull up loop in next ch 1 space, yo, pull up loop in ch 1 space on next square

Lay out 21 squares in the order you would like them.
Join with a sc into a ch 1 space in the first square, ch 1, sc, in the same space, *sc in the next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the next ch 1 space, sc in the next 3 dc, sc dec. * Repeat until you reach the last square of the row, {sc in the next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1 sc) in next ch 1 space} 2 times. Repeat * to * down the other side until you reach the first square. Sc in the next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the next ch 1 space, sc in the next 3 dc. Join to first sc, and finish off. Weave in ends well.

Joining Rows

Holding right sides together, and matching ch 1 spaces to sc dec, slip stitch the back loops of both rows together, leaving the front loop free.

Outside Border

Sc in the back loop around. On the sides, sc to st before sc dec, sc 3 together, sc to next st before sc dec, sc 3 together, and so on. On the ends, you will want to do a sc dec in the stitches where two rows are joined, sc in the ch 1 sp, sc dec in the stitches where the next two rows are joined. Sc in the back loop of all other stitches.

For a simpler and more straight forward design see my Mini Grannies in a Row Afghan.

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