This week's granny square is brought to us by Beth (who is @cookiecat57 on Instagram- remember you can tag your photos on instagram with #grannysquaresampler so we can all see each other's). I like this one because its quite different from the ones we've done over the past few weeks, retro, unusual, and just plain interesting. So let's do it! It is called "The Whirlygig" and needs no introduction other than Beth's photo, which she also kindly sent me.
Make 2 of these this week (you overachievers out there can always make more if you want, but at least 2), each one using just 2 colors of yarn. As with all other squares we've done, this square starts in the center, going outward. Nothing new there. The slight twist with this square is that, from Rnd 2 and onward, you always crochet into the back loop only of each double crochet/dc stitch. Double crochet into the back loop only = dcblo. Here is a video that demonstrates crocheting into the back loop at about 2:12. (It also demos crocheting into the front loop, we will be doing a single crochet into the front loop only, or scflo, which helpful when crocheting with color B, as you'll see below).
The Whirlygig Granny Square
With color A (which is the yellow in the top photo above), chain 4.
Rnd 1- 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to top of starting chain to join.
Rnd 2- Ch 3, dcblo into next dc, (5 dcblo into next dc, 1 dcblo in next 2 dc) 3 times; 5 dcblo in next dc, sl st to top of starting ch to join.
Rnd 3-5 Ch 3, dcblo in each dc, making 5 dcblo in center of each 5 dc group from prev rnd. Sl st to top of starting ch to join. End off yarn at end of rnd 5.
Using color B, attach to any free front dc loop on first round, scflo in same space, continue to scflo all the way around, end off yarn after each round. Continue to do this on all 5 rounds (refer to Beth's picture above), doing 3 scflo in center of each 5 dc group.
Post them to instagram.
Find all the week's squares on this page.
don't worry if you are behind! I am! Hoping to catch up this weekend. First we are celebrating Ian's birthday, he's 11 today! My baby is 11!
As always, let me know if there are any questions in the comments.
Enjoy crocheting this week!