|Four Rounds of Bobble Granny Square|
BOBBLE GRANNY SQUARE
Starting with a round of bobbles, this square begins as a circle for the first two rounds. The third round squares it up. Rounds continue in the same way until desired size.
ABBREVIATIONS & STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:
sl st: Slipstitch
dc: Double crochet
Bobble: wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook into next spot, pull a loop through, wrap the yarn around the hook, pull through the first 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times into the same spot. Wrap yarn around the hook all pull through all (4) loops. Work 1 ch to close.
For instructions on basic crochet stitches see: http://www.crochet.org/lessons/lessonr/lessonr.html
Keep a smaller hook nearby to use when weaving in ends and attaching new colors to your work. Seems to be easier, especially through the many stitches around the ring.
Work your ends in as you go. It seems like an almost insurmountable task if you wait until all your squares are finished. And it's just nicer to work on neat tidy squares without all sorts of strings dangling.
Start with a sliding ring. (go to http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx for instuctions.)
Round 1: 3 ch, 2 dc into the ring(this will count as your first bobble), chain 1.
*Work 1 bobble stitch (see above) into the ring, 1 ch.*
Repeat between ** 6 more times (8 total bobbles.)
Sl st in 3rd of 3 ch at the beginning of the round. Fasten off. Tighten sliding ring and weave that end in.
Round 2: Join yarn in ch space, 3 ch, [2dc, ch1] in same space. [3dc, ch1 in next ch space] 7 times. Sl st in 3rd of 3 ch at the beginning of the round. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join yarn in ch space, 3 ch, [2dc, ch1] in same space. *[3dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in next space. [3dc, ch1] in next space. Repeat from * 3 times. [3dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch] in next space. Sl st in 3rd of 3 ch at the beginning of the round.
Round 4 and all subsequent rounds: Continue as in round 3, with 2ch between clusters on corners and 1 ch between clusters on sides. Each round will have more clusters on the side.
(v1)tested: 8/20 CC.