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Thoroughly Modular Granny - Fine Art Version

Thoroughly Modular Granny - Fine Art Version

"A modern granny in a fun hand-paint."

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Even newbie crocheters (as are many of us who come over from knitting) love the ease and fun of granny squares. But it's hard to *wear* a square, so we wondered if it were possible to pull a square out long to make a rectangle. Sure enough, you can! Make one rectangle and seam the short ends and it makes a pretty cowl; make two and seam once to make a scarf or seam twice to make a loop - that makes this thoroughly modular and thoroughly modern!

Then we wanted to see how our new cluster stitch pattern played with hand-painted yarns - and Rowan Fine Art was just the right gauge and yardage. The little bit of mohair adds a special something and the hand-painted subtle tonals and more vibrant colorways all looked great!

You can pick up the free pattern and choose a fabulous color below, or go to Rowan Fine Art for more information about the yarn.

FINISHED SIZE
Cowl: Approx. 25"/63.5cm around x 7"/18cm deep, after blocking.
Loop/Scarf: Approx. 49"/124.5cm long/around x 6"/15cm deep, after blocking.

YARN
1 skein Rowan Fine Art (scarf version shown in color Hornbeam) or 420 yds/384m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn.

HOOKS & NOTIONS
US H (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge;
darning needle.

GAUGE
Approx. 5½ 3dc clusters = 4"/10cm, after blocking.
To swatch: Ch 20 for Foundation Chain; work center strip and Rounds 1–3 once. Swatch should measure approx. 6"/15cm long x 2¾"/7cm deep, after blocking.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: Ch = chain; DC = double crochet; SC = single crochet; Sl St = slip stitch; St(s) = stitch(es).


Foundation chain: Ch 74 (multiple of 3 plus 5).

Center strip: Row 1: Working into back bumps of chains, 3 DC into 5th chain from hook, *skip 2 ch, 3 DC into next Ch*; repeat from * * to last 3 foundation ch, skip 2 ch, 1 DC into last ch; do not turn work. [23 3dc clusters].

Granny rectangle rounds: Round 1: Ch 3. Into the space created by the last DC of prior row, work 2 DC, Ch 2 (corner space), 3 DC, Ch 2 (corner space), 3 DC. Note: You have worked first 2 corners; Row 1 strip has pivoted so foundation chain edge is at the top.
3 DC into each ch2 sp between clusters on foundation chain, stopping before ch4 space at far end. [23 clusters along this side, after ch2 corner].
Into Ch4 space, work 3 DC, Ch 2 (corner space), 3 DC, Ch 2 (corner space), 3 DC. Note: You have worked third and fourth corners; each corner has two 3DC clusters with a Ch2 space in between. Strip has pivoted so you are ready to work into top edge of center strip.
3 DC into each space between clusters along top edge of center strip, then Sl 1 into top of Ch 3 at beginning of round.

Round 2: Ch 1, lay ch1 to right and (SC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into space between clusters. *(3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC) into ch2 corner space* for first corner; repeat between * * for second corner.
3 DC into each space between clusters along first long side. Repeat between * * twice for third and fourth corners.
3 DC into each space between clusters along second long side, then Sl 1 into top of sc/ch2 at end of round.

Round 3: Ch 1, lay ch 1 to right and (SC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into space between clusters. 3 DC into each space between clusters to first corner space (on first Round 3 there will be one space/cluster; next round there will be two, etc.).
*3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC into ch2 corner space* for first corner.
3 DC into space(s) between clusters along short end to next corner.
Repeat between * * for second corner.
3 DC into each space between clusters along first long side.
Repeat between * * for third corner.
3 DC into space(s) between clusters along short end to next corner.
Repeat between * * for fourth corner.
3 DC into each space between clusters along second long side.
Sl 1 into top of sc/ch2 at end of round.

Repeat Round 3 six more times (9 rounds complete).

Cowl only: Repeat Round 3 one more time (10 rounds total). Fasten off.

Scarf/loop only: Fasten off. Make a second piece exactly like the first.

Blocking: Soak in warm water with a little no-rinse wool wash for 10-15 minutes; gently squeeze to remove as much water as possible (do not twist or wring); roll in a dry towel or run through machine spin cycle in a lingerie bag. Pin corners to dimensions and pin along edges. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Seaming: For cowl: Bring short ends together (right sides together, wrong sides facing out) being careful not to twist. With new 2 yd/2m piece of yarn, begin with slip knot on hook and Sl St twice into ch2 corner space; to join 3dc clusters, Sl St into inner legs of edge sts (those closest to each other); end with Sl St twice into final ch2 corner.

For scarf: Bring short ends of two pieces together (right sides together, wrong sides facing out); seam as for cowl.

For loop: Seam two short ends together as for scarf, then bring right sides of two remaining short ends together, being careful not to twist. Work second seam as first.

Fasten off. Weave in ends on wrong side. Gently steam press seam(s).

Download printable "Thoroughly Modular Granny" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 301 Serin. Red, orange, hot pink and lilac.

COLOR: 302 Tawny. Rosy brown, petal pink and fawn.

COLOR: 303 Waxwing. Rust, plum and olive brown.

COLOR: 304 Raven. Plum, midnight blue and burgundy.

COLOR: 305 Kingfisher. Midnight blue, ultramarine, and forest green.

COLOR: 306 Lapwing. Grassy green, olive, and dark teal blue.

COLOR: 307 Pheasant. Chocolate, copper and khaki.

COLOR: 308 Chiff-Chaff. Charcoal, light grey, mid-tone brown and beige.

COLOR: 309 Elm. Cream, beige and tan.

COLOR: 311 Hornbeam. Asparagus, fern and grassy green.

COLOR: 314 Rowan. Plum, mauve and lavender.

tmg-rfa-311-hornbeam
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tmg-rfa-306-lapwing
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tmg-rfa-305-kingfisher
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tmg-rfa-302-tawny
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tmg-rfa-303-waxwing
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tmg-rfa-304-raven
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tmg-rfa-307-pheasant
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tmg-rfa-308-chiff-chaff
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tmg-rfa-314-rowan
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tmg-rfa-309-elm
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tmg-rfa-301-serin
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