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Thoroughly Modular Granny - Tough Love Version

Thoroughly Modular Granny - Tough Love Version

"Modular and Modern!"

Even newbie crocheters (as are many of us who come over from knitting) love the ease and fun of granny squares. The sets of 3 double-crochets that make up the clusters are rhythmic to do, and build up fabric so fast, it makes crocheting granny squares as quick and satisfying knitting baby blankets and afghans.

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!

So make a rectangle. Seam the short ends and it makes a pretty cowl. Or make two rectangles. Seam once to make a longer scarf, or seam twice to make a loop. This is what makes our pattern thoroughly modular and thoroughly modern!

Click on "The Free Pattern" tab to see the pattern and choose a fabulous color below, or go to Sweet Georgia Yarns Tough Love Sock for more color choices.

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 Sweet Georgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (loop shown in color Laurel) 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: Birch. Pale warm beige.

COLOR: Dreamboat. Pale blue-grey with a hint of lavender.

COLOR: Grapefruit. Ripe pink grapefruit.

COLOR: Hush. Muted cyan.

COLOR: Laurel. Pale pistachio green.

COLOR: Mist. Periwinkle purple.

COLOR: Nightshade. Dark blueberry.

COLOR: Lemon Curd. Happy sunny yellow.

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