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Granny Square Collection

Granny Square Collection

Celebrate the classic granny square with this compilation of favourite projects from Simply Crochet magazine, plus discover a library of 36 squares for you to create and customise!

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited

in this issue

1 min

Making your first granny square is something of a RITE OF PASSAGE for crocheters – you never forget your first one. So we’ve put together some of our favourite granny square projects from Simply Crochet to celebrate this cute little motif and highlight the multitude of ways you can use it in your creations. Fancy WEARING YOUR SQUARES? There’s a pretty empire-line top on p16, stylish monochrome scarf on p63 and a funky reversible skirt on p57. Want to add some granny chic to your HOME DÉCOR? Check out the cushion on p30 and kitchen set on p38. And not forgetting the granny square classic, the blanket – you’ll find five fab designs to start hooking today! We’ve also included a LIBRARY OF SQUARES, featuring 36 unique patterns. Ranging from the basic…

3 min
dolly mixtures

YOU WILL NEED Acrylic DK in 100g balls: 2 balls of white 1 ball of each: Light Yellow Light Turquoise Light Pink Light Orange Light Blue Light Violet Light Green A 6mm (US J/10) hook TENSION Each square measures 10cm (4in) square MEASUREMENTS 93cm (36½in) square ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 Granny square blankets are the ideal project for crochet newcomers, and handy too – just hook a square whenever you have time, then join them all together later! Gather pretty pastel shades to create this sugared almond-sweet blanket that’s perfect for a baby’s bedroom. NOTES Make 64 squares, joining them as you work Round 3, in 8 rows of 8 squares. The first square is worked as written below. For subsequent squares, replace the side ch-1 spaces in Round 3 with a dc into the corresponding ch-1 sp on the next square. At each of…

8 min
granny cool

YOU WILL NEED Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK (100% cotton, 50g/105m), 2 balls of Frothy (321); 1 ball of each: Cornelia (329), Alessandra (325), Feather (355), Peony (326), Hush Hour (324), Freya (328) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Fabric measuring at least 41x67cm (16x26¼in) for the bag lining 1m (39¼in) upholstery tape, 5cm (2in) wide, for the bag handles Fabric measuring at least 25x12.5cm (10x5in) for the purse lining Medium square sew-in clasp, 10cm (4in) for the purse A button for the phone case TENSION Each square for the bag measures 8.5cm (3¼in) Each square for the purse measures 10x10cm (4x4in) Each square for the phone case measures 7cm (2¾in) MEASUREMENTS Bag measures 38x50cm (15x19¾in) with handles and 38x32cm (15x12½in) without handles Purse measures 10x12.5cm (4x5in) Phone case measures 7x14.5cm (2¾x5¾in) ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 Using only a handful…

3 min
ready, steady, cook!

YOU WILL NEED Yeoman Soft Cotton DK (100% cotton, 450g/900m), 1 cone each of White (1), Petal (31), Glacier (29), Lilac (30) Yeoman Panama 4ply (50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 500g/2000m), 1 cone of Primula (271) (used doubled) A 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook Bought apron or fabric as below 50cm (19½in) of pink gingham fabric (90cm/35in wide) for main fabric 3 strips of contrast fabric for waistband meas approx 12x53cm (4¾x21in) Tapestry needle and sewing kit or sewing machine For yarn stockists, contact Yeoman 0116 240 4464 www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 130 The majority of items that are found in the kitchen have to be practical, but we think that it’s equally important they look as good as they can as well. Which is exactly what we’ve done with this…

6 min
square wear

YOU WILL NEED Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK (100% cotton, 50g/105m), 6 (7: 8) balls of Frothy (321); 1 ball of each: Alessandra (325), Feather (355), Peony (326), Hush Hour (324), Freya (328) A 4mm (US G/6) hook A 3.75mm (F/5) or 3.5mm (E/4) hook (see sizing notes) For yarn stockists, contact Sublime 01924 369666 www.sublimeyarns.com MEASUREMENTS Small (Medium: Large) To fit bust: 86cm/34in (100cm/39½in: 114cm/45in) SIZING Sizes are determined by the number of squares in the top. To make a size in between the sizes given, use a smaller hook (3.5mm or 3.75mm), checking the measurements of one square and multiplying it by 12 (14: 16) to give you the finished bust size, adding an extra 2cm to allow for seaming the squares. TENSION Each square measures 7cm (2¾in) using a 4mm hook. Measure your squares accurately…

3 min
on the scent

YOU WILL NEED DMC Petra no 5 (100% cotton), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Lilac (5224) Yarn B Cream (54459) Yarn C Pink (5225) A 2.5mm (US C/2) hook Dried lavender White felt (approx 13x6.5cm) Toy stuffing Sewing needle and thread For yarn stockists, contact DMC 0116 275 4000 www.dmccreative.co.uk MEASUREMENTS Finished pillow measures approx 7cm (2¾in) square ABBREVIATIONS Cluster 5dtr in the same stitch or space For a full list, see page 130. Crochet designer Lara Messer says: “Hanging lavender bags on coat hangers, nestling them in drawers or even your holiday suitcase is a trick my mum taught me. It’s a lovely thing to make on a summer’s day and will keep everything smelling fresh and sweet.” We’re loving the vintage vibe of these delicate shades of cotton and lavender is such a calming scent, plus it’s also…