Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easy Boho "not so Granny" Sweater

Easy Boho Not So GrannyCrochet Sweater
By: Annoo Crochet Designs


Tutorial Link: click here
You will need:
Koigu Kersti 100 % Merino yarn in Black: (light grey to Black) 200 gr of cream
200 gr of light grey 150 gr dark grey 100 gr Black
Crochet hook 3.75mm/F Scissors
Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Size: this is a size small/medium Gauge:
Small Granny: 4 1⁄2 inches
Larger Granny: 5 inches

Instructions:
For this sweater, which fits a small/medium you will need to make 40 small grannies for the body, 14 small and 2 larger grannies for the sleeves.
I made mine in the color combo like this:
10- light grey center and cream around the edge 6- Dark grey centers and cream around the edge 6- cream centers and light grey around the edge 6-cream centers and dark grey around the edge 6-light grey centers and dark grey around the edge 6-black centers and dark grey around the edge
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Sleeves
14-cream centers and light grey around the edge
2- (larger grannies) cream centers and light grey around the edge

To make a small granny:
Take your cream yarn and hook and make a magic circle,
Round 1: ch3, in the magic circle make 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, then sl st with the top of the ch3, pull the end yarn to close your magic circle.
Round 2: sl st over the 3dc and into the ch2, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same sp, ch1, in the next 3 ch2 sp for the corners you will make (3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1) you will sl st with the first ch3
Round 3: sl st your way to the ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the ch3 sp, in the next ch1 sp you will make *3dc, ch1, in the next corner you will (3dc, ch3, 3dc) ch1* repeat from *to* 2 more times, in the ch1 sp you will make 3dc, ch1, sl st with the ch3 from the beginning of the round. Fasten off
Join your Light grey yarn in a ch3 corner sp,
Round 4: ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner sp, ch1, *in the next ch1 sp make 3dc, ch1, in the next ch1 sp make 3dc, ch1, in the corner sp make (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat from *to* 2more times, in the next 2 ch1 sp make (3dc, ch1), sl st with the first ch3.
Round 5: sl st your way to the corner, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner sp, ch1 *in the next 3 ch1 sp you will make 3dc, ch1 in each sp, in the corner you will (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat from *to* 2 more times, in the last 3 ch1 sp you will again make 3dc, ch1 in each sp, sl st with the first ch3. Fasten off and hide all loose tails.
Make all your grannies either to the color scheme I did for mine or your own.
Make your 2 larger grannies the same as your smaller ones just making 2 extra rounds increasing a 3dc, ch1 cluster in between each corner.
The photo is just a quick diagram on how to lay out your squares. The bottom 6-black centers and dark grey around the edge

The 2nd row from the bottom are the 6-light grey centers and dark grey around the edge The 3rd row-6-cream centers and dark grey around the edge
The 4
th row-6- cream centers and light grey around the edge
The 5
th row-6- Dark grey centers and cream around the edge
The 6th row- 6 light grey center and cream around the edge The 7th row- 4- light grey center and cream around the edge
You will now sc your granny squares together, starting with the bottom 2 rows of grannies you will join them in a zig zag motion,



With your black yarn and grab a square from the bottom row and the square from the row above, starting in the middle of the ch3 corner, in the loops furthest on the front of your work and the loops closest on the back of your work, matching st for st, you will sc in those loops along your granny until ending on the 1st st of your ch3 on the other side of your Granny, you will now grab a granny from your second row and sc it with the bottom granny you just added, You will continue to alternate joining the grannies from each of the 2 first .



Continue to add your grannies in the same manner for each row. Use the chart below to help with placement of your squares.




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Once you have your grannies joined like the graph above, you will now join the 2 ends together, the same way you have been with a sc in the loops furthest from you on your front work and the closest to you on the back of your work, matching st for st. You will fold your work in half so the right side of your work is facing you and using the chart below for help, you will sc from A-F. When you fold it in half your pieces will fit like a puzzle, from A-F, everything should line up. Once you have that joined you will now join the shoulder seam.

Shoulder Seam:

You will sc the front and back together between the arrows, see the above pic. Leaving the Grannies below the arrows open this will be your sleeve opening.
Neck Opening Border
Row 1:
With your black yarn and hook you will sl st in a granny at the neck edge, sc in each st around the
neck until you are back to the first sc you made, sl st with that sc.
Row 2: (picot border) sc in the next st, ch3, in the base of the ch3 sl st, *sl st in the next st, sc in the next ch3, in the base of the ch3 sl st* repeat form *to* around the neck edge until you are at the first sc, sl st with it and fasten off. Sew in the loose tails.
Bottom Edge Border:
Row 1:
With your black yarn join in any corner of a granny and you will sc in each st around each granny, Row2: Repeat Row 2 for the neck border. Fasten off and hide all loose tails.

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Sleeves:
You will take 7 of the small grannies and 1 of the larger grannies, lay them out like in the pic your largest granny will be where the arrow is pointing to. Assemble them the same way you did the body of the sweater, with your black yarn and a sc.



Once you have that done you will now fold your sleeve in half, it will look like a triangle, in the space that is empty you will fold over the granny that the arrow is pointing to in the pic, to fill the void. Sc that granny with the grannies from the other side.

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You will now have something that looks like a cannoli shell

Your big granny should be on the right, this granny is the granny you will join to your sleeve opening on the body of the sweater.

You will assemble it with the second row of grannies on your sweater, see pic below, starting at one side then working your way to the back of the sleeve. Using the same sc assembly method you have been for the sweater.

Now you will sc the 2 underarm grannies together. Once you are done with that repeat the sleeve assembly for the other sleeve.

Sleeve Edge Border:
Round 1: Join your black yarn to any st on the sleeves edge, sc in each st around.
Round 2: *sc in the next st, ch3, sl st in the base of the ch3, sl st in the next st* repeat from *to* around until you reach the first sc, sl st with it and fasten off. Repeat for the other sleeve, Hide all loose tails and you are done.

Smaller or Larger sizes:
Measure your bust, or the largest part of your upper body making sure to add a few extra inches to the measurement, unless you want a tight fit, take that number and divide it by 6, that is the number of squares that go around your body in the pattern.
The number you have now will be the size your granny measured from one corner to the other, not across but diagonlly, will need to be. For example I wanted a 39 inch opening so the square I made was 4 1⁄2 inches, but it measures 6 1⁄2 from corner to corner diagonally giving me 39 inches.
If you want to make this larger you can increase the rows on the smaller grannies until you get the size you need, when you do then you will make 2 more grannies the same way but with 2 extra rows. OR
Another way you could try to make it larger is by using a larger hook and a worsted weight yarn once you get the size square you need to make, make one to gauge testing different hooks, until you get the size you need.
You could also make this smaller by using a smaller hook and Thinner weight yarn. I hope this helps you to make your Not So Grannysweater in your size. 

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 




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