Monday, April 4, 2011

Triangles







Double Crochet Triangles
Granny Stitch (above)
Modified Granny (right)







Similar to the squares we went over a few weeks ago, the above pictured triangles can be assembled to make large blankets, small bags or cool pillow. I would recommend that you pull out some graph paper and map our your design first, but otherwise these are made in the same manner as granny squares.

First, chain 3 chains.


Next, add a double crochet to the first chain.



Yarn over and insert hook.


Pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 of the loops on hook.


Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.

This pattern is made in segments of 3 double crochets (or 1 granny stitch). To start your first segment, add 3 double crochet stitches to the loop.


Next, chain 1 and add another 3 double crochet stitches to the loop. Do this one more time and slip stitch to the first double crochet stitch.



Two sections. Notice the chain 1 space.


Three sections completed.











To make your next row, add a slip stitch to the next two double crochet stitches and in the chain 1 space.




Chain 2 and add 3 double crochet stitches to this chain space. Chain 2 and add 3 more double crochet stitches to this chain space. Repeat around, using slip stitch to connect to the first double crochet. (ignore the chain 2 turning chain for each row)






For each subsequant row you will need to add additional 3 dc segments in the spaces between 3dc segments in the previous row. 


Here's me adding my next row. Notice the new 3 dc segment in the space between segments in the last row. Repeat around.


A variation on this pattern would be to add double crochet stitches rather than chain 1 and 2 spaces.


To do this, crochet 12 double crochet stitches in the initial chain space:


Slip stitch to your first double crochet of this row and chain 2.


Add a double crochet to the next 3 double crochet stitches. In the fourth chain, add five double crochet stitches.  Add a double crochet to the next 7 stitches and 5 dc to the 8th stitch. Repeat around. Slip stitch to end.


For each subsequant row you will add 5 double crochet stitches to the middle DC from the 5 dc cluster of the previous row. 

See how this design is a bit sleeker. The granny stitch is really for airy/comfy pieces, this design might be nice for a sweater or bag.

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