This was a really fast make that I speedily churned out last week. It has turned out much nicer than I thought it would, I’m ever so pleased. It has also come at a very convenient time because as soon as the last end was sewn in, the temperature dropped and it was literally freezing outside.
Whilst there are numerous Granny triangle patterns already out there, I didn’t bother checking any out until after I’d started this one. It was mainly to see if I was doing it the way others did. Mostly I was but I think they’re all unique in some way.
I’ll share what I did here, with pictures, so if anyone else wants to make it, then they can. It is a good beginners project. I started it on a Monday and finished it on a Friday. It was taken out with me when I went places, so I could pick it up and stitch a few rows here and there. Or I just plonked myself in front of the telly of a chilly night.
I’ve used Drops Lima, which is an Alpaca/wool mix double knit. I fell in love with Drops when I squished a few balls of it in a shop in Nailsworth (just outside Stroud) last year. It was Karisma, which I went on to use in the Lilypad Fireplace blanket. For this shawl I used Lima in the following: Off White x5, and one of each of Goldenrod (!), Powder Pink, Cerise, Pistachio, Grey Blue and Dark Blue.
The pattern uses UK terms but it isn’t difficult to translate to US crochet speak. I used a 4mm hook. The 3ch at the beginning of rows always counts as a first stitch.
ch sp= chain space.
dc= double crochet (US single)
trb= treble crochet (USdouble)
htrb= half treble.
ss= slip stitch
Fo= fasten off.
^ = little arrow pointing upwards!
Granny Triangle Shawl.
Get yourself a slip knot and put it on your hook. You’ll need to do this for the colour changes too.
To begin, ch4 and join with a ss to make a circle. (A magic circle might work better for this but I didn’t even think of doing it at the time!)
Row 1: ch3 (remember that this counts as the first stitch!)[top left pic ^)], 2trb into the circle, ch2, 3trb into the circle [top right pic ^].
Row 2: Ch3 [bottom left pic ^] and turn. Make 2trb into the first st [bottom right pic ^]. In the middle ch sp make 3trb, ch2, 3trb. In the last st [top of the 3ch] make 3trb.
Row 3: ch3 [left pic ^] and turn. Make 2trb into first st [right pic ^]. In the next ch sp make 3trb, in the middle ch sp make 3trb, ch2, 3trb. In the next ch sp make 3trb. In the last stitch of the row [top of the 3ch] make 3 trb.
Continue as Row 3 until you’ve used all the main colour. fo. I used 5x 50g balls.
It should look something like this ^.
For colour changes, make a slip knot with your chosen colour and attach to the top of the first st with a ss. Carry on as normal. I did two rows of each colour.
Attach the Powder Pink the same way as usual.
Row1: Ch3 and then make 1trb in the top of each stitch all the way along to the end. In the middle ch sp make 2trb, ch1, 2trb.
Row2: Ch3 and turn. 4trb in same st. *Miss 1 st. Ss in the next. Miss 1 st, 5trb in the next. Repeat from * until the middle, which has 7trb rather than 5. Continue on your merry way until the end of the row. The last scallop of trbs is finished with a ss in the same st, which should hopefully be the last st of the row. fo.
Back loops only for this row apart from the slip stitches. With the right side of the scallops facing you, attach Cerise. Ch2. In the top of each trb make a htrb. Ss in top of all ss. For the middle scallop: Make 1htrb in the top of each of the first two trbs, 1trb in the next st, 3trbs in the next (middle) st, 1trb in the next st, and 1htrb in each of the last two st. The rest are the same as the first half of the row. Fasten off and sew in ends!
Blocking maybe a good idea at this stage but as I’m incredibly lazy I haven’t bothered with it. It might benefit the edging if it is particularly curly, but I think it adds to the scallopy effect.
And that is it. I feel like I’ve seen the word Scallop a few too many times now, not sure I’m keen.
I’ve been wearing it like a scarf. Look! A crappy self portrait. I chose this one for the Minecraft picture in the back ground. It wasn’t until afterward that I cleaned the mirror. Wish I’d done my eyebrows.
When trying to take pictures, it takes twice as long when the cat wants to get involved.
By the way, please only make these for yourself or your friends. Don’t sell what you’ve made and don’t sell the pattern. Thanks. Feel free to comment or say hello! [Edit] And check out my summery version here!