Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

The Rainbow Burst Crochet Granny Square gives you two fun looks in one great square!!

This fun to make square can be made using 2 or more colors and is perfect for stash busting!! Included in this Free Crochet Pattern are directions for this colorful square to be made into an 8″, 10″ or 12″ square.

 

Rainbow Burst SquarePictured above is the front of a 12″ Rainbow Burst Square

 

If you love this bright, textural look,,, you will be amazed at the picture below!!  Yes,,, They are the same square! The front of the Rainbow Burst Square looks like a burst… The back ~ A floral motif,, pretty amazing!

 

Rainbow Burst Back

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Rainbow Burst Granny Square:

Materials ~

Yarn:  Approx 100-175 yards total Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Pictured above is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Aqua,Eggplant, Mustard, Magenta and Kelly Green

Hook: H

Stitches ~ 

St – Stitch     Sk – Skip     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Tips ~

You will be changing colors every row after row 2.

You will be using the Magic Circle technique to start each square.  If you need a tutorial Click Here for a great video tutorial from my friend Moogly!

When working the Fpdc, Sc sequences, be very careful not to miss any stitches.  This can be tricky until you get the hang of it.

Instructions ~

Begin with a Magic Circle.

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc 8 into the center of the circle. Join with Sl St and tighten your circle. = 8 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out), Dc in same St, Dc in next St, Ch 1, *2 Dc in next St, Dc in next St, Ch 1*. Repeat * * 2 more times.  Join with Sl St to beginning. =12 Dc, 4 Ch 1

Change Colors beginning now every row.

Row 3:  Join your new color in any Dc preceding a Ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1,*Fpdc around St, Sc in the top of the same St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next St, Fpdc around Same St as your Sc, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to top of Fpdc. = 12 Fpdc, 8 Sc  and 4 Ch1

Row 4:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, * 2 Fpdc around the Same St, Sc in next St, 2 Fpdc  around next St, Sc in next st, 2 Fpdc around next st, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 24 Fpdc, 8 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 5:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, *Fpdc around nexts 2 sts,  2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 24 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 6:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, *2Fpdc around St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next St, 2 Fpdc around next St, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 32 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 ch1.

Row 7:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, * Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. =40 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1.

Row 8:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1 *Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in Same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. = 40 Fpdc, 24 Sc and 4 Ch 1

Row 9:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1*Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2Sc in next St, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *  Repeat * * 3 More times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 40 Fpdc, 32 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 10:   Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1 *Sc in Same St, Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1. Join with Sl St to beginning.   = 40 Fpdc, 40 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 11:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 20 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 20 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 88 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 10″ Block:

Row 12:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 22 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 22 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 96 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 13:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 24 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 24 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 104 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 12″ Block:

Row 14:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 26 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 26 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 112 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 15:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 28 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 28 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 120 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Congratulations!!!  You have finished your Rainbow Burst Square!!  Make as many as you like and join them with your favorite method to make an afghan… Stay tuned for my Rainbow Burst Afghan!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Crochet With Me!! Winter CAL 2015… Week 12 Finale

Crochet With Me!! Winter CAL 2015… Week 12 Finale

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2015 Crochet-A-Long Retro Afghan is now complete!!

I love my new Retro Style Afghan… It is colorful, whimsical and it was so much fun to make!!  I hope you will love yours just as much!!  Granny’s Circle in Square, Chevrons, Stripes and Blocks brought this fun Afghan to life… Easy stitching techniques and bright bold colors make it pop!!

What do you think??

 

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 12

 

If you  love this afghan,,, But didn’t participate in the Crochet-A-Long… I will be posting this pattern in full in a couple of weeks…

This week we finish the edging… I chose to design a super simple edging!  If you would like to change yours up and make it a little different, No worries… It is your afghan and I would love to see your finished photos!!

Crochet with me week 12 edging

Week 12 Edging Instructions…

Row 1:  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Turn, Hdc in next 132 Sts, 3 Hdc in 1st corner St, Hdc in next 145 Sts, 3 Hdc in 2nd corner St, Hdc in next 133 Sts, 3 Hdc in 3rd corner St, Hdc in next 145 , 3 Hdc in 4th corner St. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 568 Hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, Turn, Hdc in next St, 3 Hdc in next St (1st corner), Hdc in next 147 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(2nd corner), Hdc in next 135 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(3rd corner), Hdc in next 147 Sts, 3 sc in next St(4th corner), Hdc in last 133 Sts. Join to the top of Ch 2. = 576 Hdc

Row 3:  Do not turn. Ch 4(Counts as Dc +Ch 1),  Dc in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(1st corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 48 times, Sk 2, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(2nd corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 44 times, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(3rd corner made), *Sk 2, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 48 times, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(4th corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat 43 times. Join with Sl St to the 3rd Ch of the beginning Ch. = 188 (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) and 4 (Dc, Ch 3, Dc).

Row 4:  Do not turn. Sl St in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in the same St. Working around your afghan, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in each Ch 1 space around. In each of the Ch 3 Sp (the corners) you will (2 Sc, Ch 3, 2 Sc). Join with Sl St to the beginning. Finish off!  = 188 (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) and 4 (2 Sc, Ch 3, 2 Sc)

That’s it!!  Congratulations on finishing your Crochet with Me!! Winter 2015 CAL!!

Crochet with me week 12 bench

And… If you  were wondering if I had any help.. Yes, as usual I had my best friend Charlie every step of the way!!

Crochet with me week 12 Charlie

Stay tuned this summer for a special Crochet Along I will be working on with a really special partner!!!  I can’t wait to share it with you!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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