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

Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves… Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves… Free Crochet Pattern!

The Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves are the 12th Free Crochet Pattern in my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series!

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Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves

Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves Free Pattern

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This pattern is rated Easy…

*Tip ~ You will be working in the round.

Materials:

YARN ~ 125 yards Bulky (#5) Yarn ~ Pictured here is Lion Brand Lions Pride Woolspun in Peacock

HOOK ~  K

Scissors

Stitches:

Sk ~ Skip     St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch    Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

*You will be making 2*

Instructions: 

Ch 22

Row 1:  Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each across. Join to beginning Sc to form a ring, being very careful not to twist your chain. = 21 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in the same St, *Sk 2 Sts, (Sc,Ch2,Sc) in the next St*, Repeat * * , Sk last 2 Sts and join with Sl St to beginning Sc. =7 Ch 2 Spaces

Row 3:  Sl St into the 1st Ch 2 Space, Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), 3 Dc in the next Ch 2 Space and each Ch 2 space around. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 7 – 3 Dc shells

Row 4:  Sl St in next St(this is the middle St of the Dc shell), Ch 1, Sc in the 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in the same St, Sk 2, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * Around. Join to the beginning Sc. = 7 Ch 2 spaces

Row 5-8:  Repeat rows 3 & 4 two more times

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3

Row 10 – Thumb space row:  Ch 9, Sk St, Sl St in next 3 Sts, Ch 1, Sc in the same St, Ch 2, Sc in same St, Sk 2, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 4 more times. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc. =6 ch 2 Spaces and Ch 9 Space.

Row 11:  Ch 1, 9 Sc’s in the Ch 9 space, Sl St in the next Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3, 2 Dc in the same Ch 2 Space, 3 Dc in each Ch 2 space around. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc (the 1st sc in the Ch 9 space). = 6 – 3 dc shells and 9 Sc

Row 12:  Sl St in next 4 sts, Ch 1, (Sc,Ch 2,Sc) in the same St(This is the middle stitch of the 9 Scs), Leave the last 4 Sc unworked and Sl St in the top of the next Dc(Ch 3 beginning Dc), Sl St in the next St, Ch 1, *(Sc,Ch 2,Sc) in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat  * * 4 more times. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc at the top of the Thumb  space. = 7 ch 2 spaces.

Row 13-15:  Repeat Row 3 & 4, the row 3 again

Row 16:  Ch 1, Rev Sc Around. Join with Sl St to beginning

Finish Off

Bottom Edging:

Join with Sl St in any St.,

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around. = 21 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, Rev Sc around.

Finish Off

Congratulations!!  You now have a Pair of Amazing Grace Fingerless Gloves!!

Amazing Grace Fingerless Glove ~Hand

 

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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