Monday, 8 June 2015

Back to square one with Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Unable to access my old blog for some time, I have decided to go back to square one and start a brand new one.  Staring at a blank page is always daunting...where should I begin?  How about a crochet pattern?  People have been asking me about the pattern for the off-centre granny square that is my Facebook page background at the moment, but I didn't have it written up so I spent yesterday afternoon crocheting a new version, taking photos, scribbling down the pattern and here it is: 

Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Abbreviations
ch        = chain
sl st     = slip stitch
tr        = treble
beg       = beginning
sp(s)     = space(s)
RS        = right side

To begin:  Ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring

Round 1:  4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), working into the ring (1tr, 1ch) 7 times, sl st into 3rd of beg 4ch to complete round (8sts & 8ch sps)

Fasten off

Round 2:  Join new colour in any ch sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), 1tr in same ch sp, 1ch, (2tr in next ch sp, 1ch) 7 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round (8 2tr groups & 8 ch sps)

Cicely - rounds 1 & 2

Fasten off

Round 3:  Join new colour in any ch sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, 1ch, 3tr) in the same ch sp (corner), *3tr in next ch sp, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next ch sp (corner)*, rpt from * to * twice, 3tr in next ch sp, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round

Cicely - rounds 1,2 & 3

Fasten off

Row 4:  With RS facing, join next colour in any corner sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), 2tr in same sp, 3tr in each of next 2 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 3 sps, turn

Cicely - end of row 4

Row 5:  Ch3, 3tr in each of next 3 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 3 sps, 1tr in top of ch3 at beg of row 4

Cicely - row 5

Cicely - end of row 5

Fasten off & turn so that RS is facing

Row 6:  Join next colour in sp between 1tr and 3tr at end of row 5, ch3, 2tr in same sp, 3tr in ach of next 3 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 4 sps, turn

Cicely - row 6

Row 7: Ch3, 3tr in each of next 4 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 4 sps, 1tr in top of ch3 at beg of row 6

Fasten off & turn so that RS is facing

Cicely - end of row 7

Round 8:  Join next colour in corner sp of round 3, ch3 (counts as a tr), 2tr, 1ch, 3tr in same sp, *3tr in each of next 4 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner)*, rpt from * to * twice, 3tr in each of next 4 sps, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round & fasten off

Cicely - round 8

Cicely - finished!

 ...and here is the finished square ready to be used for cushions, blankets and other projects.  I do hope you like it and I'd love to hear what you decide to make with Cicely.


Cicely: an off-centre granny square

To celebrate the start of my new blog, I am having a giveaway.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and, on Monday 15th June 2015, I shall select six names, who will each receive a little something from rebeccamaryjane's.

Bye for now,

Rx

P.S.  Cicely was my great-grandmother in case you're wondering where the name came from!

12 comments:

  1. Hi, Great to read your new blog and love the off centre granny square. Such a pretty name too!
    Gill xx :D

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  2. lovely blog rebecca, will share and enjoy following!keep up the hard work xx

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  3. Oh, I like that granny square, I'll have to give it ago, in bright neons I think :-)

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  4. Hurray! Think I've got it after several tries! Who ooo! Am now a 'blogger'! And yes, Cicely' is perfect....perfect name for a lovely square. Xxx

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  5. Thank you for your lovely comments Amy, Beth and Ann, Rx

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  6. That is one pretty square! I feel really inspired to pick up my hook, but my stupid hands are covered in eczema at the moment, and crochet just hurts :( It's lovely to look at your work though, and I love the colour palette too :)

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  7. Fabulous quirky pattern Rebecca with clear instructions - lovely :)

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  8. Thank you very much for your kind comments Sparklepetal and Karen Kaye, Rx

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  9. At last I've managed to do this! Love the Cicely Square Rebecca, going to try it. Thanks for the pattern x

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment...it means a lot to me, Rx