Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 5 a year of stitches

Today's stitches will be

Eyelets and granny square

Eyelets

Even number of stitches in a multiple of 4 + 2 (for this I'm using 22 sts)

R1: p across.
R2: k across.
R3: *k2, k2tog, yo. Rep from * to the end and end k2.
R4: p across
R5: k across
R6: *p2, yo, p2tog. Rep from * to the end and end p2.

Rep these 6 rows until you have a square.   End with 2 rows of stockinette.

Granny square

Ch4, join with a sl st in 1st ch.
R1: ch3, 2dc in ring, ch 2, * 3 dc in ring, ch 2. Rep from * twice more. Join with a sl st in the top of the turning ch.

R2: ch 3, 2 dc in the ch 2 space,  Ch1,  * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 space, Ch1. Rep from * twice then 3 dc in ch 2 space and join in the top of the turning ch.

R3: ch 3, 2 dc in the ch 2 space,  ch 1, * 3 dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch2, ch1. Rep from * twice more then 3 dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in corner,  ch 2, joinwith a sl st in the top of the turning ch.

R4: ch 3, 2 dc in the ch 2 space,  ch 1, * 3 dc in ch 1 space, ch1 twice,  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2, ch1. Rep from * twice more then 3 dc in ch1 space, ch 1 twice, 3 dc in corner,  ch 2, join with a sl st in the top of the turning ch.

If this makes a 4 inch square,  great.  Otherwise,  continue in this manner adding 3 dc, ch1 on each side in the ch1 space left for each round until you have a square of 4 inches or the size you chose.