Corner to Corner Granny Shell Blanket.
Believe it or not in all the years of crochet i've never made a corner to corner Granny shell blanket before Its a pattern that gives a lovely crisp square edge......Love that.
In my version, i've used a ch3 to start and tr, to finish but all granny shells are 3dc and i work into the spaces to start and finish.
Simple pattern Corner to corner Granny Shell blanket
Im using Hayfield Spirit and a 4mm hook for this sample. But it could be made with Aran of chunky weight yarns
ROW 1: 3dc and 1tr, into 4th ch from hook. ch3, turn
ROW 2: 3dc, into first sp, 3dc, 1tr, into last sp. ch3 turn
ROW 3: 3dc into first sp, 3dc into next sp, 3dc,1tr, into last sp, ch3 turn
ROW 4 : REPEAT ROW 3, with 3dc into all middle sps.
Make the width of the blanket as big as you require.
TO MAKE THE SQUARED CORNER
ROW 1: Ch3, miss first sp, 3dc in all sps to end, finish with 3dc, 1tr in last sp. ch3 turn.
ROW2: 3dc in first sp, 3dc in every space to end, 1tr, into last ch3 sp, ch3, turn
ROW 3: CONTINUE UNTIL ITS AS LONG AS YOU REQUIRE.
REDUCING THE RECTANGLE OR SQUARE
Start with ch3 only (no granny shell in first sp) finish with 1tr, (no granny shell in last sp)
Add a number of granny shells as a border to decorate, leave as it is or add a contrast stitch.
FOR MY FIRST EXPERIMENT
I am making a 30 row square for the centre....then a border and then more of the corner to corner granny triangles then another border....but it might change so watch out for updates.