Monday, January 06, 2020

Calypso Crab Granny Square Free Pattern

Calypso Crab Granny Square Free Pattern

by Elizabeth Mareno 2018



Welcome to the Calypso Crab Granny Square Pattern. This pattern was created as another way to incorporate the Calypso Crab stitch that I created for the Mermaid CAL blankets, Kiss the Girl and Under the Sea, for my Spring 2018 CAL. The Calypso Crab stitch was created to represent Sebastian the crab, who was one of my favorite characters from Disney's 1989 Little Mermaid movie. You can also find this stitch in my Calypso Crab Beach Bag pattern available here

Without further ado, here is your materials list and all you will need to create this free pattern. You can also purchase a PDF version in my ETSY store if you would rather not worry about having to come back to your device to work on the pattern.

Materials:
DK weight used for sample (Baby Bee Sweet Delight *)
Main color: 2 oz
Contrast color 1 used for Center and Crabs: 2 oz
Contrast color 2 used for accents: 1 oz


Hook: F/3.75mm
Any yarn weight can be used, just make sure you use the appropriate hook size for the yarn weight.
Gauge is not important unless you are trying to be specific. Keep in mind I crochet loosely, you may need to go up or down a hook size to achieve my gauge. 

DK Gauge Pattern w/F hook:
1- ch19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (18)
2-18-  ch1, turn, sc in each sc.
18sc x 18 rows= 4” x 4” square


Finished/Wet-Blocked Size: 9.5” x 9.5”


Special Stitches:
Overlap sc dec: Worked in BLO- Make a sc dec as normal on first two stitches, then re-enter st #2 and pull up a loop, enter st #3, and pull up a loop, complete sc dec. Continue making sc dec’s around always re-entering the last sc you used first, example: st 3 & 4, st 4 & 5, st 5 & 6, etc until you reach the last st. Join with a sl st to the first sc dec.
3dc cluster: (yo, insert hook into st indicated, draw up loop, yo, pull through two loops) 3x, yo, pull through all loop on hook


US Terms/Abbreviations Used:
ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
sk- skip
sc- single crochet (UK dc)
hdc- half double crochet (UK htr)
dc- double crochet (UK tr)
BLO- back loop only
MR- magic ring
sc dec- single crochet decrease
RS- right side
WS- wrong side
ct- count
sp- space
Rd- round



YouTube Video Link for a step-by-step tutorial!

Pattern:
with Contrast Color 1

(RS) Rd1- MR, ch3 (does not ct as dc), 20 dc in MR, join. (20dc)
(WS)Rd2- turn, do not ch1, BLO overlap sc dec (see special stitches) around.
Mark RS of work if you need to
Rd3- Do not turn, behind Rd2 sl st in first open loop from Rd1, ch3, dc in same sp, 2dc in each open loop. Join. (40dc)
Cut color and weave in ends.


With Main Color
Rd4- (this round BLO) join in any dc with a sl st, ch3 (dc, ch2, 2dc) in the join sp, [*dc in the next st, hdc in the next st, sc in next 5, hdc in the next st, dc in the next st*, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next] 3 times, repeat * to * once. Join with 1st dc. Do not cut color. (13 st/side)
Rd5- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(2sc, ch2, 2sc) in corner sp, sc in each st across] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Do not cut color. (17 st/side)
Rd6- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, (ch2, sk2, sc in the next) across to the next corner] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color. (7sc, 6 ch2 sp/side)


With Contrast Color 2
Rd7- join in corner sp with ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, (ch1, sk1, 2sc in ch2 sp) across to the next corner] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color. (14sc, 7 ch1 sp/side)


With Main Color
Rd8- join in corner sp with ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, sc in each sc and ch1 sp across to the corner] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color (23sc/side)


With Contrast Color 1
Rd9- join in corner sp with ch3 (cts as dc), (dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp, ch1, [*(sk 3, 3dcCL in next st, ch3, 3dcCL in next stitch, ch1) across the next corner, sk last 3*, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp] 3 times, repeat * to * once. Join with first dc. Do not cut color. (8 clusters, 4dc/side)
Rd10- sl st to the corner, ch3 (cts as dc), (dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp, [*dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch1, 3dcCL, ch1, dc) in each ch3 sp, dc in last 2 dc*, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner sp]3 times, repeat * to * once. Join with 1st dc. Do not cut color. (16dc, 4clusters/side)
Rd11- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, sc in 5dc, (4hdc in the top of the 3dcCL, sc in the next 2dc) 4 times, sc in the last 3dc] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color. (18sc, 16hdc/side)


With Main Color
Rd12- join in the corner sp with ch2 (cts as hdc), (hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the corner sp, [*hdc in 5sc, ch4 loosely, sk 6 st, hdc in the next, (ch4 loosely, sk 5st, hdc in the next) 3 times, hdc in the last 4sc*, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner] 3 times, repeat * to * once. Join with 1st hdc. Do not cut color. (17hdc, 4 ch4sp/side)
Rd13- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(2sc, ch3, 2sc) in corner sp, sc in each hdc across, 4sc around each ch4] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Do not cut color. (36sc/side)
Rd14- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(sc, ch3, sc) in corner sp, sc in each sc across] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Do not cut color. (38sc/side)
Rd15- sl st to the corner, ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, (ch2, sk 2, sc in the next) across to the last 2sc, sk last 2sc] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color. (14sc, 13 ch2 sp/side)


With Contrast Color 2
Rd16- join in the corner sp with ch1, [(sc, ch2, sc) in corner sp, (ch1, sk1, 2sc in ch2 sp) across to next corner, ch1, sk1] 4 times. Join with 1st sc. Cut color. (28sc, 14 ch1sp/side)


With Main Color
Rd17- join in the corner sp with ch2 (cts as hdc), (hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner sp, [*hdc in each sc and ch1 space to next corner*, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner sp] 3 times, repeat * to * once. Join with 1st hdc. Cut color. (46hdc/side)


Finish off and tuck in your ends. Lightly block the square if you wish.
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