Little to No Sew Granny Jumper

Little to No Sew Granny

Materials Needed: Yarn: #4 weight: Small or Medium will need approximately 4.5 oz. of each your MC(main color) & CC (contrasting color)

Large will require approximately 6 oz. of each your MC(main color) & CC (contrasting color)

Crochet Hook: “G”, “6”, or 4.25 mm depending on if you are in the USA or UK.

Sizes:

Small = 2T/3T each square will measure 3 1/4 ” x 3 1/4″ with the exception of the shoulder squares.

Medium = 4T/6X Each square will measure 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with the exception of the shoulder squares.

Large = Girls 8 yrs. / 10 yrs. Each square will measure 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ with the exception of the shoulder squares.

Each will require 22 Granny squares, & 8 Super small granny squares for their straps. Depending on which size you are creating will determine how many rounds per square is needed.

Stitch Abbreviations & explanations:

Chain (ch) Slip Stitch (sl st) Single Crochet (sc) Double Crochet (DC) Beginning Double Crochet (Beg DC) either use a ch 3 or my preference sc+ch

Beginning Corner (Beg C) (BegDC+2DC, ch 3, 3 DC) Corner (3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC)

1st Granny Square All sizes use the same Granny. Small, medium & large. Each correspond to the size of the jumper.

With your MC ch 6, sl st to form ring.

· Round 1: Beg DC, 2 DC, ch 3, 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC, ch3, 3 DC, ending with a DC into the top of your Beg DC.

· Round 2: (Beg C) in the same spot as your joining, ch 1, (corner),ch 1, (corner), ch 1, (corner) ch 1 & sl st into the beg DC of your Beg C. For those creating a small jumper FASTEN OFF, & prepare to join your CC on the next Round. For those of us still working on either a Medium or a Large jumper please continue with your MC until told to Fasten off.

· Round 3: For those that are making a Medium or Large: Beg DC + 2 DC in your joining space, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (Corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1 & sl st into begDC. For those creating a Medium it is time for you to FASTEN OFF & prepare to change to your CC on the next Round. For those creating a Small: You will join your CC into any of the previously made corners of the last round & create a (Beg C), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1 3 DC, ch 1 & sl st to Beg DC. Fasten off & proceed to the next section of 2nd Granny & beyond. For those of us creating a Large please stand by & do not fasten off but continue to the next round with you MC.

· Round 4: For those Making a Medium: You will join your CC into any of the previously made corners of the last round & create a (Beg C), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1 & sl st into your Beg DC of your Beg C& FASTEN OFF & proceed to the next section Called 2nd Granny & Beyond. For those of us making our LARGE square, we will create Beg DC + 2 DC, in the joining stitch, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, ( corner), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1 & sl st into our beg DC. You may Fasten off & prepare to connect your CC on the next & final round.

· Round 5: Join your CC into any of the previously formed corners with a ( Beg C), ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, (corner), repeat around ending with a sl st into the top of your Beg DC of your Beg C. FASTEN OFF & PROCEED TO 2ND GRANNY & BEYOND.

2ND GRANNY & BEYOND: This is the section we’ve all been waiting for, to create the little to no sew portion of our jumper.

· This is where our Super Small Strap Squares will be explained.

Please start your next Grannies as you did your First, work them to their respective final rounds. Now carefully consult the charts to see where each additional square will be needing to be added.

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Now the fun part starts please follow the chart above & basically these instruction of placing a sl st into the appropriate ch 1 or ch 3 spaces at all the corresponding sides necessary. Yes, I know it gets a little tricky. That’s why I don’t use a knot to add my yarns I always use an extended tail & work over it to ensure that it is secure. And you won’t have to worry about right sides or wrong sides either if you join the way I do.

So on your final round no matter which size your are working I have provided the graph to reflect the sides you will need join.

Small: Round 3 is your Joining round: So we will need to work our Beg C a little differently, we will create our BegDC + 2 DC, ch 1, sl st into the previous squares ch 3 space of any corner you deem to be the joining section & then finish our corn with 3 DC, now we will sl st into the ch 1 space of the square we are joining to, work our 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space of the square we are joining too & then we will work our next corner as 3 DC, ch1, sl st into the ch 3 of the previous square made, ch 1, 3 DC, then we will be able to finish this square like normal. And proceed to the next Square untill Figure 1 is completed.

Medium: Round 4 is your Joining round: So we will need to work our Beg C a little differently, we will create our BegDC + 2 DC, ch 1, sl st into the previous squares ch 3 space of any corner you deem to be the joining section & then finish our corn with 3 DC, now we will sl st into the ch 1 space of the square we are joining to, work our 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space of the square we are joining to, work another 3 DC in as before, sl st into the next ch 1 space, & then we will work our next corner as 3 DC, ch1, sl st into the ch 3 of the previous square made, ch 1, 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space, then we will be able to finish this square like normal. And proceed to the next Square until Figure 1 is completed.

Large: Round 5 is your final & joining round: So we will need to work our Beg C a little differently, we will create our BegDC + 2 DC, ch 1, sl st into the previous squares ch 3 space of any corner you deem to be the joining section & then finish our corn with 3 DC, now we will sl st into the ch 1 space of the square we are joining to, work our 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space of the square we are joining to, work another 3 DC in as before, sl st into the next ch 1 space, 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space & then we will work our next corner as 3 DC, ch1, sl st into the ch 3 of the previous square made, ch 1, 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space, 3 DC, sl st into the next ch 1 space of the previous square, then we will be able to finish this square like normal. And proceed to the next Square until Figure 1 is completed.

Super Small Shoulder Squares: Well you guessed it I saved the shoulders for last as that is how I created my jumpers.

Please see figures above.

Start as you would for most Granny’s but this time we start with our CC no matter what size of jumper you are making, Ch 6, sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Beg C, ch 1, corner, ch 1, corner, ch 1, corner, ch 1 sl st into the beg DC of your Beg C.

Round 2: (Beg DC+ 2 DC, ch 1, sl st into the corresponding corner ch 3 space on the chart above, ch 1, 3 DC, in same stitch as your joining), sl st into the next ch 1 space, 3 DC, ch 1 , sl st into the next c1 space, ch 1, 3 DC(2nd corner completed), ch 1, (corner), ch 1, (corner), sl st into the Beg DC, Fasten off. And move to 2nd Super Small & beyond.

2nd Super Small & Beyond:

Begin like you did with your 1st shoulder granny & when it’s time to join to your next shoulder square, on Round 2: (Beg DC + 2 DC, ch 1, sl st into corner ch 3 space of previous square, ch 1, 3 DC) , sl st into ch 1 space, ( 3 DC, ch 1, sl st into the corner ch 3 space of the previous round, ch 1, 3 DC) proceed to the end of square as you would a normal granny. Now on your 4th granny of a strap you will now be joining it to the 3rd granny of the strap & the next corresponding Jumper square.

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