KCACO-UK Groovyghan CAL 2016 | Part 4


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Time for part 4 of our groovyghan! If this is the first you are hearing about this CAL the full schedule can be found here, to link the groovyghan project on Ravelry click here, or for just this pattern click here.  There is a Facebook support group for this CAL which can be found here and you can use the hashtag #kcacoukcal2015 for FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Instagram if you want to link in photos and such like on social media.  

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Edited to add: This page has now been translated to by the lovely Sarit Grinberg: groovyghan-part4-hebrew

Part 4:  Circle Your Granny – 10 inch block:

I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a big fan of granny squares, but one thing that I’d always wanted to have a go at was a circular granny block and the groovyghan provided the perfect excuse to design one.  I also wanted to use similar stitches so that the design of Part 4 would complement Part 1 nicely.

As with all the parts to this CAL I have included both the written pattern, chart and a photo tutorial of how I have made this pattern below.

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Written Pattern:

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Part 4: Circle Your Granny – 10 inch block:

Notes:

  • Hook: UK 4 mm / US Size G
  • Yarn: Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3
  • Yarn Amount required: Each panel roughly uses up  125 yds / 50g / 150 m
  • Gauge using Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3: 6 tr/dc sts = 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm

If your gauge is different to mine e.g. because you are using a bigger hook and heavier weight yarn all you will need to do is check your own gauge and stick to it – this should mean that the pattern should fit together at the end.

  • Finished panel size using Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3: 10 x 10 inches /25.4 x 25.4 cm cm (your block will be slightly larger if using worsted / aran / 10ply / yarn weight #4)

Pattern uses English (UK) and American (US) crochet terms for a conversion chart click here.

Abbreviations: 

  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch(s) = chain  
  • dc/sc = UK double / US single crochet
  • htr/hdc = UK half treble / US half double crochet
  • tr/dc  = UK treble / US double crochet
  • tr/dc2tog  = UK Treble / US 2 double Crochet together
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • Cl = 3 x UK treble / US double crochet
  • [ ] = work anything in brackets into one space or stitch as specified

Stitch Guidance: 

  • UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet (dc/sc):  Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • UK Half Double Treble / US Half Double Crochet (htr/hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook.
  • UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
  • UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr2tog/dc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (two loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop (four loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops left on hook. 
  • Cluster (Cl) = Work 3 tr/dc to make 1 cluster

Pattern:

Note 1: Four colours used for each block; referred to in this pattern as YARN A, B and C and D.

Rnd 1: With YARN A, ch 4, sl st to form a ring, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * tr/dc2tog, ch 2* repeat from * to * five more times, join to the top of the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (6 x tr/dc2tog + 6 x ch 2 sps)

Rnd 2: Join YARN B to any ch 2 sp, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * [tr/dc2tog, ch 3, tr/dc2tog] in the ch 2 sp of rnd 1 * repeat from * to * five more times, join to the top of the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN B and weave in ends (12 x tr/dc2tog + 6 x ch 3 sps)

Rnd 3: Join YARN C to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp and in-between each tr/dctog around, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN C and weave in ends (12 Cls)

Rnd 4: Join YARN A in-between any Cl’s of rnd 3, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * [tr/dc2tog, ch 3, tr/dc2tog] in-between the Cl’s * repeat from * to * eleven times, join to the top of the the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (24 x tr/dc2tog + 12 x ch 3 sps)

Rnd 5: Join YARN B to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp and in-between each tr/dc2tog around, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN B and weave in ends (24 Cls)

Rnd 6: Join YARN C in-between any Cl’s of rnd 5, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same sp, work 1 Cl in-between each Cl of rnd 5, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN C and weave in ends (24 Cls)

Rnd 7: Join YARN A in-between any Cl’s of rnd 6, 1 dc/sc in same sp, ch 3, * 1 dc/sc in-between the next Cl of previous rnd, ch 3 * repeat from * to * 23 times, ch 3, join to beginning dc/sc to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (24 dc/sc + 24 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 8: Join YARN D to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 dc/sc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made) * repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 dc/sc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, sl st to the nearest ch 3 sp (84 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in-between the next st of sts from the previous rnd and in-between the next 5 sets of sts from the previous rnd, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made)* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in-between the next 6 sets of sts from the previous rnd, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, sl st to the nearest ch 3 sp (96 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in-between the Cl from the previous rnd and in-between the next 6 Cls from the previous rnd, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made)* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in-between the next Cls from the previous rnd, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (108 sts)

Rnd 11: Join YARN C to any ch 3 sp,  ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), ch 3, 1 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * then working in the BLO (except in any ch 3 sps), 1 tr/dc in the next 27 sts, [1 tr/dc, ch 3, 1 tr/dc] in the next ch 3 sp * repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr/dc in the next 27 sts, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (116 sts)

Rnd 12: Join YARN D to any ch 3 sp,  ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), ch 3, 1 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * then working in the BLO (except in any ch 3 sps), 1 tr/dc in the next 29 sts, [1 tr/dc, ch 3, 1 tr/dc] in the next ch 3 sp * repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr/dc in the next 29 sts, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (124 sts)

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Chart:

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For crochet symbols in English (UK) and American (US) crochet terms click here.

Blocking:

Some of the patterns in the CAL may need to be ‘blocked’ so that they are equal on all sides (not curling) and fit the size dimensions of the pattern.   If you are unfamiliar with what blocking means / or how to do it then please check out the following links:

You may already have blocking boards to hand but if not anything you can firmly pin your square to will do e.g. a folded up towel or an ironing board.

Part 2 finished panel size in double knit / 8ply / yarn weight #3 should be 10 x 5 inches /25.4 x 12.7 cm cm (your block will be slightly larger if using worsted / aran / 10ply / yarn weight #4)

Blocking

Joining:

You can either join part 4 directly to your other parts now (please refer to the CAL schematic below details), or wait until you have completed parts 5 too – I personally waited so I could get a neater join by joining parts altogether in one sequence.

I joined my pieces together by slip stitching in the back loop only on the wrong side of the work (you could also single crochet either through the back loop or through both loops to join).

  • Tip 1: Use stitch markers or knit clips to hold your pieces steady and lined up whilst you join them together; line up your pieces so the edges and stitches match.
  • Tip 2: Do not pull your yarn too tight when working your joins. Generally you should have the same sort of stretch that your piece has. 

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Photo Tutorial:

Rnd 1: With YARN A, ch 4, sl st to form a ring, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * tr/dc2tog, ch 2* repeat from * to * five more times, join to the top of the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (6 x tr/dc2tog + 6 x ch 2 sps)

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Rnd 2: Join YARN B to any ch 2 sp, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * [tr/dc2tog, ch 3, tr/dc2tog] in the ch 2 sp of rnd 1 * repeat from * to * five more times, join to the top of the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN B and weave in ends (12 x tr/dc2tog + 6 x ch 3 sps)

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Rnd 3: Join YARN C to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp and in-between each tr/dctog around, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN C and weave in ends (12 Cls)

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Rnd 4: Join YARN A in-between any Cl’s of rnd 3, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st) * [tr/dc2tog, ch 3, tr/dc2tog] in-between the Cl’s * repeat from * to * eleven times, join to the top of the the first tr/dc2tog to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (24 x tr/dc2tog + 12 x ch 3 sps)

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Rnd 5: Join YARN B to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp and in-between each tr/dc2tog around, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN B and weave in ends (24 Cls)

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Rnd 6: Join YARN C in-between any Cl’s of rnd 5, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same sp, work 1 Cl in-between each Cl of rnd 5, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN C and weave in ends (24 Cls)

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Rnd 7: Join YARN A in-between any Cl’s of rnd 6, 1 dc/sc in same sp, ch 3, * 1 dc/sc in-between the next Cl of previous rnd, ch 3 * repeat from * to * 23 times, ch 3, join to beginning dc/sc to join, finish off YARN A and weave in ends (24 dc/sc + 24 ch 3 sps)

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Rnd 8: Join YARN D to any ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 dc/sc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made) * repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 dc/sc in the next ch 3 sp, 3 htr/hdc in the next ch 3 sp, 1 Cl in the next ch 3 sp, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, sl st to the nearest ch 3 sp (84 sts)

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Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in-between the next st of sts from the previous rnd and in-between the next 5 sets of sts from the previous rnd, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made)* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in-between the next 6 sets of sts from the previous rnd, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, sl st to the nearest ch 3 sp (96 sts)

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Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), 2 tr/dc into same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * 1 Cl in-between the Cl from the previous rnd and in-between the next 6 Cls from the previous rnd, [Cl, ch 3, Cl] in the next ch 3 sp (next corner made)* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Cl in-between the next Cls from the previous rnd, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (108 sts)

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Rnd 11: Join YARN C to any ch 3 sp,  ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), ch 3, 1 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * then working in the BLO (except in any ch 3 sps), 1 tr/dc in the next 27 sts, [1 tr/dc, ch 3, 1 tr/dc] in the next ch 3 sp * repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr/dc in the next 27 sts, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (116 sts)

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Rnd 12: Join YARN D to any ch 3 sp,  ch 3 (counts as first tr/dc), ch 3, 1 tr/dc into the same sp (corner made), * then working in the BLO (except in any ch 3 sps), 1 tr/dc in the next 29 sts, [1 tr/dc, ch 3, 1 tr/dc] in the next ch 3 sp * repeat from * to * twice, 1 tr/dc in the next 29 sts, join to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join, finish off YARN D and weave in ends (124 sts)

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And that’s it! Part 4 completed!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for Part 5 to be released on 9th March 2016.

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2 thoughts on “KCACO-UK Groovyghan CAL 2016 | Part 4

  1. I believe you are using the term ‘cluster’ incorrectly. In formally accepted crochet terminology, a cluster is a set of stitches worked as a unit–with each st worked part-way. Similar to a ‘tog’ but worked in one st instead of over several stitches. What you are working is a ‘shell’ or a ‘group’ of 3 dcs/trcs. Very confusing to call them clusters. We need to differentiate between clusters, togs, popcorns, shells, and groups.

    • Hi Margaret, I understand your concern and I’m certainly not trying to confuse anyone, I think it’s more person preference than anything that is formally accepted that I have seen. In many cases a ‘cluster’ is just a term for a group of any stitches. In this instance you often see the term ‘cluster’ used in a simple granny square pattern, I used this terminology in mine for part 1 so used it also for part 4 for consistency. Kind regards Heather

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