>I received this email on April 17th:
RND 8: join black to any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, 5 sc in same sp; *sc in next 21 dc, 5 sc in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from* twice more; sc in next 21 dc; join in first sc.
How do you do 5 sc in that same sp?? It creates a chain, is it supposed to be like that? Or am I doing it wrong? I am at a complete loss with it, and am trying to make this for my niece. I would really appreciate any help you can give me.
I don’t know how many have this book but lots make granny squares so here is my answer….
First, if you are not the person in question, I will not post the entire pattern as that would be infringing on the owners copyright. But for explanatory purposes of the question, I left what she had written about round 8 so we would all be on the same page which, in the book, happens to be pages 138-139, and 162-163. The book is from “American school of Needlework” Volume 2 book 1336.
Please excuse the dots of blue paint on my nails and under them; it is from making a floral arrangement yesterday and I have to wait till it wears off. See previous post about work fun.
Ok, on to the question…
First off, on the previous round you only have chains in the corners on the sides of the granny; there are no chains, just sets of 3 dc.
This is different from the previous rounds. Just making sure you have the previous row correct. For some reason for the set up of the edge the author has you sort of decreasing by removing the chains in the previous round. That is a side note back to question.
You slip stitch into the space that the two chains made on the corner; do not slip stitch into any of the chains.
The ch1 gets you to the right height for the row to begin and counts as nothing in your pattern; just a height thing.