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Posted:  3/3/99

Woman's Day Granny Square Crochet
Unknown Date… sent to us by Marion… Thanks!

SIZE:  11-1/2" x 13" (approx)

MATERIALS:  Knitting worsted, 2 four-oz. black, 1 four-oz. turquoise, small amounts of bright blue & yellow-green.  Crochet hook size H.

SQUARES: Make 2.  With royal blue, ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.   
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, * ch 3, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * twice, end ch 3, sl st in 3rd st of ch 3, sl st to comer.   
Rnd 2:  (Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner space, * ch 2, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner space, repeat from * twice, end ch 2, sl st in top of ch 3, sl st to   corner space.     
Rnd 3:  (Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner space, * ch 2, 4 dc in next space, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner space, repeat from * twice, end ch 2, 4 dc in   next sp, ch 2, sl st in top of ch 3, sl st to corner space. Fasten off.     
Rnd 4:  With yellow green, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner space, * ch 2, 4 dc in next space, ch 2, 4 dc in next  space, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in corner   space, repeat from * twice, end ch 2, 4 dc in next space, ch 2, 4 dc in next space, ch 2, sl st in top of ch 3, sl st to corner space.  Fasten off.

Continue working as for Rnd 4, having 1 more dc group on each side every rnd.     
Rnds 5 and 6:  Work in turquoise.     
Rnds 7 and 8:  Bright blue.     
Rnds 9 and 10:  Turquoise.     
Rnd 11:  Yellow green.     
Rnd 12:  Black.  On Rnd 12, ch 1 between dc groups on sides.     
Rnd 13:  Black.  Work dc groups along first side, work sc in each st along 2nd side, work dc groups along 3rd side, work sc in each st along 4th side.     

FINISHING:  Sew squares together leaving a side with dc groups open.  Work 1 row sc around open side (top).     

Tassels: 
Make 16.  Wind yarn 4 or 5 times around a 6" piece of cardboard.  Remove from cardboard.  With crochet hook, pull yarn through a st at the bottom edge, then pull through its own loop.  Cut loop at bottom.     

Handle: 
With 5 strands of yarn, work a chain approximately 36 long.  Sew handle to inside corners of bag.

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