Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Granny Log Cabin

Thanks for waiting so patiently as I put this tutorial together!

I did it Sunday night after Abigail went to bed and it took me about an hour to crochet and assemble the whole potholder.

Scraps and leftovers are perfect for this project!

I used Cotton Ease and a size H hook for the sample but I think a heavy weight worsted wool yarn like Stitch Nation Full O Sheep would work great.  =)  

If you use a normal worsted weight like Peaches N Cream or Patons Classic Wool, I'd go down to a size G hook.

Let's get started.  =)


Step 1:
Crochet a 2 round granny square.
 Fasten off and weave in ends.
 Note - Traditional Log Cabins have a red or yellow center.



Step 2:
Starting at a corner, fasten on new color with a slip stitch.   
Chain 2 - this is equal to 1 DC.
 2 more DC in this corner to form a 3 DC cluster.
 3 DC cluster in next space (middle).   
3 DC cluster in corner.
 Chain 2 and turn work over.




Step 3:
Chain 2 from previous step equals first DC.
 3 DC clusters in next two spaces.
 1 DC to finish row.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
 Turn clockwise to start new color.




Step 4:
Starting at a corner, fasten on new color with a slip stitch.  
 Chain 2 - this is equal to 1 DC.
2 more DC in this corner to form a 3 DC cluster.
3 DC cluster in next two spaces.
 3 DC cluster in corner. 
Chain 2 and turn work over.



Step 5:
Chain 2 from previous step equals first DC.
3 DC clusters in next three spaces.
1 DC to finish row.   

Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flip work over so that the “right” side of the center granny is showing.




Step 6:
Turn clockwise and fasten on new color.
Continue crocheting each “log” as explained in Step 2 and Step 3.

In this Yellow Log there are 4 DC clusters in the first row and 3 DC clusters sandwiched between a 2 chain “DC” and a regular DC.



Step 7: 
Turn clockwise and fasten on new color.
Continue crocheting each “log” as explained in Step 2 and Step 3.

In this Orange Log there are 5 DC clusters in the first row and 4 DC clusters sandwiched between a 2 chain “DC” and a regular DC.



Step 8:
Continue adding “logs” until the block is as large as you would like it to be. 
Two rounds of “logs” is the perfect size for a hot pad!

Weave in any loose ends if you haven’t done so already and snip.

Naughty me ... my tails aren't snipped yet!


Step 8:
Crochet a 6 round granny square for the back.
 Hold Log Cabin granny and solid granny wrong sides together and join with a single crochet.
Add one more row if you’d like.  A clam shell border is very charming!



Wasn’t that SOOOOO fun and amazingly easy???? 
Wouldn’t these make lovely holiday & house-warming gifts????




I can’t wait to see what lovely creations you crochet with this pattern.  
 Promise you will email me pictures!


Love,
Erin
XOXO







19 comments:

Jacquie said...

Oooh lovely, Thankyou so much for this , I love log cabin patchwork and granny squares, two combined is stunning :0)
Jacquie x

Clara said...

Wonderful. Thank you so very much.

lovestitch said...

Great tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try! Thank you so much!

Crafty Witch said...

It looks really lovely and well written. Great idea to put another square in the back!

Just-Do said...

Great tutorial Erin! I especcially like the fact that you started off with the colours of the Dutch flag.
groetjes, Dorien

Karen said...

This is such a fun project! I'm looking forward to going thru my stash and making up one for myself.
Thank you for the well written tutorial...

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Erin,
This is so cute. I don't think I would have thought to do it and it's so simple. I just sent an email to you through Ravelry. I can't believe we live so close to each other. Let me know when you have your crochet/knitting group again. Probably not next week with Thanksgiving. I would love to come and meet you and your group. I didn't before now know anyone who crocheted. Have a lovely weekend!

Sandy

Teen2 said...

Erin this is lovely... I must give it a go and see if i can make it as nice as you have, a novel idea.. :))

Linda said...

I like it verry much! Thank you for the tutorial.

Greetings from Holland,
Linda

Cro-Shay-Inator said...

Lovely and creative!

Amy said...

This is such a wonderful pattern! It was easy to follow and looks great! I'm doing a Granny Challenge this month and your Granny Log Cabin was my square for today! I linked back to you: http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/09/todays-granny.html

Have a great day!!!
Amy

Graciela said...

Muchas gracias por compartir y ense├▒ar, me encant├│ este tutorial!!!!
un beso desde Argentina

marinda said...

Hi Dutch Girl, just a note to say that I have followed your instructions and managed to make a pot holder (vatlap) this weekend. THANKS!!! Marinda

See the photo on:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?fbid=2687348465240&set=o.152656494806098&type=1&theater

spinndiva said...

OMG! This is so cute! I am on a crochet binge lately and will HAVE to add this to my "must make" list! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Norma Wampler said...

This is beautiful!
May I please add a link to this to my site:
http://dishandwashclothmania.com/

I only post links, not patterns.

Thank you.

Norma Wampler
Ravelry ID : scrunchyy

Casse-bonbec said...

thanks for this nice square and well-explained tutorial. I can't wait to try it!

Line said...

Thank you for such an original pattern!

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Judy said...

OH this is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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