My blog is a testament to the fact that I am a woman of many thousands of words, but those words failed me today when someone asked how I crocheted the line of the contrast color on the Frank Stella-inspired concentric granny square I am working on.
So instead of so many words, I have done my best to photograph and describe what takes place on the rows I think of as “the border rounds.”
To begin I make a granny square with a chain-3 corner (a chain-2 corner will not give you as nice and symmetrical a look) and a chain-1 between all other 3dc clusters.
There are two parts to making the transition from one color to the next.
After you have finished the last round of the color you are working with, fasten off your end, and weave it in. Then you are ready to begin a two part process.
The first step is to crochet the contrast color on the right side of the granny square through the edge of the last round of double crochet and chain stitches made:
Once you have worked a slip stitch in each dc and chain around the entire edge, fasten off your contrast color and weave in the ends. You are now ready for the second step in the process.
With the color of your choice, begin by attaching with a slip stitch to the second ch in any chain-3 corner:
Once you complete the first round of 3dc clusters worked in this manner, you continue to work your granny square the traditional fashion (whatever your personal granny square tradition is) until you are ready to end your use of that color and begin the process all over again!