granny tunic

a tunic using the classic 70s granny square pattern.  from McCall's Stitchery, Motifs in Crochet, Vol. III, 1972.
this pattern uses worsted weight yarn and an H hook.

GAUGE:  Each motif = 4" (4-1/4") square.
Note: Cut and join colors as needed.

MOTIFS (make 50): With first color, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of first ch 3; end off.
Rnd 2: Join 2nd color in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next sp) 3 times; join; end off.
Rnd 3: Join 3rd color in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, (3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups; 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp) 3 times, 3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups; join; end off.

JOINING: Arrange motifs as shown on diagram. From wrong side, with colors matching one side, sew motifs tog through top lps only.

FINISHING: Run in yarn ends on wrong side.

EDGING: Join purple or any desired color in any lower ch-3 corner sp, sc in same sp as joining, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in same corner sp (corner made), (ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in next sp) twice, (ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in next corner ch-3 sp) twice, continue in this manner around outer edge of tunic. Join with a sl st in first sc; end off, Work same edging around neck edge and front opening, omitting picot at each inner neck corner. Join; end off.

TIES (make 3): With 2 strands of same color used for edging, make chain 30" long; end off. Make 6 - 2" tassels. Attach a tassel to end of chain. Draw a tie through sides of tunic at waistline and at neck edge; tie ends into bow. Steam-press lightly.

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