Cornish Cartwheel Granny Square

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I went to the lovely Liskeard Show on Saturday.  It’s a tiny version of the many County and agricultural shows around the country and it’s really worth a visit if you’re in the area.

You could travel around the show on a horse drawn open topped bus pulled by two beautiful shire horses.

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On Saturday evening I was working on my Oh So Sample! blanket and had an idea to design a granny square based on the cartwheels and this is what I came up with. Excuse the hideous colours, Photoshop thinks it’s knows better than me!

Cornish CartwheelI didn’t take any pictures while I was making this one but I have made another in double knit yarn for a photo tutorial.

You will need two colours of yarn of the same weight and an appropriate sized hook.  I used a 4mm for this tutorial and am using UK terms throughout.

The stitches needed are chain (ch), slip stitch (ss), treble crochet (tr), double treble crochet (dtr), front post treble crochet (fptr) and front post double treble crochet (fpdtr). If you are new to fptr check this tutorial.

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So here I obviously forgot to take the next picture but you now need to start the second round of front post spokes. This second round is made up of front post double treble crochet with 2 ch in between them. FP trebles are shorter than trebles so you need the extra height to bring the spokes up to the end of the colour B round.

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Here is the final square, blocked and shown in the actual colours. I really don’t know why Photoshop is messing with the colours but I’m sure it has a very good reason!! It comes out as a 4½” square.

Cornish Cartwheel by Lisa Robins

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  1. Pingback: Oh So Sample! blanket 16 – 20 | Lisa Robins

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