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Log Cabin Granny
#2
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ARNie’s Log Cabin Granny Square #2

This version I found in a magazine from the 80’s, and really isn’t quite as complicated as version #1.  It does achieve the same effect as the first square, but it uses only 2 colors, instead of changing colors for each half of each round. I created my own instructions for this square, since the magazine's instructions were so badly written, it was difficult to decipher what they expected the reader to do.  I just looked at the color blocks, and created this square.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Center: traditional quilt patterns always have this color red, but you can use any color that is bright and contrasting from the rest of your colors.
Ch 6. Connect to form ring.  
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, here and through out) and work 3 dc into ring.  *Ch 2.  Work 4 Dc into ring.  Repeat from *  two more times.  Connect to beg ch and end off.

Round 2: Attach Dark Color into any Ch 2 sp.  Ch 3 and work 1 Dc into same sp. Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, Ch 2, 2 Dc into same sp. Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  Work 2 Dc into corner Ch 2 sp.  Drop Dark Yarn and pick up Light Colored Yarn. (DO NOT CUT DARK YARN. YOU WILL NEED IT FOR REMAINING ROUNDS.)  
Yo (light yarn) and Ch 2.  Work 2 Dc into same Ch 2 Sp.  Work 1 Dc into each stitch down side. 2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, 2 Dc into same sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp.  Ch 2 Attach to beg ch.

From here, you will work slightly different that most Granny Square Patterns, by working back into the same Stitches you just completed.

Round 3: TURN SQUARE UPSIDE DOWN. With Light Yarn, Sl st back into Ch 2 Sp.  Ch 3, 1 Dc into Ch2 sp. Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, Ch 2, 2 Dc into same sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side. 2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp. Drop Light Colored Yarn, pick up Dark Colored Yarn. (DO NOT CUT LIGHT COLORED YARN. YOU WILL NEED IT FOR REMAINING ROUNDS.)  
With Dark Yarn, Yo, Ch 2, and work 2 Dc into same corner Ch2 sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, Ch 2, 2 Dc into same sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side. 2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp. Ch 2 attach to beg ch.

Round 4: TURN SQUARE UPSIDE DOWN. With Dark Yarn, Sl st back into Ch2 sp.  Ch 3, 1 Dc into Ch2 sp. Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, Ch 2, 2 Dc into same sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side. 2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp.  Drop Dark Colored Yarn, pick up Light Colored Yarn.  With Light Yarn, Yo, Ch 2, and work 2 Dc into same corner Ch2 sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side.  2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp, Ch 2, 2 Dc into same sp.  Work 1 Dc into each st down side. 2 Dc into corner Ch2 sp. Ch 2 attach to beg ch.

Repeat Rounds 3 & 4 to achieve desired size.
Be certain to secure all loose threads with knots to prevent unraveling.

Place squares with the Light sides together and the Dark sides together to create Stairs and/or Diamonds like the Log Cabin Quilts.

Join squares as you normally would.
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Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
Ch: Chain stitch
Dc: Double Crochet   
Sc: Single Crochet  
Trc: Treble Crochet
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
 Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook
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