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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Give Granny a Hand

Give Granny a Hand

I made this pattern after brain storming things for more of the rocker type person, and came up with making devil / rock on horns. I just fell in love with the idea and went to work making a hand that i then turned into a granny square. I realized very fast this was so much more then the devil horn it started out to be and it really was so much more! I hope you have fun making all the different hand gestures you can make with it not to mention sign language signs! 

Will Need/Need to Know
  • G hook
  • I hook
  • red heart super saver yarn 2 colors
  • 1st chain does not count as 1st stitch
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • * * repeat all inside when told repeat * * how every many times stated
  • we will be working the hand 1st then turning the hand into a granny so if you just want a hand applique you can
  • Gauge= 9 stitches X 10 rows of single crochet= 2in

Abbreviations
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crocher
st(s)- stitch(s)
sc dec- single crochet decrease
dc dec- double crochet decrease

Palm G hook
  1. making the top 1st, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 11 sts, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn (4sc,11hdc)
  2. ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn (15sc)
3-14. repeat 2
  1. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, hdc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, hdc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, tie off (2sc,2hdc,9dc) – this row is the bottom of the hand

Fingers G hook
  • each finger is made separately by 3 sts each and skipping 1 st in between
  • flip work over to top of hand and connect yarn in 1st ch

so lets start and remember to skip one stitch before making each new finger after the first :)
  1. ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (3sc)
  • pinky finger repeat row 2, 9 more times
  • ring and pointer finger repeat row 2, 11 more times
  • middle finger repeat row 2, 13 more times
    1. ch 1, sc dec all 3 sts together, tie off (1sc)

Thumb G hook
  • flip hand back over to bottom of hand, connect yarn in opposite side of where we tied off at in the turning chain, as shown in picture, and turn wok to the side, we will now be crocheting into the side of the work
  1. ch 2, dc in next st, hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc,1hdc,1dc)
  2. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, turn (4sc,1hdc)
  3. ch 2, dc dec across 1st 2 sts, hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn (2sc,1hdc,1dc)
  4. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, turn (4sc)
  5. ch 1, hdc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc,1hdc)
  6. ch 1, sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn (3sc,1hdc)
  7. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn (4sc)
  8. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (4sc)
  9. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, sc dec across last 2 sts, tie off (2sc)
  • now sew in all end except points on fingers and thumb

Granny I hook
  • now we are going to be making the spots to crochet into to turn this into a granny square, connect yarn in corner of hand by edge, and sl st 9 times on each side of the hand like as shown in picture,
    tie off and sew in those ends careful not to not sew into the sl st's we just made now connect yarn in corner sl st as shown in next picture
  1. ch 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, [ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat 1 more time, ch 2 *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, [ch1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat 1 more time, ch 2*, repeat * * 2 more times, turn
  1. ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in same ch 2 sp (corner), [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp] repeat 1 more time, ch 1* repeat * * 3 more times

now just keep working the granny square as big as you want it! I made mine 5 rows big

Finishing
all you have to do to finish this granny is place your fingers and thumb in any hand gesture or sign language sign you want and sew fingers into place and sew in the last of your ends and its done and ready to be added to whatever master piece you have in mind! Happy hooking!






8 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea and something different and unique, love it!!!

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  2. I want you to know how wonderful this pattern is. I have a sis who is deaf so I recently included your hand on an afghan that I made for a challenge with The Crochet Crowd. The afghan was extremely well received and the square with the hand was the most highly commented on. Many people ask for the pattern, expressing the desire to make this for someone they knew. I shared your link with many. Thank you so much for making this wonderful pattern available.

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  3. Thank you so much! I'm so happy you liked it and it was received so well and thank you for passing it on to others!

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  4. Love this another idea is to leave fingers loose for kids to learn counting.

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  5. This is just brilliant! I'm a Sign Language Interpreter, and I can't wait to try out some fingerspelling with this pattern..I want to try it out with worsted yarn and with crochet thread too.

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  6. Stumbled upon this today and am so excited! THIS solves a birthday gift for someone who is super difficult to make smile. She will love this! Thank you for your creativity!!!

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