Hello and good morning..
Today’s square is called Spring green therefore I decided to make it in a pale green!
It is a really simple one row repeat and once you get into the rhythm of it you are off!
- ch 25
- dc in 3rd ch from hook, *tr in next ch, dc in next ch,, rep from * to end
- 1ch, *dc in next tr, tr in next dc, rep from* across
- rep above row 22 times
- 1ch, 1dc in same, dc in each st and in each row end around, making corners with 3 dc in the same stitch.
Today we move back to 200 Crochet Blocks… and to pg 99.
This square is very easy but looks a lot more complicated!
I worked as per pattern instructions up to and including Round 6 and went straight to Round 8.
Hello and welcome,
Today’s square, Criss Cross can be found on pg 93 of 200 Crochet Blocks….
It is a simple, easy square yet it can look totally different when worked in several colour combinations, this is shown in the other colour examples on the same page.
Green is one of my favourite colours so working this square was very calming and peaceful.
I worked as per pattern instructions but missed out Round 6 and went straight to Round 7.
Today’s square, Zig Zag is very effective and striking!
The instructions for this can be found on pg 68 of 200 Crochet Blocks…
Knowing squares come out a different size to the authors, I started with a chain of 25, then worked 8 sts in colour A, 6 sts in colour B and 10sts in colour C. I then followed the charted pattern for a total of 28 rows before finishing off with a border of UK dc.
Another square from the book, 200 Crochet Blocks, this time the instructions can be found on pg 83.
I assume the name of this square was for the colours used in the original but I worked it in one colour to help show the solid diamonds as well as the granny styling.
I worked up to including Round 6, skipped Round 7 and went straight to Round 8 to bring to size.
Here is today’s square, V Stitch Simplicity,
The instructions for this square can be found here BUT please remember, it is an American pattern so the stitches will have different names.
Starting ch of 27 then worked as per pattern instructions, to bring up to size I worked a round of treble around all four sidesof the square and then 2 rounds of double crochet, keeping corners correct with dc 1ch dc.
Today’s square ‘Frilly’ came around from a combination of factors. Having worked a Fretwork square on Day 83 and while browsing through crochet book, I noticed a pattern for a frilly bag. The frills were worked onto what was technically a fretwork background. These 2 things together and a vague recollection of having seen frilly patterns at some point, gave rise to the ‘Frilly Square’
Instructions will use UK terminology and are as follows;
- 6ch, sl st to join into ring
- 3 ch, 2tr into ring * 2ch 3tr into ring, rep from * twice ending 2ch, sl st to 3rd ch to join
- sl st into next tr, 4ch (counts as 1tr and 1ch), miss next tr, *(1tr 1ch 1tr 2ch 1tr 1ch 1tr 1ch)** in 2ch sp, miss next tr, 1ch, tr in next tr, miss next tr, rep from * 3times then from * to ** once, sl st to 3rd ch to join
- 3ch, tr in each 1ch sp and each tr around with 1tr 2ch 1tr in each cornere space, sl st to 3rd ch to join
- 4ch, miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, 1ch, miss next tr, rep across to corner sp, 1tr 1ch 1tr 2ch 1tr 1ch 1tr 1ch in corner sp then carry on with 1tr 1ch miss 1tr to next corner sp, continue in this manner all round the square and sl st to 3rd ch to join
- Repeat the 1tr in every ch sp and tr around with 1tr 2ch 1tr in corner ch spaces, sl st to 3rd ch to join
- Repeat fretwork round
- Repeat solid round
- 1ch, 1dc in same, dc in each tr around with 1dc 1ch 1dc in each corner ch sp, sl st to 1st dc to join, fasten off and weave in ends
- Attach yarn with a slip stitch around he stem of any tr on round 2, 3ch, 3tr around the same stem, rotate square anti-clockwise 45 degrees and work 4tr aroud the stem of the next tr, rotate work clockwise by 45 degrees and work 4tr around the stem of the next tr, rep this for every tr on round 2, sl st beg ch 3 to join
- Repeat this method of working the frills around the stems of tr’s on rounds 4 and 6
Frills can be worked in high contrast, subtle contrasts or even the same colour for a truly textural square.
Hello, how are you doing today?
Next step on our tour is Spain and here we have the Spanish Square.
The instructions for this can be found on pg8 of ‘The Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches‘
This square came up slightly smaller than I wanted so a couple of rounds of double crochet (dc) were added and that was enough.
Are you excited about where we go next on our whistle stop tour tomorrow?
Good morning, how goes it with you on this bright and crisp Sunday morning? Well I hope.
Today’s square has been created from a stitch library and is called the Acrobatic Stitch, now don’t panic, you don’t have to be acrobatic to do this stitch (which in my case is good!), I think its called this because of the way the stitches stand on one another.
The stitch count for this stitch pattern needs to be a multiple of 6 plus 1 (add 2 stitches for the base chain)
- R/S 2tr in 3rd ch from hook, * 4ch, miss 5ch, 5tr in next ch, rep from * working along, 3tr at end of last repeat
- 2ch (counts as 1tr), miss first 3 sts, * work (3tr 3ch 3tr) in next 4ch arch ** miss next 5 tr, rep from * ending last repeat at **, miss 2tr, 1tr in top of turning ch
- 6ch (counts as 1 ttr and 1ch) * 5tr in next 3ch arch ** 4ch, rep from * ending last repeat at ** 1ch 1ttr in top of turning ch
- 5ch (counts as 1 dtr and 1ch) 3tr into 1 ch sp, * miss 5tr, work (3tr 3ch 3tr) in next 4ch arch, rep from * ending miss 5tr work (3tr 3ch 3tr) in turning ch
- 3ch (counts as tr) 2tr in next 1ch sp *4ch, 5tr in next 3ch sp, rep from * along ending with 4ch, 3tr on turning ch
Repeat 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rows for desired length of work,
- in this case for this square I repeated them once more and then repeated 2nd row again
- 6ch *dc in 3 ch sp, 5ch, rep from * ending with 1 tr in turning ch
- with R/S facing, 1ch, dc in same, work 23 dc evenly down side of square, 3dc in last st, dc in each st across bottom edge (foundation ch) 3dc in corner, work 23 dc evenly up other side of square, 3 dc in corner, another 3 dc in same sp, dc in each dc and 5dc in each 5ch space ending with 2dc in last sp and sl st in 1st dc to join.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
I think this square is best suited to a single colour.
Explanation of special stitches;
dtr – double treble, yarn over hook twice, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops 3 times
ttr – triple treble, yarn over hook 3 times, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops 4 times.
Ooooo, Friday 13th! Well I hope that no-one has any bad luck today!
For more information on Friday 13th and the fear of it here is a link to Wikipedia and an explanation of where the names of the phobia originates from, it also talks about in other countries it is Tuesday 13th that is considered unlucky!
Ok, back to crochet! Here is today’s square, Nana Square or Treble Square. This is a really simple pattern and I find it very theraputic to do as it does not require a lot of concentration.
These squares also look great alternating with a more fancy square to make blankets or cushions or equally on their own as you can work them to any size.
Pattern instructions in UK terminology.
- 4ch, sl st join into a ring
- 2/3ch (counts as tr here and throughout pattern), 2 tr into ring, *2ch, 3tr in ring, rep from * twice, 2ch and slip stitch to top of starting ch
- slst across top of trebles to 2ch sp, 2/3ch 1tr in same sp, *4ch, 2tr in samr space, tr in each tr across to next ch sp, 2tr in corner sp, rep from * 3 times, 4ch slst to join in top of starting ch.
- Repeat last round as many times as desired to reach desired size of square
On each round, each side of the square is increased by 4tr
My square took 6 rounds (repeat of Round 2 4 times)
End your square with a round of dc
- 1ch, dc in same, dc in each tr and 5dc in each 4ch space, fasten off and weave in ends
If working this square with more than one colour, change colours at 2/3ch to start new round.