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Treble Starburst Square Pattern

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Treble Starburst Square Pattern

 

I love to crochet squares! You can do so many different things with them! Today I want to share a square I created with all of you: The Treble Starburst Square! It has a few different stitches. It’s made with single, double and treble crochets done in different rows, which gives it a really open look.

I’m using seven different colors in this square. Within the square, I am alternating between six of those colors, and keeping the other as the final round on each one. I use the same color for Round 1, 2, 3, 4,and 8 to tie the colors together. However, I think these squares will look awesome in any color combination in any order!

If you want your colors to match mine I used:
(From center)
Impeccable in Lavender
Red Heart in White
Red Heart in Soft Navy
Red Heart in Light Sage
Red Heart in Royal
Impeccable in Teal


Using a I/9 (5.5mm) hook:

Rd 1:   Ch 5, sl st to 1st ch to form a circle

Rd 2:   Ch 3, 2 tr, *ch 2, 3 tr, repeat from * 2 times, sl st to 3rd ch

Rd 3:   Ch 2, sc in next 2 stitches, *1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc in corner, sc in each st to corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 2

Rd 4:   Ch 3, *dc in each st to corner, *2 dc, ch 2, dc in corner, repeat from * to last corner, 1 dc, sl st to 3rd ch to join

Rd 5:   Start in corner sp, *3sc in corner sp, sc in each st to corner, repeat from *, sl to join

Rd 6:   Start in 2nd sc in corner, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc to corner, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 sc in corner, repeat from * to end, sl st to 3rd ch in the ch 5

after Round 6

 

Rd 7:   Start in corner, *5 sc in corner, sc in tr, sc in sp, repeat from * around, sl to 1st sc to join

Rd 8:   Start in 3rd sc in corner, *2dc, ch 2, 2 dc, dc in each st to corner, repeat from * around, sl to to 3rd ch of dc

after Round 8


Rd 9:
   Start in corner, *3 sc in corner, sc in each st to corner, repeat from * around, sl to to 1st sc to join

Rd 10: Start in middle sc in corner, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, dc, *dc in each st to corner, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of dc

And there you have it! The Treble Starburst Square! I plan to make a bunch of these in all sorts of different color variations, then join them together into a blanket! I will keep you up to date with the progress of that project as I go!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this square! I hope to create more of them in the future! If you make one of these, please feel free to share it with me on Instagram! I love seeing different versions of these ideas!


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Mixed Stitch CAL – Week 6

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Week 6
Rows 51 – 60

Welcome back to the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along!

Week 1 (rows 1 – 10) can be found HERE.
Week 2 (rows 11 – 20) can be found HERE.
Week 3 (rows 21 – 30) can be found HERE.
Week 4 (rows 31 – 40) can be found HERE.
Week 5 (rows 41-50) can be found HERE.

Welcome back to the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along! We are now on Week 6! Can you believe we are two-thirds of the way done on this project?!?! When I started this, I never imagined how it would grow and inspire you all to make so many beautiful things! Thank you for joining me!

This week does include both of the more advanced stitches, so if you need a reminder on how to do them, check out the Special Stitches page!

Week 6 progress

If you would prefer to read a chart, click HERE.

 

Row 51:   ch 2, hdc in all st to end of row, turn
Row 52:   ch 3, *sk 1 st, puff stitch, ch 1, repeat from * to end of row, end row with 1 dc in last st, turn
                   PUFF STITCH (yarn over and draw up a loop) 3 times in same stitch or space. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Row 53:   ch 2, hdc in all st to end of row, turn
Row 54:   ch 3, *sk 1 st, puff stitch, ch 1, repeat from * to end of row, end row with 1 dc in last st
                   PUFF STITCH (yarn over and draw up a loop) 3 times in same stitch or space. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Row 55:   ch 2, hdc in all st to end of row, turn
Row 56:   ch 3, dc in all st to end of row, turn
Row 57:   repeat row 56
Row 58:   ch 2, hdc in all st to end of row, turn
Row 59:  ***This is the Treble Ladder row (technically 3 rows to create the look of the ladder)***
ch 2 (counts as first sc), sc in each st to end of row, turn
ch 5 (counts as first tr & ch 1), *sk 1 st, tr, ch 1, repeat from * to end of row (row should end with a tr in the last sc), turn
ch 2 (counts as first sc), sc in each st to end of row, turn
Row 60:   ch 3, dc in all st to end of row, turn


Weeks 1 -6 so far!

 

This concludes Week 6! We are now two-thirds of the way done!

This blanket is designed to be a lap blanket (or lapghan), measuring approx 60″ wide and 48″ long. After we finish Week 8 I will share with you how you can repeat sections of this Crochet Along to make your blanket as long as you wish! I’ve decided to make the second blanket I started (in Caron Cakes Pistachio) long enough to fit top to bottom on my queen size bed, so I will be able to go along with you as you grow your project if you choose to!

 

If you haven’t already, join us over in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group, or share your progress with me on Instagram!

On to Week 7!

Update: Now that this Crochet Along is complete, the FULL pattern is available AD FREE through Ravelry.


Crochet Criss Cross Hat Pattern

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Crochet Criss Cross Hat Pattern

Today I want to share another pattern with you! All year long as I’m in between projects (or if I need a break from a BIG project) I make hats and beanies. I do this up until Thanksgiving, then between Thanksgiving and Christmas I donate them to local churches and shelters. I love to create, and I also love knowing that the things I create can help someone in need! Check out the ones I donated last year!

Because I tend to get bored if I repeat the same project over and over, I am always looking for new ways to make these hats unique and fun. For this beanie, I incorporated the “Criss Cross” Stitch. which gives it a really cool texture. It’s a hard stitch to explain but it really is quite easy to do once you get going. With the criss cross stitch, you will crochet one stitch ahead and then go back across the stitch you just made to crochet the one you skipped. This looks like an “X” when it is completed. There is a great video tutorial HERE at The Crochet Crowd.


I used Caron Cakes yarn in Blueberry Kiwi. I had used about 1/3 of the skein making the Crochet Beret, and I think I have enough to make one more hat after this. I think that’s a pretty good deal! Three hats for one skein of yarn in super fun colors!

 

For this hat I used an I/9 (5.5mm) hook. It is sized for an adult man. For women’s size, skip R7. For child’s size, skip R6 and R7.

 

Ch 6, sl st in first ch to form circle

R1:    ch 3; 11 dc in circle; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R2:   ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R3:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R4:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R5:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R6:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R7:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts), repeat from * to end, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R8:   ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R9:   ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R10: ch 2,  *sk 1 st, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped st, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st dc of the round to join
R11:  ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R12: ch 2,  *sk 1 st, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped st, repeat from * to end, sl st to 1st dc of the round to join
R13: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R14– R16: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl to the 1st sc to join

 

Voila! Now you have a sweet new hat you can show off! I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! Share your version with me on Instagram, or join the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group and share with all of us there! If you would like to try a different hat pattern, check out the Slouchy Side Saddle Hat or the Crochet Beret!

 

This pattern is available as a FREE download on Ravelry. Click here to download now.

If you’ve enjoyed this project, please feel free to share!

Mixed Stitch CAL – Week 5

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Week 5
Rows 41 – 50

Welcome back to the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along!

Week 1 (rows 1 – 10) can be found HERE.
Week 2 (rows 11 – 20) can be found HERE.
Week 3 (rows 21 – 30) can be found HERE.
Week 4 (rows 31 – 40) can be found HERE.

If you’d prefer to read a chart, click HERE.

Row 41: ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn

Row 42: repeat row 41

Row 43: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, 1 ch), sk 1 st, *dc, ch 1, dc in same st, sk 2 st, repeat from * to next to last st, skip 1 st, dc in last st of row, turn

Row 44: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc and ch sp to end of row, turn

Row 45: repeat row 43

Row 46: repeat row 44

Row 47: ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn

Row 48: repeat row 47

Row 49: ch 3, dc in each st to end of row, turn

Row 50: ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn

 

This completes Week 5! Week 6 will be available on Monday, June 19th! Share your progress with me on Instagram (@couchsurfercrochet), or join the Couch Surfer Crocheters group on Facebook and share your work with an awesome group of crocheters!

I’ve had a few people in the group ask me about making one of these blankets using Caron Cakes yarn. I started a second blanket (same size, ch 216), and so far have made it almost through week 4 with three cakes. I would estimate to complete the entire blanket PLUS optional border you would need seven in total.


Thank you for joining along with us! I hope you all are having fun making this blanket with me!

Now on to Week 6!

Update: Now that this Crochet Along is complete, the FULL pattern is available AD FREE through Ravelry.
 

 


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Crochet Beret Pattern

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Hello! I haven’t been able to crochet much this week because I have taken on a big DIY project at our house! I shared on Instagram and Facebook some of the painting work I have been doing. You don’t realize how much trim you have in your house until you want to change it all from wood to white!

However, I did take a break the other day to crochet for awhile and came up with an adorable new pattern I want to share with all of you: The Crochet Beret! It’s fun to say and fun to wear! For this hat, I used Caron Cakes in Blueberry Kiwi. I did cut the yarn when the colors didn’t line up perfectly for the stripes because I wanted a crisper look, but I am sure it would be awesome in any color combinations!


Crochet Beret Pattern

For this hat I used an H/8 (5.0mm) hook.

Ch 6, sl st in first ch to form circle

R1:    ch 3; 11 dc in circle; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R2:   ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R3:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R4:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R5:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R6:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R7:   ch 2, *(2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts), repeat from * to end, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join


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R8:
  ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R9:   ch 2, *(1 dc in each of the next 5 st, dc2tog), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R10: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R11:  ch 2, *(1 dc in each of the next 5 st, dc2tog), repeat from * to end, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R12: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join

Do NOT fasten off (unless you want to change colors for the brim)!

R13- R17: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl to the 1st sc to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you have enjoyed this Crochet Beret pattern! It’s a slight variation on the basic beanie that gives it the unique beret shape. I’m going to use the rest of my cake to make another hat, since I didn’t get to the blue stripe in the Blueberry Kiwi with this one!

If you are joining us for the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along, Week 5 will be available Monday, June 5th! Join us in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group to share your progress or tag me on Instagram! If you would like to try a different hat pattern, check out the Slouchy Side Saddle Hat or the Criss Cross Hat!

This pattern is also available as a free Ravelry download. click here to download now. If you’ve enjoyed this project, feel free to share!

 

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