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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3 of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! If you are just joining us, you can find Week 1 HERE, and Week 2 HERE.
We will be doing one of the more intricate squares this week, so we will be making 4 squares.  I’ve decided to call this square the Shattered Circle Square because of the ring of double crochets look like pieces of the circle exploding outwards!

As a reminder, I’m using a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, and worsted weight size 4 yarn.

We will be making 4 of these squares. Because I tend to love symmetry in my projects I have decided to make all of the squares each week in the same color sequence. But I want you all to feel free to fully express your creativity however you want in this blanket! I shared the colors I chose in the announcement post if you’d like to follow along with me exactly. In my color palette, I have chosen to use Color D (Impeccable Yarn in Teal) as the last row of each square.

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 2

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Welcome back to the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! Last week we did 4 squares of the adapted Treble Starburst Square. This week we will be making 8 squares! This pattern is much simpler. There are no color changes in this square (except the final row if you are following the same color sequencing as I am). If you don’t think making a bunch of squares is for you, check out the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL. It’s done in rows with lots of stripes!

I’ve decided to call this square the Solid Spaces Square. I like how every other row kind of look like stepping stones. It’s a little more textured than a traditional granny square, but the pattern is easy to repeat once you get the hang of it!

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 1

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Hello and welcome to the first Week of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! I am so excited to share this project with all of you. I hope you enjoy making this blanket!

Not too long ago I shared the pattern for a crocheted square I had created. I called it the Treble Starburst Square because of the shape in the center. I knew I wanted to create something using that square but at the time could not decide what in the world that might be. I set it aside for a little while so I could finish a few customer orders, and one day the idea came to me! I knew it would be a great accent in a blanket made with a few different types of squares.

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Square Crochet Along – Details

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Hello again!

I have had a few questions regarding the upcoming Hip to be Square Crochet Along. I wanted to write up a quick post to further explain the details of how this will work!

This blanket will be made of 36 squares in total, in a 6×6 grid. I ran a poll in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group to determine how to share the squares each week. I didn’t know if you all would rather grow your blankets row by row (doing a few different types of squares each week), or if you’d want to do all of one type of square at the same time. The vast majority of you voted to do all of ONE type of square for each week.

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Hip to be Square Crochet Along!

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Hello! Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! Recently I shared with you my first ever Crochet Along project: The Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL! It was so much fun to work on! I really loved testing my creativity and seeing how my idea could be interpreted in so many different ways! I’ve had quite a few people ask me when will I be doing another Crochet Along? Well, have I got good news for you! I’m starting a new Crochet Along! This one will be called the “Hip to be Square” CAL!

Awhile back I had shared a new square pattern I created called the “Treble Starburst Square.” This square was the beginning inspiration for this new project! As I’m sure you could guess by the name, this blanket Crochet Along will be made using a whole bunch of different granny squares. The project will run for a total of eight weeks.

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Stripey Scarf Pattern

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Stripey Scarf Pattern

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! Today I want to share a cute scarf pattern with you! One of my friends is getting ready to travel for awhile, and she’s going to be going to some cold places! I wanted to make her something cute and warm that she could take along on her trip! She loved the look of my Three Color Baby Blanket, so I decided to use that same pattern to make her a scarf!

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Twelve Point Star Blanket

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Twelve Point Star Blanket
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Today I want to share with you a new pattern I devised. I wanted to try a different shape than I had done before, so I tried to think of a way to do that. I came up with this cute pattern, the Twelve Point Star Blanket. It is worked in the round, and uses the chevron style to create the points.

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Three Color Baby Blanket Pattern

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Oh my gosh you guys, I am so excited! I just found out one of my oldest friends is expecting her second baby! She already has a gorgeous little girl that I love so much! This time she is having a boy! When she had her daughter I made a blanket for her crib, so I knew I wanted to do the same thing for her son!

Her husband is in the military, so I wanted to choose colors that tied into that. I thought tan, navy, and green would look very nice together. I chose to use Soft Taupe, Soft Navy, and Forest.

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Slouchy Side Saddle Stitch Hat

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Slouchy Side Saddle Stitch Hat
(say that five times fast!)

Recently I shared with you all the Criss Cross Hat Pattern, and the Crochet Beret. I made both of those using Caron Cakes yarn in Blueberry Kiwi. When I was finished I still had around 1/3 of the cake left to use. I finally got around to doing just that! I had recently started a baby blanket using the Side Saddle Stitch, and I wanted to see if I could adapt that into a hat! This hat is worked from the brim up, so you get a good fit around your ears, but plenty of slouchiness in the back!


Stitches used in this pattern:

Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
PS: Pattern Stitch (Side Saddle Stitch): sc into next ch 3, ch 3, 3 dc into same ch 3, sk next 3 dc
**to decrease** insert hook into next ch3, pull up loop, insert hook into each of the next 3 dc, pull up loops, insert hook into next ch 3, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 3, 3dc into same ch 3

The side saddle stitch can feel a bit challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it this hat works up quick!
For a video tutorial of the Side Saddle Stitch, click HERE.

This hat is worked from the brim up.
I used a 5.5mm (I/9) crochet hook.

BRIM:

R1:  Ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in all stitches to end of row, turn

R2: *Ch1, hdc in back loops only to end, turn

R3 – 39: Repeat from *3 more times (40 Rows of back loop hdc)

Join ends with a sl st row, do not fasten off!

Work a round of sc in the brim (now working in the round).

 


BODY:

R1: Ch1, 3dc in same st as joining, ch 3, sc in next st, sk next 2 st, *3dc in next st, ch 3, sc in next, sk next 2 st, repeat from * to end (19 groups of 3 dc, ch 3, sc made), join with a slst into 1st dc, do not turn

R2: Slst into next 2 dc, work PS to end, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R3: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS around,  join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R4 – 7: Repeat Row 3

R8: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (*work PS 4 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 4 times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R9: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS  3 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 3 more times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R10: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS  2 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 2 more times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R11: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS, dec,) twice, work PS, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn

R12: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, (dec)3 times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, fasten off, leave a long enough tail for sewing

Weave end through the ch 3 spaces and pull close, weave in ends.

Optional: Make a pom pom with the Pom Pom Maker, and sew on top!

I love the look of this hat, and it has a fabulous texture! I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern! If you try it out, feel free to share with me on Instagram! Or join the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group, and share with all of us! We’d love to have you! If you want to try out a couple of different hat patterns, check out the Crochet Criss Cross Hat or the Crochet Beret!

Happy crafting!

 

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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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