Hip to be Square CAL – Week 2

By September 25, 2017Crochet Along, Crochet Pattern

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!

Abbreviations:

ss = slip stitch
ch = chain
st ch = starting chain – takes the place of a dc
st = stitches
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

I’m using an I/9 5.5 mm hook. 

I made all of 8 of these squares using Color C (Red Heart SS in Royal), and did the last row using Color D (Impeccable in Teal).

R1: Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form circle

R2: Ch 3, dc, *[ch 2, 2dc], repeat from * twice, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 3

R3: Ch 3, dc in next st, *[2dc, ch 2, 2dc in corner], dc in next 2 st, repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

R4: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 2 st, [2dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner], ch 1, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st, repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch, dc3

R5: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc in ch1 sp, dc in next 2 st, *[2dc, ch 2, 2dc in corner], dc in each st across, repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

R6: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sk 2 st, *[2dc, ch 2, 2dc in corner], ch 1, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st, repeat from *, ch 1, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3


R7: Ch 3, *dc in each st to corner, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc in corner], repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

R8: Ch 2, sc in each st to corner, *[2sc, ch 2, 2sc in corner], 2sc in next st, sc in each st to corner, repeat from *, sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch2
(Doing the 2sc after each corner ensures that all of the finished squares will have the same number of stitches for joining).

R9: Ch 3,* dc in each st to corner, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner], repeat from *, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

 

I really like the finished look of this square! I was hoping by now to have some pictures for you of the finished blanket. Like many of you, I also have a day job that gets in the way of my crochet time! My store has been exceptionally busy lately so I have been working a lot of overtime.  Because of that, I’m not quite finished piecing all my squares together. I promise to share with all of you as soon as I can!

If you want to share your finished squares you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook page and share there! Or tag me on Instagram (@couchsurfercrochet). Happy crocheting!

On to WEEK 3!

 

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


The pattern is also available in my Etsy shop!

Amber

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