2019 Block-A-Week : Week 3

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 3 of the 2019 Block-A-Week Project! You can find the first two weeks here:
Week 1
Week 2


For Week 3 we are doing a beautiful square called More V’s Please by MoCrochet! It looks like this when finished:

Whenever I use another designer’s square I will ALWAYS follow copyright rules and intellectual property requirements. Since this square was originally part of the Block A Week CAL in 2014, it is copyrighted to it’s original designer! I am using this project in part to try new things and introduce you all to new designers! I want to make sure everyone is properly credited and attributed for any work they have done!

I will share my step by step photos for this pattern, but I am not able to share each step of the pattern. Please click the link to see the pattern! You can also download the pattern on Ravelry for easy access! You can also see lots of color combinations on the Ravelry page by other members that have created this square. The original design was done all in one color and it stunning. I personally like to make my squares super colorful, but part of the fun of a project like this is making each square however you want to!

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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 2

Hello and welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!

It’s now the second week of the 2019 Block-A-Week project! Week 1 was a square of my own design : the New Year Square! As a reminder, it looks like this:

For Week 2 we are doing a beautiful square called Simbelmyne by MoCrochet! It looks like this when finished:

Whenever I use another designer’s square I will ALWAYS follow copyright rules and intellectual property requirements. Since this square was originally part of the Moogly CAL 2017, it is copyrighted to it’s original designer! I am using this project in part to try new things and introduce you all to new designers! I want to make sure everyone is properly credited and attributed for any work they have done!

I will share my step by step photos for this pattern, but I am not able to share each step of the pattern. Please click the link to see the pattern! There are very detailed and helpful step by step photos! You can also download the pattern on Ravelry for easy access!

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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 1

Hello and welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!

Since a new year has just begun, I’ve decided to start a fun project that I can work on all year long.I love making crochet squares of all types. I am fascinated by the way you can take simple stitches, put them together in unexpected ways, and have the most interesting looking square when you are done! I’ve done two different Crochet Alongs using squares. The first one, the Hip to be Square blanket, used the basic granny in addition to a few squares of my own design. The second CAL, the Stash Buster Granny Square blanket, used basic granny squares with specific color placement.

I thought about doing the “365 Days of Granny Squares” challenge, but I know I would get distracted somewhere along the way and get frustrated, so I’m simplifying that to ONE a week and only picking my favorite squares! I plan to do ONE square each week and at the end of the year make all of those into a unique and interesting blanket! Each square will be 12″. Some of the squares will be my own design, and some I have found online!

Since the New Year starts in the middle of the week, I will be posting my weekly granny squares on Fridays. I won’t have video tutorials available for each of those at first, but I do hope to get there soon!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Couch Surfer Crochet! I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to tackle 2019 head on! First I want to apologize for being absent from the blog for so long. After we finished the Stash Buster Granny CAL I had so many orders and personal gifts … Read moreHappy New Year!

Stash Buster Granny Square CAL – Border

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! This is the last week of the Stash Buster Granny Square Crochet Along! I hope you have enjoyed working on this CAL! We are now on the final week : the BORDER!! These squares have been so much fun to create and I truly love the finished blanket. This week I will teach you how to add a border to this blanket. I’ll also show you a trick that I use to make finishing a blanket go much quicker!

The photos you have shared in the Facebook group are absolutely stunning! You all have inspired me so much with your fabulous work and your awesome color choices! Maybe you will be inspired to try this pattern again with a different set of colors. I think I might do just that!

For a refresher, all of the previous weeks can be found here:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Joining

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Stash Buster Granny CAL – Joining

Hey crocheters! I hope you have enjoyed working on this Crochet Along! These squares have been so much fun to create, and I LOVE seeing all of your color choices! We are in the home stretch! This week we will be joining all of those squares together, and next week we will be adding a border to finish! We are now done with the most difficult part of this Crochet Along : making all those squares! If you are just joining us, all the of the square patterns can be found here:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

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Stash Buster Granny CAL – Week 4

Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 4 of the Stash Buster Granny Square Crochet Along!

If you are just now joining us, check out the INTRO POST.

This blanket pattern is designed to be a stash buster! Each week we will be creating a “SET” number of squares, but it is totally creatively open! Colors are all up to YOU! Each week the pattern is the basic granny square, the unique look comes from when we do color changes on each square.

If you’ve never heard the term “stash buster” before, it’s when you have LOTS and LOTS of bits of yarn with no idea what to do with them! I designed this pattern with the intention that it would be very colorful and very random. I didn’t want any two squares to look alike. Of course, if you want to make each week of squares exactly the same, that’s totally up to you! I think that would be a stunning finished piece if that’s what you choose to do!

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Stash Buster Granny CAL – Week 3

Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 3 of the Stash Buster Granny Square Crochet Along!

If you are just now joining us, check out the INTRO POST.

This blanket pattern is designed to be a stash buster! Each week we will be creating a “SET” number of squares, but it is totally creatively open! Colors are all up to YOU! Each week the pattern is the basic granny square, the unique look comes from when we do color changes on each square.

If you’ve never heard the term “stash buster” before, it’s when you have LOTS and LOTS of bits of yarn with no idea what to do with them! I designed this pattern with the intention that it would be very colorful and very random. I didn’t want any two squares to look alike. Of course, if you want to make each week of squares exactly the same, that’s totally up to you! I think that would be a stunning finished piece if that’s what you choose to do!

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Stash Buster Granny CAL – Week 2

Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!

We are now on Week 2 of the Stash Buster Granny Square Crochet Along! If you are just now joining us, check out the INTRO POST.

This CAL started on October 8th and will run through November 12th. I wanted to be able to do the entire project start to finish before the holiday season really sets in on us and we run out of time for side projects! Weeks 1 – 4 we will be creating a certain number of squares. Week 5 will teach you how to join them all together. And Week 6 will teach you how to add a border to give it a nice finish!

You can join in on this Crochet Along at any time! Just make to sure to visit the previous weeks to make those squares for the finished blanket!

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Stash Buster Granny CAL – Week 1

Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet!

Today we are starting on Week 1 of the Stash Buster Granny Square Crochet Along! If you missed the INTRO POST, here’s a quick recap.

This CAL will start on October 8th and run through November 12th. I wanted to be able to do the entire project start to finish before the holiday season really sets in on us and we run out of time for side projects! Weeks 1 – 4 we will be creating a certain number of squares. Week 5 will teach you how to join them all together. And Week 6 will teach you how to add a border to give it a nice finish!

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