2019 Block-A-Week : Week 10

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 10 of the 2019 Block-A-Week Project! You can find the first few weeks here:

Block-A-Week 2019 – Squares
(all of the weeks are posted there)

The pattern for Week 10 will look like this when it’s finished!

This pattern is called the Eight Petal Flower Wheel Granny Square. It was originally part of the Crochet A Block Afghan 2017 project! It comes from one of my very favorite crochet blogs, Creative Crochet Workshop! We will be doing a few more of her squares throughout this project because I love her designs SO much! You can download the pattern for free right here on Ravelry. I made a baby blanket for a friend’s baby shower using some of those squares and I was so pleased with how it turned out!

The original design comes up to about 10.5″ inches. I added 2 simple rounds at the end to get this square to 12 inches. I’ve added the pattern for those at the end of the photos for the original square!

I’m using a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, and worsted weight size 4 yarn for every one of these squares to keep stitch sizing consistent. My squares don’t always look completely “square” at the end of each pattern. I intend to block them all at the end of this project before I sew them together!

I changed colors at random with this square. However!! Feel free to change colors as few or as many times as you want!! Color changes listed in pattern are just my suggestion, please feel free to stretch your creativity and make these squares any way you want to. I think it would even be pretty amazing in one solid color!

The colors I used are:

Color 1: Impeccable Yarn in Bright Sky Blue
Color 2: Red Heart Super Saver in Pale Yellow
Color 3: Impeccable Yarn in Grape Punch
Color 4: Red Heart Jumbo in Pretty N’ Pink
Color 5: Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea

Whenever I use another designer’s square I will ALWAYS follow copyright rules and intellectual property requirements. This pattern 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!

After Round 1
After Round 2
After Round 3
After Round 4
After Round 5
After Round 6
After Round 7, 8, & 9
After Round 10 and Round 11

Here is where I added two additional rounds to reach a 12″ square.

My Round 12: starting in corner, Ch 3 (counts as sc and ch 2), sc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc in corner), **repeat from * around

After Round 12

My Round 13: starting in corner, Ch 3 (counts as sc and ch 2), sc in same st, *sc in next st, dc down into stitch from Round 11, repeat from * to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc in corner), **repeat from * around

After Round 13

We will be adding a border to each square to ensure that each one is the same “size” around, since some of these squares have a different number of stitches around the edge! Then we will join all the squares together and add a border. 🙂 Click here to see that tutorial!

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Please, please, please feel free to share your work with me! I would love to see your progress and finished pieces. Half the joy of creating is sharing it! You can post your work here in the comments, on my Facebook page, or you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group!

I hope you have fun making this square! I am happiest when I am creating. I love to see how all these bit and bobs of color can turn into this amazing work of art! Don’t forget to come back next Friday to get the pattern for Week 10!

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If you’re looking for a new color palette to try out for your squares, check out this post all about Color Combinations for Spring!

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