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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 14

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 14 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 14 will look like this when it’s finished!

This square is called the Mandala Square. It was originally part of the Block A Week CAL 2014. You can find the original pattern here, and you can find a full photo tutorial here.

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!


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!

The original pattern lists recommended color changes, but I like to make my squares super colorful, so I changed colors every round with this square. However!! Feel free to change colors as few or as many times as you want!!

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

After Round 1
After Round 2
After Round 3
After Round 4
After Round 5

After this round, I loved the way it looked so much I’ve decided I’m going to make a bunch of these shapes for Christmas ornaments. A little bit of spray starch should stiffen them right up to make gorgeous snowflakes!

After Round 5 And Round 6
After Round 7

After Round 8
After Round 9
After Round 10
After Round 11
After Round 12


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! If you don’t want to miss a post, sign up for the email list at the top right of the home page!

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 15!

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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!

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Looking for other patterns to try?! Check out my ETSY shop or my Ravelry store! All of the squares I have designed for this project are available to download for free from Ravelry!

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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