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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 18

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 18 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 18 will look like this when it’s finished!

This week we are heading back to the Creative Crochet Workshop! Before it’s all said and done I’m convinced I will have made every square she has ever created! Her designs are gorgeous and her tutorials are so user friendly and easy to understand.

This particular square is called the Dragonfly Granny Square. It originally appeared as part of the Crochet A Block 2017 Crochet Along. You can download it on Ravelry right here.

The original pattern creates a 9 inch square. Since I want all of my squares for this project to be 12 inches, I did repeat a couple of rows from the original pattern to increase it’s size.

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! The original pattern lists recommended color changes. However!! Feel free to change colors as few or as many times as you want!!

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 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 Round 6
After Round 7
After Round 8
After Round 9

HERE is where I repeated a couple of rows to increase the overall size of the square. I repeated Round 7 and Round 8 one time each.

After Round 10
(repeat Round 7 of original pattern)
After Round 11
(repeat Round 8 of original pattern)
After Round 12
(Round 10 of original pattern)

The original Dragonfly Square pattern calls for two more rounds of single crochet. My square measured 12 inches after the first single crochet round, but if you have tighter tension in your crochet you may need the extra row or two!

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!

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!

It’s already eighty degrees here in the afternoons, which means summer is right around the corner. Check out this group of color palettes inspired by summer! Or these summery colors! You never know where you might find colors that you love. Maybe you will find a color group that inspires you on your next project!

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