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2019 Block-A-Week : Week 6

Hello! Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! We are now on Week 6 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 6 will look like this as you work each row:

This pattern is the basic Block Stitch, repeated until it reaches 12″ in size. It is a simple, but very striking pattern. It works up very quickly!

You can download a written pattern for the Block Stitch right here on Ravelry.

Written Pattern for the Block Stitch Square:

Round 1: Ch 3, working into the first chain make 2 dc, *ch 2, make 3 dc* repeat between * 2 more times, ch 2, sl st to join in top of beginning chain, fasten off (12 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Round 2: Join new color in corner ch-2 space – Ch 4 (counts as sc and ch-3), make 1 sc in same space, *ch 3, in next ch-2 space make [sc ch 3, sc]* repeat between * 2 more times, ch 3, sl st to join in first beginning chain, fasten off (8 sc, 8 ch-3 spaces)

Round 3: Join new color in corner ch-3 space – Ch 2, in same space make [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], in next ch-3 space make 3 dc, *in next corner ch-3 space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], in next ch-3 space make 3 dc* repeat between * to end, join in top of beginning ch-2, fasten off (36 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Round 4: Join new color in corner ch-2 space – Ch 4 (counts as sc and ch-3), make 1 sc in same space, *ch 3, sc in the space between each set of 3 dc sts* repeat between * to next corner, **in corner ch-2 space make [sc, ch 3, sc], [ch 3, sc in the space between each set of 3 dc sts] to next corner** repeat between ** to end, join, fasten off (16 sc, 16 ch-3 spaces)

Round 5: Join new color in corner ch-3 space – Ch 2, in same space make [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], *in next ch-3 space make 3 dc* repeat between * to next corner, **in corner ch-3 space space make [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc], make 3 dc in each ch-3 space to next corner** repeat between ** to end, join, fasten off (60 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Round 6-13: Repeat Rounds 4 & 5 four more times

To complete the square with a solid edge, I did ONE ROUND of single crochet.

Round 14: Starting in corner, ch 3 (counts as sc and ch 2, sc in same st, * sc in each st across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, repeat from * around, fasten off

Weave in all ends.

Check out the video tutorial to learn how to crochet the block stitch in the round.

For this square, I lined my colors up in a specific order and followed that for each round. I liked the colors repeating with this particular stitch. The Block Stitch does benefit from having a different color every other row, but you don’t have to follow an exact pattern like I did! 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!

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 3
After Round 5
After Round 7
After Round 9
After Round 11
After Round 13

To complete the square with a solid edge, I did ONE ROUND of single crochet.

Round 14: Starting in corner, ch 3 (counts as sc and ch 2, sc in same st, * sc in each st across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, repeat from * around, fasten off

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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 7!

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!


2 thoughts on “2019 Block-A-Week : Week 6”

  1. I’ve just come across this and would love to join in (even if it’s a bit late). I’ve just rediscovered crochet and looking for patterns and ideas.

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