Go Do Make!

Hello and welcome to the first Week of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! I am so excited to share this project with all of you. I hope you enjoy making this blanket!

Not too long ago I shared the pattern for a crocheted square I had created. I called it the Treble Starburst Square because of the shape in the center. I knew I wanted to create something using that square but at the time could not decide what in the world that might be. I set it aside for a little while so I could finish a few customer orders, and one day the idea came to me! I knew it would be a great accent in a blanket made with a few different types of squares.

I sat down and worked out patterns for a few new squares as well, and starting planning out my blanket. I realized pretty quickly that in order to ensure the proper sizing for each square, I would need to adapt the Treble Starburst Square, but only very slightly. For the purposes of this blanket, we will be skipping Round 3 of the original pattern. That way all the squares are the same size when we are ready to piece them together in Week 7!

As a reminder, I’m using a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook, and worsted weight size 4 yarn.

We will be making 4 of these squares. Because I tend to love symmetry in my projects I have decided to make all of the squares each week in the same color sequence. But I want you all to feel free to fully express your creativity however you want in this blanket! I shared the colors I chose in the announcement post if you’d like to follow along with me exactly. In my color palette, I have chosen to use Color D (Impeccable Yarn in Teal) as the last row of each square.

Rd 1:   (using color B) Ch 5, sl st to 1st ch to form a circle

Rd 2:   Ch 3, 2 tr, *ch 2, 3 tr, repeat from * 2 times, sl st to 3rd ch

Rd 3:   Ch 3, *dc in each st to corner, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, repeat from * to last corner, 1 dc, sl st to 3rd ch to join

Rd 4:   (using color C) Start in corner sp, *3sc in corner sp, sc in each st to corner, repeat from *, sl to join

Rd 5:   (using Color E) Start in 2nd sc in corner, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc to corner, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in corner, repeat from * to end, sl st to 3rd ch in the ch 5

Rd 6:   (using color A) Start in corner, *5 sc in corner, sc in dc, sc in ch sp, repeat from * around, sl to 1st sc to join

Rd 7:   (using color F) Start in 3rd sc in corner, *2dc, ch 2, 2 dc, dc in each st to corner, repeat from * around, sl to to 3rd ch of dc

Rd 8:   (using color B) Start in corner, *3 sc in corner, sc in each st to corner, repeat from * around, sl to to 1st sc to join

Rd 9:   (using color D) Start in middle sc in corner, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2dc, *dc in each st to corner, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of dc

And voila! There you have the adapted Treble Starburst Square! Don’t forget to make 4 of these squares. Next week we will making a simpler square pattern, so we will making 8 squares. See you then!

If you don’t think making a bunch of squares is for you, check out the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL. It’s done in rows with lots of stripes! In the meantime, we’d love to have you in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group. We have an awesome and supportive group, and I’d love to see your finished squares if you’d like to share them!

Update: Now that this Crochet Along is complete, the FULL pattern is available as an AD FREE PDF through Ravelry.

The pattern is also available in my Etsy shop!

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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