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Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
(Basic Beanie)

Today I want to share another pattern with you! It’s that time of year again! Time to fill up a couple of bags with lots of lots of handmade hats for the local clothing drives! Previously I shared with you all the hats that I donated to the homeless clothing drive last year. I got really creative last year and tried out all sorts of different patterns. It was a lot of fun working on those! I used the Slouchy Side Saddle Hat Pattern, The Crochet Beret for a few, and I made lots of hats using the Criss Cross Hat Pattern. That Criss Cross stitch helps add a layer of warmth!

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Hip to be Square CAL – Border

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! This is the last week of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! I hope you have enjoyed working on this CAL! We are now on the final week : the BORDER!! These squares have been so much fun to create and I truly love the finished blanket. This week I will teach you how to add a border to this blanket. I’ll also show you a trick that I use to make finishing a blanket go much quicker!

The photos you have shared in the Facebook group are absolutely stunning! You all have inspired me so much with your fabulous work and your awesome color choices! Maybe you will be inspired to try this pattern again with a different set of colors. I think I might do just that!

For a refresher, all of the previous weeks can be found here:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 5

Dharma Square - Hip to be Square CAL

Welcome back to the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! We are now on Week 5! I can’t believe we are 2/3 of the way done making these squares! I hope you have enjoyed working on this project! If you are just finding this CAL, the previous weeks can be found here:

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4

I’m so happy to share another granny square pattern with you! This week we are back to working on more intricate squares, so we will be making 4 squares. When I decided to start this I looked for inspiration all around me. I named this blog Couch Surfer Crochet because I am always watching TV or movies while I crochet. It’s a great way to relax! This week’s square was inspired by my love of the TV show LOST! One of the recurring images in the show is the Dharma Initiative logo. It looks like this:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 4

crochet Granny Square Tutorial

Welcome to Week 3 of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along!
If you are just joining us, you can find the previous weeks here:
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3

This week we are taking it back to the old school! We will be making the traditional granny square. Of course I can’t take credit for this pattern! You can search online and find a hundred different variations of this basic square.

I have given you all a step by step tutorial for this basic square. Here we will be making 6 “rounds” with the granny square pattern, with one round of double crochet around the edges. We will be making 8 squares this week!

If you haven’t joined us in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group then you might have missed the photo I shared with all my squares laid out ready to join. Well…here it is!

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 3

shattered circle granny square crochet

Welcome to Week 3 of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! If you are just joining us, you can find Week 1 HERE, and Week 2 HERE.
We will be doing one of the more intricate squares this week, so we will be making 4 squares.  I’ve decided to call this square the Shattered Circle Square because of the ring of double crochets look like pieces of the circle exploding outwards!

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.

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 1


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.

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Square Crochet Along – Details

Hello again!

I have had a few questions regarding the upcoming Hip to be Square Crochet Along. I wanted to write up a quick post to further explain the details of how this will work!

This blanket will be made of 36 squares in total, in a 6×6 grid. I ran a poll in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group to determine how to share the squares each week. I didn’t know if you all would rather grow your blankets row by row (doing a few different types of squares each week), or if you’d want to do all of one type of square at the same time. The vast majority of you voted to do all of ONE type of square for each week.

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Hip to be Square Crochet Along!

Hello! Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! Recently I shared with you my first ever Crochet Along project: The Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL! It was so much fun to work on! I really loved testing my creativity and seeing how my idea could be interpreted in so many different ways! I’ve had quite a few people ask me when will I be doing another Crochet Along? Well, have I got good news for you! I’m starting a new Crochet Along! This one will be called the “Hip to be Square” CAL!

Awhile back I had shared a new square pattern I created called the “Treble Starburst Square.” This square was the beginning inspiration for this new project! As I’m sure you could guess by the name, this blanket Crochet Along will be made using a whole bunch of different granny squares. The project will run for a total of eight weeks.

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Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL – Border

Welcome back to the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along! I hope you have enjoyed working on this project! I would love to plan another Crochet Along again soon! This has been so much fun, and I have seen so many awesome versions! When I finished my blanket I felt that I still wanted to add … Read moreMixed Stitch Blanket CAL – Border

Mixed Stitch CAL – Week 8

Week 8 Rows 71 – 80 Welcome back to the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along!   Week 1 (rows 1 – 10) can be found HERE. Week 2 (rows 11 – 20) can be found HERE. Week 3 (rows 21 – 30) can be found HERE. Week 4 (rows 31 – 40) can be found … Read moreMixed Stitch CAL – Week 8

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