Crochet SquaresApril 25, 2013
Are you on Pinterest? I love Pinterest. I get so many great ideas from that site. Being a knitter, I love all the gorgeous knitting photos there. But one photo recently caught my eye . It was photo of a crocheted throw, all in grey. It looked like it was made up of a bunch of crocheted squares. I wanted to make a throw like that.
Problem is, I’m not a crocheter. I crocheted a Granny Stripes afghan this past year, but it was a no brainer. There was no pattern and you just did the same stitch over and over. So in order to make this new throw, I was going to have to learn crochet and learn how to read a crochet pattern. So that is what I’ve been doing these past few weeks. Because of all the great tutorials on the internet, it was pretty easy.
Then I had to pick out a yarn. I only knit with wool, never cotton or acrylic or anything. I did a test square out of wool and it looked like this:
I wasn’t happy with the stitch definition. The photo that I saw in Pinterest looked like it might have been made from cotton or blend, something heavier. I bought a skein of Cascade Pima Cotton and did another test square. It was just right – the cotton really shows the stitches well and it had the feel I wanted.
Flower Burst Crochet Square #3 from Chris Simon (above)
I decided to add just a little bit of color to some of the squares, although most of them will be grey. I cobbled together parts of two different crochet squares to come up with one that I like.
I’m having a blast crocheting – it’s so easy, goes so fast and it’s way easier than knitting to rip back and fix something. So I’m going to be knitting a bunch of crochet squares in the coming months. When I get them all done and crocheted together, I’ll post the photos.