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Crochet Squares

April 25, 2013

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Flower Burst Crochet Square #3 from Chris Simon  (above)

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This is a square I cobbled together from two patterns

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.

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18 comments

  1. How do I get the pattern. This looks great!


  2. I loooove this! You’re right about the cotton showing the definition as opposed to wool… I too am a knitter of wool and am contemplating switching because of your post.


  3. Good job to be a novice and replicate a pattern.

    The border on the throw is also very beautiful.


  4. I am a knitter….never have done a lot but enjoy for time to time. I love this throw…please keep us posted! I may have to learn to crochet also….tried many hears ago and remember it being sort of easy. Thanks for the Pinterest tip!


  5. May I ask what the pattern is on the lower right square where you have 4 squares posted below the basket of yarn please?


    • Mary: I went back and put a link to that crochet square for you – the Flower Burst. Hope this helps! I found it on this post for 10 Crochet Squares: http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-perfect-crochet-squares-for-fast-afghans/


      • The link says the patterns are all gone!!!!


      • No, no! I just clicked on the link and it shows the pattern. Are you clicking on the link that says “Flower Burst Crochet Square #3″ right under my 4-frame photo?


  6. Thanks, having a senior moment. I was clicking on where it said her 10 favorite patterns. I now found it.


  7. I am starting work on this right away. It is beautiful. What did you use for a border?


  8. Kelly: I do not have the squares finished yet – it’s going to take me a while. Not sure what border I’m going to use. I may do a border on a throw I have pinned on Pinterest. There’s no pattern, but it looks easy:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/200550989628958262/


  9. These are so beautiful! I am a knitted but I used to crochet when I was younger. I think this would be a perfect is there anyway you would be willing to share the pattern you came up with?


    • Tina: Yes! I’m actually going to write up the pattern and post it soon. Thanks!


      • Awesome! Can’t wait :)


  10. These will make a great winter project. Very interested in the pattern. Looking forward to it.


  11. Any chance on the pattern soon?


    • Yes! That will actually be my next post.


      • Yayyy!



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