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Friday, 26 February 2010

Biting off more than I can chew?

Yes, I am at it again.  Crocheting squares.  Not only that but I am scouring the internet for different square patterns.

I came across this one and thought "OK I'll give it a go," so here it is.....

And this is how mine started out

And how it ended up!

Considering that I was following and American pattern, so their DC's are our TC's and I had to teach myself how to stitch a double treble crochet in the midst of it all, I am quite pleased with the end result. 
It can get confusing reading DC and having to make a TC, and the pattern did get a little complicated at times.  When that happens I down tools, walk away for 5 minutes and come back until the penny drops!
 I also had to do my own finishing row, as the original pattern was that little bit to small compared to my finished squares, so I added a row of "V" stitches (2 trebles into one stitch)

My first "creation"
Finally, this is a square that I have made up.  I fancied something stripey.  So I crocheted a foundation chain of 29 and put 1 treble into chain 5, then another TC into each of the next 2 chains 1 chain.  then 3 trebles into next 3 chains 1 chain to end.  Changed colour, 5 chains - start again.  The ends are a bit messy, so on my next attempt I will improve that, but as they will be sown into anyway, I just carried on with this one.  Only 2 rows to go - one in beige and one in brown!

1 comment:

  1. Half the fun is experimenting and worst case, you just unravel it.. I like the stripy one!


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