Jan 5, 2010

Variations on a Theme Square #1

Square #1
Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch--shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next sc) across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, dc in next dc) across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next dc) across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (shell in next dc, sc in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 6-16 or until piece is square, or almost square: Repeat rows 2-5, ending with row 2 or 4.

At end of last row, fasten off.

To make this stitch pattern any size, begin with ch multiple of 6 plus 2.

Click here for edging instructions.



17 comments:

Jeannie said...

Fun day to start this as it's really cold!

Kelly said...

Okay, forgive me, but I am clueless as to rows 6-16...do I continue from row 1 and on? Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Jelibe said...

That's a lovely first square. I've finished it up in about an hour.

Yes you do repeat rows 2 to 5 till you make a square shape. I've just counted my finished rows and they come to 16 in total. I finished on row 4. Hope this helps. :D

~Feather.Wing~ said...

Can't wait to try this square later tonight!

Kath said...

Thanks! Cant wait to get started.

Kelly said...

Thank you. I must have missed that last little bit which is not surprising as I am getting ready to go back to school tomorrow and my thinking is a little wonky and mopey. ~Kelly

james said...

hey i'm newer to the pattern reading thing can anyone tell me what This stitch pattern is a multiple of 6 plus 2. means?

hgainsford said...

If you should want to make a larger piece of work, your beginning chain would need to be a multiple of 6 plus 2. Say you want 10 shell repeats, you would begin with 10 x 6 = 60 + 2 = 62 ch. This pattern would work up well as a baby blankie if you increased the shell repeats.

Netagene said...

I'm slow this week! Count me in though I'll probably sit down Saturday (before then if we get the expected snow and ice here in "sunny" central Alabama!) and whip up a bunch at once! I recently made up my own simple cap, scarf, and mitts - pattern I've never seen. LOL! I've linked you to my blog, too! From Netagene, the high partial legal blindie!

Bunny Larson said...

What a cute first square. This one worked up quick.

cassied said...

I'm in!!! Its my first crochet along. Found it today.. so I'll pick up yarn tommorrow. I'm anxious to get started.
thanks

Juanita said...

I loved this square and made another one out of cotton as a baby washcloth! I think I am going to make several of the squares from this afghan into washcloths for babies or the kitchen in addition to the ones I'm making for the afghan.

MaggieM said...

I love this idea and am so exicited, it only took me about an hour to do the first one, this will really clean out my stash!

The Dixon Chick said...

This is such a pretty square and worked up quite quickly. Thanks for doing this! I consider doing these squares as my daily self-pampering.

Jenny said...

I love this, thank you so much! A Carolyn Christmas design, shells, and a CAL. So glad I found this on Rav.

patricia said...

i think iam going to enjoy this. i have never done a crochet along before. and this first block was so fast. i could not beleave my eyes. it is so pretty. is there going to be blocks for the weekend day also or just for monday-friday. iam just wondering. carolyen will you be putting up photos for each block you finish ?
thanx again for this crochet along. i have made 2 news friends.thanks to this crochet group. to all a good night and an awesome day tommorrow.
patricia

Ghost said...

I have been saving each day but finally started it today and the first square is very pretty.