Jan 6, 2010

Variations on a Theme Square #2

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

Rows 4-16 or until piece is square, or almost square: Repeat rows 2-3, ending with row 2.

At end of last row, fasten off.

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

Edging instructions are here.

13 comments:

Jeannie said...

Finished this block, so fast and easy!

Jelibe said...

I've got this block written down and ready to make tomorrow. I've been busy on another project today and just realized the time!! 10.30pm!!! too late to crochet me thinks!
PS: I'm loving the rav page :D

ms. mrw said...

I am loving this! I started out thinking I would do two different afghans at the same time but ended up doing four! lol. The patterns are so quick and easy and beautiful. Can't wait to finish!

hgainsford said...

I have also thought of doing more than one afghan at a time! After Christmas I started my first scrap afghan from an old pattern in my collection. My New Year's resolution was to clear out my stash before buying any more yarn this year. So, thanks to Carolyn for helping me in my goal!

Pammy Sue said...

I've just heard about this and will catch up with my squares tonight and join y'all!

I love Carolyn's designs and have several of her patterns.

This sounds like fun. I can hardly wait to get started!

Mary Beth said...

This is so fun! I've run home from work the last 2 days to make the current day's block! Thank you, Carolyn, for doing this for all your loyal fans! Love your work!

Aunt Debbie said...

I'm loving the first 2 squares but where is today's square???? :(

Jelibe said...

I was thinking the same thing!
I think she's building the excitement up :D

Missy said...

Can't wait for Square #3!!!

The Dixon Chick said...

Love this square too! Showed both squares to my DH and he said - oh they look the same. I tried to explain the differences and well - what's the point? I love this CAL! Keep up the great work. Waiting with bated breath for number 3.

ms. mrw said...

waiting...waiting...waiting...

Mary Beth said...

Any idea on how many squares there will be? I'm using them to make a throw for the end of my queen-sized bed. Wonder if I should start on some duplicate squares to use to make a nice big afgan. (That would help me wait for #3 too!)

stringsofme said...

Loving this! Its so fun! Thanks for doing this Carolyn. And here's my photos and a little post about the crochet along.

http://stringsofme.blogspot.com/2010/01/crochet-along.html