Squares 4, 5, 6 , and 7

April 27th, 2004 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

63 Squares Crochet Along
Finally! An update on my 63 squares afghan. First, I’ve made a photo gallery for it, yippee! woo hoo In the photo gallery, I’ve listed the hook size I used for each square. And second, I’ve finished four more squares.

square #4 treble crochet
#4 Treble crochet: I didn’t like this one at all. A bunch of rows of treble crochet is simply not attractive. Although I’m sure the stitch has its uses. (I used a G hook.)

square #5 front and back loop hdc
#5 Front and back loop hdc: Another square I didn’t like. Although I love hdc, I hate crocheting in the front loop only or back loop only. To me, the resulting fabric doesn’t feel secure… does that make sense? Well, anyhow I just don’t like it. Despite the fact that I labored over it, frogging it many times, I may replace it with something else when I assemble the afghan. (I used a J hook, though I’m not sure that was the best thing to do. It’s so stretchy. I had to go down to an I hook for both edging rows, otherwise it puckered.)

square #6 trinity stitch
#6 Trinity stitch: This was a nice stitch. I liked it. I frogged the first few rows a few times getting the hand of the stitch and finding the rigt gauge. (I used a J hook.)

square #7 alternate puff stitch
#7 Alternate puff stitch: I loved this stitch! It was fun to see the little puffs taking form. As Julie mentioned, this square really pops! (I used an I hook. I went down to a J hook for the second row of edging.)

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // Apr 28, 2004 at 12:15 am

    Donna, they look great! I sooooo love your colors!!!

  • 2 Leah // Aug 28, 2004 at 4:58 am

    I have just begun to crochet in the last few months. I’ve just finished an afghan with my kids’ high school colors for hockey games, etc. It was just something very simple. Now, I would like to do something more challenging. The directions call for a trinity stitch, and mine doesn’t look anything like the picture. I’ve done three rows, and it basicly looks like a double crochet with a slight variation. When it says to pull up a loop, does it matter which loop? I hope you can help me. I’ve been on the internet all evening trying to find some place to get my question answered. Thanks, Leah

  • 3 Tiff // Apr 28, 2004 at 2:41 am

    Your squares are so pretty. :)

  • 4 ...D // Oct 6, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Hello Donna. I have just now begun to learn to crochet through a group at our church. This afghan is what they have started me out with and while searching for additional guides to some of these stitches I found your site. Thank goodness!
    My question is…what would you replace #5 Front And Back Loop HDC with?
    I would also like to thank you for the outstanding guide to doing the Trinity Stitch. A big Hi Five and a thumbs up to you for such a wonderfully detailed guide. I could use a bunch more of those types of guides on some of these other stitches! LOL Thanks …D

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