Eight more squares!

September 8th, 2004 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Over Labor Day weekend, we went to visit my mom. I crocheted in the car and in the evenings after dinner. The drive was six hours each way, and although I did half of the driving, that’s a lot of crochet time. I could scarcely believe that by the time the long weekend was over I had completed eight squares! That’s as many as I’ve done on this project so far, so now I have 16 finished.

On Sunday we had an oyster and crab feast at my sister’s house. We brought oysters and beer and she supplied the crabs, corn on the cob, and two fantastic desserts–rum cake and carrot cake. Yum! We all had a great time.

Without further ado, I present the squares.

#9 - arch stitch
#9 – Arch Stitch
Hook size H.

#10 - offset cluster
#10 – Offset Cluster
Hook size H.
It didn’t take long to get the hang of making the cluster stitches even and pretty.

#11 - horizontal relief stitch
#11 – Horizontal Relief Stitch
Hook size I.
I was expecting this to be a lot more difficult than it was. It’s not my favorite square, but I did very little frogging (ripping out).

#12 - open ridge stitch
#12 – Open Ridge Stitch
Hook size J.
This one wanted to lean, but was pretty when finished.

#13 - bushy stitch
#13 – Bushy Stitch
Hook size H.
The edges on this one are not straight (the end of each row is pointy), so getting the border rounds even was a bit of a challenge, but I made it work by using some double crochets and some single crochets on the first round.

#14 - seed stitch
#14 – Bushy Stitch
Hook size I.
This was a very easy stitch but the square didn’t want to be the right size. Tons of frogging. I went back and forth between a Prims H, I, and J, but finally settled on a Boye I.

#15 - afghan square
#15 – Afghan Square
Hook size I.
During the first couple of rows I thought I must be doing something wrong because it looked terrible. But after the third row it started taking form and looking just like it should.

#16 - granny square
#16 – Granny Square
Hook size H.
Easy, of course. Classic.

Bonus! My mom was about to take a whole bunch of plastic bags back to the store for recycling. I caught her just in time. Now I have six bags full to use for plastic bag crochet. Can’t wait to try it!

plastic bag stash

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Oshun // Sep 10, 2004 at 12:18 pm

    Donna the Queen of squares !
    ;-) What more can I say ?

  • 2 Jen // Sep 9, 2004 at 6:11 pm

    Great Squares. I think #13 is my fav. :D Cool beans on the bags too. We just can’t seem to collect enough at my house. Guess that’s what happens when you use them for everything…oh and your DH shops at Costco all the time.

  • 3 Jenn // Sep 9, 2004 at 4:52 pm

    I really love 15, 13, and 9…those are my favorites of the ones you made so far!

    All that food has made me hungry :)

  • 4 Julie // Sep 9, 2004 at 1:32 am

    Woo hoo! The dreaded #11 is done now! Yippee!!! They look really good, I need to pick mine up again.

  • 5 Stephanie // Sep 14, 2004 at 5:07 am

    Wow, they really look good and inspire me to start working on mine again! Great JOB!!!

  • 6 Chelle // Sep 10, 2004 at 4:10 am

    Yay Donna!! Great job getting more squares made for the crochetalong! I love your square colors – oh and hey! They match your blog colors hehe

  • 7 Yvy // Mar 7, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Hi there! I was wondering if you have a step-by-step picture guide on how to do a relief stitch. The instructions in my book is driving me mad! :(

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