Square 30

Wednesday, May 27

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Ever start something and immediately get the feeling you are going to hate it? You wonder why you started it in the first place. But you keep going anyway just to get to the end. Yep, me too. With this square. Square 30. A love, then hate, then love one.

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I was excited to learn a new stitch. The Petal Stitch. Always looking to expand my crochet horizon. After changing colors to start on the petals, 3 stitches in and I knew I was in trouble. Just criss-crosses?? It just seemed weird but I was doing it right after all. Whew!!

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When making this square, be patient. The beauty develops slowly. And then a light bulb flashes on. It is a flower surrounded by lots and lots of petals!! I only saw criss-crosses at first but I LOVE THIS square and see so many possibilities.

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Wouldn’t this be beautiful as a huge table runner at Christmas time? Or pretty potholders. Color combinations are endless.

Yarn used:
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton in Red and Soft Ecru.

Measures 5 3/4″.

Special stitches used: Cluster and Petal Stitch

Go here for pattern instructions.

101 Crochet Squares is by Jean Leinhauser, American School of Needlework, published 1996, ISBN 978-0-88195-715-0.

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