Square 70 (4th of July)

Thursday, May 28

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This square shouts the 4th of July or any occasion requiring R/W/B. I like it and will probably make more. I am thinking a purse would be cute lined with red, white and blue material.

It starts off looking like a wheel from a covered wagon.

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Not too many color changes for this square.

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And done!! No special stitches. Just the usual.

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After making this, I found the “true” blue color usually used with red and white. From Lion Brand. If I make more squares, I’ll use their navy yarn instead of Sugar ‘n Cream’s navy.

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

Measures 6 1/2″


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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Square 26

Thursday, May 28

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Looking at this square, you would probably think all went well, since it looks OK. Nothing could be further from the truth. THIS square gave me fits!!

I couldn’t figure out how to match up my stitching with the pattern instructions. I know there was a mistake somewhere (on my part or on the instructions part, not sure). I am still a newbie crocheter so it took awhile to figure out where I went wrong and how to correct it. Ripped the offending row out and started over.

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Here’s where I got stumped, in case you make this square. You start off with 24 single crochets (in blue) and instructions next say to make a cluster (in white) in the next SC, 12 times. Hey!! That leaves 12 SC, right!! RIP IT. Started over, proceeded with “skip a SC” to complete this row. Somehow, still ended up with no where to put the last cluster. I jammed it in anyway. If you look close, you will see my jammin’.

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No photos to show you for the next yellow round. No problems with it.

And here I am, headed to the finish.

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I like the pattern and the colors. I used the same colors as the book. I may even make more squares and make up something.

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Yarn used:
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton in Soft Ecru, Hot Blue and Sunshine (yellow).

Measures 5 1/2″.

Special stitch used: Cluster


Go here for pattern instructions.

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