Introducing the “Holiday” Squares

It’s been several days since I updated you on my Project 101. I have been working on the Holiday squares and just finished them up today.

Square 92 – Halloween

  • orange, gray & black
  • hook G
  • measures 8″

I really like this one and have an idea to combine several together. Make a Family of Cats.  This was my 1st cat. It came out better than I expected.

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Here’s the back view which gives a better picture of the colors and the granny square design.

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Square 85 – St Patrick’s Day

  • dusty green & forest green
  • hook G
  • measures 5″
  • added a row of single crochet around edges

I like this one too.  It was kind of nice getting back to the simple granny square pattern. The little shamrock was easy to make. I attached it to the square using Trilene fishing line.

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Square 7 – Wreath

  • red, green & white
  • hook G
  • measures 6″
  • popcorn stitch

Can’t you just see this larger!! With cute little glass lights or crystals?

I made a couple changes.  Increased stitches in the corners and also added an extra round of single crochet around the edges.

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Don’t know if this “dome” is supposed to be here in the center but I flattened it. Looks better.

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I made the 8 berries per the instructions but found a better way to insert them in between the popcorn stitches.  Pattern called for making one berry, finish off, weave in ends. Then, make 2nd, 3rd, etc.

No way was I going to be left with 16 dangling pieces of yarn. Just for the berries!!  So…  I cut a LONG piece of yarn, threaded an embroidery needle and weaved in and out of the popcorn stitches along the first row. Made a berry, moved on to the next one. I ended up with just TWO ends to weave in, not 16!!

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Square 86 – Poinsettia

  • red, gold & ivory
  • hook G
  • measures 6 1/4″

I like this square but it kind of pulls in. If I make it again, I will allow for that.  The poinsettia flower is just gorgeous!!  I didn’t have any acrylic red yarn so had to use Patons Classic Wool. I thought the petals would turn out flat but it worked out nicely.

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Square 91 – Santa

  • green, red & white
  • hook G
  • measures 7″

Look at the face in the 1st photo. Notice anything? I didn’t until I was finished. The face and beard are flip-flopped. LOL!!  So, I had to make a 2nd face. Was good practice since it took a bit of time figuring out how to make the 1st one. I breezed through the 2nd one.

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Square 62 – Holly

  • red, green & white
  • hook G
  • measures 7 1/2″

I saved the BEST for last.

LOVE, love, love this square. I will definitely make more!! Even with all the pieces to it.  The square was fast to make so I had extra time to make the 3 holly berries and 3 leaves. I assembled and sewed them together as one piece before attaching with fishing line to the square.

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Well, that does it for the holiday squares. There is one square with what looks like a cross. I guess that one could be an Easter square. But I will make it later.

Only a few more to go!! Bet you didn’t think I was going to make all of them, did you!!

Patterns can be found in the book, 101 Crochet Squares, by Jean Leinhauser.

8 comments on “Introducing the “Holiday” Squares

  1. Crystal says:

    I knew you would make all of them! 🙂

    The holiday squares are great!!

    If you asked me to choose a favorite (not easy!), I guess it would be the cat! Soooo darling!!

    • don_mae says:

      The cat square IS adorable!!

      As I make my way through the “dreaded” ones, what has surprised me is that those squares, (too complicated, too many pieces, too this, too that), have turned out great.

      2 more done. Have to take pictures.


  2. WOW! Those are great, Donna!

  3. wiwiana says:

    Hi Donna, I really love your crochets and your blog! Very impressive. I don’t know how to crochet but your project 101 has inspired me! I’ve just ordered some Peaches and Creme and wanna start as soon as they arrive!

    • don_mae says:

      Hi there, Wiwiana. Thank you very much. I have learned a lot making these squares. I hope you have as much fun as I am having.

      Thanks for the mention on your blog. Really appreciate it.

  4. Kokopelli says:

    OK, the cat is in a hot pursuit of the bear head you posted earlier. Which one is my fav? Don’t know. Oh, and I ordered the book. Should be here next week. While waiting I crochet some socks. Yeah, socks!

    • don_mae says:

      Yay!! You are going to love the book!! I finally added the eyes and mouth to the bear square. Check out my Photo Gallery.

      I have made a pair of gloves but no socks. Yet..

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