Four more squares finished. The 1st one I can’t stop staring at. The last one I bet I photographed a 100 times trying to get the color and details to match up.
Well, here goes.
Square 37 – Stunner
- green, white & pink
- hook G
- measures 9″
- long single crochet stitch
Can’t take my eyes off of it!! And to think I cringed when I added ALL THAT green. Was thinking, “what did I do to my square?”, the whole time.
But I am glad I stayed the course. It is beautiful!! I used the same colors as in the book.
I think my old favorites have been replaced with this square. Now the question is. Do I make more?
Oh!! I forgot to tell you. I added a third layer of petals to the flower.
Square 36 – Loopy Flower
- cream, dusty blue & lime
- hook G
- measures 6″
Different how the flower is created. Easy to do. I like it. If I make this square again, I think I will go with just a couple rows of double crochet around the edges instead of the single crochets.
Square 22 – Bobble
- teal (turquoise)
- hook G
- measures 7 1/2″
- bobble and mini-bobble stitches
Oh, boy!! Where do I begin!! 😀
My plan was to do this one last but I wanted the end to be joyous and not frustrating. I just KNEW the BOBBLE would be frustrating. Number 1, I had never heard of it or it’s mini. Number 2, the directions didn’t make sense to me for either.
But… it wasn’t so bad. Actually the bobble part was easy. The challenge was the MINI-bobble. What the!!?? Did the author “make” up this stitch. It was too weird. Nothing describes it other than to say it feels like you have two left hands when making it.
Here’s how the square starts off. You can see the bobbles here. They look like clusters or popcorn stitches.
These next two pictures show a mini-bobble on the hook and the actual mini-bobbles. They look like knots. Like a knot on the head. (I think I did them right. This is the only way I could figure out how to get 2 loops on the hook to yarn over with!!)
OK, mini-bobbles are done.
And the finished square……
Will I make this one again? Probably not. Nice experience though. Adding the stitch to my brain. WAAYY in the back. (So far, I think this was one of the hardest squares to make.)
Square 93 – Poppy
- cranberry, black & white
- hook G
- measures 6 3/4″
I like working with white yarn but it is SOOO hard to photograph. I know I took enough pictures of this square to run down the batteries in my camera. AND I still did not get the result I wanted. Oh well. Hope you can make out the pretty poppy. It is cranberry with a black center.
These 2 are the best of the bunch.
Patterns can be found in the book, 101 Crochet Squares, by Jean Leinhauser. (7 squares left!!)