Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Share a Square-s

I've been busily working on squares for Share a Square. Here is what I've done so far. I should have photographed the lone green square separately as it looks rather lonely among the red. LOL

Square #1 is a 6" version of Chris Simon's Butterfly Garden square. What I did was work her square Rounds 1 to 5, then skip over to Rnd 10 and work the sc round. The only change I made was on the final round instead of (sc, ch 2, sc) I worked 3 sc because I knew these were going to be assembled by folks who aren't necessarily crocheters and it is easier to assemble if there is a true center in the corners.

Square #2 and #3 were worked using Deb's Never Ending square pattern. Five rounds gave me 6" with an I hook.

Square #4 was worked using Kim Jiries' Double Cross square on this page.

Square #5 uses Kim Jiries' V stitch square. It is on the same page as the Double Cross square.

#6 if the waffle stitch square. Also on that same page.

#7 is Wheel Square. This was an AOL site and AOL has discontinued their hosting services. If the owner has moved I don't know where so this is the archived page.

#8 is Peek-A-Boo Shells by James G. Davis.

Besides the squares, I finished a chunky scarf made with Deborah Norville Serenity yarn, color Stormy. I got a giggle that a yarn named Serenity would have a color named stormy. :-) It's quite soft and I'm glad I got to try it. I used a K hook and my quick scarf pattern which is a row of dc, a row of v stitch, a row of dc decreases over two dcs (also called an inverted v stitch) and another row of dc. Then I repeated that pattern once. It came out about 5" x 56", a little smaller than I'd anticipated, but usable. I'm going to have to start buying three skeins of yarn for scarves!

This one is worked horizontally, so the length is what it is. The only way to increase the length would be to add to the sides or add an edging around which would increase the entire thing - which wouldn't be a bad thing since it is only 5" wide. But I'm not sure I have enough yarn to do that though. I'll think about it today as it is storming outside and I won't be going to the post office. We had a tropical system pass through last night and it is lingering.

Of course I will continue to work on both squares and scarves. Remember that if you make squares for Share a Square you need to leave a 12" tail in a corner where it will be easy to assemble. I personally leave more than 12" because I am that way. LOL If they say 12 I leave 16 or so. Better more than not enough I think. That worked out well for me in the case where my square ended in the center of a side. I wove my tail through to get to the corner and all is good with those now. In future I will make sure to end on a corner.

That's all for now. I have some links to share over at Crafty Corral. Is it too much for you all to go to both sites or would you rather I just use the one for everything?

Happy crocheting!


  1. Girl, thank you so much for posting about Share A Square, but can we change that link to the FAQ? I don't want people being confused by what we did in 2008. Those squares are great! This is exciting.


  2. Absolutely! Sorry about the mistake. Change made.