Wednesday, August 10, 2011

patterns for Share a Square

It's that time again. I've begun work on squares for Share a Square. I doubt I will do 150, but I will certainly do a good number.

I have begun with my very favorite square, which is my daughter's design using the cross-stitch. This pattern and four others are available at my Etsy shop - 5 squares by Kate Smith. She designed the squares and I wrote them up. We have included pages of additional tips as well.

The first group of red squares below were worked to Round 4 then another x-stitch round done. They came out to exactly 6". In fact, all of these are as close to 6" as could be. They are all square even though the angle at which I took the photos makes them look a little off.

This one is worked to pattern but with one color. The last round follows the hdc suggestion.

This one is the same as the one above but with Round 5 in blue.

This one is worked exactly to pattern but uses Red Heart Soft yarn (navy and grey). That yarn is a little thinner so I used dc as my last round. I loved the final product. These colors work well together.

These next three are the V stitch square. The first is Red Heart Super Saver, red and navy.  Red never photographs well. I know this. Yet I still use red.

This photo is only slightly better. I wanted to show you the measurement as I know it's hard to tell when just looking at the photos. They can be deceiving depending on the way they are taken.

And here is the V stitch made with Red Heart Soft. It is just a smidge smaller than the red.

Here are some of the other squares made with the different patterns in the packet.

In the pattern packet tips are included to help you get to the size you need. It's a good value, if I do say so myself. :-)

In other news, Red Heart has put out a new yarn called With Love Yarn. I'm anxious to try it. In the meantime, I received my Red Heart Soft and will be making scarves and squares for the next little while.

Happy crocheting!


  1. I'm always impressed by how much crochet you do for others!

  2. Everybody does what they can. I don't do any more than other people do. I hope by talking about it more people get interested in helping the various places and get ideas about what they could do. There is so much need. Believe me I'm nothing special. God has given me a bit of skill and I try to use it to His glory.