It’s week 3 and I have another 4 graph charts for you taking us to 12 squares. This week’s designs include an avocado, flamingo, beach huts and a strawberry.
The technique I am using is corner to corner crochet, it’s really simple and there are lots of video tutorials on YouTube so you can learn how to do it. If you already know the basic crochet stitches then you will pick it up in no time. If you didn’t want to use corner to corner crochet then you could also use these charts for tapestry crochet, pixel crochet or puff stitch crochet.
I am using acrylic DK yarn with a 3.5 mm hook but you can use any thickness of yarn you like (and the hook to match). Also you can use cotton or any other type of yarn you prefer. Obviously the thicker the yarn, the larger the square will be.
Like I always say, if you don’t want to make a blanket then any of these charts can be used for smaller projects like wall hangings or cushion covers.
If you are joining in and sharing on Instagram then don’t forget to tag me @discoslothdesigns and use the hashtag #c2csummerblanketcal so I can see your work.
If you really don’t like one of the charts, for instance if you hate avocado and can’t bear to even look at one then I would suggest duplicating one of the previous designs using different colours so the square still looks a bit different.
As always you can use any colours you like, these just give you an idea of what I’ve chosen.
You will notice that I’ve added a border to the flamingo square, I did this by working a double crochet stitch (single crochet in US terms) evenly around the outside of the square. I worked three into each corner. I am going to be doing this to all of my squares, my plan is to do the first time round in a contrasting colour then do the time around in a plain colour that will be worked around the edges of all the finished squares. This will make it much easier when it comes to joining them. I am going to be using grey. If you have some spare time and want to crack on with this part then feel free, if not you can wait until I do a blog post about it.
This is the beach hut and below is the chart…
This is the flamingo and here is the chart..
This is the avocado and here is the chart…
This is the strawberry and here is the chart…
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