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Crochet blocks. Day 3 & 4

Yesterday I had had enough of my ever decreasing yarn supply so I jumped in the car and took myself off to the wool shop. There was so much to choose from but in the end I decided I needed lots of different colours for this square-a-day project so I got 15 balls of 100g yarn for Β£18! Yes you read it correctly, that’s Β£1.20 a ball – bargain of the year!

My ever loving Husband didn’t really raise an eyebrow when I came home with bags of yarn – maybe it’s cause my hobby is a lot cheaper than his when it comes to buying equipment (his is photography!)

So on to my project; below are the next two squares which are quite different to anything I’ve done before.

Day 3: Danish square

Danish Square

 

I think out of the squares I’ve done so far this has to be the prettiest. It’s also a lot easier to make than it looks. Rounds 1-5 rounds are made up with double crochet (UK) and rounds 6-11 combine dc and tr.

Day 4: Bobble diamond

Bobble diamond

 

Once I got the hand of the bobbles, this design was very easy to do. I don’t know if you can see the design well enough but it consists of a background of dc onto which there are 13 bobbles (in a 1, 3, 5, 3, 1 pattern).

A bobble is a very effective piece of crochet and once mastered and with a bit of creativity you could crochet practically anything with a simple shape. Hhumm… I’m thinking that this could be used to crochet squares with alphabet letters or numbers onto – ideal for a childrens blanket (another project for the future).

8 thoughts on “Crochet blocks. Day 3 & 4

  1. Jean, this is amazing! Am so excited for you. Look forward to checking in regularly and sharing you with my gals in work!! Not organised a happy hooker night yet-not forgotten about you!!

    1. Thanks for asking – the bargain wool is ‘Bonus DK’ by Hayfield and ‘ New fashion double knitting’ by Woolcraft. I also bought some ‘Stylecraft Special DK’ online last night as I want to build up the variety of colours in my yarn stash.

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