Tuesday, January 29, 2013

GSC-Week 4

Wow, I made it to week four!
Here are the patterns I used for this week:

GS #23-Clover Afghan Square

This pattern was originally done in dark and light green, I decided to make it in blues and see how it turned out! Not Bad! you can access the pattern here. I had to add a row of dc between row 4 and 5 to make the square the right size.

GS #24-Lacy Diamond Square


This square looks a little complicated but was not hard to figure out! The Lacy diamond Square pattern can be found here.

GS #25-Open Cross Square

This Square was not hard to make but a little challenging to get it perfectly straight. This pattern was designed by DragonflyMomof2 Designs and can be found here

GS#26-Shells Around

This is another design by DragonflyMomof2 Designs, the pattern was easy to follow and would be great for a beginner. This pattern can be found here

GS#27-Friend Family Square

This design reminds me of a quilting square. The pattern directions shows the square done in different colors, so the squares each have a different look. If you do the whole square except the outside border in white it would look like a snowflake! This easy pattern can be found here

GS#28-Tic Tac Toe

Here is a twist on the traditional granny square, It is crocheted like a granny square but the center is done a little differently. This is an easy square to make and the directions are easy to follow. The Tic Tac Toe pattern can be found here.

GS#29-Easy as ABC

My square does not seem to look as good as the original pattern. I used a DK weight yarn and a smaller hook than the pattern called for and the cross in the middle of the square does not seem to show up as well. Maybe it is the colors that I used??? If you would like to try this square you can find the pattern here.

I hope everyone has a good week,
Happy Crocheting!


  1. WOW!! Love all the Granny Squares, reminds me of quilt blocks. :) Hope you are having a special day today for your special Birthday!!

  2. I'll vote this week for the Lacy Diamonds block. Happy Birthday! Sandi

  3. Can someone help me with the Lacy Diamond Square? I want to make some for my mom's blanket but I'm confused on round 2. I don't understand what it means to make 1 sc around the closing sc of the previous round. I'm not new to crochet, but I've never seen a pattern with this in it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

    1. Hi Brandi, I sent you an e-mail explaining the pattern a bit. please let me know if you have any further questions.

  4. I don't think I recieved your email

    1. Hi Brandi,
      This is a pattern that I found on the internet. It is a great square but the directions are a little hard to understand.

      Try this:
      with color 1, ch 4 join with a sl st to form ring
      Round 1: ch 1, (sc, ch 2) 3 times in the ring, sc in the ring, ch 2, join with sl st in beginning sc,
      Round 2: ch 1, sc in the same st (this is the sc that you joined with a sl st the end of round 1), sc in the next st, *(sc, ch2, sc) in the next ch-2 space, sc in the next st; repeat from * around to the last ch-2 space, (sc, ch2, sc) in the last ch-2 space, join with a sl st to beginning sc.

      So instead of : (make 1 sc around the closing sc of the previous round), which can be confusing.
      I would ch 1 and sc in the same st (this is the sc that you joined with a sl st the end of round 1). The ch 1 in this round does not count as a stitch.

      Does that make sense???

      Let me know,

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