I surprised myself last night by completing September’s second square after finishing blocking the afghan order that I completed.
The pattern for this square is Square 4 from the pattern book 101 Granny Squares by Darla Sims.
The square is quite a bit different from many that I have been doing. It uses single crochet stitches rather than the double crochet stitches that most of the squares use so it definitely looks a little different. I really did like it, though I did make a few changes.
The pattern called for (sc, ch 3, sc) for each corner stitch which left spaces for the corners and made shaping a little difficult, so instead I worked 3 single crochets in the corners and just worked each corner in the second single crochet of the previous row’s corner. I liked this look much better. Also, if I did the square again, which I won’t right now, I would work a double crochet instead of a single crochet in creating the large loops for the windows in round 2. I think this would help the shaping in forming a square. As it is, I will have to rely on blocking to help with that.