September – Square Eighteen

September – Square Eighteen

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.

Stitched In Love

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