Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 4

Yes, it is that time of the week again! Time for a new installment of Nuts about Squares CAL. This week we have an unusual square by a lesser known designer. For week 4 of Nuts about Squares we are making Le Vesinet designed by Sigrun Hugoey. We first make little circles, then connect them to make a square, and then add a border around the square circles (is that even possible, square circles?) to make the final square. Connecting the circles is a bit time consuming, but the result is interesting and different.

Resources

The pattern is published on Ravelry. If you are not a member of this platform you can make a free account or download the pattern as a guest. Ravelry is a large platform with thousands of free, legal patterns.

There is a print-friendly button at the bottom of this post. You can use this button to print/save the info for each part.

NEDERLANDS / Dutch

Er is aan de onderkant van deze post een “Print & PDF” knop waarmee je deze post kunt printen of opslaan.

Yarn kits

There are three colorways available for Nuts about Squares,

available as kits from Wool Warehouse,  Deramores,  Caro’s Atelier or your favorite Scheepjes stockists. Thank you for supporting my work by buying your yarn through the links on my blog.

Color chart

The colors for each row are given in the Color Chart Week 4 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.

 



Instructions Nuts about Squares week 4

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Use the following hook sizes to make your squares or the hook size you need to get the correct size:

  • Color Crafter – 4.0mm
  • Stone Washed – 3.5mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.0mm

Update: I see that there are some (not all) ladies whose squares for week 4 turn out smaller. You can do several things; you can go up a hook size by 0.5mm or work dc/tr in round 10 or both. The size of your square is determined by the size of the circles you make. If they are on the small side, your total square will be small also.

Work Rounds 1 to 9 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 4 given above. A small tip for Round 5, I replaced the ch3 stitches with ch2 stitches because I found that my work bobbled less. I also show this tip in the video tutorial. Work 3 squares in total.

Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 10 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any ch2-corner space, ch2, and 1hdc in same corner space. This is your new corner made. *Skip first st, 1hdc on each of the next 42 st, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in next ch2-space. Repeat from * 3 more times, omitting the last corner on the final repeat. Join to the first st with a ss. [44 hdc per side]

Repeat Round 10 for all 3 squares. Round 10 is also shown in THIS VIDEO. Block your squares to the following sizes:

  • Color Crafter – 25cm (10in)
  • Stone Washed – 22cm (9in)
  • Sunkissed – 20cm (7.5in)

Nederlandse Instructies (Dutch Instructions) voor Nuts about Squares week 4

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Gebruik de volgende maat haaknaald om je vierkantjes te maken, of de maat haaknaald dat jij nodig hebt om de juiste maat vierkantje te krijgen:

  • Color Crafter – 4.0mm
  • Stone Washed – 3.5mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.0mm

Update: Ik zie dat bij sommige, maar niet iedereen, het vierkantje van deze week kleiner uitvalt. Je kunt een aantal dingen doen. Je kunt een haaknaald groter nemen, dus 0.5mm groter dan dat je tot nu toe gebruikt hebt, je kunt toer 10 stokjes/dubbel stokjes haken, of je kunt beide doen (grotere haaknaald en grotere steken voor toer 10). De rede waarom sommige een kleiner vierkantje hebben is omdat de rondjes bij sommige kleiner uitvallen, en dan wordt het totaal ook kleiner. Haken is maatwerk, neem de vrijheid om te spelen met steken om je vierkantje op maat te krijgen.

Werk Toer 1 tot 9 volgens het geschreven patroon of gebruik de Engelstalige instructie video met de kleurverdeling voor week 4 zoals hierboven. Een kleine tip voor Toer 5, ik heb de 3l steken vervangen voor 2l omdat ik heb gemerkt dat het dan minder gaat bobbelen. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 10 hecht kleur A aan met een staand hst of 2l in enige 2l-hoek, 2l, 1hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. *Sla de eerste steek over, 1hst in ieder van de volgende 42 steken, (1hst, 2l, 1hst) in volgende 2l-ruimte. Herhaal vanaf * nog 3 keer waarbij je de hoek overslaat bij de laatste herhaling. Sluit met 1hv op de eerste steek en hecht af. [44 hst per kant]

Tip: mocht je vierkantje groter of kleine uitvallen dan je vorige vierkantjes voel je vrij om toer 10 met stokjes of vasten te haken.

Herhaal Toer 10 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 10 ook zien in deze Engelstalige instructievideo. Span je vierkantjes op op de volgende maaten:

  • Color Crafter – 25cm
  • Stone Washed – 22cm
  • Sunkissed – 20cm


Video tutorials

If you appreciate a visual support to the pattern, you can follow the video for Le Vesinet. This video shows you how to make the original square.

After you have completed the original pattern you need to add an extra round using Color A to bring your total stitch count to 44 stitches. I also show you how to do this in a short video.


Share your squares

When you have completed your 3 squares and have added the extra row you are again finished for this week. At this point you have 12 squares and you can already make a mini blanket if you place them next to one another. If you would like to share your work you can do so in the Official CCC Social Group on Facebook, share it on my Facebook page or tag me in your post on Instagram. If you use the hastag #NutsAboutSquares it will help me find it.

I hope to see all of you next week for part 5 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

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Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 3

I know many of you are anxiously anticipating with your hooks at the ready for the next square of Nuts about Squares CAL. Without further ado then, time for the square which we will be making for part 3 of Nuts about Squares. This square is by a designer I have not worked with before but would LOVE to work with more. Her designs are interesting and detailed and I totally admire them. This week we are making Denna designed by the fabulous Polly Plum from Every Trick on the Hook.

Just a note on this square in relation to Nuts about Squares. It could be that Denna turns out slightly larger than your squares for week 1 and 2. Don’t worry about it, any small difference will not be noticed in the final blanket.

Resources

The pattern is published on Ravelry. If you are not a member of this platform you can make a free account or download the pattern as a guest. Ravelry is a large platform with thousands of free, legal patterns. Click on “Free Ravelry Download” and choose the 12-inch version of the pattern.

There is a print-friendly button at the bottom of this post. You can use this button to print/save the info for each part. When you print/save you can remove text/images that you don’t want.

NEDERLANDS / Dutch

Het patroon staat op Ravelry. Als je nog geen lid bent van dit platform kun je een gratis account aanmaken of als gast een patroon downloaden. Ravelry is een groot platform met duizenden gratis, legale patronen. Click op “Free Ravelry Download” op het patroonpagina en sla de Nederlandse vertaling op.

Er is aan de onderkant van deze post een “Print & PDF” knop waarmee je deze post kunt printen of opslaan. Je kunt bij het printen/opslaan stukken tekst of plaatjes dat je niet wilt hebben weghalen.

Yarn kits

There are three colorways available for Nuts about Squares

available as kits from Wool Warehouse,  Deramores,  Caro’s Atelier or your favorite Scheepjes stockists. Thank you for supporting my work by buying your yarn through the links on my blog.

Color chart

The colors for each row are given in the Color Chart Week 3 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.



Instructions Nuts about Squares week 3

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. All rights reserved.

Use the following hook sizes to make your squares or the hook size you need to get the correct size:

Work Rounds 1 to 17 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 3 given above. Work 3 squares in total.

At this point you should have 40 stitches per edge of your square. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 18 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any ch2-corner space, 1hdc in same corner space, ch2, and 2hdc in same corner space. This is your new corner made. *Work 1hdc on each of the next 40 st, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in next ch2-space. Repeat from * 3 more times, omitting the last corner on the final repeat. Join to the first st with a ss. [44 hdc per side]

Repeat Round 18 for all 3 squares. Round 18 is also shown in THIS VIDEO. You may notice that your Denna squares are slightly larger than your Esme and Spiro squares. Don’t worry about this, when your blanket is finished you will not notice it. Block your squares to the following sizes:

  • Color Crafter – 25cm (10in)
  • Stone Washed – 22cm (9in)
  • Sunkissed – 20cm (7.5in)

Nederlandse Instructies (Dutch Instructions) voor Nuts about Squares week 3

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

Gebruik de volgende maat haaknaald om je vierkantjes te maken, of de maat haaknaald dat jij nodig hebt om de juiste maat vierkantje te krijgen:

  • Color Crafter – 4.0mm
  • Stone Washed – 3.5mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.0mm

Werk Toer 1 tot 17 volgens het geschreven patroon van Denna of gebruik de Engelstalige instructie video met de kleurverdeling voor week 3 zoals hierboven. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Je hebt op dit moment 40 steken per kant. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 18 hecht kleur A aan met een staand hst of 2l in enige 2l-hoek, 1hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek 2l, 2hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. *Werk 1hst in ieder van de volgende 40 steken, (2hst, 2l, 2hst) in volgende 2l-ruimte. Herhaal vanaf * nog 3 keer waarbij je de hoek overslaat bij de laatste herhaling. Sluit met 1hv op de eerste steek en hecht af. [44 hst per kant]

Herhaal Toer 18 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 18 ook zien in deze Engelstalige instructievideo. Het zou kunnen dat je Denna vierkantjes ietsje groter zijn dan je Esme en Spiro vierkantjes. Maak je hier niet druk om, als je deken klaar is merk je er niets meer van. Span je vierkantjes op op de volgende maaten:

  • Color Crafter – 25cm
  • Stone Washed – 22cm
  • Sunkissed – 20cm


Video tutorials

If you appreciate a visual support to the pattern, you can follow the video for Denna. This video shows you how to make the original square.

After you have completed the original pattern you need to add an extra round using Color A to bring your total stitch count to 44 stitches. I also show you how to do this in a short video.

 


Share your squares

When you have completed your 3 Denna squares and have added the extra row you are finished for this week bringing you to a total of 9 delicious squares so far. If you would like to share your work you can do so in the Official CCC Social Group on Facebook, share it on my Facebook page or tag me in your post on Instagram. If you use the hastag #NutsAboutSquares it will help me find it.

I hope to see all of you next week for part 4 of Nuts about Squares CAL when we make jet another interesting square.

With love,

Esther

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Hygge crochet along week 9

One would almost forget that Nuts about Squares is not the only CAL that is going on at the moment, I have been so busy with it! When I posted last about Scheepjes Hygge CAL we were only at week 3. Many weeks have come since then and Hygge is now at week 9 already. I promised I would show you my work when the pattern was further along, and I always keep my promises. Today a photo-heavy Hygge post.

Resources

Video resources



Yarn and kits for Hygge CAL

If you are only just joining in, there are 5 colorway kits to choose from. You can choose between the Rainbow, Jewel, PastelDanish Mermaid and Girls Night In colorways. The kits contain 10 balls of Stone Washed yarn, 11 balls of Catona yarn and extra goodies to get you in the Hygge mindset. Goodies include a button, a charm, a stitch marker, a yarn needle and 2 wooden ice crystals. The kits are available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, or your Scheepjes stockist.


With love,

Esther

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