Crochet, Free pattern, instruction video, Nederlands

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.


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.


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,  Caro’s Atelier (NL) 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

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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,


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15 thoughts on “Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 3”

  1. Hi can anyone tell me are the corner stitches counted? I’m getting confused about this. I have 44 stitches NOT including the 2dc’s that make up the corner. If i add those then i have 48!


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