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

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. 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.

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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Crochet cactus plants and other strange things…

Have you seen the latest edition of YARN magazine!? I got all excited when I saw the photo’s and fabulous projects in Yarn 3, the Tropical edition. It’s bright and happy and summer and everything you need for many fabulous crochet hours. But actually, not only crochet hours, there is plenty for good reading such as interviews with renowned designers as well as stuff about yarn, crochet supplies and other things we all love.

Projects in Yarn 3 Tropical Issue

There are many fun and beautiful knitting, crochet and sewing projects in this book-a-zine. And it’s not just the projects that are beautiful, just look at the graphics!

Want a quick page-through?


Cactus Puzzle Balls

A totally different and unusual project in the Tropical edition is by Dedri Uys from Look at what I made, super cute cactus puzzle balls. They fit in the palm of my hard, just too cute for words.

Assembly of the puzzle balls

I’m sure you will want to make these cute cactus plants, but assembling them can be a bit tricky. Therefore I have a short video on how to assemble them. For making the balls you can find the full pattern in Yarn 3 Tropical book-a-zine. I have the assembly video available in English and Dutch.

Ik heb een kleine video om te laten zien hoe je de super leuke cactus puzzel ballen in elkaar zet. Het kan lastig zijn als je het nog nooit gezien hebt.


Where to buy your Yarn book-a-zine

The Tropical edition book-a-zine is available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Bol.com (NL) and many other yarn retailers and bookstores. The previous two editions are also still available, the first book-a-zine was the Sea edition and the second Midnight Garden. It’s never too late to start a collection!

With love,

Esther

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