Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 9

We suddenly skip summer and head right into autumn with Week 9 of Nuts about Squares CAL. No, just kidding! I would hate to miss summer. The square this week is called Fall Blossom and is designed by Aurora Suominen.

Resources

NEDERLANDS / Dutch

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 9 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.



Instructions Nuts about Squares week 9

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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

Work Rounds 1 to 15 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 9 given above. Work 3 squares in total.

At this point you have 31 stitches per side counting between the center sc stitches. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 16 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any sc-corner stitch, 1hdc in same stitch, ch2, and 2hdc in same corner stitch. This is your new corner made. * repeat (1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st) 5 times, 1hdc in next 13 st, repeat (2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st) 4 times, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in next sc-corner stitch. 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 16 for all 3 squares. Round 16 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 9

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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

Werk Toer 1 tot 15 volgens het geschreven patroon of gebruik de Engelstalige instructievideo met de kleurverdeling voor week 9 zoals hierboven. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Je hebt 31 steken aan het eind van Toer 15 tussen de vasten hoeksteken. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 16 hecht kleur A aan met een staand hst of 2l in enige v-hoeksteek, 1hst in dezelfde steek, 2l, 2hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. * herhaal (1hst in volgende steek, 2hst in volgende steek) 5 keer, 1hst in volgende 13 steken, herhaal (2hst in volgede steek, 1hst in volgende steek) 4 keer, (2hst, 2l, 2hst) in volgende v-hoeksteek. 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 16 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 16 ook zien in deze Engelstalige instructievideo. Span je vierkantjes op op de volgende maten:

  • 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 Fall Blossom. 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

Fall Blossom has a few ticky bits, but I hope you enjoyed making the 3 squares for this week. 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 10 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

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Hygge CAL completed

The Scheepjes Hygge CAL, a unique design that combines embroidery and crochet to make a luxurious wrap. The wrap has been designed by Kirsten from Haak Maar Raak. With this post I want to give you all the information regarding Hygge CAL and show you my completed wrap.

Resources

Video resources


Yarn Packs

Hygge kits are/were available in 5 colorways. 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 which include a button, a charm, a stitch marker, a yarn needle and 2 wooden ice crystals. The kits are/were available from Wool Warehouse, Deramores, or your Scheepjes stockist.


Video tutorials

I have a short series of videos showing how to make the wrap. In part 1 I show how to make the first bobbles, in part 2 I show how to make the separator and do the embroidery, in part 12 I show the second series of bobbles, and in part 13 I show the border. In the description of the videos you can find the time stamps to each row/section so that you can jump ahead if you want to.

The videos are available in English and Dutch, with left and right handed versions in both languages. You can find them on my blog, YouTube channel and the Scheepjes website. Please note that in the English video I use UK crochet terms. The videos will stay online indefinitely.


My Rainbow Wrap

I used the Rainbow kit to make the videos for you, and in the process make a beautiful wrap for myself.

Last step was the lining; I used a fabric with blue and green stripes. I will be honest with you, this lining was a LOT of work, and I am sure that we can debate if it is really necessary. Nonetheless I lined my wrap and it gives my wrap a professional finish.

If you would like to read back on the Hygge journey, you can read about the CAL announcement, yarn arrival, the bobbles in part 1, the embroidery with my tips in part 2, progress at part 3 and part 9, new bobbles in part 12 and the border in part 13.


I hope to see you again for a new project.

With love,

Esther

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Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 8

We are at week 8 of Nuts about Squares CAL and this week you have not one but TWO fabulous squares to make. We are still making only 3 squares but we have 2 designs this week. First we make TWO Cat’s Claw squares designed by Margaret McInnes; a fun and interesting square with long front post stitches. We finish this week by making ONE Tropical Delight square designed by Susan Stevens. Topical Delight is possibly the most challenging square of the CAL.

Resources

Margaret MacInnes has kindly made Cat’s Claw available for free for Nuts about Squares CAL. Use coupon code NUTS2017 to get the pattern for free. This coupon code is valid till 31 July 2018.

NEDERLANDS / Dutch

Margaret McInnes heeft haar patroon Cat’s Claw gratis ter beschikking gesteld voor deze CAL. Gebruik code NUTS2017 om het patroon gratis te “kopen”/downloaden via Ravelry. De code is geldig tot 31 juli 2018.

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 8 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.




Instructions Nuts about Squares week 8

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. All rights reserved.

Cat’s Claw by Margaret McInnes

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

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

Note: It could happen that your Cat’s Claw square turns out smaller because of the way the long front post stitches pull the square inwards. If this happens, feel free to go up a hook size.

Work Rounds 1 to 11 of Cat’s Claw according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 8 given above. Work 2 squares in total.

At this point you have 37 stitches per side counting between the center corner stitches. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 12 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any corner st, 1hdc in same st, ch2, and 2hdc in same corner st. This is your new corner made. *skip first st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 29 st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in next corner st. 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 12 for the second square. Round 12 is also shown in THIS VIDEO.

Tropical Delight by Susan Stevens

Use the following hook sizes to make your Tropical Delight square or the hook size you need to get the correct size:

  • Color Crafter – 4.5mm
  • Stone Washed – 4.0mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.5mm

This is 0.5mm larger than the hook size you used for week 1. We found during testing that Tropical Delight turns out a bit smaller, going up a hook size fixed it for my testers.

Work Rounds 1 to 14 of Tropical Delight according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 8 given above. Work only 1 square!

At this point you have 37 stitches per side counting between the center corner stitches. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 15 using color A, repeat Round 12 of Cat’s Claw but work in a ch-2 corner space and not a corner stitch. [44 hdc per side]

Block all your squares to the following sizes:

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

Just a note, if Tropical Delight is not your cup of tea, feel free to make 3 Cat’s Claw squares. You can choose your own color placement if you decide to make 3 Cat’s Claw squares.


Nederlandse Instructies (Dutch Instructions) voor Nuts about Squares week 8

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

CAT’S CLAW door MARGARET MCINNES

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

Let op: Het zou kunnen dat je vierkantje kleiner uitvalt omdat de reliêfsteken het vierkantje naar binnen trekken. Mocht dit gebeuren, voel je vrij om een haaknaald groter te gebruiken.

Werk Toer 1 tot 11 volgens het geschreven patroon voor Cat’s Claw of gebruik de Engelstalige instructievideo met de kleurverdeling voor week 8 zoals hierboven. Maak in totaal 2 vierkantjes.

Je hebt 37 steken tussen de hoeksteken. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 12 hecht kleur A aan met een staand hst of 2l in enige hoeksteek, 1hst in dezelfde steek, 2l, 2hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. *Sla de eerste steek over, 2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende steek, 2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende 29 steken, 2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende steek, 2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende steek, (2hst, 2l, 2hst) in volgende v-hoeksteek. 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 12 voor het tweede vierkantje. Ik laat Toer 12 ook zien in deze Engelstalige video.

Tropical Delight door Susan Stevens

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 – 4.5mm
  • Stone Washed – 4.0mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.5mm

Dit is 0.5mm groter dan de maat voor week 1. Tijdens het testen zagen we dat Tropical Delight kleiner was dan de andere vierkantjes. Door een haaknaald groter te gebruiken kwam het weer goed.

Werk Toer 1 tot 14 volgens het geschreven patroon voor Tropical Delight of gebruik de Engelstalige instructievideo met de kleurverdeling voor week 8 zoals hierboven. Maak slechts 1 vierkantje!

Je hebt 37 steken tussen de hoeksteken. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantje heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 15 hecht kleur A aan en herhaal Toer 12 van Cat’s Claw, maar werk in de 2l-hoek en niet in een hoeksteek. [44 hst per kant].

Span je vierkantjes op op de volgende maten:

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

Mocht je tot de conclusie komen dat Tropical Delight niks is voor je, voel je vrij om 3 Cat’s Claw vierkantjes te maken. Je mag zelf je kleuren voor een eventuele derde Cat’s Claw samenstellen.



Video tutorials

If you appreciate a visual support to the pattern, you can follow the video for Tropical Delight and Cat’s Claw. These videos 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 Tropical Delight you should treat yourself big time! I hope you enjoy making the 3 squares for this week; my pile of squares is growing steadily each week. 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 9 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

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Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 7

We are over the half-way mark already for Nuts about Squares CAL, how times just goes! The name of the square we are making this week kind of says it all… The square is called Fantastic and in my opinion it is just fantastic! Fantastic is designed by the just as fantastic Julie Yeager. Are those too many fantastics in one paragraph…? 😉

Resources

Julie has kindly made the pattern available for free for Nuts about Squares CAL. If you would like to support her you can purchase a pdf version of the pattern on Ravelry.

NEDERLANDS / Dutch

Julie heeft het patroon gratis ter beschiking gesteld voor Nuts about Squares. Als je haar wilt steunen kun je de pdf kopen op haar Ravelry pagina.

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 7 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.




Instructions Nuts about Squares week 7

© 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 (Note this is 0.5mm more than you used for week 1):

  • Color Crafter – 4.5mm
  • Stone Washed – 4.0mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.5mm

My testers and I found that this square turned out smaller than our other squares, going up a hook size fixed it for us.

Work Rounds 1 to 13 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 7 given above. Work 3 squares in total.

At this point you have 35 stitches per side counting between the center sc stitches. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 14 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any sc-corner stitch, 1hdc in same stitch, ch2, and 2hdc in same corner stitch. This is your new corner made. *Skip first st, repeat (2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st) 3 times, 1hdc on each of the next 22 sts, repeat (2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st) 3 times, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in next sc-corner stitch. 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 14 for all 3 squares. Round 14 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 7

© 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 (Dit is 0.5mm groter dan dat je gebruikt hebt voor week 1):

  • Color Crafter – 4.5mm
  • Stone Washed – 4.0mm
  • Sunkissed – 3.5mm

Mijn testers en ik zagen dat dit vierkantje kleiner werd als we onze ‘standaard’ maat haaknaald gebruikten. Door een maat groter te gebruiken kwam het goed uit qua maat met de andere vierkantjes.

Werk Toer 1 tot 13 volgens het geschreven patroon of gebruik de Engelstalige instructievideo met de kleurverdeling voor week 7 zoals hierboven. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Je hebt 35 steken aan het eind van Toer 13 tussen de vasten hoeksteken. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 14 hecht kleur A aan met een staand hst of 2l in enige v-hoeksteek, 1hst in dezelfde steek, 2l, 2hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. *Sla de eerste steek over, herhaal (2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende steek) 3 keer, 1hst in ieder van de volgende 22 steken, herhaal (2hst in volgende steek, 1hst in volgende steek) 3 keer, (2hst, 2l, 2hst) in volgende v-hoeksteek. 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 14 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 14 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 Fantastic. 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

The square this week is detailed, but oh so pretty. I hope you enjoy making the 3 fantastic squares for this week. 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 8 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

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