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

© 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:

  • 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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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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Nuts about Squares CAL – week 6

We have arrived at the half-way mark with our squares for Nuts about Squares CAL. I know many of you are a bit behind with the squares, but don’t worry about it. This is not a race and it is not about who finished first. It is about making something beautiful and enjoying the process of doing so. This week we are definitely making something beautiful, we are making Bavarian Beauty designed by Heather Gibbs from Keep Calm and Crochet on UK.

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 de 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 6 for each of the three colorways or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.




Instructions Nuts about Squares week 6

© 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 your ‘standard’ hook size you used for week 1):

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

Work Rounds 1 to 10 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the colorway for week 6 given above. Work 3 squares in total.

At this point you have 43 stitches per side. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 11 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 11 for all 3 squares. Round 11 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 6

© 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 je ‘standaard’ maat dat je ook voor week 1 hebt gebruikt):

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

Werk Toer 1 tot 10 volgens het geschreven patroon of gebruik de Engelstalige instructie video met de kleurverdeling voor week 6 zoals hierboven. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Je hebt 43 steken aan het eind van Toer 10. Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 11 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]

Herhaal Toer 11 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 11 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 Bavarian Beauty. 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 all done 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 7 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

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