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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Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 2

I have seen many lovely Esme squares that you all made for part 1 of Nuts about Squares. You should all be incredibly proud of your achievement! Today we continue with part 2 and I am sure that many of you know the contributing designer for this week. This week we are making Spiro Star designed by Helen Shrimpton from Crystals and Crochet.

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.

*Important note: There is a small mismatch between the video and the written pattern on Round 16. This is because of an update in the pattern that was made after the video was recorded. My apologies for any confusion this may cause. You will be fine if you have 44 stitches at the end of the extra round added to the squares.

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. Ravelry is een groot platform met duizenden gratis patronen.

*Belangrijke opmerking: Er is een klein verschil tussen de Nederlandse en Engelse versies van dit patroon in Toer 16. Het is belangrijk dat je aan het eind van de extra Toer 17 44 steken hebt, dan komt alles goed. Mijn excusses voor enige verwarring dat zou kunnen ontstaan.

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




Instructions Nuts about Squares week 2

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. All rights reserved. The pattern is in US Terms.

Use the following hook sizes to make your squares or the hook size you need to get the correct size (this is the same hook size as last week):

Work Rounds 1 to 16 according to the written pattern or video tutorial using the color chart for week 2. Use option 1 for Round 16. Work 3 squares in total.

If you used the written pattern you will have 40 stitches at the end of Round 16. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 17 using color A, attach yarn with a standing hdc or ch2 in any ch2-corner space, 1hdc in same space, ch2, and 2hdc in same corner space. This is your new corner made. *Work 1hdc on each of the next 42 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]

If you used the video instructions you will have 42 stitches at the end of Round 16. Work an extra round to bring the final stitch count to 44 stitches per side. Round 17 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. *Work 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 17 for all 3 squares. 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 2

© 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 dezelfde maat als vorige week):

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

Werk Toer 1 tot 16 volgens het geschreven patroon van Spiro Star of gebruik de Engelstalige instructie video met de kleurverdeling zoals gegeven in de Kleurkaart voor Week 2. Gebruik optie 1 voor Toer 16. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

Als het goed is heb je 42 steken per kant aan het eind van Toer 16. (Als je iets anders hebt, pas dan deze laatste toer aan zodat je 44 steken hebt.) Werk nu een extra toer om je vierkantjes heen om tot 44 steken per kant te komen. Voor Toer 17 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. *Werk 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 17 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 17 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 Spiro Star. 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 Spiro squares and have added the extra row you are finished for this week. At this point you will have 6 squares that look just amazing together. 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 3 of Nuts about Squares CAL when we make jet another beautiful square.

With love,

Esther

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Nuts about Squares CAL – Week 1

It has been a long wait for some of you, but good things come to those who wait! It is time for the very first part of Nuts about Squares CAL. I love all the squares that are part of Nuts about Squares CAL, but the square for week 1 is one of my favorites. This week we are making Esme’s Winter Cottage designed by the fabulous Dedri Uys from Look at what I made.

Resources

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 1 for each of the three colorways (i.e. specified per color for Earth, Sea and Sky) or you can follow the general colorway in the table below.



Instructions Nuts about Squares week 1

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. All rights reserved. Pattern is in US Terms.

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 given colorway. Work 3 squares in total.

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, ch2, and 1hdc in same corner space. This is your new corner made. *Work 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 18 for all 3 squares. Round 18 is also shown in THIS VIDEO. Block your squares to the following sizes:

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

Nederlandse Instructies (Dutch Instructions) voor Nuts about Squares week 1

© Esther Dijkstra 2017. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

Gebruik de volgende maat haaknaald om je vierkantjes te maken, of de maat haaknaald dat je 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 Esme’s Winter Cottage of gebruik de Engelstalige instructie video met de kleurverdeling zoals in de Kleurkaart voor week 1. Maak in totaal 3 vierkantjes.

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, 2l, 1hst in dezelfde 2l-hoek. Dit is je nieuwe hoek. *Werk 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 18 voor alle vierkantjes. Ik laat Toer 18 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 Esme’s Winter Cottage. 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 Esme squares and have added the extra row you are finished 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 2 of Nuts about Squares CAL.

With love,

Esther

 

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Nuts about Squares CAL – Meet the testers!

Nuts about Squares CAL will start soon, but before we do I would like to take a moment to look back on the road that has brought the project to where it is today. In the past year I have selected squares, yarn, colors, determined yarn amounts, etc. etc. etc. A CAL is a whole process that takes time and needs to be done with care. I have not done it all alone, and today I would like to take a moment to share my appreciation for the lovely ladies that were involved.

Lynn & Laurene

When I first thought of doing my own CAL I ran the idea past Lynn and Laurene. They were enthusiastic and urged me to continue. We selected squares, contacted designers, thought about yarns and colors. Laurene inspired some of the colors for Nuts about the Earth blanket. Lynn inspired the colors for Nuts about the Sky and she also made the sample blanket. The Nuts about the Sky sample blanket will go to live with Lynn when Nuts about Squares CAL is finished.

ChiChi and Betty

ChiChi and Betty helped me to determine and confirm yarn amounts for the different colorways. ChiChi used her own colors of Scheepjes Color Crafter and Betty used Scheepjes Cocktail.

Here are ChiChi’s squares, still a WIP at this point, but it is going to be awesome when done! She used Scheepjes Color Crafter in the following combination for Colors A to F: Weert (1001), Heerenveen (1203), Dokkum (1302), Texel (1019), Wolvega (1099), and Rotterdam (1063).

Foto courtesy of ChiChi

In addition to making crochet squares, Betty is also helping me to check all the Dutch translations that I am making for all you Dutch ladies. I am SO grateful for the help because Dutch is not my native language.


Åza & Minno

Åza and Minno only became involved towards the end of the preparations for Nuts about Squares CAL. They had the almost impossible task of making the Nuts about the Earth sample blanket in only 5 weeks. They worked so hard and they did it! When Nuts about Squares is finished the Nuts about the Earth sample blanket will belong to Åza.

The girls loved the blanket so much that they decided to make a second blanket between the two of them, this time for Minno. Minno selected slightly different colors to the Earth blanket to give it more of an island feeling. She used the following Scheepjes Stone Washed Colors A to F: Brown Agate (822), Boulder Opal (804), Garnet (810), Rose Quartz (820), Corundum Ruby (808), and Moon Stone (801). Just look at how lovely the squares look in pink colors.

Foto courtesy of Minno


I want to thank all these wonderful ladies from the bottom of my heart. Your contributions have been invaluable to me.

With love,

Esther

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