Friendship CAL 2021

The Friendship CAL has started!  I am so glad you are here with us as we start to share the afghan squares needed to make the Friendship Afghan!  Me and 24 other crochet designers are collaborating in the Friendship CAL 2021 hosted by Helen and Sara from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

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What is this, you ask?  The Friendship CAL will be a Crochet-A-Long where YOU can take part and crochet afghan squares to make a blanket.  On every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from now until April 2021, there will be a 9″ x 9″ crochet square pattern released, it could  be a free pdf or found free on the designers website.  There will be 40 square crochet patterns released from 25 different crochet designers.  My Diamonds Square will be featured in February!

Diamonds Squares

On each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday I will post the release of a NEW square crochet pattern. You can sign up to my Newsletter below and receive an email once a week letting you know there have been 3 new squares released, who designed them, and where you can find them.  I will also update my website every time there is a new Square released.

 

What are the Materials needed, you ask?  The materials needed are:
 

  3100 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Squares
  600 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Joining/Border
  US Crochet G-J Hooks or 4mm – 6mm
  Tapestry Needle for Joining Squares
  Scissors
  Stitch Markers (optional)

This Friendship CAL is a perfect way for you to crochet a Scrap Busting Blanket.  You can use up all of that left over yarn you have lying around from your other crochet projects!  What an AWE-some idea, right?!?!

Also there will be a number of crochet Facebook Groups you can show off your Work-in-Progress at.  You can share your Friendship CAL WIPs inside my newest Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers here.

I hope to see you there!  Be sure to invite all of your crochet loving friends!

Again, you can receive an email notifying you weekly that there have been 3 new square crochet patterns released.  Also my website will be updated every time a new crochet square pattern is released.

If you would like to participate in the Friendship CAL, but do NOT want to wait around for the square releases, we do offer a Friendship CAL Bundle.  You can get all 40 square crochet patterns in one place for only $10!  To take advantage of the Bundle click here.

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Friendship Blanket

 

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Joining your Friendship Blanket CAL squares

Now that you have all of your squares completed it is time to join your squares and add a border.  There are a number of ways for you to join your squares and I have a couple of Video Tutorials that you might find helpful.

The first video show you how to join by sewing your squares together using the Running Stitch.

 

The second video shows you how to crochet your squares together by using a double crochet join.

 

After you have joined your squares it is time to choose a border.  There are many helpful blog posts on Pinterest and video tutorials on YouTube to choose from.  Below is a helpful Video Tutorial I made using the “Lollipop” technique.  I found this border by combing Pinterest.  You can find the original post for the Lollipop technique by My Crafts.

I would really like to hear about your experience with this Friendship Blanket CAL!  How did you find the patterns?  Which ones are your favorite?  Did you find the CAL easy to follow?  Would you like to see another one?  You can add your comments below in the Comments section.

I would also LOVE to see your completed Friendship Blanket!  You can share your completed blanket inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers.  You can share any progress pictures as well.

Stop by Sunflower Cottage Crochet and let Helen and Sara know what you thought about the CAL as well!  I think they did a FAN-TAS-TIC job in organizing this event!  I think all of the designers designs were fabulous!  There has been a wide variety of techniques used in designing their squares as well!  You can also stop by Helen and Sara’s Facebook Group and share your finished blankets as well!

Thank you for taking part in the Friendship Blanket CAL!  I hope you were able to learn new techniques, new crochet stitches, got to know some of the designers better!  I hope you enjoyed yourselves most of all!  Again, please share your finished blankets at the Facebook Groups listed above.

If you have liked what you have seen on my website so far, why not sign up to my Newsletter?  You can be notified when there is a new blog post; another free crochet pattern added to my website; when I have a sale; and more.  Use the sign up form below.

 

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Week 14

Square 41 – Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Brindisi Bobble Square

Brindisi Bobble Square

 

Crystal of Christa Co Designs brings you a very textured square, Brindisi  Bobble Square, using the Bobble Stitch.

Crystal has supplied a row by row video tutorial to help you with her square.  By using 2 colors in this square you will see not only bobbles, but stripes.  You can decide if you want yours in one color or two.  To find out more about Crystal’s Brindisi Bobble Square visit Christa Co Designs.

 

Square 40 – Friday, April 16, 2021 – Circle of Friends Square

Circle of Friends Square

 

Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Circle of Friends Square,  another square that starts out as a circle.  The basic crochet stitches are used in creating this lacy design.

Veronika’s square starts out as a circle which is meant to signify the circle of family and friends that surround you.  Stop by Blue Star Crochet to find out more information about Veronika’s Circle of Friends Square and to get the free crochet pattern.

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Week 13

Square 39 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Waffle Stitch Square

Waffle Stitch Square

 

Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square using the Waffle Stitch.  The waffle stitch consists of double crochet and front post double crochet.  There are a number of helpful video tutorials on YouTube.

The waffle stitch creates a very textured look that of course looks like a waffle.  The Waffle Stitch Square will be fast and easy to do once you get a hang of the 2 row repeat.  To find the free pattern for the Waffle Stitch Square visit Carroway Crochet.

 

Square 38 – Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Friendship Square

Fellowship Square

 

Shannon of The Loophole Fox uses her favorite stitch in the Fellowship Square, the Crossed Double Crochet.  If you have never tried this stitch, Shannon provides helpful video tutorial links on her website and inside the pdf pattern.

If you can double crochet, you can definitely do the crossed double crochet!  This stitch gives you a lacy look, without being too open and has lots of texture.  Shannon has used this stitch in some of her other designs.   To find out how you can get a free copy of the Fellowship Square visit The Loophole Fox.

Square 37 – Friday, April 9, 2021 – Companion Square

Companion Square

 

Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Companion Square, that uses the V-Stitch and Double Crochet.  All the v-stitch consists of is a dc, ch 1, dc.

Malena designed a super quick and easy square that you can crochet in about an hour!  To get a free pdf copy of the Companion Square crochet pattern visit Straight Hooked.  Malena has a helpful video tutorial you can use inside her post.

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Week 12

Square 36 – Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Malachia Granny Square

Malachia Granny Square

 

Raffaella of Raffamusa Designs designed a the Malachia Granny Square using the basic stitches that created a very textured square.  There is a very helpful video tutorial to help you with this square.

Raffaella named her Malachia Granny Square after a story in a book using one of the character’s name to call her square.  Raffaella’s design reminds her of a Rose Window.  You can out more about the naming of her square and get a free pdf copy of the pattern while you are at Raffamusa Designs.

 

Square 35 – Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Communion Square

Communion Square

 

Bernadine from Me N My Hook brings you a solid granny square called the Communion Square.  This square is beginner friendly and Bernadine has provided a very helpful video tutorial.

The name is very fitting for what we were trying to achieve as we were deciding on what to call this CAL.  Communion means alliance, agreement, and friendly association.  To get a free pdf copy of the Communion Square visit Me N My Hook.

 

Square 34 – Friday, April 2, 2021 – Integrity Square

Integrity Square

 

Colette of Creative Crochet Hook brings you her Integrity Square.  Her  square uses the star stitch that creates a lot of texture.

Colette also uses front post double crochet and back post double crochet.  To find out how to get a free pdf copy of the Integrity Square visit Colette at Creative Crochet Hook.

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Week 11

Square 33 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Victoria Square

Victoria Square

 

Suzanne of Crafting Each Day brings you her Victoria Square.  Her square is a version of the granny square with a twist.  Suzanne uses cable stitches in her square named after her granny, Victoria.

As I tell anyone who hears the words cable stitches, don’t let that stop you from trying like it used to do me.  Suzanne has provided a helpful video tutorial to help you work out those twists.  Visit Suzanne’s website Crafting Each Day to get a free pdf copy of her Victoria Square.

 

Square 32 – Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Little Angel Square

Little Angel Square

 

Rachel from Desert Blossom Crafts brings you a square that has a lacy look.  This square uses some unique crochet techniques.

Don’t let the word unique stop you from crocheting the Little Angel Square.  Rachel has provided helpful picture and video tutorials to help you with these crochet stitches.  Visit Desert Blossom Crafts and get a free pdf copy of the Little Angel Square.

 

Square 31 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Friendship Star Square

Friendship Star Square

 

Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Friendship Star Square.  The square uses Popcorn and Cable stiches, along with basic stitches, to make the star stand out.

The meaning behind her design is very fitting, she says friends are like stars.  You don’t have to see them to know they are there.  Visit Veronika over at Blue Star Crochet to get a free pdf copy of her Friendship Star Square crochet pattern.

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Week 10

Square 30 – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Rialto Square

Rialto Square

 

Hannah from Han Jan Crochet brings you a square with a lot of texture, the Rialto Square that uses cable stitches.  If you have not mastered the cable stitch yet, don’t give up, Hannah has a great video tutorial to help you.

Don’t let this word, cables, throw you off like it did Hannah at first, they are not as scary as the look.  The Rialto Square works great as a motif for pillows, table runners, and of course blankets.  Find the Rialto Square at Hannah’s website Han Jan Crochet.

 

Square 29 – Sunday, March 21, 2021 – Cluster Stitch Square

Cluster Stitch Square

 

Susan of Fosbas Designs brings you a square that has lots of texture by using the Half Double Crochet Cluster Stitch.  This is an easy stitch to master, but Susan has made a helpful video tutorial in case you need help.

Susan calls her Cluster Stitch Square “Cluster This Way.”  As you crochet the square you will see the little arrows that point the way.  Visit Fosbas Designs to get a free pdf copy of the “Cluster This Way” square.

 

Square 28 – Friday, March 19, 2021 – Harmony Square

Harmony Square

 

Bernadine of Me N My Hook brings you the Harmony Square.  The design starts out as a circle and turns into a hexagon.  Bernadine has made a helpful video tutorial in case you are unfamiliar with front post and back post double crochet.

In designing the Harmony Square, Bernadine wanted to see if she could create a shape within a shape.  The design reminded her of that early learning toy where you fit the shapes in the holes of a ball.  You can find out more about the Harmony Square at Me N My Hook.

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Week 9

Square 27 –  Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – Arianrhod Blanket Square

Arianrhod Blanket Square

 

Kristine from Ambassador Crochet a square that creates Cables in the round.  If you have never tried Cables before, that is ok, Kristine has made a very helpful video tutorial.

The Arianrhod Blanket Square may seem like a funny or weird name, that is because it is a Celtic word.  You can find out more about this square and the meaning behind the Celtic word at Kristine’s website Ambassador Crochet.  You will also be able to get a free pdf copy of the Arianrhod Blanket Square there as well.

 

Square 26 – Sunday, March 14, 2021 – Sedge Stitch Square

Sedge Stitch Square

 

Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square that has lots of texture using basic crochet stitches, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

There are helpful video tutorials for Right and Left Handed crocheters for the Sedge Stitch Square.  You can get a free pdf copy for one day only, March 14, 2021, so be sure to stop by Carroway Crochet and grab you a copy!

 

Square 25 – Friday, March 12, 2021 – Synergy Interlocking Square

Synergy Interlocking Square

 

Mary of Kickin Crochet designed a square that brings you synergy using two colors together that creates an intricate design that meshes more than one color by itself.  This is a fabulous definition of what the Friendship CAL is all about, we are better together than apart.

To get a free pdf copy visit Kickin Crochet.  You can also find the free pattern for the Synergy Interlocking Square at Kickin Crochet with helpful picture and video tutorials along the way.

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Week 8

 

Square 24 – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Square for CAL

Square for CAL

 

Audrey Friesen of Canoe Mtn Designs brings you her design where it starts out as a circle and ends up a square.  The Square for CAL is beginner friendly and uses the basic crochet stitches.

Visit Ravelry or click on the image above to get a free pdf copy of Audrey’s Square for CAL.

 

Square 23 – Sunday, March 7, 2021 – Lasting Links Crochet Square

Lasting Links Square

Sarah of Ned and Mimi brings you the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square with a unique take on the Jacob’s Ladder stitch.  Sarah describes the use of this stitch pattern:  “For this square, the “ladder” is worked diagonally rather than vertically! And once all each set of chains has been linked, they are secured with a single crochet stitch – these are links that can’t be undone.”  What a fitting description for the Friendship Blanket!

To get a free pdf copy of the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square visit Sarah’s website Ned and Mimi.

 

Square 22 – Friday, March 5, 2021 – Sun and Stars Square

Sun and Stars Square

 

Cat of Crochet Cloudberry brings you the Sun and Stars Square.  This square uses the Granny Square technique, but starts out as a circle and turns into a square.  This square was originally designed as an old Victorian weather picture of the sun and stars.

The Sun and Stars Square crochet pattern is considered Intermediate level so Cat has added helpful picture and video tutorials.  You can get the free crochet pattern from Cat’s website Crochet Cloudberry.

 

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Week 7

Square 21 – Wednesday March 3, 2021 – Zanmi Crochet Square

Zanmi Crochet Square

 

Elisabeth from Desamour Designs brings you the Zanmi Crochet Square.  Zanmi is a Haitian word for friends and friendship.  This is a perfect word to describe the meaning behind our Friendship Blanket Square.

The Zanmi Crochet Square uses the Diamond Zigzag stitch.  This square design features the use of the Tunisian technique.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Zanmi Crochet Square at Desamour Designs.

 

Square 20 – Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square

Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square

 

Hannah of Han Jan Crochet brings you the Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square that has LOTS of texture.  Some of you may be intimidated when you see Puff Stitches, so Hannah has made a helpful Video Tutorial to help you with her square.

When using the Puff Stitch in her design Hannah wanted to bring you more texture by adding some back loop and a lacy detailing.  Visit Han Jan Crochet and get a free pdf copy of this square’s crochet pattern. The Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square would also be great for blankets, pillows, bags, and more.

 

Square 19 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Dolphin Stitch Square

Dolphin Stitch Square

 

Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Dolphin Stitch Square, with a crochet stitch she created herself, the Dolphin Stitch.  This stitch uses 4 basic crochet stitches, the Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Triple Crochet.

Malena’s design has a lot of texture that is perfect for this square.  The Dolphin Stitch Square can be crocheted quickly and the Dolphin Stitch can be used in so many crochet designs!  Visit Straight Hooked to get a free pdf copy of Malena’s signature stitch square.

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Week 6

Square 18 – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – Sol Square

Sol Square

Emma of Emma Wilkinson Designs brings you the Sol Square.  The Sol Square uses a number of stitches to bring you this unique textured square.

The Puff Stitches in the Sol Square really make the texture stand out.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Sol Square at Emma Wilkinson Designs.

 

Square 17 – Sunday, February 21, 2021 – Sweet Stripes Friendship Square

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square

Lisa from Green Fox Farms Designs brings you the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square that uses the basic crochet stitches and row repeats that will be quick and easy to do!  Lisa has also made a great video tutorial to help you with this square.

You can make a whole set in different colors! A set of cloths paired with some bath salts and fancy soaps would be an awesome Mother’s Day Gift, housewarming gift or a gift for any occasion!  Visit Green Fox Farms Designs where you can find a free pdf copy of the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square.

 

Square 16 – Friday, February 19, 2021 – Connection Square

Connection Square

Helen & Sara, the hosts of the Friendship Blanket CAL, from Sunflower Cottage Crochet bring you the Connection Square that uses a neat stitch, the Bean Stitch.  Helen and Sara have right and left hand video tutorials to help you master this stitch.

This square can be used in so many different projects.  You can make a great washcloth or a spa set and it is a nice thick pattern stitch.  You can use cotton yarn and make a hot pad.  To find a free pdf copy of the Connection Square visit Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

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Week 5

Square 15 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Friendship Blanket Square

Friendship Blanket Square

Natalia from Natali’s Crochet has brought you a square that has lots of texture with a beautiful design called the Friendship Blanket Square.

The Friendship Blanket Square is an intermediate design with puff stitches, foundation double crochet single crochet and double crochet.  These stitches may sound hard, but they are easier than they look.  You will find a helpful video tutorial that will show you how to crochet the whole square.  You can find a free pdf copy of this square at Natali’s website.

 

Square 14 – Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Tapestry Heart Square

Tapestry Heart Square

Amelia of Amelia Makes has brought you a perfect square not only this CAL, but for Valentine’s Day as well.  The Tapestry Heart Square uses the technique of tapestry.

The Tapestry Heart Square will also be good for pillow covers, bags, the possibilities are endless!  You will find the free crochet pattern at Amelia Makes‘ website.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Square 13 – Friday, February 12, 2021 – Kinship Square

Kinship Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon from The Loophole Fox has brought you a square using the Even Moss Stitch technique.  If you know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet than you will be on easy street!  The Even Moss Stitch is the perfect way to brings you lots of texture.

Visit The Loophole Fox to find the free pattern on Shannon’s website. The Even Moss Stitch adds a ton of texture, is pretty easy once you get started, and is lightweight but warm!

 

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Week 4

Square 12 – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square

Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square

Trista of Crochets By Trista has brought you a square that uses the basic crochet stitches, the single crochet and double crochet.

When thinking about the type of squares we wanted to bring to you, we chose squares that have texture.  Even though the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square uses the basic stitches, you still get a nice pretty texture.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square at Trista’s website Crochets by Trista.

 

Square 11 – Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Kindred Square

Kindred Square

Ashley of Through The Loop Yarn Craft wanted to bring you a square that has the Honey Comb look of Tunisian Crochet.  The Kindred Square has a nice thick texture, which is one of the things we wanted to bring you in the designs of the Friendship Blanket CAL.

To get a free pdf copy of the Kindred Square crochet pattern you can visit Through The Loop Yarn Craft.  The can be many ways to use the design of the Kindred Square.  You can make pillow covers, placemats, and more.  Switch the yarn out for cotton yarn and you can make nice pot holders!

 

Square 10 – Friday, February 5, 2021 – Diamonds Square

Diamonds Square

 

The Diamonds Square was designed by me, Jo of Jos Crafty Hook! Who doesn’t ❤️ covering themselves in diamonds! The Diamonds Square uses the Argyle Shell Stitch that I discovered earlier this year and fell in ❤️ with!

You can use the Diamond Square crochet pattern to surround yourself with more diamonds! You can customize the pattern to make pillow covers, table runners, wraps, and more! You can get a free pdf copy of the Diamonds Square crochet at my website here.

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Week 3

Square 9 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021Ara Square

Ara Square
Ara Square

 

Kristine of Ambassador Crochet wanted to design a square that reminder her of a galaxy of bright stars. So set your sites on the Ara galaxy above as you crochet the Asa Square that starts out as a circle and turns into a square.

You can find a free pattern of the Asa Square at Ambassador Crochet website.  Crochet more than one of these squares and surround yourself in your own galaxy of stars.

 

Square 8 – Sunday, January 31, 2021 – Raised Diagonal Square

Raised Diagonal Square

Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet wanted to bring you a square with flair.  Each row you will work in the post stitches to create the diagonal look.

The Raised Diagonal Square can be found at Sunflower Cottage Crochet where you can get a free pdf copy of her square.  The Raised Diagonal Square would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner.

 

Square 7 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Omatra Square

Omatra Square

 

Bella of Three Fates Creation’s named her square Omatra.  Omatra is a Sanskrit word meaning protection.  I think protection is fitting because the Friendship Blanket brings so many unique crochet designers from all over the world and what is a blanket for, but protection from the cold.

The design of this square starts out as a circle and turns into a square.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Omatra square by going to Three Fates Creation here.
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Week 2

Square 6 – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – Diamond Bliss Square

Diamond Bliss Square

 

Caleb from Crafting at the Poole designed this gorgeous square for our Friendship Blanket CAL.  The diamond bliss square has what any girl loves, diamonds!  The texture in this square is created by using front post and back post triple crochet stitches.

Caleb has a video tutorial of this square attached to his post for those who are unfamiliar with these stitches.  So visit Crafting at the Poole and get a free pdf copy of the Diamond Bliss Square.

 

Square 5 – Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Illusion Square

Illusion Square

The illusion square is so bright and colorful, it brings to mind tapestry crochet.  The basic stitches used are single crochet, you just can carry your different color yarns with you.

L’amas De Laine is the designer behind the Illusion Square.  You can get a free pdf copy of the pattern directly from L’amas De Laine.  If you enjoy making square, remember that you can always use the pattern for blankets, pillow covers, table runners, tops, and so many wonderful things!

 

Square 4 – Friday, January 22, 2021 – Rambling Rose Square

Rambling Rose Square

 

The rambling roses square is a combination of the Primrose stitch and the half double crochet stitches.  There are a lot fun ways to use this design.  You can make it as a washcloth, a hot pad, table or bed runner.

So stop by Made for Gootie and get the Rambling Rose Square crochet pattern.  You can get a free pdf copy of this pattern from Made by Gootie’s

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Week 1

Square 3 – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Lauren Square

The Lauren Square

Square 3 was designed by Suzanne of Crafting Each Day.  This square has a wavy design that looks like ocean waves.  The color is gorgeous and makes you think of clear blue water.

The Lauren Square is available for free on Crafting Each Day’s website.  You will find the pattern only uses basic stitches.  It uses single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Visit Crafting Each Day and get your free crochet pattern.

 

Square 2 – Sunday, January 17, 2021 -Pretty Petals Crochet Square

Square 2 was designed by Amelia of Amelia Makes.  This square uses a lacy design.  This square can be used in many different projects.  It looks like leaves or maybe scattered petals.

This square is available as a free pattern on Amelia’s blog. If you would like the free pdf, Amelia has updated her free pattern for signing up to her emails so an immediate pdf version of this pattern will be delivered directly to your inbox. If you have any issues getting the pdf please contact Amelia directly and she will help you!

 

Square 1 – Friday, January 15, 2021 – Kinship Square

Kinship Square

 

Square 1 starts off with our hosts, Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  Their square is aptly named the Kinship Square.  It uses the fpdc & bpdc stitches to create a nice tight, textured square.  Don’t worry!  There are helpful Video Tutorials inside the crochet pattern to help you master these stitches!

 

You can find all the information needed about the Friendship CAL and how to get a free copy of the Friendship Square at Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  You can also join our hosts’ Facebook Group Sunflower Cottage Crochet Community if you have questions about the CAL, share WIPs, and more.  They will have great tips, tricks, and useful information as the CAL progresses.

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Diamonds Square Crochet Pattern

I am happy to bring you my Diamonds Square Crochet Pattern that was designed specifically for the Friendship Blanket CAL hosted by Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This page contains affiliate links.  You can make a purchase using these links that I provide where I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you.)  Purchases you make will help keep my website, my Ravelry Store, my Etsy Shop, and LoveCrafts  going and provide quality designs just for you!

In designing the blanket, we wanted to bring you squares that have texture and definition.  When crocheting the diamond square you will see a lot of texture and definition in the shapes that appear.

When designing the square and thinking about the blanket, I wanted to cover you in what every person loves, Diamonds!  With the finished look of the square it reminds me of the diamond pattern that shows up in Argyle Socks.  lol

The diamonds square crochet pattern uses the basic crochet stitches found in many crochet patterns.  I used the Argyle Shell Stitch.  If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, there are helpful picture and video tutorials in the pattern below.

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Diamonds Squares

If you would like an Ad-Free pdf copy of the Diamods Square for $1.50, you can find it at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.  You can find out more about the Friendship Blanket CAL on my website here.

As part of the CAL we are offering the Friendship Blanket CAL Bundle.  You can get ALL of the 40 pdf copies of the crochet patterns for the blanket.  Use the button below and grab your copy for $10!

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Diamonds Squares

Pattern Information:

Materials:
100-120 yards 4 ply (Aran) Worsted Weight Yarn
US Hook J or 6 mm
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge:
US J Hook or 6 mm
2 full diamonds = 2.66″ wide
2 full diamonds 4″ length

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
ss = slip stitch

Size:
9” x 9”

Notes:
Stitch count is a multiple of 8 + 2
There are helpful Video Tutorials below

Special Stitch:

Shell = (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.
Argyle Shell Stitch = consist of the base chain plus the repeat rows R2-R5, this creates the stitch which makes the Diamond shapes.

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

Video Tutorials:
Argyle Shell Stitch – Right Handed Version here.

Argyle Shell Stitch – Left Handed Version here.

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Diamonds Square

Pattern:

R1:  Chain 26, in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd chain.  (see pic below)  *Ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in the back bar of the next ch*. Repeat to the end.  Make sure you have a sc in the last stitch.

Row 1

R2:  Ch 5 and turn.  sc in ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.  *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.* Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 2

R3:  Ch 1 and turn.  sc in 1st st, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc.  *sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc* Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 3

R4:  ch 5 and turn.  sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, *ch 5, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in dc of shell.*  Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 4

R5:  ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st.  Ch 5, *sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5*  Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 5

R6-R18:  Repeat R2-R5

Do not fasten off.

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Border:

Side of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the side of the square.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * until you come to the corner of square.  

1st Side of Sqaure

Bottom of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the bottom of the square.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to * to the corner. 

Bottom Side of the Square

Other Side of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the long side of the square.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * to the corner of the square.

Other side of Square

Top of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the top of the Wrap.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to *to the corner.  ss in next st and fasten off.

Top side of Square

 

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

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If you like using the Argyle Shell Stitch in this square, I have 9 other crochet patterns available that use this stitch.  You can find ALL 9 crochet patterns in one pdf, my Diamonds Collection eBook. You can find it at Ravelry and Etsy!

In my collection you will find 1 bonus crochet pattern that is not sold in any of my stores, the Diamond Arches Tee. Inside my eBook you will find patterns for this wrap, 2 summer tees, a poncho, 2 pocket shawl in adult and child sizes, a cowl, and an Afghan square. Each pattern has multiple sizes to choose from. You can customize these patterns to fit your style, size, and colors.

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