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Friday, 19 September 2014

Happy Days CAL (6): BOX STITCH SQUARES

Welcome to Part 6 of our Happy Days Blanket Crochet Along! 

For those needing to do a bit of catching up or would still like to join in, here are the links so far:

PART 1 (Hakuna Matata Mandala Square) (where you will find all the necessary info about this project);
 
Part 2 (Sunny Flower Square);

Part 3 (Tic-Tac-Toe Square);


Part 4 (Solid Granny Square); and

Part 5 (Popcorn Flower & Leaves Square)

So far we have made:
4 x Hakuna Matata Squares (28cm x 28cm each)
10 x  Sunny Flower Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
4 x  Tic-Tac-Toe Squares (28cm x 28cm each)

10 x Solid Granny Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
8 x Popcorn Flower & Leaves Squares (14cm x 14cm each) 

We have joined the Sunny Flower Squares and the Solid Granny Squares to make 5 bigger 28cm x 28cm Squares

We are all using exactly the same patterns but each and every blanket is so special and unique!!!

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This weeks square is a Box Stitch Square  (if you need a bit of help with the "Box Stitch" you can find the photo tutorial HERE)


We will be making 8 of these squares:


BOX STITCH SQUARE

YARN:  DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% acrylic 

 
HOOK:  5.00mm


SIZE:  14cm x 14cm

PATTERN TERMS:   US

I will include this conversion chart with each pattern to make it easier for those using UK terms


crochet terms conversion chart

Foundation:   4ch, sl st to join OR make a magic ring;


Row 1:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into ring, 2ch;  (3dc into ring, 2ch) x3;  sl st to close, break off yarn.

Row 2:   Join new colour, in any 2ch space;   4ch (counts as 1sc, 4ch) 1sc in same space as join;   (3ch;   1sc, 3ch, 1sc in next 2ch space) x3;   3ch sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to join, break off yarn.

ROW 3:   Join new colour, working 3dc (3dc cluster) into each 3ch space;   and 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into each corner 3ch;   sl st to join, break off yarn.

Row 4:   Join new colour, in any corner 3ch space;   4ch (counts as 1sc, 4ch) 1sc in same space as join;   *(3ch, 1sc into space between 3dc clusters) x2;  3ch;  (1sc, 3ch, 1sc into corner 3ch space)* repeat *to* 3 times;  (3ch, 1sc into space between 3dc clusters)x2;  3ch, sl st into first of 4ch at start to join, break off yarn.

Row 5:  Join new colour, working 3dc (3dc cluster) into each 3ch space;   and 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into each corner 3ch;   sl st to join, break off yarn.

Row 6:  Join new colour, in any corner 3ch space;   4ch (counts as 1sc, 4ch) 1sc in same space as join;   *(3ch, 1sc into space between 3dc clusters) x4;  3ch;  (1sc, 3ch, 1sc into corner 3ch space)* repeat *to* 3 times;  (3ch, 1sc into space between 3dc clusters)x4;  3ch, sl st into first of 4ch at start to join, break off yarn.

Row 7:  Join new colour, working 3dc (3dc cluster) into each 3ch space;   and 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into each corner 3ch;   sl st to join.

Row 8:   1ch (counts as 1sc);   1sc into each dc;   3sc into each corner 3ch;   sl st into 1ch at start to join.     Break off yarn. 

Join the Box Stitch Squares to the Popcorn Flower & Leaves Squares using the VISIBLE JOIN METHOD (or use your preferred joining method) to make bigger squares (28cm x 28cm = 2 Box Stitch Squares and 2 Popcorn Flower & Leaves Squares).


The pattern for the next square will be posted on Friday, 3 October 2014.

Please post the photos of your progress on my Zooty Owl Facebook page so that I can share them with my next post!


Happy crocheting!!

(Part 7:   The Zooty Mandala Square)

13 comments:

  1. Wow, what beautiful blankets. Just goes to show how different choice of colours gives you such different end results. And all gorgeous. I've only just discovered your blog so it's probably a bit late to join in, but I'd definitely like to if you do a CAL again. Can't wait to see them all finished :)

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    1. Hi Emma! You can join in at any time! The links will all stay on my blog so you can make the blanket at your own pace!

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  2. WOW, all these great colorways! I think I got to save all the squares and make a blanket later.

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  3. I'm loving this cal even though I haven't got the time to join in just now, I will when I can. :)

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  4. I love all the colours you mix together and thanks for sharing all these
    wonderful ideas with us. You really give inspiration.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  5. oh no, theres no photo tutorial here, will be hard for me to get it for a learner like me.

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    1. The link does work from my side - if you click on "HERE" it takes you to the tutorial which can be found: http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2013/07/block-stitch-baby-blanket.html. Hope that helps!

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  6. Hi Zelna, I have just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. I am going to do you CAL at my own pace and I am definitely going to do all of you Mandala's - they are just so awesome and fantastic for using up bits and pieces of leftover yarn from other projects. I will be a very regular follower of your blog. I can't wait to see what other wonderful projects you come up with. Cheers.

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  7. Hi Zooty, not sure if the original question went thru or not, I am doing your newest CAL, I am on the 6th square and attaching to the Popcorn Square, the box stitch square is smaller than the Popcorn one and do no match to join, I do not know what happened, I have gone thru and checked everything, right amount o rows, correct stitches, I am like a 1/2 inch smaller, what can I do?

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    1. Hi Kelli - that is very strange! Do you want to send me a photo of both your squares (together) - so that I can maybe see what is wrong

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  8. Hi Zelna I really love your crochet work and patterns and I thank you for sharing them with us. I really love the wee owl on your crochet bag but can not find a pattern for it. You have a similar pattern for a owl here but I like this owl much more. Are you able to supply a pattern for this owl?

    Cheers

    Shirleyann

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    1. Hi Shirleyann - The pattern for my Zooty Owl is very similar - http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/04/zooty-owl-square-baby-groovyghan-cal5.html

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