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Windmill Quilt Square | Sweet Lilac C2C Crochet Along

Windmill Block | Sweet Lilac CAL Part 1

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Today I am sharing part 1 of our Sweet Lilac Crochet Along with you! Over the next 6 weeks, we are making 6 quilt inspired crochet squares using the corner to corner stitch (c2c). 

You can find more information about this crochet along here. 

Part of what makes doing a CAL fun is sharing with other crocheters who are also participating. I invite you to join my crochet group on Facebook, this is a great place to share your progress, ask questions and participate in other fun yarny shenanigans.

This blanket pattern assumes you know how to do the corner to corner (c2c) stitch. If you don’t, you can check out my tutorial here. 

Our square this week is called the Windmill square!

Windmill Quilt Square | Sweet Lilac C2C Crochet Along

If you want the line by line written instructions you can purchase the ad-free pdf version of this pattern on Ravelry. It’s only $5 and I will update the pattern as each new square is released. 

Join as You go Technique

We are joining these squares as we go, which means, that instead of doing them individually and then joining we are crocheting them together as we go to create a seamless pattern. 

Now, admittedly this technique is a bit tricky so if you can’t get or just don’t want to I suggest joining them together using this Chain Link Join OR by using the same join we used on our 2019 Stash Buster Blanket. Either way, there is still no sewing. I would use your main color as the joining color.

Here is a photo tutorial for the different joins we are using in this c2c Join as you go technique (video coming!)

Save this pattern on Pinterest!

Windmill Quilt Square | Sweet Lilac C2C Crochet Along

Let’s get started, here’s what you need: 

-Your worsted weight yarn. I used 4 coordinating colors and my main color (white). Please feel free to use you scraps or stash for this project. Just be sure that your main color stays the same for the entire block. Also the design will stand out more if there’s a high contrast between your main color and coordinating colors.

-5mm hook

-scissors, tapestry needle

-chart (click the picture below to download it)

Guage: Each 7×7 c2c block should measure approx: 5 in square

Starting Method and direction For Each Block

Note: place a stitch marker on block number 1 once it’s in position to start block 2. This will mark the “front” side. All blocks start on the front side. 

Starting method tutorial

Block 1: work as the chart says. Position so corners are horizontal before starting block 2

Block 2: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 3: start with ch 3, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 4: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 5: start with ch 3, the first tile should be vertical

Block 6: start with ch 3 and attach to block 5, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 7: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 8: start with ch 3 and attach to block 7, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 9: start with ch 6, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 10: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 11: start with ch 3 and attach to block 10, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 12: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 13: start with Ch 3, the first tile should be vertical

Block 14: start with Ch 3 and attach to block 13, the first tile should be horizontal

Block 15: start with ch 6, the first tile should be vertical

Block 16: start with ch 3 and attach to block 15, the first tile should be horizontal

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  1. Eileen Gallo says:

    I am still dealing with my errors on CAL 2019 and blocking. A few I am giving up on. Star stitch is ok but comes out decreasing. Bobble is beautiful, but confused me. So I plan to save this new pattern and look forward to seeing the work of others on FB. Time to get out to the garden! Thanks for listening!

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