We are chugging right along! Today I have block number 4 for you. If you are just joining us, you can find out more about our C2C quilt inspired 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 knowledge of the Corner to Corner (C2C) stitch. If you need a tutorial please check out this post.
Square Deal Block
This week’s block is called the Square Deal Block. This is another traditional block that’s been around since the early 1900s. It’s said to have gotten its name from Theodore Roosevelt’s Square Deal domestic legislative programs he enacted during his presidency.
I made a couple of changes this week. First, I didn’t make a new video, instead, I’m working on a universal video for all the squares, it will show how to do a basic join and row start as well as those couple tricky joins. That will be out next week. You’ll also see below that I’ve added the starting method for each individual block (ch 3 or ch 6) as well as the direction the block is supposed to go (vertical/horizontal). I’ve already updated blocks 1-3 with this information.
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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 your 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.
-scissors, tapestry needle
Guage: Each 7×7 c2c block should measure approx: 5 in square
You’ll also need the printable chart. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CHART
If you want the line by line written instructions of the increases/decreases and color changes, 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.
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 Photo Tutorial
Block 1: work as the chart says. Position so corners are horizontal vertical 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, 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 3 and attach to block 8, the first tile should be vertical
Block 13: start with Ch 3, the first tile should be vertical
Block 14: start with Ch 3, the first tile should be horizontal
Block 15: start with ch 3 and attach to block 11, 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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Can I do this block with one of the other videos, just change the colors or is there more to it than that?
thank you so much for your continuous improvement. this CAL is wonderfully challenging and interesting 💕❤️