This is block #3 of the 2021 Stash Busting Crochet Along hosted by The Unraveled Mitten. The Spring is on the Way square was designed by Marie from The Underground Crafter

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Today’s square was designed by Marie from Underground Crafter. The Spring is on the Way Square features an easy floral center surrounded by textured crochet stitches. 

This is block #3 of our 2021 Stash Busting Crochet Along. 

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Spring is On the Way Square by Underground Crafter
Photo Credit: UndergoundCrafter.com

Here is the original square made by Marie. She made hers with a pretty red flower in the center. Mine is pictured below. I wanted to use all 4 of my colors so I added a few more color changes.

Spring is on the Way Square designed by Marie of The Underground Crafter

Notes

This square was fun to make! I love the texture of the crossed double crochets. There are so many color possibilities with this square.

Helpful Links: Crossed double crochet, crochet post stitches, crochet pattern reading tips

Sizing: My square ended up a little small. Instead of adding more single crochet round to the end, I opted to replace the single crochets in round 14 with double crochets in the back loop. After that I did one round of single crochet in the back loop, which brought my square up to 12 inches.

Here’s what I did: I’ll make a list of where I changed color and the small changes I made.

I used my 5 mm crochet hook and Vanna’s Choice yarn in the colors fisherman, linen, taupe and silver gray

For rounds that use double crochets to start, I used a ch 2 instead of a ch 1. For rounds that I started a new color in a corner, I chained 3 and counted it as a double crochet.

Rnd 1: Silver Gray

Rnd 2: Silver Gray

Rnd 3: Sliver Gray

Rnd 4: Silver Gray

Rnd 5: Taupe

Rnd 6: Taupe

Rnd 7: Taupe

Rnd 8: Taupe

Rnd 9: Linen

Rnd 10: Linen

Rnd 11: Fisherman

Rnd 12: Fisherman

Rnd 13: Taupe – I completely messed up this round by doing to many stitches and my square ended up looking like a filly kale leaf so I’m making you a note. There should be 2 stitches skipped between each group of 3 dc.

Rnd 14: Silver Gray – This is the round I replaced with double crochet. I joined yarn in a corner, ch 3 (counted as a double crochet), dc in same space, * working in back loops only, dc in each stitch across to next corner, (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 2 more times. Dc in each stitch to beginning corner. (2dc, ch 2) in beginning ch-2 space. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.

*Rnd 15: Taupe – This was an extra round not listed in the pattern. I followed the instructions for round 14 for this round, the counts were different but stitches are the same.

I have not blocked my square yet but plan to. It is mostly flat and square so I’m just going to lightly hit it with some steam. 

Spring is on the Way Square designed by Marie of The Underground Crafter

The Pattern

CLICK HERE to see the Spring is on the Way Square pattern on Underground Crafter

Show off your Squares

I can’t wait to see your lovely squares in the group on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag me @theunraveledmitten and use #2021UnraveledCAL in your posts on Instagram. 

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