Today’s crochet square was designed by Rebecca from RV Designs. The Rusted Fence Square is worked in rows and features post stitches worked in a diamond pattern over top of some stripes.
This is block #4 of our 2021 Stash Busting Crochet Along.
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Here is the original square made by Rebecca. I love her bold colors! Mine is pictured below. I went back and forth about working up this square in all 4 of my colors but ultimately decided to stick with using 2 (plus the taupe I’m using for the border on all my squares).
I loved making this square. It’s made using alternating rows of post stitches and double crochets. The post stitches are made in a way that form diamonds over top of the double crochet rows. It has so much amazing texture.
Sizing: I didn’t alter the starting chains in this pattern at all. My square ended up a little bigger than I typically like, coming in at 11.5 inches before the border. I also had to block this one square because I didn’t have room to add another repeat and had to end a little shy of a square.
Here’s what I did: I really didn’t make any changes to this pattern at all.
I used my 5 mm crochet hook and Vanna’s Choice yarn in the colors linen (post stitches), silver-gray, and taupe (border only)
The nice thing about using only 2 colors is that I was able to carry my yarn up the edge of my square instead of cutting after each color change. I ended up with 9 stripes of the silver-gray so I could have used my other 3 colors in a stripe or color block pattern and it would have come out even.
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Here is a couple more pictures of my square!