Today’s square was designed by Rhondda from Oombawka Design. The Hidden Sanctuary Square is worked in the round and features a really fun geometric design.
This is block #5 of our 2021 Stash Busting Crochet Along.
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Here is the original square made by Rhondda, I love the colors she chose! That hint of purple is my favorite. Mine is pictured below.
Bonus points if you can spot my mistake!
I thought this square was going to be more complicated than it was. The base of the square is worked entirely in back loop single crochet. The dropped stitches are just double crochets worked in the front loop.
This one really got my mind working on how I could use this technique on future patterns. I love learning new things!
Sizing: I thought mine was going to turn out a little big, based on the after row measurements Rhondda noted in the pattern but it was exactly the right size. You can easily add more plain single crochet rounds if your is too small or stop the square early if it’s to big.
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Here’s What I did: I made this pattern exactly as written. I even learned a new stitch, the standing single crochet. I also won a game of yarn chicken!
Mistakes were also made, I missed one of the long double crochets near the edge of the square and didn’t realize it until all my ends were woven in… so it will stay. Do you frog every mistake or leave them?
I used my 5mm Furls Streamline Swirl Hook (my new favorite!) and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.
Color A: Fisherman
Color B: Silver Gray
Color C: Linen
Color D: Taupe
This pattern was written really well, however, I did find that the instructions for some of the rounds were very long and it was easy to get lost. I went through and highlighted the stitches and counts so it was easier to see where I was at after looking away.
I have not blocked my square yet but it really barely needs it. Mine layed very flat. I will steam block it later.
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Apache tears pattern is one of my favs, and this is a beautiful variation!