Today’s square was designed by Ashley from Leither Co. The Dragonfly Square is worked in rows and features the Cabbage Patch Stitch.
This is block #6 of our 2021 Stash Busting Crochet Along.
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Here is the original square made by Ashley, she used her worsted weight hand dyed yarn. Mine is pictured below.
ATTENTION: I did my sample square WRONG. It is supposed to be 4 dc in each ch 2 space not 3.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this square was made using the Cabbage Patch Stitch. This stitch features alternating rows of crossed double crochets and double crochet groups.
I have a tutorial linked below under helpful links and Ashley has a video tutorial linked in her pattern.
Sizing: I did have to alter my starting chain for this square. I’m suspecting that Ashley’s beautiful worsted weight hand dyed yarn is much thinner than the Vanna’s Choice I am using.
Here’s What I did:
I opted to chain to start rather than do the foundation single crochet. After I made my chain I single crocheted in the 2nd ch from my hook and across. Also, instead of using a ch 1 for the turning chain, I opted to ch 3 and count it as a double crochet, this is just a personal preference. I also only did 2 border rounds because this brought me to the size I needed.
I started with 38 chains and ended up with 18 rows. If you are doing foundation sc you’ll need to make a multiple of 4 plus 1. If you are opting for doing a foundation chain you’ll need to start with a multiple of 4 plus 2. Here is how I did my colors.
Row 1-2: Silver Gray
Row 3-4: Taupe
Row 5-6: Linen
Row 7-14: Fisherman
17-18: Silver Gray
19-20 (Border): Taupe
This one did need some blocking. I pinned it out to 12 inches and lightly steam blocked it.
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