This is block #2 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. The Memories of Yesterday square was designed by the ever-so-talented, Kirsten Holloway. This lovely textured square features a lacy shell detailing on both ends, giving this pattern an elegant and romantic feel.
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Here is the original square by Kirsten. Mine is pictured below.
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If you’ve never made one of Kirsten’s patterns, you are in for a treat today. I had so much fun making this square. I know it may look a little intimidating, but Kirsten’s instructions are comprehensive. She has even included a more straightforward version without all the frills in case that’s not your style and some optional extra frilly details. I did not do any of the extra details on my square.
Sizing: Gauge is very important for this square given that you are working in rows and you can’t really change the size with a different multiple. I ended up using a 4.5mm clover amour hook and being intentionally tight with my stitches. My finished square is 11 x 11 unblocked. I think I’ll be able to block it to 12 inches. If not, I’ll probably add another round of single crochet.
Here’s What I did: I will outline my color changes and any notes I have for each row below.
Remember though, you are working on YOUR blanket. If you don’t want to change color where I did, then please don’t. My notes and color changes below are not hard and fast rules.
Row 1-2: Cafe latte
Row 3: Buff
Row 4: Cafe Latte
Row 5: Buff
Row 6-7: Cafe Latte
I did 7 total rows of wattle stitches.
Row 8-9: Buff
Row 10: (puff stitch row): Tea Leaves. I changed color at the beginning of the row instead of after the first stitch. I did not carry my yarn through the row.
Row 11-12: Buff
Row 13-15: Real Teal. Because my row was turning under, I did 3 chains between each 3dc cluster instead of 2
Row 16: Tea Leaves. Again, I did this entire row in one single color
Row 17: Real Teal
Row 18: Real Teal + Cafe Latte. You’ll be working with 2 colors in this row. Carry your unused color under your stitches until you need to pick it back up again. To change color, I finished the last [yo, pull through 2] of the previous stitch with the new color.
Row 19: Real Teal
Row 20: Real Teal. My shells were a little bit too rippled, so I only did 2 sc and then a sl st instead of 3 sc and then a sl st.
Now you will work on the opposite side of your starting chain.
Row 1-2: buff
Row 3: (puff stitch row): Real Teal. I changed color at the beginning of the row instead of after the first stitch. I did not carry my yarn through the row.
Row 4-5: Buff
Row 6-8: Tea Leaves. Because my row was turning under, I did 3 chains between each 3dc clusters instead of 2
Row 9: Real Teal. Again, I did this entire row in one single color
Row 10: Tea Leaves
Row 11: Tea Leaves + Cafe Latte. You’ll be working with 2 colors in this row. Carry your unused color under your stitches until you need to pick it back up again. To change color, I finished the last [yo, pull through 2] of the previous stitch with the new color.
row 12: Tea Leaves
Row 13: Tea Leaves. My shells were a little bit too rippled, so I only did 2 sc and then a sl st instead of 3 sc and then a sl st.
Rnd 1-3: Buff
Rnd 4: Tea Leaves
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