This is block 4 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. The Across the Square Granny Square by Rhondda at Oombawka Design Crochet features rounds of crossed double crochet stitches.
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Here is the original square by Rhondda. I just love all her colors! Mine is pictured below.
Keep reading to see my notes. The link for the pattern is at the bottom of this post.
After the last 2 more involved squares, I really enjoyed the simplicity of this one-stitch square. Rhondda includes instructions for a solid color or striped version of this square. Obviously, I chose stripes. On the rows where I did not change color, instead of cutting my yarn I slip-stitched in each stitch to the next corner and continued with the pattern. I also started each round with a ch 3 rather than a standing double crochet… this was mainly because I just kept forgetting to do the standing stitch.
Sizing: My gauge was running a bit small after round 3 where she says to measure but I was not worried about it because this square is easy to add or subtract rounds. It ended up measuring 11 inches after round 10. I have not blocked it yet as it is pretty flat. I will block it to 12 inches at a later date.
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.
Round 1: Tea Leaves
Round 2: Cafe Latte
Round 3: Buff
Round 4-5: Real Teal
Round 6: Tea Leaves
Round 7: Cafe Latte
Round 8: Buff
Round 9: Real Teal
Round 10: Real Teal
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