2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Block #18 by Handmade by Stacy J - Textured C2C Square

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This is block 18 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. Our featured designer this week is Stacy from Handmade by Stacy J. Her Textured C2C Square is worked diagonally and features popcorn stitch accent rows. 

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You can see Stacy’s square above, my version is below.


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Keep reading to see my notes. The link for the pattern is at the bottom of this post.

MY NOTES

This was a fun square. I loved the clever popcorn stitch use within each c2c block! 

Sizing: I started this square using a 5mm hook, but soon found that it was turning out to be too small by multiple inches.

I ended up bumping my hook up to a 6mm and starting over.  My square was still a little bit too small but I compensated by doing double crochet for the 2nd border round instead of single crochet and then adding 1 more round of single crochet at the end.

I don’t know if I just do the C2C block stitch tightly or if Stacy’s natural tension is pretty loose or a combo of the two (most likely). So keep that in mind and check your gauge. My c2c square ended up being 9.5 in x 9.5 in before the border.

Here’s What I did: I will outline my color changes and any notes I have for each row/round 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: Tea Leaves

Row 3: Buff

Row 4-6: Tea Leaves

Row 7: Buff

Row 8-10: Cafe Latte

Row 11: Buff

Row 12-14: Cafe Latte

Row 15: Buff

Row 16-18: Real Teal

Row 19: Buff

Row 20-21: Real Teal

Border Rnd 1: Buff

Border Rnd 2: Buff – did double crochet instead of single crochet

Border Rnd 3: Tea Leaves

Extra Border Rnd: Real Teal. I used single crochet. 

THE PATTERN

CLICK HERE to see this week’s pattern at Handmade by Stacy.

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