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Please note:  some of the patterns below are older and do not include instructions for leaving tails.

Ronda has requested that we now leave a 50cm/20" tail for sewing squares together. Please butterfly the tail to the square.  Instructions for this and an illustration can be found at

http://www.knit-a-square.com/support-files/knitted-square-plain_jan...

 

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Birdsfoot Spikes

Worked in 2 colours, A and B, with a multiple of 6 stitches + 1.

Spike Cluster - Insert hook 1 row below and 2 stitches to right of next single crochet, yarn over hook, pull loop through; insert hook 2 rows below next single crochet, yarn over hook, pull loop through; insert hook 1 row below and 2 stitches to the left, yarn over hook, pull through all four loops on hook.

Row 1: Using A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 and 3: Sc in each st across.

Row 4: As row 2, changing to B at end.

Row 5: Sc in each of next 3 sc, *1 Spike Cluster in place of next sc, 5 sc, repeat from * ending 3 sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 6 and 7: As row 2.

Row 8: As row 2, changing to A at end.

Row 9: 6 sc, *1 Spike Cluster in place of next sc, 5 sc, repeat from * ending 6 sc, ch 1, turn. 

Continue Rows 2 to 9 until piece measures desired length.

Africa Square an original design for KAS by Julie Kempen

 

 

 

WOVEN SEEDS by Diana Troldahl A Free Pattern For Knit A Square

    

  

This block is an adaptation of a stitch pattern chronicled by Barbara G. Walker.

I chose this particular stitch because the seeded pattern reminds me that each small thing we do can bear fruit beyond our imagination.

 

The love and care we put into our work for Knit a Square may be the seed of self-belief in one of the recipients, and knowing that strangers cared enough to create just for them may be the beginning of them caring for others.

 

Materials and Details:

Yarn: 1 ounce/29 grams (about 61 yards/56 meters) Wharfedale Woolworks

Dales Aran weight in 'Oceanic' colourway. generously donated by Kirsty Clarke

of www.wharfedalewoolworks.folksy.com and www.woolworks.coriandr.com

Needle: US #9 (5.5 mm) or needle needed to obtain gauge. See methods of

using alternate weights of yarn in 'Notes' on page 3

Notions: 2 stitch markers

Gauge: 13.5 stitches and 19 rows in 4 inches, in main pattern stitch

Stitches used: knit, purl, cast on and bind off. See abbreviations on page 3.

© 2009 by Diana Troldahl Otterwise Designs http://otterwise.blogspot.com

otterwise@gmail.com

 

Directions:

Cast on 27 stitches.

Rows 1 through 5: *k1, p1* across, end k1. On row five, place a stitch marker

after the first 4 stitches, and another before last 4 stitches

Row 6: (k1, p1) twice, sm, k3, *p1, k3* until you reach second marker, sm, (p1,

k1) twice.

Row 7: (k1, p1) twice, sm, k1, *p1, k3* until 2 stitches remain before marker, p1,

k1, sm, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9: repeat row 7

Row 10: repeat row 6

Row 11: repeat row 7

Row 12: repeat row 7

Row 13: repeat row 6

Row 14: repeat row 7

Row 15: repeat row 6

Row 16: repeat row 7

Row 17: repeat row 6

Repeat rows 6 through 17 one more time, then repeat rows 6 through 11 once

more. (if using different weight of yarn, or different row gauge, see 'notes' on

page 3)

Work rows 1 through 5 again, creating the top seed stitch border.

Bind off in seed stitch pattern.

Block to 8 inches square

 

 

NOTES ON CHANGING GAUGE:

Stitch Gauge: If you wish to make this 8-inch square with a different weight

of yarn and needle size (and thus a different gauge), you can easily adapt this

pattern by adding or subtracting a multiple of 4 stitches to the cast on row.

Row Gauge: If using a different yarn, or even if just your row gauge is

different than mine, measure the depth of the bottom seed stitch border (rows 1

through 5) on your square. Repeat rows 6 through 17 until your entire square

from top to bottom measures 8 inches MINUS the depth you measured of rows

1 through 5. It is fine to stop before reaching row 11 or 17 again, just switch to

the seed stitch border when the measurement (entire square minus depth of

border) is correct.

For example, if your first five rows of seed stitch measure 1/2 inch deep, you

would knit in pattern until your entire square measures 7 1/2 inches high, then

change stitch pattern to make the top seed stitch border no matter what row of

the pattern stitch you were on.

Abbreviations:

*...* repeat instructions between * and * across row

(...) repeat instructions between ( and ) the number of times indicated

k -knit

p -purl

sm -slip marker

Page 3

© 2009 by Diana Troldahl Otterwise Designs http://otterwise.blogspot.com

otterwise@gmail.com

 

OCEAN WAVES by Diana Troldahl A Free Crochet Pattern for Knit a Square

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful yarn Kirsty Clarke donated for this block is called "Oceanic"

This wavy shell stitch reminded me of the oceans our blocks travel to get to their destination. The deep waters separate our continents, but also connect us across the world.

 

This is a fairly standard shell stitch pattern I adapted from one of the Harmony guides to make an eight-inch block. The slight wave at the top will disappear when it is joined to the other blocks using the final single-crochet row.

 

Yarn: 1 ounce/29 grams (about 61 yards/56 meters) Wharfedale Woolworks Dales Aran weight in 'Oceanic' colourway. generously donated by Kirsty Clarke of www.wharfedalewoolworks.folksy.com and www.woolworks.coriandr.com

Crochet Hook: US size 'J' (6 mm) or hook needed to obtain a nice fabric with your yarn. Information on using different weights of yarn is included in the directions.

 

Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet. See abbreviations page 2.

 

© 2009 by Diana Troldahl Otterwise Designs http://otterwise.blogspot.com otterwise@gmail.com

 

Directions:

ch 26. Measure your chain. It should be 1 chain more than 8 inches. If it isn't, or if you are using a smaller or larger gauge yarn than Aran weight, change your hook size up or down and/or add or subtract repetitions of 6 stitches from the foundation chain of 26 until you get 1 stitch more than 8 inches.

 

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (25 sc in my block)

 

Row 2: ch 1, work 1 sc in 1st sc, *sk 2 sc, 1 dc into next sc, ch 1. Into same sc space as last dc work {1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc}. sk 2 sc, 1 sc into next sc, repeat from * to end, turn.

 

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1). 1 dc into 1st sc, sk`1 dc, 1 sc into next dc *1 dc into next sc, ch 1. Into same st as last dc work {1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc} sk 1 dc, 1 sc into next dc, repeat from * to last sc. Into last sc work {1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc} turn.

 

Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc ino first dc, * 1 dc into next sc, ch 1, into same st as last dc work (1 dc, ch 1 dc), sk 1 dc, 1 sc into next dc; repeat from * to end, placing last sc in 3rd ch of the 4-ch stitch created at the beginning of the previous row, turn.

 

Work rows 3 and 4 a total of 6 times. If you are using a different weight of yarn/crochet hook, measure the depth of your first sc row.

 

Work rows 3 and 4 until your block measures 8 inches MINUS the depth of your first sc row, then work the final row, below. If it is a little off, blocking will fix it.

 

Final row: ch 1, sc in each st across.

 

block to 8 inches square.

 

Abbreviations: (U.S. terminology used)

* -repeat directions following *

{...} -work the stitches enclosed in { } into the stitch indicated.

ch -chain stitch

dc -double crochet stitch

sc -single crochet

sk -skip

 

© 2009 by Diana Troldahl Otterwise Designs http://otterwise.blogspot.com

otterwise@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

I found this stitch in a 'Simply Knitting' magazine stitch library. I knitted it in chunky yarn, on 6mm needles, casting on 27 stitches and knitting 50 rows. It makes a nice warm square.

Double stitch: insert the needle into the stitch just below the next stitch and knit, drop the unworked stitch above.

Cast on an uneven number of stitches

Row 1(RS) With yarn A, knit

Row2 Knit

Row3 With yarn B, K1 * double stitch,K1;repeat from* to end of row

Row4 Knit

Row 5 change to yarn A, K2,*double stitch, K1: repeat from* to last 2 sts, K2

Row 6 Knit

Repeat rows 3-6 to form the pattern

 

Crochet three colour check square

 

 

Three colour check pattern   (the top two)

 

Using first colour make a chain divisible by 4 plus 2 and 2 extra turning chain.

 

      1st row: (RS)  into 4th chain from hook work 1 dc, *2ch, miss 2ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch, rep from * to end, joining in 2nd colour on last stitch.

      2nd row: using 2nd colour  * 2ch, miss first 2 dc, 1dc into each of the 2 missed ch of the commencing ch, rep from * to end, ending with 2ch, miss next dc, ss into 3rd of first 3ch joining in 3rd colour.

      3rd row: using 3rd colour, 3ch to count as first dc, 1 dc into next dc of first row, * 2ch, miss 2 dc of 2nd row,  1dc  into each of next 2dc of first row, rep from * to end joining first colour on last stitch.

      4th row:  using first colour,  *2ch, miss first 2 dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc of 2nd row. Rep from * to end, ending with 2ch, miss 1dc, ss into 3rd of first 3ch of first 3ch, joining 2nd colour.

The 3rd and 4th rows form the pattern, working 1 row in each colour throughout.

To avoid a row of holes in the final casting off row, use sc instead of dc.

 

 

Three-colour speckle pattern         (bottom left)

 

Use 3 colours:     A  B  C

Using A make a chain divisible by 2 plus 1 and 2 extra turning chain.

 

1st row:    (RS)  into 3rd ch from hook work 1dc, *miss 1 ch, work 1sc and 1dc into next chain, rep from * to last 2ch miss 1ch, 1sc into last ch joining in B

2nd row:  using B, 1ch to count as first sc, 1dc into edge st, * work 1sc and 1dc into next , rep from * to end, ending with 1sc into 2nd of first 2ch , joining C.

3rd row:  using C, as 2nd row working last sc into first ch and joining in A.

 

The 2nd row forms the pattern, working one row in each colour throughout.

 

Evelyne Martin's pattern for crocheted 3D flower for granny square

Posted by Helen M. Flagg on August 2, 2012 .

Pattern directions: Worked in 2 colors. With A - ch 5, join with sl-st to form ring. Row 1: Work 8 sc in ring, break off A, join B, sl st in first sc. Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place as ch-3, 3 dc in each sc around, sl st in top of ch-3. Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same place as ch-3, 3 dc in each dc around, sl st in top of ch-3, fasten off. Row 4: With B, sl st on top of any dc, ch 1, sc 1 into space between dc. *ch1, sc 1, on top of next dc, ch1, into next space* all the way around. Sl st into the next (first) ch1. Endwork.

Sew flower to center of granny square. :

Here's the photo of Evelyne Martin's very pretty 3D flower

Jewel Square

 

 

Using DK yarn you will need about 16g of background colour, 3g of jewel colour, and a small amount of a darker shade for the jewel outline.

 

The jewel shape can be worked either by the Intarsia or Fair Isle methods. Alternatively you could just do the main jewel shape this way and embroider the outline on afterwards by the Swiss Darning technique.

 

Using 4mm needles and DK yarn, cast on 43 stitches in background colour.

 

 

First row:  (K1, p1) repeat to last stitch, k1.

 

Repeat this row 9 times to form 10 rows of moss stitch.

 

*Next row: (k1,p1) 4 times, knit 27, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Next row: (k1,p1) 4 times, purl 27, (p1, k1) 4 times.

 

Repeat these 2 rows twice more.*

 

Row 1: (k1,p1) 4 times, knit 3, knit the first row of the jewel chart (below) in your chosen colours,

 knit 3, (p1, k1) 4 times.

 

Row 2: (k1,p1) 4 times, purl 3, purl the second row of the jewel chart, purl 3, (p1, k1) 4 times.

 

Continue like this until you have worked all 28 rows of the jewel chart, maintaining the moss stitch border throughout.

 

In background colour only, repeat the 6 rows from * to * as above.

 

Work 10 rows moss stitch.

 

Cast off knitwise, but not too tightly.

 

Darn in the ends from the jewel colours neatly on the back, taking care not to distort the work on the front. It’s OK to make small reef knots, as this is not a garment, but do not cut yarn close to knots, because they always come undone sooner or later!

 

(As a variation you could also make the top edge of the shape in the outline colour, but either way looks good depending on the choice of colours)

 

Wavy Stripes Square

Posted by Robert Hoddy on January 1, 2011

Here is a square devised by Jane from the Charity Knitters Club in Brighton - I love it!

 

JANE’S SQUARE

 

Use DK yarn and 4mm needles (UK size 8).

 

Cast on 45 sts.

 

Knit 2 rows for bottom edge.

 

Begin 12-row pattern:

 

Row 1 and every odd-numbered row:  Knit.

Row 2: (K3, P3) to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 4: same as Row 2.

Row 6: Change colour and knit.

Row 8: (P3, K3) to last 3 sts, P3.

Row 10: same as Row 8.

Row 12: Change colour and knit.

 

Repeat rows 1 – 12 four times.

Then repeat rows 1 – 5 only.

 

DO NOT CHANGE COLOUR

 

Knit 2 rows then cast off.

 

 

 

Flower Tile square

Changes are marked in red

Note: on round 6, when making the long stitch into round 5 there will be a  "bump" when the stitch is finished....just a bit of texture for the square.

 

 

4.50 mm hook

Rnd 4:  Slip st in ch 2 space, ch 3.  Change all the directions for dc to sc and ch -2 to ch1

Rnd 5:  Change all dc to hdc and ch 2 to ch 1

Rnd 6:  after “ sc in each of next 2 dc(will be hdc) on Row 5, (tr, ch 1, tr ) thus omitting the second tr, sk one dc on Row 5

Rnd 7 and 8:  Slip st in ch 1 corner space, ch 2, (1hdc,ch1,2hdc) in same space, *hdc in each st to corner, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) in corner*, repeat * to * around.

Note:  You may need to add another row to bring the square to 8”.

If you have any questions, please let me know....I understand what I did but it may not be clear to anyone else :-)

 

 

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