Crochet-Along (Week 3)

Welcome to Week Three! If you are just joining, you can see all previous posts here.  How are your squares coming along? We would love to see pics of the colors you chose! Share them on our Facebook or Instagram  or use #marymaximcal and we will share them across our social media!

For our squares this week, we will be using Starlette Natural ( or your Main Color)

SQUARE 7

Ch 28 loosely

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, *dc in each of next 3 ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, dc in each of last 2 ch, turn. (5 ch-2 spaces)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, 5 dc in first ch-2 sp, *skip next dc, sc in next dc, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, skip first dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, *ch 2, skip next 3 sts, dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from *to last 2 sts, ch 1, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *5dc in next ch-2 sp, skip next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, work 3 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 3 sts; rep from *to last dc, dc in last dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

**repeat rows 2-5 until square measures 7” **

 

SQUARE 8

Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: [Sl st in ring, 3 dc in ring] 4 times, join with sl st in first sl st.

Row 2: Ch 1, skip first dc, sl st from the back around post of next dc, ch 3, *skip next 2 dc, sl st from the back aorund post of next dc, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sl st. (four ch-3 spaces)

Row 3: (Sl st, 5 dc, sl st) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st. (4 petals made)

Row 4: [Ch 5, sl st from back between next 2 petals] 3 times, ch 5, join with sl st in first ch-5 sp. (four ch-5 spaces)

Row 5: Ch 3, (counts as first dc), (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp – Shell made, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 . (four shells)

Row 6: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work Shell in next ch-2 sp of next Shell, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from *around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Row 7-10: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next Shell, *work Shell in next Shell, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next Shell; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

SQUARE 9

Ch 27 loosely.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch – Shell made, skip next 2 ch, dc in each of next 5 ch; rep from *to end, ch 3, turn. (2 Shells)

Row 2: Dc in each of next 4 dc, work Shell in next ch-2 sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, work Shell in next ch-2 sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in top of beg ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat last row until square measures 7”

SQUARE 10

Ch 29 loosely

Row 1: Work 4 dc in 6th ch from hook, *skip next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, dc in last ch, turn . (26 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 26sc.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first sc, *skip next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc, 4 dc in last sc, turn. (27 dc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip next 2 sc, 4 dc in next sc, *skip next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sc, dc in last sc . (26 dc)

Repeat Rows 2-5 until square measures 7” ending on a sc row.

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Kendra Sagash

Kendra has been crocheting for over 20 years. She became obsessed and enthused with crochet when she realized it was a great way to interact with people. She enjoys sharing her love of crafts with her two beautiful daughters. Kendra also paints in her free time.

Kendra joined Mary Maxim in 2013. She is the crochet instructor at the Mary Maxim retail store in Port Huron. She assists customers with our pattern support team and is the Social Media Assistant.

13 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I like seeing these squares in the lighter color, they are easier to see than the green was. I think I love the last square 🙂

  • I’m almost caught up 🙂 I needed to go back and redo one square from week 1 and one from week 2 because they came out too big. I’m glad to see squares with more se I was thinking that with the dense stitching on the others it could end up being a stiff fabric. I was originally planning on doing this in only two colors. Should I plan on at least three?

  • There, caught up and ready to start week Three. I am enjoying the squares, with one exception, square three was very difficult, and it still does not look like the photo. I feel like I know how to do the stitch, and it seemed I was following the directions. I decided to call it good enough, and maybe go back to that one when I am not so frustrated with it. I would have asked for help, but I don’t know where I am going wrong. But anyway, other then that, love the variety!

    • I had the same issue with square three. I reworked the square using a larger hook. I used an “I” or 5.50mm hook, it worked much better and turned out like the picture.

  • I have a question about square #10 (the 4th square in week 3’s list). Why in row 3 of the pattern, do we all of a sudden have 27 stitches? This doesn’t seem right to me when all of the other rows have 26. Is this a misprint? Seems like it will make the edge of the square go wonky — any of you finished this square and how did you account for the 27 stitches? Thanks much
    Judi in Phoenix

    • I am working on # 10 right now, and it does go from 26, to 27 and back to 26, and the design works out that way. Seems odd, right, but it works.

  • I managed to get through the first three with no issues. I’m finding #4 to be a challenge. I keep losing count and have to double check every row!

  • I’m having a blast working in these squares!! I started late so I’ve done the first ten squares in one week, but I’m all caught up and can’t wait to start the next set! Thanks!!

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