Crochet-Along Week 7

Week Seven is here, and when these are completed we are now halfway done with our squares! Next week we will take a break from squares and start putting the edging on our completed squares and also give you a chance to catch up on any you haven’t finished before we move on. If you have missed any weeks of the crochet-along, they can be found here. This week we will be using Color 3. If you have any questions about any of the squares or any of the stitches, comment below or feel free to email blog@marymaxim.com. Have fun with your Week Seven squares!

Square 22

Ch 27 Loosely

Row 1: Work 5 dc in 6th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, *dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; rep from * across, having last dc in top of beg ch. (25 sts)

Repeat Row 2 until square measures 7”

Square 23

Ch 28 loosely.

Row 1: Work 2 dc in 5th ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn.(24 dc)

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

Repeat Row 2 until square measures 7”

Square 24

Ch 30 loosely.

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

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in each of next 2 dc, work Picot, *dc in each of next 3 dc, work picot; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until square measures 7”

Square 25

Ch 27 loosely

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 8 ch, [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch] 3 times, dc in each ch to end – 25 sts

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 10 dc, work Popcorn as follows:

5 dc in next ch-1 sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 5-dc group, insert hook into dropped loop and draw through, ch 1 to close – Popcorn made, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, Popcorn in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 9 dc, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sc [work Bpdc around post of next dc of row below, skip sc in front Bpdc (throughout), dc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip next popcorn, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next popcorn, [dc in next sc, work Bptr around post of next dc in row below] twice, dc in each of last 6 sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 10 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, work popcorn in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1sp, and in each st to end, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sc, [Bpdc around post of next Bpdc, dc in next sc] twice, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch1, skip next popcorn, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, [dc in next sc work Bpdc around next Bpdc] twice, dc in each of last 6 sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each of first 10 sts, popcorn in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, popcorn in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of last 10 sts, turn

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sc [Bpdc around post of next Bpdc, dc in next sc] twice, ch 1. skip next popcorn, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next popcorn, [dc in next sc, Bpdc around post of next Bpdc] twice, dc in each of last 6 sc.

Repeat Rows 4-7 until square measures 7”
See how to work Popcorn stitch and Bpdc in the playlist below:

Come back next week to begin working edging on your completed squares and we will get back to making new squares in Week 9. Be sure to subscribe to the blog for all of the weeks to go straight to your inbox! See you next week.

                     

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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.

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  • For some reason, I’m following the pattern for the first square, but it looks nothing like the first square picture! I’m looking at the pattern for the second square, and that one doesn’t seem to jive with its picture, either. Are they just not correct pictures for the patterns?

  • The gauge is the tricky part for me, on three of these squares I used the G hook to come out with a seven inch square, but on square 22 I am using an I, and even then it is a bit short. Wondering if blocking will be needed for each square before assembly. Do most of you block your projects? Some of mine are perfect as is, but I have some with issues, maybe I could only block those problem ones. No experience blocking, or making an afghan with squares, in the past (many years ago) I only made one piece afghans, or those with full length panels sewn together. Anyway, I might buy some blocking mats and pins.

    • Carol, Yes the gauge was an issue for me too, I did have to change hooks frequently. I am giving my finished blocks a natural ‘tug’ to stretch when I am first checking gauge. With some square I thought that the gauge was right on but then once I was done with the block the bottom seemed to scrunch together, I did pull, tug and block these ones. I knew when I started the square I had the proper gauge. So yes lock the problem ones. The border will help even everything out though, so please don’t be discouraged. Instead of buying blocking mats, try the thick poster board from the dollar store and some T pins. This should cost less than $5 total. Thank you so much for participating with us on this adventure.

      • Thanks so much for the advice, Kendra, and it is good to know that the gauge is not just something that challenges me alone! This has been fun, so far, thanks for doing it.

  • Hello everyone

    I am doing the square 25 and I am having trouble, first of all I always come at 24 st after the first row and then the row 3 does not work for me. Am I the only one having problems with this square. Please helf somebody
    Thanks

  • I resolved my problem with square 25, for me it worked with 24 stitches and now it is perfect.

    Kendra,

    I would like to know how much yarn will we need for the borders when we join the squares so that I can buy the same lot number
    Thanks

    • It was stating that in Week 8 we are starting the edging on completed squares, which will make them easier to assemble.

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