The Patchwork Mystery Crochet Along has officially started and here are links and information for each square as they are released. I have also included my versions of the square for each week.
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Week 1: Star Portal Square from Crochet Instinct
I am very familiar working with post stitched but I have never worked with double triple crochet stitches. Stephanie explains the stitches very well in her pattern and there is also a step by step video available by Sammi from Hook, Wine, and Stitches.
I made 2 versions of the square. The first uses 3 colors and was worked as written in the pattern. The second uses 2 colors, one for the main stitches and on for the post stitch sections.
Week 2: Cornered Cable Square from Crochet Anything (me)
Week 3: Twisted Times Square from Made with Love & Yarn
Her design features a flower center and X Post Stitches to create a stunning design.
This design also features some special stitches to give a unique texture. The twisted increase stitch is a unique way to add in a stitch. This creates a interesting yet subtle texture to your increase stitches.
I loved making square, and there are are a few tricky spots. But take your time and watch this video from Sammie at Hook, Wine & Stitches.
Here are my versions of this week’s square:
Week 4: Lana Blossom Square from Sunset Knots
This week’s pattern features traditional granny square and cluster stitches to create a floral motif. My version of the square uses 4 colors including non-traditionally floral, brown and blue.
Week 5: Pasha Square from Shelby Shea’s Stitches
The Pasha Square features the bean stitched worked in opposite directions to create an interesting texture. I chose to make my square in 2 colors but I love how it looks in solid or multiple colors.
Week 6: Garden Gate Square from Tangerine Door Creations
The garden gate square features a central flower and various textured stitches. I made this square using 2 colors but I think I looks amazing in 3 or 4 more colors.
Week 7: Fairy Wing Flower Square from Journey Chanel Designs
This square includes a central flower and jacob ladder looped stitches for a magical design. I think a blanket made of these squares with the looped stitches in a contrasting colors would look really cool. My square is made with 3 color and the central flower looks like it is sprouting from a garden.
Week 8: Spring Pathways Square from Crochetaladia
This might be one of the more challenging squares in this CAL. The Spring Pathways Square uses a mix of cable, shell and twist stitches to create this unique square. I made my square using stripes of colors. I didn’t even see the flower stitches until I saw Crochet Instict’s version. This stitch pattern would make a great scarf or shawl too!
Week 9: Belle’s Enchanted Garden Square from Tangerine Door & Sunset Knots
This week’s square is a collaboration from 2 great designers. This magical square is literally sprouting from the yarn. I am in love with the corner “leaf” stitches. Who knew you could turn a standard crocodile stitch into a 3D leaf. I also love the small flowers on the border. I made my square
Week 10: Rip Tides Square from Rich Textures Crochet
This square creates a special texture using alternating post stitches. This square looks good in solid colors but looks amazing in alternating stripes. The color changes make the stitches pop.
Week 11: Phoenix Square from Stardust Gold Crochet
We are almost done with the Patchwork Mystery Crochet Along. This week’s square is from Stardust Gold Crochet. The Phoenix square features layered, extended post and cluster stitches to create a unique textured piece.
I worked my square in three colors. I used the stitch pattern to create a blue flowers and green vines.
Week 12: Jacob’s Ladder Square from Jo’s Crafty Hook
This pattern uses cable stitches, similar to my design in week 2, to create a nice textured effect. I made my square in one solid color, but the pattern looks amazing in stripes, both vertical & horizontal. If I make this square again I would use multiple colors.
This conclude’s the weekly portion of the Patchwork Mystery Crochet Along. In a few days I will post my method of joining the squares and some pictures of my finished design.