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No. 120 – The end in sight

Welcome to the final post from The Art of Crochet blog! So here we are near the end of our marathon. I’ve sorted the last 16 squares into their size groups. Those with fewer stitches along the side have two trebles, three chains, two trebles, while the larger ones have only one treble, three chains,… Read More »

No. 119 – The last Lime

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! Can you believe that this is the last square? Congratulations to those of you who have stuck with it since September 2015 when we started the blog and hurrah for the beautiful throw that you will have made in that time. This last square is all in… Read More »

No. 118 – Mellow Mauve

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This square is all about clusters right from the first round: three-treble clusters and then four-treble clusters in the second round. The standing chain for a cluster is slightly shorter than for the same stitch, so for a treble you would normally have a three-chain, but here… Read More »

No. 117 – Double Teal clusters

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! It’s time for a Teal square with a large central wheel and incorporating double-treble clusters. This second round starts with 2ch and 1treble, when you might expect a double treble at least. This is because a cluster is slightly shorter than the true version of its stitch.… Read More »

No. 116 – Teal star

  This Teal star is shown to good effect by the darker Navy frame around it. The Lime green star-shape is cunningly created by making a wheel, part of which is then hidden by the Navy round, leaving just the spiky star part visible – clever.I love the way the different combinations of colours and… Read More »

No. 115 – Periwinkle popcorns

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! Popcorns are created by a cluster of stitches that stand proud of the rest of the work. The ones in this square comprise five trebles and to make one you have to take your hook out of the stitch and place it into the top of the… Read More »

No. 114 – Six-colour circle

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! We have six colours this week, starting off with a padded circle in the Sunshine Yellow. To make the padding, wrap the yarn around the end of your finger, but please don’t do it too tightly, or it could be painful. I may have made too many… Read More »

No. 113 – Lucky for some

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This Sunshine Yellow square is full of promise. As we are dealing only with one colour there are no changes, so instead of finishing each round with a slip stitch we are using a larger stitch to raise us up for the next round. This means also… Read More »

No. 112 – Triple treble corners

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This is another lovely colour combination from our designer: the Mauve and Lime Green is a winner, squared off by the dark Navy. The square starts off quite round until the fifth round, where the shaping is quite dramatic. We have half-trebles at the sides, gradating up… Read More »

No. 111 – Teal cobweb

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week is all about the lovely Teal yarn, such a calm and sophisticated colour, I think, and the perfect foil to all the gorgeous bright colours we have in our throw. This design gets interesting in the second and third rounds where each treble, or pair… Read More »