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New Crochet Squares

It’s been raining almost nonstop here for the past few weeks, so funnily enough, I’ve been crocheting more than I’ve even had time to photograph and share a bunch of these squares. On the few sunny days we’ve had, I’ve completely spaced on the huge pile of new crochet squares by the front door waiting for me to take them out and get a good picture and instead desperately trying to mow the lawn or tend the garden before it starts raining yet again.

Anyway, even though it’s July already, these are the March squares that I’ve finally gotten together.  Now I’m only a few months behind on this one, rather than many months.  (ha.)

Popcorns Dancing in the Wind
Popcorns Dancing in the Field Crochet Square -
Popcorns Dancing in the Field Crochet Square

So here are some of the projects that I actually did get around to finishing!  These are from the 2019 Block-a-Month Crochet Along on Ravelry, done in the colors that my youngest son requested (see here for color details & more).  This one was the filler/member’s choice square from last March, called “Popcorns Dancing in the Field”.  This is a free Ravelry download (at time of post) that can be found here

Lazy Daisy Granny Square
Lazy Daisy Crochet Square -
Lazy Daisy Granny Square

The 6-inch square for March was “Lazy Daisy Granny Square”.  You know, it’s funny with these 6-inch squares.  The larger squares are usually so much more detailed and advanced, with all sorts of stitches and motifs, that some of the times the 6-inch squares look a little boring in comparison, at least when I first see them.  But this one, the Lazy Daisy, is just so pretty in its simplicity.  I would love to make a baby blanket out of this pattern, maybe with a fine baby yarn.  I stuck with the warm tones for this one and I like how it turned out. The free version of this pattern can be found here.

Bubble Fins Crochet Square

Finally, the main block for the month of March was Bubble Fins, this bright and popping textured square right here.  This is another free download available from Ravelry.  This one took me a little bit to finagle the way I wanted it to look.  When I start crochet squares, I’ll usually take a look at the finished pattern and sometimes some of the finished projects to get an idea of the pattern.  While it’s obvious that the texture of this square would look great in a single color, the various bright colors that I’m using for this project made me think that it would end up taking away from the pattern.  So what I decided to do was go with an intarsia method of carrying yarn underneath so I could make the “bubbles” a different color on the rounds.  I like how it turned out.  In some areas, it looks like flower buds on stems, and on the first couple of rounds of bubbles, it reminds me of insect antennae.  The round near the outside of the square also ended up looking a lot like buds peeking out of a flower bulb.  Anyway, it did require a lot more effort, but I think it turned out interesting enough to do the square some justice. 

So, that’s it for the March 2019 squares.  I have a ton of 2018 finished, and a handful from some other block projects that I’ve been working on, along with a few other projects as well.  I don’t even know where the time goes anymore. 

Till the next time,

~mellie ★

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