Love and Hope Squares
Crochet Square_Love and Hope PDF
Pattern for use by kind permission of Andrea Palmatier
Crochet these words of encouragement with the Love and Hope Squares. The children will love having a special word sewn into their blankets.
Materials and Tools
- Worsted weight yarn (American)/Aran (UK)/10 ply (Aus)
- 5.00mm/US 8 hook
- Charts have been included in these instructions.
Note: Pattern uses American terminology
|slip stitch (sl st)
||= single crochet (sc)
|single crochet (sc)
||= double crochet (dc)
Note 1: For each of the Love and Hope Squares: chain 27, then sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. This is the first row of squares at the bottom of the chart. (26 sts)
Note 2: Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. There are 26 stitches in each row and 32 rows.
Note 3: Work the square reading the chart from the bottom. Read the right side rows from right to left and the wrong side rows from left to right. Row 1 starts the right side.
Note 4: If the square is smaller than 8” (20cm), add an edging of single crochet, remembering to increase 3 sc at each corner.
Fasten off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Leave a 20” (50cm) tail, used for sewing the squares together. Butterfly the tail to the square.
How to “butterfly the tail”
Use contrasting yarn and follow these directions:
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