Squares 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 63 Squares Crochet Along

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On Friday night, I finally chose colors for the 63 Squares Crochet Along. I'm using Red Heart Classic yarn from my acquired-on-eBay stash in:

  • Wood Brown (in place of Ecru)
  • Cameo Rose (in place of Rose)
  • Forest Green (in place of Green)

And I finally started making squares yesterday! Three were finished in the morning and 2.5 squares in the evening! Go me!

The pattern book says to start with an H hook and switch hooks as necessary to make 7-inch squares. I hold the yarn loosely so my gauge is usually larger - wider and taller - than a pattern's recommended gauge. And, to make things harder, my gauge is taller than it is wide, and the more I crochet in a day, the tighter (or looser) my gauge gets depending on how I'm feeling, how cold or warm my hands are, etc.! So, I'll be adjusting each of the 63 squares as I go along!

After 3 tries (with an H hook, a G hook, and an F hook) at Square 1 Single Crochet, I settled on a 7.5-inch square (instead of the 7-inch square called for by the pattern) before the edging rounds are added.

For now, I'm doing them in order...

Square 1: Single Crochet
Hook: F

Square 2: Half Double Crochet
Hook: G

Square 3: Double Crochet
Hook: G

Square 4: Treble Crochet (aka Triple Crochet)
Hook: G
I may re-make this square using a smaller hook so it isn't so loose and filled with large holes!

Square 5: Front and Back Loop Half Double Crochet
Hook: H (plus one multiple of 2)

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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