It is not too late to join in the fun! The patterns will remain on my blog - so you can crochet along at your own pace.
These are the links to:
PART 1 (Hakuna Matata Mandala Square) (where you will find all the necessary info about this project)
Part 2 (Sunny Flower Square)
Some of the lovely ladies who are crocheting along were kind enough to share their photos with us:
Our third square is the Tic-Tac-Toe square - a nice relaxing square to crochet consisting of an alternating mesh row (the noughts) and a crossover dc row (the crosses). We will be making FOUR of these!
TIC TAC TOE SQUARE PATTERN
YARN: DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% acrylic
SIZE: 28cm x 28cm
PATTERN TERMS: US
I will include this conversion chart with each pattern to make it easier for those using UK terms
Rows 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 are crocheted with the right side of the square facing you.
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 are crocheted with the wrong side of the square facing you.
Crossover dc (crdc) - is made by crocheting your first double crochet to the left of the dc in the previous row; and then a second dc to the right of the dc in the previous row
Foundation: ch 4, sl st to join OR make a magic ring
Row 1: 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); (1dc into ring, 1ch) x7 (8 x 1dc, 1ch); sl into top of 3ch at start to join.
Row 2: sl st into 1ch sp; 4ch (counts as 1dc; 1ch); [2dc, 2ch; 2dc into next 1 ch sp (corner formed); 1ch, 1dc into next 1ch space, 1ch] x 3; 2dc, 2ch, 2dc into next 1ch sp, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of 4ch at start
Join yarn in 2nd 1ch space on any side of your square; 3ch (counts as 1 dc)
1dc into 1ch sp directly to the right (i.e. the first 1ch sp (crossover dc made)
Note: As the square grows there will be more 1ch spaces. Always start your row at the 2nd 1ch sp Repeat until a crdc has been made into each 1ch space
Your corners will be worked as follows:
1crdc into space between first 2dc at corner
into corner 3ch work 2dc, 3ch, 2dc
1crdc into space between 2nd 2dc at corner
Repeat this around your square, ending with a sl st into the centre of your start crdc to join
Turn work so that the wrong side is now facing you
Row 4: Slip stitch into centre space of crdc
4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); (1dc into centre of next crdc; 1ch) into the centre of each crdc;
1dc into space between first 2dc at corner, 1ch
2dc; 3ch; 2dc into corner 3ch sp, 1ch
1dc into space between 2nd 2dc at corner, 1ch
Repeat this around your square, ending with a sl st into the 3rd of start 4ch
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 4
Row 11: Repeat Row 3
Row 12: Repeat Row 4
Row 13: Join yarn in any 1ch sp; 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same 1ch sp as join; 2dc into each 1ch space; 2dc, 3ch, 2dc into each corner 3ch, sl st into top of start 3ch to close. break off yarn
(This pattern is great for a giant granny square. Just keep repeating rows 3 and 4 until your square is the required size)
Two of my Tic-Tac-Toe squares for the Happy Days Blanket!
I had planned to lay all the squares out on the grass for a photo shoot but the wind has been blowing like crazy all day (think we might be getting a cold snap).
I did manage to take a photo of the designs I have made so far (you can see Part 4's square peeking out under the Tic-Tac-Toe Square). This is going to be SUCH a happy blanket!!
I will post the pattern for the fourth square - The Saturday Morning Square - on Friday, 22 August 2014.
Don't forget to post photos of your progress on my Zooty Owl Facebook page so that I can share them with my next post!
(Part 4 - Solid Granny Squares can be found HERE)