Hello my friends! This is the last month of the Friendship Blanket CAL, hosted by my friends at Sunflower Cottage Crochet, and my second square design is here on the blog for FREE! This square is much less complex than the Dolphin Stitch Square, but it sure does look pretty when completed.
The Companion Square is made using only double crochets and chains, which means it works up quickly and the pattern is easy to follow. I made my square in about an hour, which included the design time! If you are unfamiliar with the v-stitch, I have created a Jumprope video tutorial for you:
How To Crochet The V Stitch by straighthooked on Jumprope.
Companion Square: (Written in US Terminology)
5mm crochet hook
Worsted weight (4) yarn
Gauge: 8dc x 5 rows= 2” square
dc- double crochet
vst- v stitch
V Stitch: (dc, ch1, dc) in same stitch or chain
R1. ch 40, vst in 5th ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 3dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, vst*, repeat from *to* 4 times, sk 2 chs, 3dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch, turn.
R2. ch3 (counts as dc), sk 1 st *vst in center st of 3dc, sk 2 sts, 3dc in center of vst, sk 2 sts*, repeat from *to* 4 times, sk 2 sts, vst in center of 3dc, sk 2 sts, 3dc in center of vst, sk 1 st, dc in top of ch3, turn.
R3-20. Repeat R2.
Finish off, weave in ends.
Pretty quick and easy, right? The Friendship Blanket CAL is almost over, but if you've missed any of the squares, you can purchase the bundle of all 40 square patterns for just $10! That's $0.25 per pattern, and the squares are all designed by a group of my very talented friends, along with myself. Click HERE to purchase the bundle using my affiliate link!
Here's a photo of Helen's blanket she made to highlight every different square:
Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? Click below to return to the Friendship Blanket CAL blog post for the code to download the Companion Square PDF for free, as well as see all of the other squares available!
Don't forget, you can also snag the Spring Exclusives Collection pattern bundle this month only for just $18! That's 31 amazing patterns which all have been/ will be released this month, plus if you use my affiliate link, you will also receive both the Mermaid Waves Shawl and Pen and Gwen Baby Penguins patterns for FREE! Click HERE for my affiliate link.
There are more exciting things coming soon to Straight Hooked, so be sure to join the Straight Hookin' Crochet Community to stay in the loop!
Until next time,