Ways to Use Crocheted Holiday Squares
Crochet square in multiples, varying colors, for making into a festive pillow.
Use as an afghan square for a Holiday Friendship Square Exchange, if you have joined one.
Make two squares, in cotton worsted weight yarn, with 2nd square in solid color for back; join the two squares by working through both thicknesses, with a row of single crochet, then add a crochet-covered plastic ring in one corner and you've got a holiday potholder.
Make in #10 crochet cotton, with a size 8 steel hook; add a gold hanging cord, for a tree ornament.
Any other ideas?
Designed by Sandi Marshall
If you enjoy crocheting with multiple colors, crochet colors in as you go along. If you would prefer, crochet a solid color square in single crochet or afghan stitch and then, cross-stitch the design on, in yarn, with a large-eye needle.
Worsted Weight Yarn: The Christmas Glitter yarn with silver thread running through the colors looks great in this pattern.
1/2 oz. green
1/2 oz. white
small amount red
Size G crochet hook
Finished size: about 6" square
Note: At the end of each row, you will chain 1 to turn.
Starting chain: ch 22
Row 1 on chart: sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in ea ch across. (21 sc) (This is a wrong side row.)
Row 2:On chart, start following color placement. Follow this row from right to left. (right side row)
Rows 3: Follow this row, left to right.
Rows 4 - 21: Continue following chart in this manner.
After all rows on charts are completed: End off. Attach color C in any stitch. Work an edging row around the square in single crochet, working (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in each corner.
End off. Weave in ends.
Pattern copyright July 1997 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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