Thursday, July 28, 2011

Charity crocheting , one square at a time

CHARITY LOG CABIN SQUARE to crochet

MATERIALS
   3 colors of worsted weight yarn (try to find a soft yarn)
   Size K (6.50 mm) crochet hook

Gauge:
14 sts and 14 rows,
              in single crochet = 4" x 4
1/4"

Note: Any weight of yarn can be used and any size hook, just try to keep the row and stitch gauge as square as possible. Start with a different color for each Square that you make. When sewing them together, make sure that no two Squares end with the same color. Lay them out on the floor and arrange them before sewing them together.

Section #1
With the first color, chain 15 stitches.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 14 sc.
Rows 2-14: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.
Finish off and cut yarn. (Your last row is ALWAYS a right side row).

Section #2
TURN Section #1 90 degrees clockwise. Join second color with slip st in end of last row worked on Section #1, ch 1, sc in end of same row and in end of each row across edge of Section #1 (this will give you 14 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.


Section #3
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #2 that you just completed; sc in end of each row across, working in free loops of beginning ch on bottom of Section #1, sc in next 14 chs to the corner (this will give you 21 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.


Section #4
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #3 that you just completed;, sc in end of each row across, working in end of rows along remaining side of  Section #1, sc in end of each row across (this will give you 21 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.

Section #5
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #4 that you just completed; sc in end of each row across, sc in each sc across top of Section #1, working in end of rows along side of Section #2, sc in end of each row across (this will give you 28 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Finish off and cut yarn

Section #6
TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Join third color with slip st in end of last row worked on Section #5, ch 1, sc in end of same row and in end of each row across edge of Section #5, sc in each sc across Section #2, sc in end of each row across edge of Section #3 (this will give you 28 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.

Section #7
CH 1,  TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #6 that you just completed; sc in end of each row across, sc in each sc across top of Section #3, working in end of rows along side of  Section #4, sc in end of each row across (this will give you 35 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.

Section #8
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #7 that you just completed; sc in end of each row across, sc in each sc across top of Section #4, working in end of rows along side of  Section #5, sc in end of each row across (this will give you 35 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.

 

Section #9
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #8 that you just completed; sc in end of each row across, sc in each sc across top of Section #5, working in end of rows along side of  Section #6, sc in end of each row across (this will give you 42 sc).
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Do NOT cut yarn.

EDGING
CH 1, TURN your work 90 degrees clockwise. Working in end of rows along the side of Section #9 that you just completed; work 3 sc in end of first row, sc in end of each row across, sc in each sc across top of Section #6, working in end of rows along side of  Section #7, sc in end of each row across to last row, skip last row,  working in sc across top of Section #7, work 3 sc in first sc, sc in remaining 34 sc, working in end of rows along side of  Section #8, sc in end of each row across to last row, skip last row, working in sc across top of Section #8, work 3 sc in first sc, sc in remaining 34 sc, working in end of rows along side of  Section #8, sc in end of each row across to last row, skip last row, working in sc across top of Section #9, work 3 sc in first sc, sc in next 40 sc, skip last sc; join with slip st to first sc: 176 sc.
Finish off and cut yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.

This is how they look sewn together. I added a granny square to the center in the top photo. But for now, you can start a Log Cabin Square. Tomorrow, the granny square.

2 comments:

boo4baby said...

Can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting. Love ya!

Delighted Hands said...

Very pretty! I used to crochet a LOT but haven't in ages.