French Squares

A super fancy crochet adventure from The Crochet Stitch Bible.

I think I am getting better at reading patterns! This one had only one minor error that I knew about: I initially didn’t put enough “spokes” on the middle wheel. This was quickly remedied by doing a little bit of undoing from Row 2!

French square done with crochet floss

I think anyone trying out a French Square should first feel comfortable with knowing the difference between double- and triple- crochet stitches. Luckily they are outlined in this book!

A French Square made from thicker yarn. This yarn was actually recommended for baby blankets! Notice how much bigger it is compared to the one made from floss!

For this square, I used a smaller size crochet hook than what the yarn package recommends, because I wanted to make a super tight stitch. It worked, and the petals of the flower in the center became more raised as a result. Truly rewarding for the senses of both sight and touch!

Each square took me about 20 minutes to make, since I had to keep reviewing the pattern. Plus, my hands don’t do so well with gripping tiny things, so managing the floss for a long period of time would not be a good fit for me.

Crochet is such a good meditation! I highly recommend anyone who is curious to try and learn crochet. Once you get going on the patterns, it really isn’t all that hard to master! A few basic stitches, and you’re on your way!

Until next time,

Maggie O’the Valley

Source for adventurous reading:
Barnden, Betty. The Crochet Stitch Bible. New York, NY: Chartwell Books, Inc. 2004. Print.

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