Week 8 – Pretty Spaces Square

Last week’s square was based on one of my favorite designer’s pattern, and so is this week.  She has so many wonderful granny square patterns that it was hard for me to choose.  But I love this Pretty Spaces Square by Amelia Beebe.  It it written for 6 inches and 12 inches, so it is perfect for our blanket.  Here is a photo of my completed square:

Week 8 Completed Square

Week 8 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A & B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet

To begin, ch 2 with color A.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, 8 sc in second chain from the hook.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 1, sc in same st as joining.  Ch 5, skip next st. *sc in next st, ch 5, skip next st.* Repeat from * two more times.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 4 sc in next ch-5 space.  *sl st in next sc, 4 sc in ch-5 space.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Join with a sl st to sl st in round 2.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, sl st in next sc.  Ch 3 and turn your work so that the wrong side is facing you.  Skip both slip stitches, and sl st in next sc.  *Ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sl st in next sc.  Ch 3, skip next sl st, sl st in next sc.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sl st in next sc.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Turn your work so that the right side is facing you again.  Continuing with color A, ch 1, (sc, 2 hdc, sc) in the same ch-5 space.  Ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2.  *(sc, 2 hdc, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Join with a sl st to the first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: With color B, join with sl st to same sc as finishing off in round 5.  *Ch 4, skip next 2 hdc, sl st in next sc.  Ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, sl st in next dc.  Ch 2, sk next dc, sl st in next dc.  Ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, sl st in next sc.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Ch 4, skip next 2 hdc, sl st in next sc.  Ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, sl st in next dc.  Ch 2, skip next dc, sl st in next dc.  Ch 2, skip next ch-2 space.  Join with sl st to joining sl st.

Round 6 Join

Round 6 Join

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Continuing with color B, sl st in next ch-4 space.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-4 space.  3 hdc in next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 3 hdc in next ch-2 space.  *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-4 space.  3 hdc in next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 3 hdc in next ch-2 space.* Repeat from * two more times.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.

Note: I forgot to take a photo of this round… My brain is scattered.  If anyone needs a photo, please leave a comment, and I will create another square to get this photo for you.

Round 8: Continuing with color B, ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch-1 space), skip next dc, hdc in next dc.  (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch-2 space. *^ (hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 6 times.^  Hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next dc. (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch-2 space.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Then repeat from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with a sl st to 2nd chain of beginning ch-3.

Round 8

Round 8

Round 9: Continuing with color B, ch 2.  Dc in same st as joining, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 2 hdc.  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space.  *Dc in next 2 hdc, (dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next hdc) 6 times.  Dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 hdc.  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space.*  Repeat from * two more times.  Dc in next 2 hdc, (dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next hdc) 5 times.  Dc in next ch-1 space.  Join with sl st to first Dc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 9

Round 9

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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2 thoughts on “Week 8 – Pretty Spaces Square

  1. Hello: I am new to this group, and not sure what type yarn to use. I purchased some Lion Brand 100% Acrylic, 3.5 oz, medium weight solid colors…170 yd skeins. Is this ok to use? I wasn’t sure what you meant by ‘worsted weight’. Thanks so much for any info. Hope to catch up with the rest of you! Best regards, Molly

    • Medium weight yarn will work just fine. You can use pretty much whatever yarn you want, just make sure that you adjust your hook size to make sure that the final block is 6 inches square.

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