Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square

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Are you ready for another fun, easy crochet square pattern ?? Here you go!!!  This is a 12″ square using worsted weight yarn. It can easily be made in one sitting!!

Using this 12″ Square you can make many sizes of beautiful afghans by making several blocks and crocheting them together, Or…  This Ziggidy Zag Summer Square along with my Rainbow Burst Reversible Square and my Festival of Fall Square are all made to work together to make a fun sampler afghan if you want to spice it up!


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn – 2 to 9 colors. 50 – 75 yards total.  I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Colors in order

A: Kelly Green    B: Mustard   C: Cranberry   D: Fern   E: Terra Cotta   F: Aqua

 

Hook- Size J

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sp – Space     Ch – Chain    Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Trc – Treble Crochet     Dec – Decrease (insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook)

Special Stitches:  

V Stitch – 2 dc in one stitch

Puff Stitch ~ Yo, insert hook in sp, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

Decorative Stitch (sc,trc,sc) in one st. When making this st, make sure to pop the trc to the front of the square. This will make a nice decorative stitch.

Size:

12″ x 12″

Instructions:

Using Color A

Begin with a Magic Circle(video tutorial by Moogly)

Round 1:  Ch 1, *puff st, ch 1*, repeat * * 8 times. Join with sl st to beginning puff st. Finish off. = 8 puff sts & 8 ch1 sps

Color B

Round 2:  Join yarn with sl st in any ch1 sp, ch 3(counts as dc), (dc, ch-1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp*, Repeat * to* around. Join with sl st to beginning of ch-3. Finish off. = 32 dc & 8 ch-1 sps

Color C

Round  3:  Join yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 4(counts as trc), 8 trc in same sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, 9 trc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat *to * 2 more times, (dc, ch 1 dc)  in last ch1 sp. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Finish off. =36 trc and 4-(dc,ch-1,dc)

Color D

Round 4:  Join with sl st in the 5th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from row 3, ch 4, 6 more trc in same st, *sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* one more time, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, {7 trc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times,  sk st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 4- 7 trc and 20 V sts

Color E

Round 5:  Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle of corner st) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 5 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 28 V sts and 4- 7 dc

Color F

Round 6:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 7 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color A

Round 7:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 9 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 44 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color B

Round 8:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 11 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 52 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color C

Round 9:  Join with sl st to 4th st of any corner(middle st of corner) from previous round, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sk st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in the next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 52 (sc,trc,sc) and 36 sc  *you will continue to use Color C*

Round 10:  Ch 1, sc in same st, {3sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 12 more times, sc in next 4 sts}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, sc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 148 sts

Weave in ends

That’s it… You now have a Ziggidy Zag Summer Square!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

 

Simply August Boho Bag CAL..Week 1 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL..Week 1 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL… Week 1!!

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Are you ready to start the Simply August Boho Bag??  Ok.. Here is week 1!!  We will be working on the bottom base of the bag and setting the stage for the sides!!

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Stitches ~

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sk – Skip     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Bpsc – Back Post Single Crochet     Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet     Shell – 5dc in same st

Week 1 Instructions ~

Bottom of Bag

Holding 2 strands of yarn together, Ch 26.

Row 1.  Sc in the  2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. = 25 sc

Row 2.    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.  = 25 sc

You will now be working in the round.

Round 3.  Ch 1, 3 sc in next st(1st corner), 1 sc in the side of the rows to work across to the bottom of  the beginning ch, 3 sc in next st(2nd corner, this will be in the 1st chain of beginning, sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st(3rd corner), 1 sc in side of rows, 3 sc in next st(4th corner), sc in last 23, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 sc

Round 4.  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 68  sc

Round 5.  Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Round 6.  Ch 1, Bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beg sc. = 76 Bpsc

Round 7.  Ch 1, sc in each st around, Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Side of bag

Round 8.  Ch 3( Counts as Dc now and throughout), 4 dc in same st(completes 1 shell), sk 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, hdc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 4 more times, join to top of beginning ch 3. = 26 hdc & 10 Shells

Round 9.  Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st(shell made), sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st, hdc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, * sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, hdc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 10 shells, 14 hdc & 10 fpdc

Round 10.   Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st(shell made), sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, * sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 10 shells, 14 dc & 10 fpdc

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That’s it… Week 1 is now complete…!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena



©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

Donating your crocheted work to those in need!

You can donate so many wonderful crochet items to so many causes…  I have compiled a list of 10 places to donate your work!!

A couple of years ago, I rounded up donations for  Crochet for Cancer… So many beautiful items were donated as you can see below!!

As many of you know, my Amazing Grace Free Pattern series is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and you can find all of those patterns at the top of the page…


     

But what do you do with all the items you make that don’t have a home to go to?? Or like many of us Crocheter’s, we are generous and would love a cause to donate to… Below are a few great ideas of where to donate your item and a guide on how to prepare your donations!!

 


10 Places to donate your crochet items

  1. Crochet For Cancer – is a Christian volunteer based non-profit that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients coping with hair loss.
  2. Local Cancer facilities… In most areas, you can find a local cancer treatment center that may take donations…
  3. NICU Facilities – A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. *you can find these centers in larger areas and these babies need preemie hats!!! and blankets too!!
  4. Homeless Shelters – With winter around the corner, homeless shelters are a great place to donate all types of crochet goods… Hats and Scarves are truly a blessing to these folks!
  5. Retirement Homes/Care Facilities – Blankets, shawls and much more could be a blessing for older people confined to bed or wheelchairs
  6. Local Schools – Some schools in may be willing to let the children wear donated hats and scarves… This is a school by school basis.
  7. VA Hospitals – Donate to those who served us and now need a little tender loving care!!! You can find a list of state by state by clicking here!!
  8. Operation Gratitude – For those in the military who are actively serving!
  9. Crochet for Charity (a part of the Crochet Guild of America) – CGOA provides a large list of places you can donate items…
  10. Donate to those in your neighborhood… Look around as you pass your neighbors… Maybe someone close to you could use a hat, scarf or blanket!!

How to prepare your items for donation

  1. For items donated to Cancer Patients, Hospitals and Children- you should use a soft yarn cotton or acrylic, pet free environment, no perfumes or anything else scented.
  2. For homeless shelters any fiber is ok, please make sure your items are new and clean
  3. For all donations, you should package them neatly and enclose a note.
  4. Check back often with the facilities you donate too to see if they need specific sizes or colors
  5. Enjoy the blessing of donating to others!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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