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 Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL

Week 3.. Finale


Week 3 of our Crochet Along is now here… This is the final weeks instructions!!! This week you will making the handles, blocking the bag, attaching the handles and sewing on a button closure!

Also… Don’t miss out on the Red Heart $50 Yarn Giveaway… To enter…Email me a picture of your finished Simply August Boho Bag, along with permission to show your photo by September 9th at 11:59pm PST to [email protected] and you will be entered in the giveaway!!  On September 10th 2017, I will draw the winner based on a random number drawing.  Each entry will be assigned a number according to the entry time.  I will use a number randomizer to draw the lucky winner!  Good luck with your entries and I cant wait to see all of the great bags!!

*Giveaway open to US resident only

4 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn
3 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn


Week 3 Instructions

Handles~ Make 2

For each handle, Cut 22 lengths of yarn at 36″ each.

Tie a simple knot at one end only, approximately 3″ from end.

Holding yarn bunch with the knotted end to our right, Join yarn with a sl st around the yarn bunch just to the left of the knot. Secure by tightening the slip knot. With a Slightly Snug Tension, sc 85 sts around all of the strands working down the handle. The stitches will slightly spiral as you work down the yarn bunch, this is good! You can evenly push the stitches together as you work down the handle.  Finish off  leaving 4″ tail

Watch the Live Facebook Video Demonstration  Click Here to head to the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group to watch the video

Tie knot at the end approximately 3″ away from end. The last st of the sc should be at the end, I included the tail remaining 4″ tail in the knot to secure.

Ok.. That is the handle!!

The Bag Closure

With sl st, join yarn to backside of bag on inside center at the top of the bag. Chain approx. 10 sts and join with sl st right next to the join. Your chains can vary depending on the size of the button you choose. Finish off

Sew Button on frontside of bag on the outside center at the top of the bag, directly across from closure loop.

Blocking Your Bag

Completely moisten your project and stretch over the plastic rectangular container (approx. 15″ x 13″ x 4″) to shape. Let this dry completely. It may take a day or two.

Remove the bag off of the  container

Placement of Handles

Sew handles in place.  Using photo the above photo as your guide, sew one handle to the front of the bag. One end will be sewn on the right front corner and the other on the left front corner with the knot placed directly above the post stitch between the front and side of bag between rows 22-24 of sc stitches.. This is the corner of the bag.

Repeat on the back of the bag with the second handle.

That’s it!!!  You have completed your Simply August Boho Bag CAL..

I am so excited to see all of your bags!!!

If you just found this post… you can still  make this bag by heading to the Crochet with me, CAL tab at the top of the page for all the instructions.  In a couple of weeks, the pattern will be posted in full on the website and also available in PDF form for $2. Stay tuned for that!!

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!!

If you missed the material list, Click here for the post.. And details about the Red Heart Yarn Giveaway!!!

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…!

Don’t forget to join the fun on my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook…

Also.. Join me live later this afternoon in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group at 5pm pst…

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.


 

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