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The soothing Cotton Breeze Square is here, and it brings with it a delightful array of pastel colours. There’s something inherently calming about pastels, and when combined with the softness of cotton, it creates a perfect harmony.
Cotton is a popular choice for crochet projects, and for good reason. It’s a natural fibre that is breathable, soft, and gentle against the skin. The lightweight and moisture-wicking properties of cotton make it ideal for warm weather garments and accessories. With cotton, you can create crochet pieces that are not only beautiful but also practical and comfortable
Crochet squares are versatile building blocks that can be used in a variety of projects. From blankets and blankets to scarves, shawls, and even clothing, crochet squares offer endless possibilities. By using cotton yarn in pastel colours, you can create charming baby blankets, cozy home decor items, or stylish accessories.
One of the joys of working with crochet squares is the ability to mix and match colors and patterns. With pastel hues, you have a wide palette to choose from, allowing you to create captivating combinations. Consider creating a patchwork blanket with squares in different pastel shades, or experiment with color gradients to achieve a stunning ombre effect. The possibilities for creativity are truly limitless.
For this project I used Sirdar Happy Crochet. You can purchase this yarn here. These came in a wonderful box of 50 small balls (each 20g) in a range of colours.
I managed to make 6 of the Cotton Breeze Squares from each ball of 20g Sirdar Happy Cotton. I used a 3.5mm hook (I tend to have loose tension).
A video tutorial can be found here.
UK terms are used throughout.
dc double crochet
htr half treble crochet
beg-ch beginning chain
Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide
|UK term||UK abbreviation||US term||US Abbreviation||Description|
|Double Crochet||dc||Single Crochet||sc||Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining two loops to leave 1 loop on the hook|
|Half Treble Crochet||htr||Half Double Crochet||hdc||Yarn over hook. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining three loops to leave 1 loop on the hook|
|Slip Stitch||ss||Slip Stitch||ss||Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch and through loop|
|Chain||ch||Chain||ch||Yarn over hook, pull through loop|
- Make a slip knot, chain 6
- Dc in second chain from the hook and in each chain along to the end (work in the back bumps) [5 dc]
- Turn, ch1 (does not count as a stitch), dc in first st and each st along to the end
- Repeat step 3 a further 3 times [total 5 rows of dc]
- Turn, ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the first st
- Skip 1 st, 2htr in the next, sk1, 2htr in last stitch. DO NOT TURN, Ch2, 2htr in the same space
- Work down the side of the square, skip 1 row, 2htr in last stitch of the next row (work around the post of the stitch), skip 1 row, 2htr in the last stitch of the final row/foundation row
- Ch2, 2htr in same stitch
- Work along the bottom of the square in the foundation chain, skip 1 ch, 2 htr in the next, skip 1 ch, work 2htr in the last chain,
- Ch2, 2htr in the same space
- Work along the final side of the square, skip 1 row, 2 htr in the last stitch of the next row, skip I row, 2htr in the same corner space where you started the round.
- Work 1htr into the top of the beg-ch (this is worked instead of the chain 2 as it makes to loop on the hook in the right place for the next round)
- Ch2 (counts as 1htr), work 1htr in the same corner space just formed.
- Work along the top of the square with 2htr in each space formed by inbetween the htr clusters from the round below
- In the corner space, work [2htr, ch2, 2htr]
- Work along each of the next 3 sides with 2htr in each space and with [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in each corner until you reach the corner space where you stared the round, 2htr in this corner space, 1htr into the top of the beg-chain. Fasten off.
You can make as many squares as you like and play around with the colour palette.