Do you remember this square that I started months ago? I am finally at the joining part! And I did say that I would provide an update once I got there, just in case you wanted to make one yourself.
So here it is all laid out…
I ended up making 54 squares, 9 of each variation (plus some extras we won’t mention because I kept making the wrong ones near the end!). We’ve gone with a kind of random layout. To achieve that I started with a single row of 6 with each one laid out in it and then made sure that each row of 6 had only one copy of the square in it. I also made sure that the outer row colour was not touching a side of a square with the same colour on any of it’s sides. Once laid out I tried to make sure there weren’t too many of the same coloured centres next to each other, and moved them around in the row of 6 if I needed to.
To join I am just using a single crochet (double crochet for UK) into each stitch. I’m placing the wrong sides together and working through the stitch of each square. we’re using a darker teal for the join. It’s working. I kind of like the idea of using a totally different and contrasting colour, but that will be something we try another time! In the corner I am working a stitch in the horizontal corner spaces and then across to the diagonal corner and then in the next horizontal space.
Usually when it’s time to join I leave them all laid out and work my way through them. We have a big puppy now though, and he thought it was ok to lay on them all! So I have taken a photo for reference and I’m checking that off as I go.
So what do you think? I’ve made this my weekday project for now as it’s exciting to get to the end! I’m also working the ends in as I go. I sewed them into each square as I finished it and I’m sewing in the ones that I can’t crochet in of the joins too.
Once I get them all joined I’m hoping to work two rows of this dark colour around the edge in single crochet (double crochet for UK) before deciding on a border. The border will need to be designed with the recipient’s input as well, so I will keep you up to date once I get to that part too!