Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Linked Treble Crochet Squares

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In the last episode of the Shorty's Sutures Crochet podcast I mentioned a couple of charitable projects I wanted to participate in through Ravelry. One of the groups is collecting 4 x 4 inch crocheted squares and the other group is collecting 8 x 8 inch crocheted squares.

Over the weekend I began working on the smaller squares and decided I would use a stitch that I learned in April from a class taught by Robyn Chachula. Go here to see her instructions! The stitch is called Linked Treble (ltr) crochet and it creates these distinct lines that run horizontally across the square. I'm alternating one row of linked treble crochet with one row of single crochet in the front loop only to create the lined pattern I learned in class.

Its really a fast moving type of stitch that lets me create a lot of fabric in a short period of time. The only thing I'm not enjoying is the type of yarn I'm using. I'm attempting to de-stash a bit and use up some acrylic yarn. Working with this yarn just hasn't been fun. I'm a much bigger fan of cotton blends. Hopefully once the squares are blocked they'll be a bit softer and more likable.

Are you working on any new projects this week? I'd love to hear about what you're working on and what kind of yarn you're using. Share in the comments section below.