Part 2 coming up
It’s Part 2 of the crochet-along. Hopefully, you’ll all have finished Rounds 1-6 on at least one of the main squares (you need two of these to make the bag). Don’t forget you can use any colour on any round, so the two squares don’t actually have to match. If you haven’t made Part 1 (the main squares rows 1-6) yet, head here to catch up. And if you prefer to just follow standard written instructions, head here instead.
We’re going to do three rounds in this part, which turns your circle into a square – magic! By the time you finish these three rounds, your crochet piece should look like this… It won’t necessarily look square yet – don’t worry that’ll happen right at the end when all the pieces are blocked out…
Off we go…
If you just want to follow the standard written instructions you’ll find them here.
For Round 7, first take a look and you will see that there are 8 groups of stitches which form points with groups of double crochet stitches in between. To start with look at the double crochet stitches, and find a space between 2 groups of 2 dc…
Round 7: Join yarn in a space between two pairs of double crochet stitches – in the picture below I’m working in a space at the top – and work 3 chain stitches [counts as a treble here],
then in the same space a treble, a double treble, and 2 more trebles.
Now a bit to repeat 7 times – each makes a row of chains plus a ‘fan’: work 2 chain stitches to sit behind the pointy group of stitches (like you did on Round 3),
and in the next space between pairs of double crochets work 2 trebles, a double treble and 2 trebles.
Once you’ve done all that seven times, work 2 more chain stitches and join with a slip stitch to the 3rd of the chains you did at the beginning. Fasten off.
Round 8 is a bit more complicated, but, don’t worry, I’ll break it down into sections. This is the round where the circle begins to turn into a square.
First, you need to look at a ‘fan’. Find the double crochet in the middle of one of the fans. You will start in the space just before the double treble, next to one of the trebles. Found it? Then you’re good to go for Round 8.
Round 8: First, we’re going to make a corner. Join the yarn in the space before a double treble on a ‘fan’ and work 4 chain stitches [this counts as a double treble here],
now work 2 double trebles in the same space, work 2 chain stitches then work 3 double trebles in next space [between the double treble and the next treble]. This will look like this and forms a corner of the square…
*Next on to one of the chain stitch sections behind the next point – this is where Round 8 attaches to Round 7. [Make sure you’ve noticed that asterisk as you’re going to have to come back to this point a bit further on.] First work a treble in 3-chain space,
then for the next treble, you need to work it through the treble in the middle of point on round 6 – however, instead of inserting your hook through both loops of the treble like you normally would, just put it through the back loop only – then at the same time insert it through the 3-chain space – this is what links the two rounds together,
Finally on this section, work a treble just through the 3-chain space.
Next onto a bit that’ll form the side of the square. You’re going to be working through spaces between stitches on the ‘fan’ again. First work 2 half trebles in the space between first two stitches of the ‘fan’, a double crochet in next space [ie between a treble and the double treble], then 1chain, a double crochet in next space, 2 half trebles in final space on the fan. That’s the side done.
Now work the trebles in the chain space behind the point as before, remembering to link the middle treble.
Now you should be back to the corner, so you’ll work 3 double trebles in the space between the treble and double treble on the fan, then 2 chain stitches, then 3 double trebles in the space between the double treble and the treble.
You’ve completed two corners and one side, so now repeat the whole part again from where I’ve put an asterisk * twice more and you should have all four corners. Now just work another linking section (ie tr, tr through stitch and loop, tr) , a side section (ie 2htr, dc, 1ch,dc, 2htr) and another linking section (ie tr, tr through stitch and loop, tr) and finally join with slip stitch to the fourth of the chain stitches you made at the beginning. Fasten off.
Well done for completing that epic round. You’ve now just one more to go to complete this part of the square. This round consists of groups made up of three treble stitches.
Round 9: You first need to join the yarn in one of the corner spaces and work 3 chain stitches [this counts as a treble], now 2 trebles, 2 chain stitches and 3 trebles – one corner completed.
*For the side, you’re going to work 3 trebles in the space before the next 3 trebles, then 3 trebles in the space before the 2 half trebles, 3 trebles in the 1-chain space, 3 trebles in the space before next 3 trebles, 3 trebles in the next space before the 3 double trebles – you’re now back to a corner, where you’ll work into the 2-chain space in the middle with 3 trebles, 2 chain stitches and 3 trebles. This is that bit in pictures…
Now you need to head back to the asterisk in this round again and work that side and another corner. Repeat this once more. Now you just have one more side left where you work across with groups of three trebles as before. Join with a slip stitch to the third or the chain stitches you made at the beginning. Fasten off.
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