I just love crocheting squares, I love designing them, and I love making squares from other designers.
Any project can become your own creative expression, when you mix and match squares.
I think it’s time to mix it up a bit more!
So here is the first of my LARGE squares, there will be more soon.
Inspired by a young lady whose middle name is Moon.
She likes to drop subtle hints to her Mom, who is one of my testers. So I designed this large square in honour of her.
It also reminds me of a Lunar Eclipse, when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, with the hints of light shining through.
And you guessed it…as I was designing this, the song that kept going round and round in my mind was… Moon Shadow by Cat Stevens.
24” Afghan Square
Using worsted/Aran weight Yarn with a 5.5mm hook.
Approx. 575 meters/625 yards of yarn needed.
I used Stylecraft Special Aran: Graphite, Silver, Teal, Aspen and Lemon.
20” Afghan Square
Using Double Knitting and 4mm hook.
Approx. 110 meters/120 yards of yarn needed.
I used Stylecraft Special Double Knit: Cream, Pale Rose, Fuchsia Purple and Boysenberry.
A full photo tutorial is available to purchase as a PDF download in my Ravelry store.
The pattern is available in English, US terms and also in German.
With love and many thanks to Christina Heyne for the translation. ♥
The tutorial includes stitch abbreviations, details of any special stitches, and step by step instructions, with lots of pictures, as usual.
I use US terms throughout all of my patterns.
This square will sit perfectly with any of my 12 inch squares, with a final stitch count of 84 stitches, joining works perfectly with the 40 stitch (plus corners) count of my 12 inch squares.
I will also be creating some smaller squares.
But you don’t have to follow the way I have done it!
There is also the Elements collection, which is made up of five different patterns.
Each pattern has a small square and border, there is a permanent offer in my Ravelry store for the Elements collection, when you place all 5 patterns in your cart, 2 will be free.
All of the small squares in these patterns are the same size and stitch count…so mix them up as much as you like.
Have fun, and do what you love.
Here are some of the beautiful Moon’s Shadow squares made by my testers.