The 70 squares are hooked in HDC
Ring: Ch5, close with ss.
Row 1: Ch2 to form first stitch and then another 15hdc. Close round with ss.
Rows 2-5: Ch2 to form first stitch and then 1hdc, 1ch, 2hdc (this is the first corner). Rest of the 3 corners 2hdc, 1ch, 2hdc. For the rest of the stitches between the corners: 1hdc in each.
Repeat until there are 5 rounds in total.
I absolutely fell in love with the joining method I used for this throw. I will be writing more about the method in another posting and will also refer you to a YouTube tutorial by someone else that thoroughly showcases this easy but visually appealing method.
At first I was interested in joining the squares via the flat braid method, but I realised that the method was not suitable to a highly textured yarn.
I tried out a lattice edge in two different sizes - 3 chains as well as with 5 chain lattice but discarded the effort as I felt a simple edging would be more suitable to the yarn. The final edging consist of 3 rows hdc in the bamboo/cotton yarn and one row sc in the cotton. The hooksizes suitable to these yarns are 3,75-4,5 mm. I however hooked the throw in 5,5 and 6,5 mm - using the 6,5 mm for the lightest in weight in order to achieve the texture I was after.
I steam blocked the squares in a rather rustic manner on a block made of nails and a rustic piece of wood
See my posting titled Why I blocked all my squares for more information on the process
Stitch and Texture
Squares in hdc, edging in sc
This throw is showcasing lovely texture by using a simple pattern, 3 different kinds of yarn and 2 different hook sizes. It is lovely to say so myself and I am still playing with the idea of joining the squares with the flat braid pattern.
See my posting titled Progress where I blogged about the yarn and texture
I will post about the next wip on my hooks soon! This time it is a modern looking Baktus stripey scarf in single crochet. I have a soft spot for the Baktus knitted scarfs that made the rounds among the Norwegian blogs a while back and designed a skinny version in single crochet to achieve the minimalist look I am after.