For Knit-a-Square Project
Knitting a Square
FOR ONE 8" SQUARE, you will need:
Needle Size 10
A yarn sewing needle.
1. Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares) knit
2. Row 1:
3. Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square
4. Continue knitting as per these two rows until you have knitted a square
5. To ensure you square is 8" either use a tape measure or form a triangle by folding one corner of your square over to meet the opposite corner as shown - if all sides are equal - then you have a square!
6. Cast off . . .
7. Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method
Leave 1 1/4 yards length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.
Crocheting a Square
Basic Double Crochet Square
Hook Size: J
Gauge: 11.5 sts x 5.5 rows = 4"
Abbreviations: Ch(s)-chain(s), dc-double crochet, rep-repeat
Row 1. Ch 24, dc in 3rd ch from hook & each ch to end (23 sts including chs), turn.
Row 2. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), dc in each dc across, turn.
Rep last row 11 times. Finish off, leave 2 yard tail for joining the squares together.
To ensure you square is 8 either use a tape measure or form a triangle by folding one corner of your square over to meet the opposite corner as shown - if all sides are equal - then you have a square!