In January 2021, we introduced our year long crochet project with the Paris Square and last month with the London Square. Well this month we are sharing two squares for the Sydney Collection.
Something we have received requests for many times for our Leither Collection Subscription Box is for the projects to continue each month HOWEVER that is really hard to create a project with when we use different yarn weights and crochet hooks sizes each month. If you tried to make a shawl over several months, the gauge would change every month and the pieces would be consistent. Well, I came up with a solution, after we created our theme for the entire 2021 Leither Collection Subscription Boxes and we decided that the theme for the entire the year would be destinations. After we had decided that I was brainstorming a way to take all 12 destinations and put it into one crochet project and I came up with the idea of the Destination Blanket for 2021.
What we will be doing is making 20 different 12×12 crochet squares throughout 2021 and turning it into a blanket. Once all the squares are made and sewed together the finished blanket will measure approximately 48×60. Some months we will have 1 square and some months we will have 2 squares for a total of 20 different 12×12 squares.
I am so excited to create our 2021 Destination Blanket and I am excited to share the Sydney Square 1 with you this month. If you missed out on any of the past squares, you can find them here. So grab your Sydney Yarn and crochet hook and lets make square 3.
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Let’s talk about the yarn that I used to create the Sydney (1) Square. This month for our March 2021 Leither Collection Subscription Box, I created the Sydney Colorway, it is a gorgeous 100% superwash merino yarn that is DK Base, this yarn is super squishy and a dream to work with. This yarn is like a sea of blue with 3 different shades of blue, grey and cream and I am here for it! It reminds me of our Wonderland Colorways from the January 2020 box but this has more blue colors included and quicker color changes.
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Grab a skein or two of the Sydney Hand Dyed Yarn
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· Gauge: 12 Stitches and 12 Rows = 4”x4” (hdc)
· Finished Blocked Size: 12×12
· Chain 1 will NOT count as a stitch
Sydney (1) Crochet Square
Row 1: 1 Sc in 2nd ch, 1 sc in next ch, skip next ch, *3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, 1 sc in next 3 chs, skip next ch; repeat from*, across until the last 4 chs, 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, 1 sc in last 2 chs. – 22 sc and 21 dc
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn, 2 dc in same st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, skip next st, *3 dc in next st, skip next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, skip 1 st; repeat from*, across, 2 dc in last st. – 22 dc and 21 sc
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, *1 sc in next 3 sts, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st; repeat from*, across, 1 sc in the last 2 sts. – 22 sc and 21 dc
Rows 4-35: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Row 36: Ch 1 and turn, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st across. – 43 sc
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Wet block to 12×12.
Need more inspiration?
A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket! This blanket can be customized any way you like!