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Clover Center Granny Square – Option for Step 4 of CAL

This square can be used in Step 4 of your MysterySquare2014 CAL!

Alright! Now is a pattern for a granny square that you can use to go around your center piece. You will see that after several rounds, the square instructions split into our “Celtic Lace Joiners” and our “Flat Braid Joiners.” Remember, either way, you are joining these squares onto the blanket perimeter with Flat Braid Join.

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MysterySquare2014 – Step 4

In this step, you will add granny squares around the perimeter of your piece using the Flat Braid Join technique.

The first step in Step 4 is to lay your foundation round around your completed center piece from Step 3 – it is a super-easy round of chain loops.

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Gorgeous VLS – All joined up!

Just look at how the amazing CAL IG community is doing on their blankets! Getting ready for Step 4 🙂 My favorite part has been checking out the different color combinations and seeing how folks have tweaked the pattern so it’s perfect for them!

Flat Braid Join

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CAL Spotlight: Joyce Herrmann

Miss Joyce Herrmann (catch her on IG) should be a guest host for this CAL, hehe! Once the Victorian Lattice Square really took off, Joyce was there, ready to dedicate an entire month to the pattern. During her exploration, she mixed in a lot of her own design elements and color theories, and I can truly say, Miss Joyce is an artist! She even wrote up the chart that is now included in the Victorian Lattice Square pattern – a thousand thank yous!

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Featured CAL Artists

Take a look at these fantastic stacks of lush Victorian Lattice Squares and partial squares. I am so proud of everyone who is working along with us! This square is utterly captivating and seeing everyone’s interpretation of the design is what truly makes this project come to life for me.

Go on and browse through the #MysterySquare2014 tag (now over 300 posts!) and you’ll see there is so much more than what is simply featured in this post. Just precious work – pure happiness!

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Shreescrochet – These colors are giving me life!

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Step 3 of our CAL: Time to Join! (Part 1)

Welcome back to the MysterySquare2014 CAL!

Now it’s time to join our squares. And it’s a Choose Your Own Adventure 🙂 (Remember those books??) Today, I will go over the first option for joining: the Flat Braid Join. In Part 2 of this installment, I’ll demonstrate the other two joining options: Celtic Lace Join and Continuous Flat Braid Join.

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Heart Mandala: Quarter-Square Pattern

Heart Mandala: Quarter-Square Pattern

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Special Stitches (American terms)

DC Cluster:  In the same stitch, work 2 DC stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

TR Cluster: In the same stitch, work 3 TR stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

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