knitting squares for yarn along.

a picture of what I am reading and knitting for yarn along.
Like Ginny from small things, two of my favorite things are reading and making things. That is why I love yarn along. I love to see what other people are reading and making and if you get a moment, join in.This week I have been reading Worlds Best Origami by Nick Robertson.  I have always admired Origami but have never been able to follow it.  Meanwhile I had the pleasure this week of teaching a young woman how to knit, starting with these squares. They really are quite and easy to knit and also the student gets to practice their casting on and off without being too aware of it.You can make squares into so many things and she is going for a crazy quilt, which has many different types of yarns and colors. I have included the pattern for those of you unfamiliar with it! Enjoy!

To begin, make one stitch.

Row 1.  Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of next row.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Row 2.  repeat row 1.  until your square is half the size you want it to be.
Next row.  Knit the first two stitches together at the beginning of each row until have one stitch left.
To finish off, cut yarn and draw through loop. Now you have a very versatile knitted square.

completed easy knitted squareA fantasy project would be to get together with my crafty friends and make a book called 10001 things to do with a knitted or crocheted square! What fun!

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

21 thoughts on “knitting squares for yarn along.”

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words Patricia. You can make many things with squares and they don’t have to be the same size or thickness. It is always nice to have a little project “on the go” If ever you need ideas or help with a square putting together project, come here first!


  2. Sharon, every time I read your outstanding blog – it makes me want to take up knitting and crochet again!! It’s been way too long for me! Another wonderfully informative post you’ve made for us all – thanks!! 🙂


  3. I’ve already made a bunch of these squares, and its so soothing. Thanks for the lesson! 🙂


  4. For some reason I have never been able to “get it” but I suspect with practice and help from my son the “penny will drop” and I will understand! 🙂


  5. Oh that awful “Arthur Ritis”! If he knocks on the door when your Mom is away, dont let him in! Thanks for liking my work. I love teaching people to be crafty.


  6. That is amazing! I would like to learn but I think my hooves would get in the way. Mom ‘used’ to somewhat knit a little until Mr. Arthritis came into her life. You’re work leaves me pig struck! XOXO – Bacon


  7. You’re welcome. Your ideas are good and you explain the “how to” so it’s easy to understand. Getting kids off to a good creative start is a big gift we can give them.


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