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Published on October 26th, 2016 | by Merion

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Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 1: Circle Square and Circle Triangle

Crochet Girl Gang CAL week one - how to crochet a circle square and circle triangle

Are you ready for the first part of our exciting new CAL with the Crochet Girl Gang? Well here it is! The Circle Square and Circle Triangle!

If you’ve just joined us the Crochet Girl Gang CAL blanket is made up of five gorgeous motifs inside granny square and triangle shapes, which are then joined to form the final blanket. For a little bit of background and how to get involved you might want to start off here.

For those of you who have your yarn and are ready to get started, your first task is to assign your shades to each of your motifs! If you’re using one of the Potter & Bloom or Steel & Stitch colour packs, you can either follow their chosen shades for each motif, or mix them up!  If you’ve picked your own palette, you can assign your shades to each motif using our chart below, so that when the pattern refers to Colour A, Colour B, Colour C and so on, you’ll know which shade to use!

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It’s important that you look at the order of the shades next to each other so that you are happy with the order they will appear in your blanket!

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All of the patterns are written out in full below, using UK terms, but you can download them in UK, US, Dutch and French at the bottom of the page!

Crochet Girl Gang CAL Potter & Bloom colourway

How to crochet the Circle Square – Make 4

Up first is the amazing circle square designed by Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom. Below you’ll find a video tutorial and a written tutorial, plus we have downloadable PDFs below.

Potter & Bloom Circle Square

You will need:  Colour A and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

Make 4

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Using Colour A, ch4, join with a ss to form loop.

Round 1: ch3, 13tr into loop, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3. (14tr).

Round 2: ch3, 1tr  in same place as ch3, 2tr in each st around, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3. (28tr) 

Round 3: ch3, 5tr, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into next tr, *6tr, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) into next tr; repeat from * around and join with a ss to top of beg. Ch3. Break off yarn.

 

 

Round 4: Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3.

Round 5: Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn.

Round 6: Join colour A into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3.

Round 7: Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn.

Round 8: Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. Break off yarn.

How to crochet the Circle Triangle – Make 2

You will need:  Colour A and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

 

With colour A, ch4, join with a ss to form loop.

Round 1: ch4, 7tr, ch1, 1tr into the loop, turn.

Round 2: ch4, 2tr in sp, 2tr in each tr around, 1tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn.

Round 3: ch4, 2tr in sp, 1tr in next 8tr, (2tr, 3ch, 2tr) in next tr, 1tr in next 8tr, 2tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn. Break off yarn.

Round 4: Join Border Colour in top of last tr worked, ch4, 2tr in sp, 1tr in every st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in top st, 2tr in space, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn.

Round 5: Repeat row 4. Break off yarn.

Rounds 6/7:  Join colour in top of last tr worked and repeat row 4. Break off yarn at end of Round 7.

Round 8. Join White in top of last tr worked and repeat row 4. Break off yarn.

Download!

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Have you completed part 1? Click below to the rest of the CAL!

Part 2 – Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




47 Responses to Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 1: Circle Square and Circle Triangle

  1. Jennifer says:

    Merion…I loved the colourway you picked and am duplicating yours. I was wondering what is the colour assignment for your pallette for Hedgerow?

    • Mel says:

      I’m going to use these colours too once they arrive so am keen for an answer on this as well. Can’t wait to get started!!

      • Merion says:

        Hi Jennifer and Mel,

        I thought it would be nice to use the Dark Mauve for the circle, like a berry, and the Rasperry pink for the flower. Then I used Racing Green for the arrow, Pistachio for the stocking stitch square and Slate Green for the cable. But – now that I’ve done it, I actually wish I’d shifted around! I’ll try and attach a photograph here for you shortly!

  2. Michelle says:

    Just wondering if there is an error in the US pattern 8th row circle square. Should this be 1dr in each st working…instead of 1tr??

    • Jamie says:

      I noticed that as well, I think it’s 1dc since the double crochet is a treble in UK terms. I compared it to the UK pattern and that’s what it says to do there I am guessing it just didn’t get changed from the original UK language.

      • Merion says:

        Jamie and Michelle, you are quite right! In my excitement to get the pattern up, I missed changing one of the tr to dc. Huge apologies! I’ll have a very strict eye on next week’s patterns!

        Kindest, Merion x

  3. Michelle says:

    and in the circle triangle round 3 (2dc,3dc,2dc) should be (2dc,3ch,2dc) I believe.

  4. Jamie says:

    For the steel and stitch color palette, should tomato red and red wine be switched in the color table so that tomato red is D and red wine is E? Not sure if I am matching up the right motif with the right color in the example. Thanks!

    • Merion says:

      Jamie you are quite right – our apologies – the Red Wine is used for the cable square, and Tomato Red for the stocking stitch.

      Kindest,
      Merion x

    • Jan says:

      When I looked at this question yesterday I thought Merion had replied yes to switch them, but I don’t see it now. Also mine are also coming out wavy. Thought I was doing something wrong. New to crochet and this is my first CAL.

      • sian says:

        Hi Jan,

        Don’t worry! There is no swatch guide for this CAL because the size of the squares is not critical, as long as they are all the same. Emma Potter says in her video that the squares will be wavy and suggests that you block each square as you go along, into a neater square. You can either do this by dampening the squares and pinning them into a squarer shape – leaving them to dry overnight, or using a steam iron – pin the squares out and allow the steam to float over the square to dampen it down – do not let the iron touch the squares though! Leave to dry overnight and the square will set. This will make them much more even and easier to sew up at the end!

  5. Amber says:

    What size should each square be? My first square us looking larger than I expected!

  6. Tiffany says:

    I believe Arrow Triangle and Circle Triangle should be switched on the diagram if the colors and motif types are supposed to match. Since this week has crochet in Color A for both the Circle Square and Circle Triangle, they should be in the same column to match both color and motif type.

  7. Caroline says:

    I’m confused already! This is my first CAL. Where
    she says ‘use border colour is that the grey? I’m doing the Autumn colours. I thought it would be easier if I stuck to their colours.

  8. Fran says:

    Stitch counts would be extremely useful designers please. Many of us are having trouble. Even the seasoned amongst us. Thank you.

  9. Nancy S. says:

    What size should each block be? There is a contradiction of measurements. Should it be 9″, 10″ or 81/2″?
    I’ve blocked mine to 10″.

    • Merion says:

      Hi Nancy,

      It doesn’t really matter what size your squares come out as long as they all the same – so if you are blocking to 10″, just block the others to that size too.

      Kindest,
      Merion x

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hi Merion, I’ve just started and my circle square is coming out quite wavy and bumpy. Does that mean I need to go down or up a hook size? I couldn’t see a swatch guide for sizing either.
    thanks for your help,

    • Merion says:

      Hi Rebecca!

      Don’t worry! There is no swatch guide for this CAL because the size of the squares is not critical, as long as they are all the same. Emma Potter says in her video that the squares will be wavy and suggests that you block each square as you go along, into a neater square. You can either do this by dampening the squares and pinning them into a squarer shape – leaving them to dry overnight, or using a steam iron – pin the squares out and allow the steam to float over the square to dampen it down – do not let the iron touch the squares though! Leave to dry overnight and the square will set. This will make them much more even and easier to sew up at the end!

      Hope that helps!
      Merion x

    • Libby says:

      I am having the same issue!

  11. Miriam Lowry says:

    How big is this blanket all in all? as in, height x width? (and what is the length of each square?)

    I’m thinking of adding another colour in to make it a bit wider!

    • Merion says:

      Hi Miriam!

      The approximate size of the blanket is 175cm long by 100cm wide. You can indeed make it wider by adding extra rows – you’ll just need to make sure you make a row with top and bottom triangles, and a row without (for example, the flower row – which comes up next week, which has five squares, and one of the circle row, which has four squares and two triangles)

      Hope that helps!
      Merion x

  12. Caroline says:

    So has the PDF been corrected because Im going to use that? thank you

  13. Jan says:

    This triangle is giving me a fit!! For me the tutorial is not clear. It would be nice to go through the whole procedure. I am sorry but I am somewhat of a beginner. It would also be nice to see what each square should look like when completed. Feeling really frustrated.

  14. Kirsty says:

    Hi all, I’m a complete beginner and have used the videos along with the written instructions to work out what to do. My first squares are not great, but they get better. 😊

  15. Hello Merion, I am have a serious problem with the Circle Triangle. I have pulled it out about 5 times already and I still seem to be getting it wrong. I have followed your turorial and I still get it wrong! I have followed the pattern and I still can’t get it right. My problem is with round 3 when it says to 1tr in next 8tr (for the second time), I only have space for 5tr.

    No matter which way I work it I have the same problem every time. Please help me.

  16. Annie says:

    How many stitches per side should part 1 have? As there was nothing I counted the stitches on the photo and ended up with 27 per side.
    Then the next parts want 32 stitches per side.

    My first parts look all nice and flat. The next 3 parts all look out of shape and would need a lot of blocking and would be larger in the end as part one.

    This isn’t my first CAL and squares go out of shape if there are too many stitches in corners.
    My point is by ignoring the 1st tr after a corner especially if its a 2tr 2ch 2tr corner it won’t happen and stay nice and flat. And that’s exactly what I can seen on the photos for the parts 1, 3 and 4.
    Then how can it have 32 stitches per side? It will look totally shapeless in the end. Plus it will be difficult to join 27 with 32 stitches sides.
    I will have to redo most of my work because I followed the instructions to the letter.
    Not very happy right now.

    • sian says:

      Hello Annie,

      I’m so sorry to hear of the trouble you’re having.
      Both the squares and the triangles should have 32 stitches along each edge (Excluding the ch2 in each corner). It’s normal for the pieces to be quite wavy when completed and the designers have recommended blocking them – I’ll be sewing all of my pieces together then washing it to flatten them out 🙂

  17. Diane says:

    I am following the UK pattern for the circle square and in row 3 you have (3tr 2ch 3tr) for the corner but for rows 4 through 8 it is only (2tr 2ch 2tr). Should the corners for row 4 to 8 also be (3tr 2ch 3tr)? My square is turning out quite wavy and bumpy. I also have only 27 stitches on each edge. Would the extra trebles in the corners help with this problem? This is my first ever CAL and I am enjoying it and my eldest son is looking forward to owning the finished product.

  18. Heather says:

    Hi not sure if i’m just completely missing where it tells you this but how much wool would I need for one of these? Thanks!

  19. Vivien Newman says:

    I’ve only managed to start this over the last week and finding the same trouble as others. My circle squares have 27 stitches on each side at the end of the instruction but the circle triangle has more. I’ve already undone my first circle triangle but still have more stitches! Where am I going wrong? First CAL here too!

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