Texture abounds in the block for this week! I am in love with the bumpy texture and solid, eye-catching design that makes a statement all on its own!!
Let’s learn a little more about the square and the designer behind it!
Kiley Jones owns and operates Daughterofanace! I love her designs as they pack whimsy and fun all into one project!
You can find her all around the internet!
A few words from Kiley!
I started crocheting in college to help me focus during class. As a kinesthetic learner, I had difficulty unless I was working with my hands. It turned into a passion, and once I learned how patterns worked, I started designing. I love creating unique designs that look complex but are actually simple to work up. Although I’m not new to pattern designing (been doing it almost three years), I am still working to get all my patterns published. Everything I design is tested before publication.
Thoughts about her newest pattern, Courtyard Window Square!
I fell in love with this stitch repeat while designing a hat and scarf for a competition. I love the simple stitch combination, because it creates a textured design that works well with all yarn colors. I wanted to draw attention to the stitch texture, so splitting it into four “windows” brings the eye to the texture of the stitches.
Although this pattern is reminiscent of a window when done in one color, it has a different effect if colors are changed mid row. I chose these colors because they reminded me of preschool, and my oldest is a big fan. They remind me of stacking blocks in a classroom.
Important details about this block from the designer:
Gauge: 25 sc = 7”
Skill Level: intermediate
- worsted weight yarn
- J/6.0mm hook (or hook to match gauge)
- needle to weave in ends
- fpdc – front post double crochet
- bpdc – back post double crochet
- BLO – back loop only
I hope you enjoy tackling this week’s block and you’re looking forward to next week’s exclusive design from Kimations Design!