Hello, Stitch Friends! I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been stitching less than usual due to other projects, and today I thought I would share some of the progress I’ve made on the largest one: the Nuts About Squares Crochet-Along from Esther of It’s all in a Nutshell. Esther has teamed up with eleven fabulous crochet designers to bring together an afghan of 35 squares. She came up with three different colourways, each using a different type of Scheepjes yarn.
Because I absolutely needed to add a giant agfhan to my to-do pile (yeah, right!), I decided to join in. I’m using the Nuts About the Sea colourway, which uses Scheepjes’ Colour Crafter yarn, a super soft and fluffy DK weight acrylic. The colours are bright and cheerful, and they definitely remind me of the sea. (You can check out the kit here at Wool Warehouse.)
I’ve fallen a bit behind (surprise, surprise) as we are now up to week 11 but I’ve only completed the squares through week 7 (actually, that’s not even true since I’ve only done one of the three squares for week 4).
Each week we have been given one or two new patterns to crochet. Every week we complete three squares (except for week 10, which is only two squares). We will then be given the instructions for joining the squares and for completing the border.
I’m doing my best to get caught up as I don’t want this to become a giant UFO. Depending on the difficulty of the pattern, it takes me about two days to crochet the three squares.
New patterns come out every Thursday, so it seems like every time I start to make progress a new pattern is released! 🙁
If you’d like to learn more about this CAL, head over to It’s all in a Nutshell. Esther has a fabulous introductory post and weekly posts for each pattern. She also has filmed incredibly helpful videos for every pattern. Esther is awesome! And I sincerely hope she knows how wonderful she is and how much we all appreciate her. Check out her YouTube channel for tons of helpful crochet videos.