Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Square Crow Garland

I've been adding to my fall decorations and still on the lookout for new ideas. Looking at the October edition of Crochet World I found the Square Crow Garland. Not a typo but a mash up of granny squares and scarecrow.

Crochet garlands are something I've been adding to my holiday decorations over the last couple of years. I just find them fun to make and display.

These scarecrows or square crows as the title of the pattern states are primarily made from granny squares using worsted weight 4 yarn. My one major issue with this pattern is the gauge. The pattern calls for an I hook to make a gauge of 7 dc=1 inch. The first square crow I made was adorable but far too large to be practical for a garland. I'll admit I didn't check gauge for the first one. He's now become a separate decoration. I did check gauge before starting this guy. I was at a D hook before I was even close to an inch for 7dc and I wasn't going down to a C hook.

One other note there are 3 sizes of granny squares used in this project. The largest size is used for the hat. I found the hat to be too big for my square crows head so I used the medium granny for the hat and I was happy with the fit. If that changes with the remaining square crows I will note that when I write them up. I need 7 to finish the garland.

Once you get passed figuring out the sizing these are fun and rather easy to make and I'm looking forward to completing the set so I can hang them up with my fall decorations.


Jayne said...

What a cute craft! Just perfect to add to my fall decorations stash! :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

He is so adorable and I like the play on words for the name of the project. These would be so cute as garland too. Thanks for visiting and sharing this week. #HomeMattersParty said...

Adorable! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to "meet" you! I just wish your photos were much larger so I could feature them nicely. Photos are best shared on the internet when they are 800-900 pixels wide. all the best!

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