Christmas Squares by Frances Powell
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Christmas Squares

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December 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?

This was originally published as the 2014 Advent Calendar on Buttercup Miniatures Blog pages

Ability Level: Experienced

The calendar consists of 24 squares, which can be worked on various size hooks and with different thickness of yarn to suit you.

This is designed to use up scraps of yarn, so no yardages are given, as only a few yards/metres will be required for each part.

There are various ways to use the designs, for example they can be stitched together to form a miniature afghan/throw, made into tree decorations (either one sided with a plain back, or made into cubes), a human sized cushion, etc.

Crochet charts and brief instructions for one part were posted each day of Advent

Materials required:
1:24th scale - 0.40 mm hook, plus No 100 crochet cotton and/or coloured cotton sewing threads
1:12th scale – 0.60 mm hook and No 80 crochet cotton or No 70 Tatting thread in various colours.
2 mm crochet hook and 2-ply/Lace yarn in various colours
Larger sizes - choose your preferred hook to suit yarn you select.

Approximate finished sizes of each square:
(NOTE: crochet squares will work out very slightly larger than knitted squares)
1:24th scale - Each finished square measures approximately ½-inch/1.25 cm to ¾-inch/2 cm. NOTE if you are combining crochet and knitting in your calendar note there is a size difference between crochet and knitting in this scale
1:12th scale - Each finished square measures approximately 1-inch/2.5 cm.
Using 2 mm crochet hook and 2-ply wool - Each finished square measures approximately 2-inches/5 cm.
Using 3 mm crochet hook – Not tested
Using 4 mm crochet hook – Not tested


  • A CAL for this started on 1st December and runs thoughout December and into January 2015 on the Buttercup Miniatures group here on Ravelry.

  • You do not need to be a member of the group to participate.

  • Do feel free to join in the CAL and feel free to ask for help