Hydrangea Shrub - 6" Square by Marie Segares

Hydrangea Shrub - 6" Square

Crochet
March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Finished square = 6" (15.25 cm)
5.5 mm (I)
35 - 50 yards (32 - 46 m)
6" (15.25 cm)
US
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This square is reminiscent of the colorful hydrangea shrubs that flourished in my grandmother’s neighbor’s front yard when I was a child. The pattern combines bullions, post stitches, and crossed stitches to create texture.

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Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet
Working in rounds, increasing, and joining new colors
Bullions, crossed stitches, post stitches (written explanations are provided in pattern)

Skill level
Intermediate

Finished Size
6” (15.25 cm)

Materials
Medium/aran weight yarn in 3 colors (30-35 yds/27.5-32 m in each color). Sample uses Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yds/201 m) in 1915 Banana Cream (CA), 840 Iris (CB), and 851 Lime (CC).

I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
1 square in pattern = 6” (15.25 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.