Flame Square by Jessie Rayot
In the course of an afghan square crochet-along, some weeks will be more challenging than others. Some blocks will be at a beginner level, some intermediate, some experienced, but you will learn something and increase your skills with every block. I always pick up new little techniques. This week you will get plenty of experience with post stitches in the context of a relaxing square, Flame Square by Jessie Rayot. The square works up nice and square and I love the opportunity for a flame-like color progression, although mine is in blues and greens. Hmm, makes me think I used too much off-white in my other blocks.
Jessie has been stitching since childhood and is a formidable force in the crochet-blogging world, with daily posts on her blog Jessie at Home, featuring crochet and knit patterns, tutorials, and a very helpful “Stitchopedia.” If you are looking for another fun afghan block, try Tamara’s Kismet Square, and you can’t help being impressed by her CGOA Design Competition Winner, Fall Leaves Wrap. One of Jessie’s favorites is her beautiful Spring Shells wrap. You can follow Jessie on her blog, Jessie at Home, her Facebook page, and all social media. Thank you, Jessie, for these beautiful designs, and I’m sure we will enjoy making our Flame Square this week.
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