Crochet Comic Squares – Lightening
Crochet Comic Squares – Lightening


And welcome back to The Crochet Crowd. I’m your host Mikey. Today we’re going to do the Action Packed
Lightning Square afghan design. This is actually meant for the Crochet Cruisers
for Fall 2017, as we work on a Project Linus together
to be on board Carnival Magic, the Carnival Cruise line for the crochet cruises. Within in today’s pattern I’m going to show
you how to do the basic square that you see here and everything that you see on top has been embellished,
and we’ll talk a little bit about that here. But, let’s talk about the details first. So
Here’s the Lightning Square.This is still the basic circle
and we’re going to be teaching how to do this
circle then transition to the square. Within today’s tutorial
the only difference in the tutorial is that the colors will change at a different
spot and in the ‘More Information’ of this
you’ll find a link for this specific pattern in
order to know what rows to change that on. But I will turn it over to the
back and show you and on the back here is –
You can see that the middle was white and then a transition to red. So, the first -1, 2 ,3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8 rounds
were white, then 9, 10, 11
were red, and then the final 2 – single crochets that – was 12 and 13 are also red. So, there’s really no gold ring like the other
ones have. So, this is actually really neat idea
And it’s just a basic circle. You can follow the instructions. Just change the colors wherever you want now
this lightning hereI’ve written a pattern for it.It is available also within the same
pattern and it’s just really starts off at the
bottom, gets little bigger and juts out and then it comes and gets a little bit bigger
– then it juts like so again, and then we just circle it with some
single crochet all the way around to finalize and then you just sew it to the motif.And
then you make sure you don’t go all the way through there.We have a video
tutorial on tips on being able to sew motifs. So, this is how you’re going to do the Lightning
Square today. Just be conscientious where to change your
colors and of course creativity is up to you.You can change colors
at any time. So here is the basic circle that we see here
and then it has a ring, two rounds of single crochet – to finalize that. And then we have a transition to then a squareSo,
each one of the designs is the same. It is just a matter ofchange in the color,
strategically in order to make it work.So, the Crochet-Cruisers have been challenged
to make these kind of action- packed squares with any kind of theme-ing
with overlays and embellishments. And due to copyright –
We can’t specifically give you the Instructions for some of these because it’s
too close to copyright. But – you can find things online like the
bat – that’s just a dishcloth found on Yarnspirations.com. The
star here, this is the starting of a baby blanket
that’s on the star. This one here is from another
afghan showing smaller stars. This one here is just a granny square with
just some strips of crochet going back and forth. Again,
this is just a rectangular, with another rectangular with a little bit of embellishment
like this and then the lightning bolt I’ve actually written
the pattern for and you can find that on The Crochet Crowd as well, and just say lightning,
and then you’ll have that as well, and this is really kind of cool
So, let’s talk about the pattern itself and let’s show you an example
so here is one of the squares again the star here is just a starting of a baby blanket
just laid in top of the middle of the circle, and then the circle
is just growing out and then it stops and then we transition to a square, But I want
to show you here is – that whenever you put your embellishments
on the top You should never see it on the back side
So, this is what it’s going to look like before you do that on here on the back. What I’m going to be doing today
Is that I’m going to be coloring outside the lines of crochet see how there’s really no
slip stitching. That’s available here I can save here because it’s abnormal but
if you slip stitch conventionally you end up with a really big gap today I’m going to solve that problem for you. I think it goes outside the rule to crochet
so I can’t really say that that’s official I would just do it. If it were me to close that off so today what
we’re going to do is that we’re going to get you started and
we have a crochet diagram, thanks to Daniel, and then let me show you
that next. So, there’s an official pattern right here
– you can download it here on the website – just look at “more information’ of this today’s
tutorial, and it’ll have a direct link then you can download this easily. So, it’s two pages of that – it is the circle
centered transitioning to the actual square just like
this. And then what we’re going to be doing then
is that we have a diagram provided of just a circle itself – showing
you how it’s growing out and we’re going to follow it along. And then is another diagram taking it from the grayed-out area which is
the circle that exists and then showing you how to transition it here and then you can see examples up here. So, it’s actually kind of neat how we transition,
so it doesn’t matter what circle whether it’s the one? We’re working on today, or the one that semicircle
or the one The one that’s tapestry crochet. It’s all going to be the same as far as transitioning
then out to the edge just like this. So, without further ado, let’s just go back
to the start of this diagram and let’s grab our size I 5.5 millimeter crochet hook and I’m recommending Caron One Pound
yarn for today’s yarn. This video has sound and lyrics added when
you hear this sound [musical tone] it will be your signal that the segment is
finishing up. Press stop and crochet the instructions, and
then press play again to continue along in your project. On the crochet cruises I like to teach how
to read diagrams it’s one of my go-to things on the ship and
some of you are like “oh, my God, no!” But this is actually really kind of a cool
idea and once you understand this you can leave those words aside And just follow along. So. we’re going to start off in the middle And we’re going to chain four and then we’re
going to attach it with a slip stitch And then chain up three and then go into the center ring like so. So you’re going to notice that they’re in
this whole thing is that there’s a consistency of growth as we get bigger and
bigger and bigger in each one of these our double crochet. We have a stitch key then on the top. So, as it gets bigger and bigger you’ll notice
that every time you go to start a new section there will be two Into the one and then it will be one one and
then two and then you go in the next one there’s two in the first one, and then one, one, one and then two see the
next one? Two in the first one, and then one, one, one,
one two So, it’s actually really quite easy to follow I made it as simply as I could and the only
one that’s not as simple as it could be is number 13 and that’s not a big deal, but we
need to bring it back and balance right at the very end of this. So, the last two rounds of the circle itself
are just single crochets and those are usually the rings that you saw
in the actual pattern those two there make a nice thick ring that goes all the way around. So, let’s grab our yarn now and let’s begin row number one or round number
one. So, let’s begin and create a slipknot and
we’re going to insert that into it onto the hook just like this and we want to chain a total of four, so one,
two, three and four, and I want you to insert the
hook into the beginning chain yarn over and pull through and then you have the center ring nice and tight
right in the center. Let’s begin round number one. So, in round number one we’re going to start
off with chaining of three, which counts as a double crochet, and we want to double crochet 11 times into
the center of the ring. This straggler, just wrap it around the ring
like it’s part of the ring and sort of stick underneath So, you’ll lose it underneath, so you don’t
need to weave that in later, so let’s count these out. So – this is a total of one, and two, we want to get to eleven and three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and we got nine, ten and eleven. So – you actually have twelve and the reason
for it is – that the first one here the Chain-3 counts
as one. So let’s count those out to make sure we got
it. So – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, ten, eleven and twelve. And I want you to slip stitch to the top of
the first chain three to conclude that round. So, this is round number one. Let’s move along to round number two. So as we move up to round number two. We’re going to chain up three, counts as a
double crochet, and then we’re going to put in a double crochet into the same one. And then we’re going to put two into each
one of these, as we go all the way around. I’m going to cheat the system right on this
very last one to show you how to bring this together So, you don’t have an obvious slip stitch. This is breaking the rules of crochet so exercise
caution – But this is what I would do because that’s
what I did to close it off. Let’s move on to round number two. So, let’s begin round number two. We’re going to chain up three, which counts
as a double crochet, and I want you in the same space that you
just did the join – do it again do a double crochet there, so there’s two
existing out of that one. So, moving to the next one I want you to put two double crochets in each
one all the way around. So, I’m going to leave that for you And meet back at the end of this round- [Musical
Alert] because I’m going to show you how to cheat the system. So each double crochet that you’re going into
is going to get two double crochets this time around.. This is round number two. I’ll see you at the end of this round. So, as I come out to round number two. I got one stitch left which is right here, but to see how this one
is leaning over? This is what creates that slip stitch gapping
that you see. It’s this here is part of this – so it already
exists but it creates a gap and let me just show
you and prove that to you. So the very last one I’m going to put in my two double crochets just like this, and then I
would join it to the top of the chain three that’s technically how it’s done. But, because you just did that it looks like
it’s abnormal and therefore it’ll create a gap in your space instead of being consistent. So, what I would do on the last stitch each
time you’re doing these rounds, okay? This is what I would do. Again I’m breaking the rules of crochet – so don’t
quote me on this – this is your your hack opportunity. So, I want you to go into the last one and
do the first double crochet okay, technically, I would double crochet in that
one again and then attach, but what I want you to do is that – I want you to do two together using
this final stitch and this section right here. That’s part of this it’ll do it together so
wrap the hook going into the same stitch that you were just in, pull through, pull through two, and then go into this one
here – which is technically not a stitch. Wrap it first going in pull through, pull through two, and
hold it. So, what you’re doing is that – you’re putting this gapping space
and the last stitch together to equal one stitch, which keeps your balance and then pull through
all three, and then join to the top of the first chain three and now see nice and closed? So, it’s you didn’t add any extra stitches and in fact, you just used it here just to
cover in this gap space, so let’s move all along to round number three. So, let’s move up to row number three. We’re going to chain up three, and then we’re
going to put a double crochet into the first one, which is the same one and then the next double
crochet is sitting by itself, and then the next one will have two into it,
then the next one’s by itself and the next one will have two. So, I’m going to start you off in this round we’re going to get you started And then I’ll meet you at the end of this
round – just to recap on how to finish this round to close in that gap. So that you can cheat the system just like that. So, let’s move along to round number three. So let’s move along to round number three. we’re going to chain three, which counts as
a double crochet, and then enter the same one that you did the
attaching you’re going to put in a another double crochet, so there’s your two, and in this round the
next one then is by itself and then the repeat pattern going all the way
around for this one is the next one has two – so one and two – and then the next one’s by itself, one double
crochet. So, you’re going to repeat that same pattern
going all the way round so it’s two, [Stitch Stop] one, two, one and then you’ll
meet me at the end of this round, I’ll recap on how to cheat the system. To hide in that slip stitching that you would
normally have. And I’ll see you at the end of this round. So, I’m back then to the last stitch that’s available, and then this is the one
that it goes over to here. So, if you’re doing this correctly after you’re going all the way around see
how you got two here, and you got one left Well the next time you come around you’ll
have two there and then you’ll have two left, so Because you’re starting off with the – double
right in the middle like the two right in the start for example Then the next one’s one, when you go to finish
these off you’re finishing after that point so there’s two here and there’s one left. So what we want to do to fill in that space
is- that we’re going to put these two together. So, just going into the last – one pull through,
pull through two and hold and then go into that last space right here, which is technically not a stitch. We’re just filling it in pull through two
and hold and then pull through all three loops and then join it. Okay, so the last time we did it, we were
doing it so that two into the same one but because we’re now getting it bigger. You’re going to see that It’s going to be done that way. So let’s move along to round number four. So chain up three – So, one, two, three. Two into the very first one that you did the
attaching to and then the next two are one each, so one double crochet in each. Okay, so the repeat pattern for number four
is – two into the next one – so, one and two and then one into each one into the next two okay, so please do that all the way around
for round number four. I’m going to insist that you’re now going to finish up. Just like hiding your – your slip stitching Just like I showed you. I’ll show you one more time – and then I’m going to then leave got part
of the tutorial for you then for the rest without having to reshow you each and every time. So, two into the next one, and then one into
each of the next two, please do that for round number four. So, I’m finishing up round number four so
the next one has two in it just keeping the counts, and then you’ll end
up with two left, which is the right thing to do. So, we’re just going to do one double crochet
in the next just like that and now there’s only one here but you want to put it together with the space. So, just going in, pull through, pull through
two and hold it, and then go into that illegitimate space – pull through two and
hold it and then pull through all three and then join it and that was round number four,
So I’m not going to show you that anymore, I’m going to keep on going. So, let’s then move on to round number five. So – one, two, three, counts as a double crochet, and you’re going
to double crochet into the same one okay, and then now the next three are going
to be one double crochet each, so – one, two, and three. So, the repeat pattern for number five is
that there’s two into the next one – so – one and two and then the next three are one double crochet. Please repeat that pattern all the way around
for round number five. Do the same trick at the very end, I’m not going to show that to you – and then
we’ll keep on moving. So this is round number five. So, I’m coming up to the end of row number
five and there’s just three in a row After we did that two into the same one and
I’m just going to do my little trick at the end the last one I’m going to just make it and link it directly
to that space that’s right in front of it, and we’ll bring
that to conclusion. So, that’s round number five. Let’s move on to round number six. Let’s move along to round number six now. We’re going to chain up total of three, counts as a double crochet,
and put a double crochet right into the same one and now in row number –round number six there’s
going to be four in a row of double crochets, so let’s count those out. So – one, two, and three and four and Then the next one is going to have two. So, if you’re ever unsure – see how the two
are into the same one right here – the first one is always the one that has the
two in it just so you know – when you’re doing this double crochet into
the circle – the only exception is a very final round as we go all the way round in round thirteen. So, again to recap then round six is four
in a row, so – one, two, three, and four. And [Stitch Stop] then the next one is going
to have two and you can see the see how it’s the same once under there. So the first one is helps to please do that
same thing going all the way around for round number six So, I am now at the end of round number six. I’m putting my finals together there’s four in a row and again do my little
trick then with the last one by putting it together with that space and that concludes off round number six. Just really quite easily. So, let’s set begin round number seven. Round number seven, let’s begin chain up three
and then just double crochet into the same one
– remember if you’re changing colors at any time I will be showing changing colors on round
number ten. So, if you want to fast forward if you want
to learn how to do that sooner just fast forward around number ten. So, in round number seven we’re going to do
the next five in a row so we did double crochet into the first one and the
chain three counts of two – so it’s going to be five in a row this time So – this is number two, three, four, and five and then the next one has two, and again if you look
where the two are in there, it’s the first one there that has the two It’s always a nice to have a visual confirmation. So. again It’s going to be five in a row and then two,
five in a row and two. Please do that around for number seven. So, I’m now coming up to the end of round
number seven, remember that there’s still five in a row, so – one, two, three, four and then I do my hacker trick this is
a fifth one, but I’ll add the gap in there just bring it together, okay, together and then just attach to the
top of the chain three. So that’s around number seven. Let’s move on to round number eight, chain up three, counts a double crochet, a
double crochet into the same one so, there’s your two into the same one. And now for round number eight, the next six
are by themselves. So, let’s do that – so- it’s one, two, three, four, five, and six just like that, and then the next
one has two in it. And if you look at – see where it’s down and
below [Musical Alert] First one of that two that has the two again this time, so six in a row, and then two, six in a row and
then two. Please do that all the way around. So I’m just finishing up round number eight and I’m just doing my final stitches here and
the last one I’m going to do my magic and put that together with the space close that off and make it look real good. Okay, so let’s move on to round number nine. So, we just got one more round to do and then
I’m going to change the color to red to match the sample that I showed in the very beginning of today’s tutorial. So this one is chain three again, it counts as a double crochet, double crochet
into the same one, and now the next seven in a row will be one double crochet each. So – one, two, three, four, five, six and seven – and then there will be two in the
next one. And again, see where this these two are together? So, you see that see the first one is the
one with the two. [Stitch Stop] I just want to give you that as a reference
point okay? So, here for round number nine it’s seven in a row, then two, seven and then
to continue that all the way around. So I’m finishing up round number nine and I’m just coming right to the end keeping my
count, so I’m all good and again that last one. I’m just going to put together, but I’m going
to change my color now and move along to do the next color that is available. So, this is looks really quite amazing so
to finish off my color. So those that are want to do that, you can change colors at any time, but you
just have to just cut your yarn, and then just pull through And then just weave it through about two inches – back and forth underneath the stitches here and then when you come back in the next round
you’re going to go right up over top of that and then you’ll trap that permanently in position – or you could use
the darning needle if you wish, but this is the way that I would do it just as a peace of mind. So, let’s begin around number ten – so I’m
going to use red. So, we have a total of four more rows to go
so, we have a two double crochet and then two single crochet rows. So, right where we finished off we want to
rejoin our yarn back in and start again. So, this is where I joined it so I’m going to start there. And I want to just pull it through with a
slip stitch and now chain three – so – one, two, three
– and you guess right. It counts as a double crochet, and lay this straggler down, so go into the same
stitch, but lay this down And then you’ll trap that underneath those
stitches, and then you won’t have to worry about either. So, you get two into the first one, then and
then how many in a row for number ten? It’s going to be eight. So there’s eight double crochets in a row. So you kind of know the rhythm. So, there’s going to be eight, and then two,
and then eight, and then two. So keep on doing that all the way around for
round number ten, and then we’re going to fasten this color off bring on white and then bring back the red at a later time. So please do that all the way around for round
number ten. So, as you come around in number ten you’re
going to notice that you have the woven in end that you had, you want to make sure that you
get underneath that so that you can trap it under position. So, I just did my two there in a row, so just
when I insert in – make sure that it stays above so that I can get it in there, so just when
I go see do you see it right there? It’s that line. So, when I sink in I want to make sure I get
underneath that so that it will get stuck in to position as you go. So, you’re just going to go all the way to
the end just following it around and then I’ll do my little
trick at the end in order to keep it looking consistent without any slip stitching,
obvious stitch work here, so that I’m just going to go right into the beginning bring those together [Stitch Stop] and then
go into the top. So, I’m going to fasten off this yarn here just like I did before and I’m going to bring
on my white next. So, please join me in just a second. So, let’s move on to round number eleven. I’m going to bring in my white now for my
stripe. And just going to create a slip knot – put
it onto the hook, and right where I have see the first two coming in? I’m going to go in the top of that first one. Attach it with the slip stitch like I had
before and then chain three. So- one, two, three. I know the whites hard to see on the white
background. And then just double crochet into that same
one as always and so then this one here is nine in a row, with just double crochets. So, last time it was eight, so the next is
nine. So – one, two, and three and go all the way to nine and then
two, nine, and then two. Please do that all the way around for round
number eleven. So, I’m coming up to the end of round number
eleven and just continuing to have everything in balance and I’m coming in to my last stitch and doing
my magic trick I’ll just bring in the first in just to cover
that seam line and then attach to the chain three. So, we’re going to fasten off this yarn [Stitch
Stop] and we’re going to bring back the red for
two more rounds of single crochets this time, and we’ll be right back so just fasten this off and let’s get our
red ready to go again. So, let’s begin round number twelve. We’re going to bring back our red and we’re
going to attach. This time it’s going to be a single crochet round and
so we have the two that we had so here’s the line coming up So it’s the first one – we’re going to attach
with the slip stitch, chain one (only this time because it’s a single
crochet,) and then just going into the same one in single crochet and then single crochet once more into that
first one okay. So, what we’re going to do then we’re going
to work our way all the way around so this time what we need to do is that we
need to put ten single crochets in a row. So let’s count these out. So – one, two, and three. See I’m going up over top of the line two. This is so one two three and four and five and six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. And now the next one see how they got the two
into the same one for a reference point? That one’s going to be two single crochets so you’re going to do ten in a row and then
two, ten in a row and two. Please do that all the way around for round number 12. So, I’m coming to the end of round number
12, and I’m just doing things that is normal here’s my last one, and I’m just going to
just put two together. This is a single crochet – Let me show you that -so you’re going to single
crochet but you’re going to put two together –
so just wrap and pull through go into the space and pull through and then
you have three on your hook, pull through and then you’ve just filled in that space, and then
just join it to the top of the first single crochet that you had started with. So, we have one more round to do in the round
here, and we’re going to leave on this here. So, we’re going to change gears a little bit
– so, we’re going to chain up one and what we’re going to do then to begin this
– is that we’re going to put in two single crochets to start and the count this time around is going to be
eight, and then two, eight and then two. So let’s do the first eight. So- one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight and then two. So, please do that same thing going all the
way around for round number thirteen. So, I’m just coming up on the end of round
number thirteen, and I’m just putting the last one in and I’m
attaching it to the gapping space to finalize it to bring it to conclusion – and
attach to the first top of the single crochet then that’s it. So, now we’re physically done the round and
now we’re going to transition now to a square. [Stitch-Stop] We’re going to talk about that
next, and I want you to think about where that slip stitching line is in the middle
of it, and we’ll be right back. Let me just fasten this off, and I’ll see
you in just a moment. So, I’m back here and now I have my circle
just like you see here, so I got two of these now the perfect size. They’re awesome! You’ll see the slip stitching line is right
here is barely hard to tell because of the way that I did it and you can see before I didn’t do it as the same – I
did it kind of conventionally – therefore you can kind of see it and this is the ‘why’
I’m doing it this way I’m doing it here. So, what you want to do is you want to classify where you’re going to put your motif. If you’re going to use one at all, because you’re going to want to put them on
the seam line under a certain line that is not so obvious So maybe you don’t want to coming off to the
side or on the top just think about where this is, because what you
need to do is – that we’re going to start off right in the corner first as we begin and you’re going to want to position
where this line is right off the top is so that you can have
total control of it. Just think about at this point you have four sides to be able to work with,
and so if you wanted that down here then maybe then you’ll start off, and you’ll
start off a corner like here, and then just build it out if you want to. And then just keep it so it looks consistent. So, if you’re doing more than one of these
for the particular blanket you maybe want to watch where this line is and
make it the same each and every time. So let’s begin and we’re going to transition
now to a square. So, let’s create a slip knot to begin and
I’m just following the same line and this is where I want my first corner to
be okay, so we’re going to just insert our hook in and I’m going to attach it with a slip stitch,
and then I’m going to chain four and that counts as a treble. So- one, two, 38
three, and four. So, each one of the sides are identical to
each other. It’s important to keep count as you go all
the way around. So what we want to do is that – we want to treble
into that same one. So, we’re creating one half of a corner first. And we’ll create the other half of this corner
when we come back around the other side. So, we have two trebles into the same one. So now what we want to do is that we want
in the next four stitches to be trebles. So – we’re going to wrap the hook twice and
go into the next four, for one treble each. So, let’s do that. Ya notice that I’m burying in the tail as
I go to keep it underneath the stitches, so I’m putting four trebles in a row just like that okay. So, this is the very corner of your piece. So now, what we’re going to do is – that the next five will be one double
crochet each. So, let’s just do that. So – one, (I’ll count these out), two, three, four and five. So, there is five doubles in a row. So we’re going to I’m going to drop the straggler
now. So, the next five are going to be half double
crochets, so we’re going to go one, two, three, four, and five. Okay, so let’s recap. So – you had – after you did the first one
was a corner – you had four trebles, you had five doubles, five half doubles – and now you’re going to
do eleven single crochets. So this is the middle section. So – one, and two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven. So, this is the very side of your of your
square, so this is the corner, this is the middle of the side, and then the
corner will be over here somewhere, so think about this as a mirror image. So, what you have to do is that you have to
reverse what you just did over here. So you are doing to do up to begin. We’re going to do five half double crochets,
five doubles, and then some trebles. So, let’s do the half doubles first, so we’re
going to put five in a row, so – one, two, three, four, and five half doubles. Now we’re going to do five doubles, so let’s
do that. So – 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, really easy right? And now we’re going to do trebles So, we’re going to do 4 trebles in a row just
like we did on the other side, so let’s do that. So, we have 1, 2, we have 3, and 4. So, there is your 4 trebles, and now the next
one is the next corner. So, to do that to corner what we’re going
to do is that – we’re going to put 2 trebles into the same one and then we’re going to chain 2 and then we’re going to do trebles into that one
again, so it’s just like we’re starting the other side. So, I’m just grabbing some more yarn here. So, we’re going to put 2 more trebles into
that same one to finalize the corner. You get that? So, all you’re just going to do is that you’re
going to repeat what you already know from this one over here, so let’s just do
one more side just to make sure that you got it, and
we’ll just take our time here on tutorial format. So, we’re going to put 4 trebles in a row,
so let’s count. So – 1, 2, 3, & 4 just like so. And now the next five will be one double each. So, we’ve got one, two, three, four and five. Now the next five will be half doubles So, let’s count those too – one, two, three, four, and five. And now we’re ready for the middle section,
because there here is a corner and we’re going to be in the middle. So, then middle one there’s going to be eleven
single crochets, so that was one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven. And now we’re going to start getting bigger
again as we head to the next point of the corner. and What we’re going to start out with is – five
half doubles, so – one, two, three, four and five and now we’re going to do five
doubles, so – one, two, three, four and five. And now we’re going to get to the biggest
one. So, we’re going to do four trebles in a row. So – one, and we go to two, we’re going to three, and we got four and then the next one is the corner once again. So, the corners if you remember our two tr-
are two trebles in a row. So – one – I mean two trebles is the same one, sorry – then
chain two. This is your very corner and two trebles once
again inside. So, if you want to just review just rewind
this this part of the tutorial and just work your way across and you are making the circle [Stitch Stop] transitioning
into a square. So continue all the way around, I’ll meet me
to the other side of this, and then we’ll move on to the second round
of the transitioning. So, let’s finish this off. You can do it two ways – you can either chain
two and attach it to the top of the first chain four, [which is what I technically do] But if you’d like to be right directly in
the center what you can just do is that you can just finish it with a half double crochet – so you just wrap the
hook and then just go into the top of the chain four and half double crochet that like that and then
you end up it right in the middle. That’s up to you. Jeanne would do it that way – I would do it this way- or the other or the
other way. So, Jeanne does it this way I’d do it the other way. So, let’s begin the second round. So, we’re going to chain up four (which counts
as a treble again), and we’re going to treble once
again into this chain two space just like that. So, what we’re going to do this time is that there’s going to be three trebles
in a row – so wrap the hook – this is the last time you’ll be doing trebles. I know that you love them a lot! So, we’re going to do three trebles in a row and then we’re going to move on. So, the next six are going to be double crochets. So, just going into the next six – so let’s
count these out together. So – one, two, three, four, five, and six. And then the next six are going to be half
doubles, so we have one, two, three, well, I think I skipped one. Let’s try it again. We’ll be three, four, five and six just like this. The next 13 now are going to be a single crochet,
so let’s do that, so – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen just like that. And now the next six are going to be half
doubles – so let’s do that, so I got a total of one,
two, three, four, five and six. Now let’s go up to a double. So, we’re going to do six in a row. So – one, two, three, four, five and six, and now you’ll see that you
only have three more trebles left and we only want to put it in three anyway,
so – we’re just going to do three trebles left. So, do one into each with the treble Those trebles come in handy, I know a lot of people don’t like it because
they have to rotate that extra time around the hook, But then it’s a much taller stitch right? So can’t have one without the other. So, once you get that done we’re now going to go into a corner. So, the corners will always be the same of two trebles followed by chain two And – two troubles once again. So, you can reverse this video and start back
up again as we go across. So, then the next three are trebles- six doubles
– six half doubles – fourteen singles, and then six half doubles
– six doubles and then three trebles and then the corner of two trebles – chain two – two trebles [Stitch
Stop] Please do that all the way around I’ll meet
ya at the end of this rotation. So as you come all the way back around we’re going to then – you got three trebles
in a row – and you’re going to finish it off and finish the corner with two trebles. And you’ve got two choices you can either chained two – one and two and
join to the top of the chain four- or you can just pull that back out and just half double crochet
to the top of that one as well And that will point you directly in the center. So, let’s move along to the third round and
this is the last time that you’ll be doing it because
you’re almost to the shape of the square, 541
but you can still see that, your oval a little bit, so, we’re going to be able to get that completely
fixed in the next round. So, let’s move a long and get that. So, this is the next round this is two final round that transitions it and it gets it as close as
it will ever be to a square – and it really will be a square. So, you’re going to chain three , this time
this counts as a double crochet and you’re going to double crochet into the
same space just like that. So, what you’re going to do is – the next
seven stitches are going to each be a double crochets so, you’re done with the trebles. So – one, and two, three, four, five, six, and seven. Now, the next eight are going to be half double
crochets, so you got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight just like that, Now the next 17 are
going to be single crochets, so we have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen and seventeen. So now the next eight are going to be half
double crochets, so let’s do that. So – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight, and now the next seven are
going to be doubles. So – one, two, three, four, five, six and, seven takes you to the last one before
the corner, and so the corners will always be the same of two double crochets this time and then chain two and two double crochets. So, this will take you then to restart once
again So, let’s just recap – you can rerun the video
and follow me across again If you need to – so, it’ll be seven doubles,
eight half doubles, seventeen singles, eight half doubles, seven doubles, and then the corners will be
2 doubles – chain two – 2 doubles. Please do that all the way around and I would
see you at the end of this round and we’ve got one more round to go. So, when you come all the way back around
you’re going to finish off the final corner and put in two double crochet and then this is it for this transitioning and then we just have one more boarder around
so you can chain 2 and then join to the top if you want to. and Then we’re just going to fasten off and we just have one more round to do and this
would be the final conclusion of this and then you can sew on your motifs
if you would like to. In order to customize it for you, the star as
I mentioned at the start at the tutorial is just from a baby blanket. I just did a star and then I stopped when
I thought it was going to fit into the middle of the circle. So, it’s actually kind of an easy idea and
I’ll put a suggestion in the More Information of the video – or In the More Information link of today’s tutorial. You can see that it’s now technically into its square, and now the last round will make it completely
into the square – so it’s just slightly bent up a little bit. [Stitch Stop] Not a big deal, but the next round will completely
finish it off. So, let’s do the final and I’m just bringing
back the blue kind of matches the the middle. Up to you – your colors that you wish. We’re going to start off in one corner. It doesn’t matter which one, just go right
into the chain two space, attach it with a slip stitch. And then I want you to chain a total of 3,
so – 1, 2, 3, it counts as your double crochet and then double crochet once again. And now each stitch across is just going to
get one double crochet noticing that I’m burying in the end as I go. And so, when you hit the next corner You’re going to do the same thing of chain
– oh sorry – two double crochet, chain two, two double crochet, and then continue
on – but just one double crochet in each. So please do that all the way around this
is your final round of the square And I will see you at the end of this revolution. So, I’m now coming all the way back around
and the last corner is going to be two double crochet,
followed by a chain two, abd two double crochet. So, because this is the very end of the square
I’m going to show you with the darning needle how to finish this off. So, just leave an extra long tail. So that you can feed it through a darning
needle and just feed it through. So just pull it snug, and I want you to take
this tail here with your darning needle and just put it on. You don’t want to gift this to a child and the
tails fall out. Any other place we could bury it, but we can’t bury it right
at the end. So just drag it along the stitch work do not impede with the outside stitches. So just keep on the inside and when you pop
it Just make sure it’s underneath the line. So, you should not be able to see it when
you look down okay, and just pull it through and just go one Okay, pull it snug – but just make sure it’s
got the flexibility right off the bat and go back in the other direction for two and finally go in the other direction for three. So, I’m going in different sets of fibers
when I go back and forth because if you go in the exact same path It’ll never stay. So, then you can just pull it and now you
can just safely trim it down into your project and it will never fall out, because you weaved it in all the way. So, this is how to complete – this let me
just back away the camera and let’s show you what we’ve got done. today So, here’s our square today this is the right side that facing up you’ll
notice that it looks different on the back side and here’s the
other one that was the original so you can see that you can just sew on motifs We’ll do in a separate video on how to sew
on motifs just for your convenience. But this is how it will look. It’ll be completely flat and when you go to
join it to a neighboring square they’ll be perfectly in line with each other. So, here’s the seam line up here doesn’t matter
where it is. It only matters until you put a seam – like
a motif down on here. Then it will have a direction, but right now it’s a clean slate, or you can do anything
that you want, or you could just leave it like this as well. So, until next time I’m Mikey, on behalf of
The Crochet Crowd, as well as my friends over at Yarnspirations. Thank you so much We’ll see you again real soon. Bye Bye.

1 thought on “Crochet Comic Squares – Lightening”

  1. Ashley Perez says:

    Where I can find the lightning bolt?

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