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Wimbledon Challenge - Day One

Rackets at the ready and off we go!


Today we are sharing our first two squares that remind my husband of the mesh on a tennis racket.
Just a reminder:
1: We will release a crochet square pattern and a knitted square pattern on our blog on the website each day throughout Wimbledon.
2: You can make your squares in any weight yarn and make as many squares as you like, for example you might make one of each square or pick 3 squares and make lots of those.
4: You can use any hook or needle size you like and as few or as many colours as you like.
3: The challenge is to see what you make with your squares e.g cushion, blanket, garment, toilet seat cover. Be creative!
4: At the end of the challenge email or message us photos of your finished item or bring in to the shops for photos.
5: Photos will be shared on our social media and website and the public will vote on their favourite. A prize will be given for the winner and runner up.

Knitted Square
Sample pictured knitted on 4mm needles using DK yarn
Abbreviations: K = knit, P = purl
Cast on 30 stitches (or a multiple of 5 if you want to make your squares bigger or smaller, just remember to knit more or less rows to make a square!)
  1. (Right Side) Knit
  2. *K1, P4, rep from * to end
  3. *K3, P2, rep from * to end
  4. *K3, P2, rep from * to end
  5. *K1, P4, rep from * to end
  6. Knit

Repeat these 6 rows a further 7 times (8 repeats in total) and cast off

Crochet Square

Sample crocheted using a 4mm hook with DK yarn

Abbreviations: (UK terms) ch = chain, ch sp = chain space, dc = double crochet, htr = half treble, tr = treble
Chain 32 (or a multiple of 7 + 4 if you want to make your squares bigger or smaller, just remember to crochet more or less rows to make a square!)
  1. (Wrong side) 1dc into 5th ch from hook. 3ch, miss 3ch, 1dc into next ch. *3ch, miss 2ch, 1dc into next ch. Rep from * to last 2ch. 1ch, 1htr into last chain, turn.
  2. 1ch, 1dc into first htr. *1ch, into next 3ch arch make (1tr, 1ch) 4 times. 1dc into next 3ch arch. Rep from * to end putting last dc into 2nd chain. Turn
  3. 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), miss first ch sp, 1dc into next ch sp, 3ch, miss 1ch sp, 1dc into next ch sp. *3ch, miss 2ch sps, 1dc into next ch sp, 3ch, miss 1 ch sp, 1dc into next ch sp. Rep from * to last ch sp. 1ch, 1tr into last dc. Turn
  4. 3ch (counts as 1tr). In first ch sp make (1tr, 1ch) twice. 1dc into next 3ch arch. *1ch, in next 3ch arch make (1tr, 1ch) 4 times. 1dc into next 3ch arch. Rep from * to last ch sp. 1ch and make (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into last ch sp. 1tr into 3rd of 4ch at the beginning of the previous row. Turn
  5. 3ch (counts as 1htr, 1ch). 1dc into 1st ch sp, 3ch, miss 2ch sps, 1dc into next ch sp. *3ch, miss 1ch sp, 1dc into next ch sp, 3ch, miss 2ch sps, 1dc into next ch sp. Rep from * to last 2tr. 1ch, 1htr into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row. Turn
  6. Repeat rows 2 to 5 a further 3 times ( 4 repeats in total) and fasten off.

Pop back tomorrow for the next 2 squares!

Cara

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Repeat these 6 rows a further 7 times (8 repeats in total) and cast off

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