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  • Would you like to award someone special a knitted rosette? See the pattern to knit one here!

  • Little Squares Scarf, (quick pattern).

  • Little Squares Scarf, (step-by-step pattern, with lots of step-by-step photos).

  • How to sew up crochet or knitting with an invisible stitch, step-by-step tutorial

  • Sisterhood Crochet Blanket pattern for square.

  • step-by-step pattern for Sisterhood Crochet Blanket square. Makes crocheting this pattern a doddle for beginners!

  • step-by-step tutorial for some basic crochet stitches

  • Tara's failsafe cup cake sponge recipe

  • knitted slipper pattern

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Lauren Miller

I absolutely LOVE this and just made my first square! Thank you for your wonderful directions :)


Thank you so much Vanessa for going to the trouble of writing an extra tutorial for us beginners- i can't wait to start choosing some colours and yarns to make this one!


Thank you so much for taking time to do this pattern. It it a great stash buster and I know will be fun to boot! I am somewhere between a novice and competent - so as an experiment I tried one from the basic instructions and then another one using step-by-step to check I was doing it right. Quick question - in the step-by-step, after making the circle you say chain 4, then take us through a treble,then say to do 2 more treble - should that not be one more treble as the cahin 4 acts as first treble??? I think this differs from the basic instructions where it's chain 4 then 2 treble. Thanks again, I love your scarf.

Vintage Jewelry Store

wow..this scarf is looking very beautiful. I have similar colourful earrings. It definitely give great look with this scarf. Thank you for sharing !!

Laurette from France

Thank you for this !! I'm an absolute novice, I tried and now I can crochet !! (it was a kind of dream) I'm so happy... Next step : the sisterhood blanket !
Thanks again, you rock !!


Thank you; I was looking for directions for squares just like this.


Thank you for sharing this. This is a wonderful pattern. Your instructions are perfectly clear. The scarf is beautiful!


Very clear instructions, thank you so much for taking the time. And what a pretty way to use up odds and ends! Now where's my 5mm crochet hook ....

Wow, thank you so much for all the photos, I really want to try this and your instructions give me the confidence that I might actually succeed! :)


Great tutorial! I just learned how to crochet and these instructions were clear and fun. Thanks for sharing.


Your instructions are so thorough and clear! And you sound SO sweet and cute in them! LOL I love the way you're like "now what I need you to do..." It just makes me want to have a conversation with you. :) Thanks so much!


I made this scarf using Red Heart's pink camo yarn and it came out beautitul. Unfortunately, my sewing isn't so great, even with your invisible stitches tutorial and you can see some of my sewing yarn in places. I think next time I make this - yes there absolutely will be a next time - I will use the join-as-you-go method. :)



Fabulous! I really want to start crocheting and this looks like a great first pattern. Thank you!


wow! thank you!!!! I just finished knitting a hat and I had absolutely no idea what I'll make next! and now it seems I'll go back to crocheting a bit :)
this scarf is so beautiful!!! AWESOME!!!! :)



I picked up a crochet hook for the first time and followed this tutorial - I am hooked, thank you so much for taking the time to put this down for everyone to share.


Wow I love the scarf and don't normally crochet but I will now! Thanks Jeanette

June Ledet

It was very easy to do when I look at the pattern for it.


Hi - I have not crocheted before, but really inspired to try this - Many Thanks :o)

The Muse of The Day

Ok. I made it to the right spot - boy am I happy to see the step by step version. I think I am going to have a go at it. Your instructions should be clear enough for me to do it after dinner when I am dog tired. I don't understand why God gave dolphins the ability to sleep with half their brains awake and lefts us poor souls without that ability. Can you imagine how much we could get done in a day if we had dolphin sleeping habits? Thanks for doing all the work of the tutorial - I know just how much effort step-by-step instructions like that take. Carolina

Susy Martin

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am expecting twins in a few months and wanted to learn to crochet in case I am put on bedrest. I like that I can practice on your squares without worrying about making mistakes on a whole project. Hopefully, after I make enough squares, I will feel confident to make some baby items! :)

Emily Heebs

Would I be able to just slip stitch the very last stitch? or would it turn out funny. It seems easier doing that then trying to sow every square.
Oh, and I love the scarf :) I'm planning on making the scarf into a blanket.


This looks like a double stitch.... is it the same? can i just use a double?

Lori Leonard

I agree, the instructions say a treble (triple) but the illustrations show a double crochet stitch.
However, the illustration for the alternate closing stitch is awesome and I will continue to use that. I have crocheted for many, many years and never seen that! Thanks.

yvonne nordeen

I have crocheted 4 forty plus years and I cant wait to try this scarf. I love all kinds of scarfs. Thank you 4 posting it. Will return and let u know how it turns out. Joy in Jesus.


How big are each of the squares? I wanted to do these squares to make a baby blanket. Do you have a suggestion for the dimensions of a baby blanket?

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  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

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