Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 1

After making the Nuts About Squares Cal by Esther Dijkstra, I couldn’t help but start another.
My Nuts About Squares Afghan, was my favourite make up until a few weeks ago.
I still love everything about it and I’m so pleased its gone to a good home.


Way back in September 2017 I started the journey of making 144 squares for a blanket that would fit a double bed floor to floor.
This blanket/throw/bedspread would be a present for my wonderful Mum.🎁

She picked her colours and I started to work, making the first square of many.
My intention was to follow the original “Nuts About Squares” Crochet Along, adding any squares that took my fancy.
I decided to start with one of my all time favourites, “Lotus Moon” by Polly Plum.


Polly, is my all time favourite square designer. There is just something about her squares, be it her pattern writing skills, her presentation, the texture or simply the beauty, they just always draw you in and you have to stop what ever you are already making and start her new pattern.

I have made Polly’s Lotus Moon square many times, you can read all about a blanket I made for my twin sister Hayley, here.

With Mums choice of yarn at hand, my favourite yarn, Scheepjes Stonewashed, in colours –

801 Moon Stone
810 Garnet
808 Corundum ruby
817 Citrine
285 Malachite
232 Enstatite
820 Rose quartz

Which I purchased from Wool Warehouse and Lusciously Loopy Yarn.
I set to work using the below colour order.

Round 1 – Citrine
Round 2 – Citrine
Round 3 – Malachite
Round 4 – Corundum Ruby
Round 5 – Garnet
Round 6 – Corundum Ruby
Round 7 – Moon Stone
Round 8 – Moon Stone
Round 9 – Moon Stone
Round 10 – Enstatite
Round 11 – Corundum Ruby
Round 12 – Corundum Ruby
Round 13 – Corundum Ruby
Round 14 – Moon Stone
Round 15 – Garnet.


The “Nuts About Squares Cal” call’s for a finish stitch count of, 44 Half Double Crochet (hdc), so I have had to add an additional round on all the squares to make them all have same stitch count of 44 HDC (on each side), so they are all ready for joining and edging.

For the Lotus Moon Square, I made the additional round as followers –

2 Half Double Crochet (hdc), Chain 2, 2 hdc in corner in all corners, and then made hdc across, giving me the final stitch count of 44.


She turned out pretty well, don’t you agree?


Pop back soon to find out all about the other squares, I have made so far. 
Before I go tho, don’t forget you can visit Polly Plum, get help or support, and stay up to date on new patterns by checking out her website
For things like tutorials and free patterns follow Every Trick on the Hook on Facebook, you can follow  polly_plum_crochet on instagramand also find her on Ravelry Polly’s Place on Ravelryand get lots of help and support from the Facebook group, Polly Plum Pattern Posse.

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Until next time, have a hooktastic day.
Too-da-loo for now.


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