Crochet 9 Patch Pattern (12″) – Patchwork Square Calendar Blanket – January

hey everybody welcome to the 2020
calendar blanket this year we’re going to crochet ourselves a patchwork quilt
fabric patchwork is really old early examples of it have been found in
Chinese and Egyptian tombs a lot of it being dated to 5000 years ago
so the concept has been around for quite a while but unlike traditional fabric
patchwork we are not going to be sewing little pieces of fabric together we’re
just going to be crocheting those images into a single block so this year no
sewing at all I know a lot of you are trying really hard to use up the yarn
you have in your stash this year so consider this patchwork blanket a really
good scrap project every single block and we’re going to do one each month is
a great opportunity to use up the scraps that you’ve been accumulating over the
last couple of years make sure you border each square with the same color
so for me I’m going to border every single one of my squares in white that
way no matter what you do color wise for each of these squares if they all have
the same border color your entire blanket will have a unified neat and
tidy look when it’s all done so what’s the first square well we are going to
begin with the super traditional nine patch the nine patch quite literally
what it says it is nine patches of color nine perfect little squares and there
are a lot of ways you can actually put this pattern together so you only have
to make one I’m stressing that right now you only need doing one of these for the
January square but I went ahead and made a couple more so that you can get an
idea of how different that pattern can look depending on what you want to do
with the colors this nine patch is built in a checkerboard sort of fashion so
I’ve only used two colors and most of the blocks from
to do this year are either two or three colors not including the border so if
you’re picking yarn specifically for this pattern you can make a special
color palette for it think two or three colors per block and you can pick your
colors accordingly but like I said if you are using up your
scraps let me show you what a nine patch looks like with every color of the
rainbow so that’s a nine patch using any old color I could find in my stash in
fact I kind of wet with a rainbow feeling I went red pink orange yellow
green green blue blue purple there’s nine patches so each one of these is a
different color again bordered the whole thing in one color and I love how that
one looks very different to the checkerboard fashion and here’s the same
pattern but made to look like a cross so instead of doing the middle square a
different color like we did on the checkerboard you do the middle stripe
all one color and the two middle pieces on the other side of it the same color
and you get a really cool cross effect so same nine patch square if you change
up the colors you can get a completely scrappy look a checkerboard look or even
a cross look so have fun when you decide to put your colors together you can get
a lot of different looks with the same square so I’m going to show you how to
do a checkerboard version of this pattern but I’m going to explain to you
how you can do any of the other two that I showed you or even some of these other
little ones we’re gonna stick in here down below some other little color
graphs I put together you’re definitely gonna want to make yourself a little
graph to follow I’ll explain more of that as we get into the tutorial and
I’ll talk a little bit more about fabric or I should say yarn in this case and
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browser so let’s a grab our hooks grab our yarn we’ll head on over to the craft
table a little stitch up the January 9 patch square together for each of my
calendar squares I will be using a 5.5 millimeter
also known as an eye or a nine in the u.s. a size five in the UK in addition
to your hook it’s always a good idea to have a pair of scissors and a yarn
needle on hand all of my squares will be made using an acrylic size for medium
weight yarn because I have a whole lot of it and I love the colors that it
comes in all of my squares will also have a white border so I will be using
the same border color throughout I recommend you do the same thing so that
when you put your blanket together you have a nice unified look including
your border each of your squares in the 2020 blanket will require 87 to 90 yards
of yarn each that’s about 45 grams but of course you’re going to be using
different colors so in the case of our nine patch block each of these little
squares is 10 yards of yarn around five grams so if you were making the
multicolored one you need ten yards or five grams of each color including your
border if you’re making a bicolor square so the checkerboard or even the cross
version you’re going to have a color eight which will have five blocks and a
color B which will have four blocks color a will require around 50 yards 25
grams of color of yarn and color B will require around 40 yards 20 grams of yarn
you’re still going to need ten yards or five grams of your border color and like
I said I’ll be using white for mine before we start crocheting I recommend
that you take a moment to quickly sketch out a color guide for yourself to follow
so if you’re doing the checkerboard or the cross or the multicolored square
sketch out a quick square shape break it into three rows of three blocks each and
quickly sketch in the colors that you want to follow this will help keep you
sort of on track because we’re not building the square left to right right
to left we’re actually going to be building it a bit differently so that we
can get that truly patchy kind of look going so I highly recommend making
yourself a quick little color guide to follow you’ll find it really helpful
alright a quick glance at the guide we’re actually going to be starting with
the middle set of blocks so we’re going to start in the bottom middle of our
square so whatever colored block that is on your
little color gram you’re going to grab that color and your hook so for me
that’s going to be blue we’re going to start with a slipknot I’ll cut that out
of the way and we’re going to chain 14 to begin once you have 14 chains you’re
going to skip the first three chains from the hook find the fourth one and
double crochet into it we will be using the double crochet stitch throughout
this entire square pattern that chain three or chain two and a little sort of
base chain is going to count as a double crochet you’re going to double crochet
into each of the chains all the way back to the beginning and including that
turning chain at the end you will have 12 double crochets at the end of row one at the end of Row one you should have
something that looks like this that’s 11 double crochets plus you’re
turning chains for a total of 12 stitches or 12 double crochet at the end
of each row we’re going to chain two and that’s the magic number so we’re only
going to be using a two turning chain in this pattern because we want the sides
of our squares to be a little on the sort of tight side so chain two at the
end of every row counts as a double crochet so chain two every time you
chain two and you start to work backwards remember to skip the first
stitch because the chain two counts as a double crochet so if it helps chain two
and then count one two three you’re gonna skip that stitch you’re going to
work into the fourth stitch away from the hook or chain two skip the first
actual stitch and double crochet into the next one so depending on what’s
easier for you to see you can just turn double crochet into
the fourth stitch away from the hook or chain to turn
skip the first stitch because it’s accounted for double crochet into the
next stitch and in each stitch back and you have to keep that in mind going
forward because that is how every single one of these little blocks is created
because you want to maintain an even stitch count of 12 double crochet in
each row magic number is 12 so two chains to turn that counts as a double
crochet and every row needs to have 12 stitches in it when you get to the end
of the row you’re going to find the top of the turning chain from the previous
row so depending on how you want to look at it doesn’t matter which of those
loops you grab if you want to stick your hook under two loops or just one but
you’re going to double crochet into the top of the turning chain so don’t forget
to do that and then count them up at the end of every row to make sure you still
have 12 and that includes the turning chains at the end of every row we chain
two and turn that chain two always counts as a double crochet and that
first stitch that first real stitch there counts as the base of that chain 2
or pretend that you double crocheted into it so you always skip that first
stitch if it helps you can count 1 2 3 4 stitches away from your hook and double
crochet into that 4th stitch so however it helps to look at it chain to turn
skip the first stitch double crochet into the next stitch or change you turn
and count four stitches away double crochet into that one you’re going to
double crochet into each stitch all the way across don’t forget the top of the
turning chain when you get there and make sure you have 12 stitches that
includes your turning chains at the end of each row when you get across to the
end of a row double check that you’ve got the top of the turning chain so
here’s our little turning chains if you have to flip them over and look at them
from the right side double crochet into the top doesn’t matter which loop you
grab and then count them up so you’re turning chains counts as a double
crochet and then you should have 11 actual
double crochet so 12 stitches in total so that’s three rows complete you want
to do three more rows chain to turn at the end of every row always skip that
first stitch double crochet into the next stitch and in each stitch across
including the top of the turning chain and I’ll see you at the end of row 6 at
the end of row 6 you should still have 12 stitches in each row remember one of
those double crochets is that turn chain 2 turning so don’t forget to count that
but you should have 6 rows so each of the blocks in our little 9 patch is
going to be 6 rows deep by 12 stitches long I’ve already run out of yarn which
was perfect timing so if you’re changing colors because you’re making the checker
block like mine or the multicolored patch block like the other one I showed
you then you’re going to fasten off to change colors however if you’re making
the one that’s in the cross shape you are not going to fasten off you are
going to continue to change you turn and continue working that double crochet
pattern all the way across until you have a long piece and you can see it
here that’s 18 rows tall by 12 stitches across so if you’re making the cross
pattern keep double crocheting don’t change colors don’t snip your yarn so
we’re just changing colors if we’re making the checkerboard
or the super multicolored patch block so for the rest of us changing colors you
just snip your yarn fasten off you can take a moment to weave in your tails and
you can flip your block we’re going to join our new color in that last stitch
right there as mentioned we’re going to be working on the middle stripe of
colors first so if you’re changing colors like I am we’re now working on
the middle of block so we’re going to take our new color we’re going to make a
slipknot and we’re going to join in the top of
the last stitch we made so that’s the last stitch of row six you’re going to
join it with a slip knot or a slip stitch I should say and when you’re
joining your yarn keep that tail towards the inside of your work so that you can
pull on it and that will keep the knot from falling out the side and making the
edge of your work look a little messy so just pull that tail to the inside we’re
going to chain two because those two chains counts as a double crochet you
see that it’s anchored in that first stitch so that’s another way to look at
it you can see that that first stitch is accounted for because of those two
chains I’m just going to work over my tail as I work and now I’m going to
double crochet into each stitch all the way across double crochet into the top
of the turning chain so don’t miss it when you get there including those two
chains that began that count as a double crochet you should still have 12
stitches at the end of this row you’re going to chain to turn and continue to
double crochet until you’ve made another six row block of double crochet built
right on to the first one at the end of row 12 or 6 more rows of double crochet
but in our new color we’ve completed the center block of our 9-patch square so
you can take your scissors fasten off remember if you’re making the cross
pattern you’re still just crocheting with that original color so you’re not
changing colors if you’re making the cross pattern but for the rest of us we
are fastened off so we’ve got six rows of the first color six rows of the
second color every row still has 12 stitches in it and now you can weave in
that tail flip it over and you’re going to grab the center top color so for me
I’m going back to blue grab the middle color so the middle color of your top
row for me that’s blue make a slipknot we’re going to join with a slip stitch
just like we did before in the top of that last double crochet we made so you
turned your work you’re now joining your new color with a
slip stitch keep that string and pull it so that you keep that knot to the inside
makes for a nice even edge chain to that counts as a double crochet that first
stitch is accounted for and you can really see it because we joined our yarn
their double crochet into the next stitch and each across don’t forget the
top of the chain two and you’re going to work six more rows of double crochet
remember to chain two turn at the end of every row alright we’ve completed the
middle section now of our nine patch if you’re making the cross you’ll have 18
rows in total of your main cross color and if you’re doing it checkerboard or
multicolored like me each of these blocks will be six rows tall by 12
stitches wide you can take a moment to snip your yarn fasten off weave in your
tails and the next block we’re going to build is this one down here so the
bottom right we’re going to work the bottom right color corner square now of
our nine patch for me that’s pink and we’re going to do that by turning our
middle section on its side like this so it might help to turn it turn your
square kind of color graph as well and now we’re working this one we’re going
to build it on top of this existing square here so we’re going to take that
bottom right patch color for me that’s pink we’re going to join it in the
bottom so the bottom of those chains you should have a whole bunch of them
running along there and join it just in the bottom of those chains same thing
with a slip knot pull that string and the knot to the inside chain two so the
block is constructed exactly the same way it’ll be a chain two turn at the end
of every row every chain two counts as a double crochet you want 12 stitches in
each row and you’re going to do 12 rows of double crochet but here’s the thing
we’re going to be crocheting it on to the edge of this block
we’re going to stop right here so we’re going to work 12 stitches across this
block or two double crochet per edge of each row so if it’s a chain two or a
double crochet you’re going to be working two stitches into it if you’re
doing the cross and so this whole thing is one color you might want to take a
moment count out your first six rows and just put a little marker right at the
top of your sixth row so you know where to stop so a little visual help is
always a good thing so we joined our yarn we’ve changed to we want to work
another double crochet so helps there’s the first row we’re going to work
another double crochet into the edge and when you’re working into the edges of
your squares you don’t want to work around the stitch you want to bisect the
stitch you’re gonna stick your hook in through some of the loops of the stitch
but not all the way around the stitch because you don’t want to create great
big gaps in your block so you want to work through the stitch so here’s that
was Row one here’s Row two we’re gonna work two double crochet across the edge
of this row and it doesn’t have to be exact ting you can just put your hook in
the next natural spot there’s no fine science to this you just want to work on
even twelve stitches across the side of that first block by bisecting the stitch
so you’re gonna stick your hook through the stitch see what I did there work to
at the end of every row here’s the next one
so I’m gonna work well let’s stick my hook through those two side loops and
make a stitch and you can tell if you’ve gone around the whole stitch because
there’s the whole stitch and if I were to work around it I would have to work
through that space but that would end up pulling up the stitch and we don’t want
to do that so you’re just gonna slowly work away at working 12 double crochets
evenly so remember your chain two counts so 11 actual double crochets up the side
of that raw edge if this is the first time you’ve ever done this
just take your time it might take a little getting used to but after a while
it will make perfect sense so there’s a couple more you see sort of I’m working
neatly here I’ve got two more rows and I want to work two double crochet across
the edge of each row and I want to time my last double crochet to be right at
that junction of color so I’m just going to make it happen any way I can and I’m
going to work my last stitch right into where that stitch meets the other color
so there you go take a moment two four six eight ten twelve make sure
you’ve got 12 stitches and now you can resume the regular block chain to turn
make sure you skip that first stitch because it’s accounted for double
crochet into the next stitch double crochet in each stitch across don’t
forget the top of the turning chain it’s just like the other blocks we’ve built
and you’re gonna do six rows each row will have 12 stitches in it at the end
of row six you should have six rows each row will have 12 stitches in it you can
sleep your yarn fasten off take a moment to weave in
your tail and lay your block back down to make sure that you’re working you’re
not going to get confused so we started by doing the middle section we’ve just
worked at the bottom right but of course we’re working now in this direction and
the next one we’re gonna do is the this is the bottom right for me I’m doing the
checkerboard so it doesn’t really matter bottom right middle and then top right
so the middle one for me will be blue because every time I add a square it
will be different it’ll be the other colors so I shouldn’t ever match two
colors together so obviously the next one I’m going to be doing is blue but
that’s why I say it’s good to have a little visual color reference so that
you know where you’re at as we work right we’re joining our next color same
thing make a slipknot and this is now my favorite part of the build of the nine
patch so as we add each successive patch we’re going to be not only attaching it
across the bottom but also attaching it up the side and this is such a cool way
to do a square by square kind of blanket so if you wanted to expand on this
concept and make a huge blanket you totally could and this is why I say this
is a fun way to make patchwork we’re not having to do any sewing we’re going to
do the same thing we’re going to build 12 double crochet across the raw side of
this middle patch so that’s still two stitches per row edge so we’re gonna
join our yarn with a slip stitch pull that tie in so we can pull the knot
around we’re going to chain two and here’s what you got to remember going
forward so when you chain two before you leave so if you’re working on the side
where there’s already a square before you leave you got to make sure you
attach it so you chain two and just poke your hook through the stitch at the side
right at the junction so there’s the row where the two rows meet and just slip
stitch so now we’ve attached our yarn to the
side of that square now you’re going to do what we just did you’re going to work
eleven more double crochets all the way across that side try to evenly space
them out work two across the edge of each stitch or each row edge don’t
stress it don’t worry about it make sure you just grab pieces of the stitch don’t
wrap your hook all the way around at the stitch because you don’t want to pull up
on the whole stitch you just want to grab pieces of it so you just stick your
hook right through the stitch or through the turning chain and you just evenly
work some double crochets along that side alright including my chain to
there’s 12 double crochet worked across the side of the center block now and you
see we attached our chain two to the side of that square now as you’re
working you might see some pulling in some funny stretching don’t worry about
it it will disappear as soon as we’ve completed our square so don’t worry too
much about your edges everything is going to even itself out when we’re done
when you get to the end of that row you’re going to chain to turn your work
remember to skip that first stitch double crochet into the next one double
crochet all the way back and when you get back to that chain two I’m going to
show you what it looks like all right I’m just working all the way back now
I’ve done ten so there’s my chain two counts I’ve worked nine actual double
crochets my 11th stitch is going to be right here so don’t forget the top of
that there’s stitch number 11 and now stitch number 12 looks a bit funny
doesn’t it there’s our turning chain you know you
have to work into the top of it but it’s wrapped around the edge of the other
block so here’s where we get creative we’re gonna double crochet by just
picking up the loops that wrap around the edge so you see
I’ve kind of grabbed a couple loops now you don’t have to grab both you can grab
the front the back you just want to grab the top of that turning chain despite
the fact that it’s attached in fact where you see it attached that’s where
you want to target your stitch you’re just going to double crochet right there
and there’s your twelfth double crochet when you finish that double crochet and
you’re up against a block you want to join the top of that double crochet to
the top of the adjoining row so right where one row meets the next one just to
stick your hook through it and slip stitch chain two to begin your next row
and before you turn because you’ve chained up you still want to attach that
so you’re gonna slip stitch into the top of that row so you should have something
that looks like this nice neat little attachments as you go
up and now we need to turn our work so this might feel weird it might be a bit
strange I recommend you do this lay your square down poke your square to the back
lay your hook on top of it so that you’re still have your your hook and
your loop I’m just gonna zoom in a little bit here so you can see what I’m
doing so you lay your square down you’ve turned we want to work back this way
make sure your hook is on top of that square and your yarn is also out front
you’re going to pull it in that direction and this stitch so remember we
always skip that first stitch remember to skip it it looks a little funny
because we are doing this sort of change own thing this is the stitch you skip
right here you’re going to go to the next stitch and you’re going to double
crochet into it there so we’ve joined our yarn chain to
joined double crocheted change u-turn work all the way back work your last
double crochet into the top of that turning chain join to the row chain to
join to the Block next to you turn your work and then start your double
crocheting all the way back it will take a little getting used to
don’t get hung up on the joins it will look very even I promise I’m gonna go
get the other square here and I’ll show you what I’m talking about so to really
exemplify what I’m talking about here this is the nine patch I did so not a
single one of these squares is the same we started with this middle piece so
that’s the middle set of squares that were all sort of first the blue then the
the green and then the pink so these ones these squares were worked across
the raw edge you can see the little joins of sort of chain to join double
crochet join before you finish the row and none of these look messy they all
look like they belong sort of joined to each other this is the fun of building
this patchwork with just double crochet and not having to do any sewing so take
your time as you’re working remember you want to make sure that every single row
is joined to the block that it sits next to you’re only joining on one side
because obviously there’s nothing here and when we worked this block we’re
going to join it to this one so you only ever have to remember joining on one
side you want to make sure that you always have 12 stitches in each row that
includes your turning chain and when you chain and turn and you leave a block
make sure you’ve joined it before you leave and always skip that first stitch
when you’re working the sort of these little side blocks sometimes it looks a
little more like you should be using it make sure you skip it always work into
the second one and if you’re kind of lost
just count find your you’re turning chain and then count back to your
twelfth stitch and make sure you skip that first one so as long as you count
and you’ve always got twelve stitches in each row
six rows of each color you’ll be just fine
and there’s no sewing I want to show you what it looks like when you are starting
and finishing Row 5 of your blog so there’s Row 1 2 3 4 and here’s 5 I’ve
just finished row 5 I’ve made sure that it’s joined and this might look a little
funny because this is the chain two from the previous blog so don’t confuse it if
you have to always take a moment to just lay your block down and you can sort of
re kind of pull out your edges and see there’s row six so I’ve got six rows
I’ve only worked five I’ve got a chain to turn work all the way back and when I
get back I’m going to join to the top of that chain two but that change who is
gonna be kind of pulling in one direction it might look like you’ve
accidentally joined in the wrong place or maybe you’ve worked too many rows
just take a moment before you ever pull anything out lay it down count how many
rows you’ve got in each square it may be reap sort of pull out your
corners and you’ll see that that’s actually going to get pulled perfectly
into place once we join it when we’re finished our sixth row of our second
block but just look for that it might look a little funny as you’re working
don’t worry about it but if you get confused or you think you’re lost
just put your block down count your rows you’ll be fine
Here I am at the end of row six I’ve worked my last double crochet into the
top of my turning chains from the row before and now I want to join to the top
of that chain two of the other block so I’m going to just stick my hook right
through there slip stitch to join and now you can lay it down and take a look
at it at this point you should have two nice
neat and tidy looking blocks and if we ignore this one look how cool that is
there you put a little checkerboard so that’s it you can fasten off that color take a moment to weave in that tail flip
it back over now we know we’re working so here we are I’m gonna make sure that
my color block matches so if it was sitting properly
there’s our middle boom boom we’ve now done the bottom right the middle right
we’re about to do the top right and then we’re going to flip the square and we’re
going to do the same thing on the other side so from here on out it’s the same
thing you always join your yarn in the side of that stitch right at the bottom
of that first row chain to join before you leave so join to the Block next to
you double crochet evenly across that you have 12 double crochets including
that chain two worked across the side of that block just like we did for this one
and this one so if you need to take a look at that you can rewind chain to
turn work all the way back work your last stitch into the top of that chain –
it might look funny it will be attached so don’t miss it make sure you join that
row when you’re finished chain to join that row and then turn your work and
work your way back it really helps to count the stitches in every row to make
sure you’re not going off you don’t accidentally do 13 you don’t
accidentally only do 11 so it really helps to count your stitches every
single row that will help keep you on track also keep your little color-block
thing handy it’ll help you remember what block you’re doing next especially if
you’re not doing this sort of checker block one that I’m doing and just take
your time add the rest of your blocks and I’ll catch up with you at the tail
end of our ninth block just another quick tip actually before I let you go
completely when you get to the top edge of a block so the very end of your
entire square and you want to work that last stitch so I’ve got ten stitches now
I want to work my last two remember that that chain two so if you’re working up
the top edge of a chain two it might be pulled sideways it might look a little
confusing so if it helps lay your Square back down make sure you know what you’re
looking at you want to work too stitches across that chain too so I’m
going to put a double crochet in the bottom of it and then the last one you
do should be right in the top of that chain too so it should be right in
alignment with the rest of the top of those stitches so my 12th stitch will be
in the top of that chain – there we go and there’s my 12 stitches including
that chain – that began all the way across that edge and now I’m just going
to continue make sure you join every road that butts up against a square
you’re going for as much squareness as possible if you have a little bit of
wiggly wiggly don’t worry about it because we’re still going to be adding a
border and that will help clean up any little mistakes
and here we are all done so to recap there are our middle three so we started
here added block 2 added block 3 twisted it added the bottom right block and we
were joining and crocheting across raw edges as you worked each successive
block you adjoined it to the top of each row of the block you were building it
against and this is a great time to sort of make sure that you don’t have any
gaps like you accidentally missed joining it if you did don’t worry about
it just to cut some yarn and sew it with your yarn needle so just put in a few
whip stitches there and sew those little blocks together it’s not gonna show this
is after all a patchwork piece then you can take a moment to just sort of
stretch it out lay it flat make sure that everything looks nice and neat and
orderly remember this isn’t blocked we haven’t added our border so if you feel
like it looks a little bit Ripley or messy we’re not done yet all of our
squares this year are going to get the same little border treatment just a
single row of double crochets they’ll be 36 double crochet stitches worked along
each side of our squares and a little chain to corner space on each one that’s
just to finish off the square and make them all uniform so that when you
finally put all of our squares together regardless of what you did that little
white border will just unify your blanket so I’m using white
you of course can use whatever border color you want but you want to stick to
the same color throughout your blanket so grab your square grab your border
color and let’s add a little border Oh up until this point it hasn’t mattered
what side was right or wrong because we flip and work back and forth with every
single little square so here’s where you get to take a moment to sort of take a
good close look at your square decide which maybe side you like the best and
that can be the right side of your square we’re going to take our border
color now and make a slipknot and with the right side of your square facing you
you’re just going to pick it up so that you’re working along a side on edge
since every single side of our square is going to get the same thing it’s just
easiest to start with a row that is all stitches so for example this row has
sort of raw edges and every other row has just regular stitches so it’s just
easier to start with a row edge that’s all stitch tops you’re gonna join your
yarn with a slip stitch remember to keep that string pulled towards the inside of
your work and we’re going to begin by making a complete corner so we’re going
to chain 4 to begin the first two chains counts as a double crochet the next 2
chains counts as the chain to corner space and into the same place that we
joined our yarn we’re going to double crochet so this is actually the first
stitch for this side so this little double crochet is the first stitch to be
counted on this side and the chain two is the last stitch to be counted on that
side but we’ll catch up to that when we get there you can weave your tail in
later or work over top of it and because you’ve got nice simple edge stitches to
work into you should have 12 stitches per square or color block you’re going
to work across the top of those squares you’ll have 36 double crochets at the
end of first side of our little border oh so
just double crochet into each of those stitches all the way across don’t forget
as you’re working across the tops of those stitches it’s really great if you
count because that’ll help keep you on track but that 12th stitch across the
top of that block will probably be the top of a chain too so don’t miss it and
if you’re unsure just pause and count those stitches so remember this is the
chain this sort of part of this is the other side so just count that double
crochet you should have twelve stitches across the top of that block before you
move on to the next block twelve across here don’t forget that that top of that
chain too requires stitch before you leave make sure you’ve got 12 stitches
across that block same thing for this one and I’ll catch up with you when we
get to the top of that chain too now right just to recap we chained four to
begin that counts as a double crochet chain to corner so ignore that first bit
you should have 12 double crochets running across the first block 12 double
crochets running across the middle block and 12 double crochets running across
the last block so I’ve got 11 here I’m about to work number 12 into the top of
that chain 2 but since it’s also the last stitch in the row we’re going to
also make a corner so we’re going to double crochet into the top of that
chain – so there’s stitch number 12 that means I’ve got 36 double crochets now
running across the side of that block I’m going to chain 2 for a little corner
space and before I leave I’m going to work another double crochet into that
same stitch and now I’m working across a raw edge I still want 36 stitches so
there’s some stitch top so those 12 stitches will be easy to see but I want
to fit 11 more stitches across the side of that blanket so there’s stitch number
1 I need to work 11 more 12 and 11 and then number 12 will be right here in the
bottom we’re going to turn that into a corner
as well so just like we did when we were adding colors to the sides of those
existing squares you want to stick your hook through a couple pieces of a stitch
you don’t want to go around the stitch just try to work two double crochet per
edge of each side of the row if you get lost just lay down pull out that corner
counter stitches you want 12 double crochet per block all right here I am
finishing side two I’ve worked 12 double crochets across the edge of each block
and as I got to the end of the block I stopped and I counted to make sure I had
12 because they don’t want to have the wrong number
you’re going to remember have 36 stitches across each side and four chain
to corners when you get to the very last place you’re going to work your last
stitch what in what is actually the top of this stitch here so this is stitch
number 12 for this block or stitch number 36 for the side of the block I’m
going to chain 2 for the corner and before I leave I’m going to work another
double crochet into the same place and that double crochet becomes the first
double crochet on this side of the square so the same thing you want to
make sure you’ve got 12 double crochet across each section and when you get to
the last one which will be probably the top of a chain 2 depending on what
direction you’re going in don’t skip it make sure you work double crochet chain
2 double crochet into it remember as you work your last row
you’re working 12 stitches across the top of each color-block when you get to
the end don’t forget that you began with a chain 4 and those first two chains
actually counts as a double crochet which means that’s the last stitch in
your row so as you’re working your last block you want to put your 11 stitches
evenly across the side remembering that that chain 2 that began is actually the
last stitch in the row so that’s my 35th stitch in this row and I’m going to join
with a slip stitch to the second chain of that chain 4 that we began the row
with because that counts as my last stitch in the row then take a quick
check you’ve got 4 chain 2 corners and 36 double crochet in between each corner
if your numbers are good you can trim your yarn fasten off and weave your tail in remember when you’re cutting your tails
and you’re doing some weaving you want to weave your yarn back and forth a
couple times across the same set of stitches this will just help keep it
from unraveling especially if you’re using sort of a slippery yarn when
you’re all done lay it down pull out your corners remember that just like an
actual pieced fabric square until it’s ironed it doesn’t really look perfect so
until we’ve assembled all of our squares together and given our blanket a bit of
a blocking don’t expect it to look absolutely even and perfect but if you
can’t wait just take a moment to stretch out the corners maybe pull out the
bottom edges just so that all of your sides lay nice and flat but remember the
trick to this is counting so every single little block is six rows by
twelve stitches and if you’ve still got a little couple of spaces because you
missed some joins feel free to just go back in sew them up with a little bit of
matching colored yarn don’t worry it’s not gonna show and that’s it that is
block number one the nine patch a traditional quilt block pattern but
crocheted no sewing required I hope you guys enjoyed January block number one we
have eleven more to go and remember you only have to make one but if you’re like
me and you kind of get obsessed and go ahead and try all the different color
combinations we showed you or even ones that you think of yourself this is a
scrap eating square and remember you could make 12 of these all on their own
and put them together and have a complete blanket every single one of the
foot of the squares we’re going to show you this year can be used on their own
multiple times or used in conjunction with other squares they’re all going to
be the same size and if you border them all with the same color then no matter
what you do you’re gonna have an amazing looking blanket at the end of the year
we hope you enjoyed that we will see you soon here on the data Institute
so until then stay safe stay crafty I have an awesome week hi everybody hi
everyone this is Mamun stitches thank you for watching
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100 thoughts on “Crochet 9 Patch Pattern (12″) – Patchwork Square Calendar Blanket – January

  • Ty for the inspiration! I've decided to do this and give it a birthstone theme. So this month,January, birthstone is Garnet. So deep red ,and maybe a cream, will be the colors! I'm going to use a velvet yarn so I'm anticipating a rich looking end product. I'm thinking I'll border in a dark gray or black. Whatcha think? I'm so excited to get started:)

  • Wow! Love this. This is going to be cool. Question….are you going to use a common color in each square to tie them together? Couple more questions….is it better to do that? Or not? To use all darker colors throughout? Or all lighter colors throughout? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wowee! I was wondering how you could top the 2019 Folkart Blanket. Jayda you did not let me down! This Patchwork blanket looks amazing! It reminds me of my childhood quilts.

  • thank you Jayda for sharing your amazing gift of patterns making with us.. you are wonderful cant wait to see what the rest of the year will be like ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Love the one square per month I might actually do this one. Thanks Jayda. I just love your channel. Thank you for being awesome.

  • Thank you so much for sharing this video and choosing this idea for the calendar blanket! Love to quilt and crochet. So excited to crochet along each month! Getting my stash yarn out to pick this months colors.

  • Love, love, love ๐Ÿ˜ thanks so much for posting video. On a side note I giggled my way through the intro, you guys are so funny! Can't wait for next month ๐Ÿ˜

  • I really love the idea of the patchwork quilt blanket done with crochet, but its hard for me to grasp certain things and when I can't grasp something I get frustrated and don't do it at all. Seeing as how I really wanna do this, and I don't mind the extra sewing, would this work by doing the smaller squares individually then sewing them together to make the bigger block? I just ordered a Jayda InStitches mug too! <3

  • This is awesome, Jayda! I have spent well into the wee hours of the morning making the 9 blocks for the square. No joke: It's 3:40am. I should definitely rest before putting on the border, lol. Anyway, I'm thinking that this blanket project is gonna make great use of the join as you go method. We've basically been doing that from the start, right?

  • Thank you so much for another awesome CAL !!!!! This will help me destash a lot of yarn!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • I am so excited about this CAL!!! Already have the Jan square done. I'll probably do at least 2 or 3 for each month. I might want pillows to go with the blanket.

  • Jayda, this is โ€œfan-tastingโ€, love the quilt pattern. My design colors will be birthday months. I appreciate all you do. Mr. Stitches, is that you on the trumpet?

  • I am so excited about learning this technique of joining the blocks together as we go, rather than sewing together. I can use this for so many projects. Thank you Jayda for all of your fantastic patterns and tutorials! You rock my socks!

  • Thank you! I had trouble knowing where to place my stitches on the edge. You explained better 5ham anyone I have watched! You made it easy! Looking forward to making my first calendar โ€œquiltโ€.

  • I have to make this blanket for my daddy. This looks like so much fun! Im going to make my first block a cross, like the one Jesus died for my sins on.

  • I like the look of the patchwork 9 square, however the version with the cross in the middle doesn't look the same. Since the center on the cross version is 12-inch long, it doesn't produce the same number of seams as the nine patches. Personally, if I did the cross version, I would still do it in 9 squares and join them because I think it looks more like patchwork that way.

  • This will be my fifth calendar blanket and 2019 was my favorite so far. I love doing landscapes in quilting and crochet. I made a crochet "under-the-sea"scape (well, it's still a WIP but all the parts are ready) and love all the sea creatures. It has a boat on the water and an island in the background with a bit of sky showing across the top. So the Folkart blanket was right up my alley.

  • Hi Jayda,as usual once I start watching u I can't stop. LOVE ur channel.
    Anyway if u wanted to make a small little throw. Could u make these blocks twelve inches. I'm fascinated with this pattern. I never even look at blocks before ,because they looked so hard to join. But,the way u teach to join them ,I think I can do it. U r amazing. THANK U Jayda for being so patient in ur videos. Lily Baker

  • And if you wanted to get really frisky, you could make stripes in the blocks for a super eclectic look. This looks like such a fun project. I have my scrapgan folded atop my gray and white chevron throw (both Jayda tutorials) on my living room ottoman, and no joke, it makes me happy every time I look at it. I love the eclectic, crafty look. Thanks for channel that celebrates creativity โค

  • Nice intro! Very nice choice for a 2020 calendar blanket! I have a lot of different color yarns so this is a great project! I gave my son the 2019 blanket. He loves it! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™

  • I love this! I haven't joined in on any of the calendar blankets even though I follow along, but I think I'll try this as it looks easy enough ๐Ÿ˜. I just hope I stick through to the end! โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Thank you Jayda! ๐Ÿ‘‹

  • Can you please make a tutorial on how to make a triangle corner to corner shawl with a flat edge on the top. My brother wants a corner to corner blanket but wants to be able to wear it. HELP!!!!!!! Thank you

  • I love the square but what I love even more is hearing Momma Institches at the end of the video! Big hug to Momma!!

  • Awesome๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ…i will definitely make thus blanket this year

  • Wow I love your idea project this year!! I also love your project of 2019 and am going to do 2019 first and try to finish all my yarns then I would buy quality yarns for 2020. I have to chase my time!! ha Thank you!

  • My grandson introduced me to YouTube in November. I am 67 years old and I am so glad I found you. I cannot wait to follow you this year and make the 2020 blanket with you. I found the 2017 blanket and I am doing that blanket too. I love you. Thanks for giving something to do

  • Love this new 2020 blanket. I am still new to crochet so I don't have much of a stash yet. How many balls of yarn do I need to do the whole blanket. I am hoping to gift it to a friend this Christmas

  • so excited to see this, i finished your folk art blanket, and i just made your 2017 calendar blanket for my daughter, so im ready for the next one lol and thank you for the no sewing idea , love it and i love you, say hi to mr in stitches and mama in stitches, have an awesome day

  • Are the amounts of yarn in this square roughly the same as for the other squares? Or, in other words, would it be accurate to set aside roughly 40×12=480g of yarn for the squares themselves (plus extra for weaving in ends and the border) and about 5×12=60g of the colour of the border of the individual squares, again, plus extra? Or is it going to vary a lot and is this not even slightly close?

  • Long post about a different crochet tutorial that I can't find. Not too long ago, I found a pair of slippers I wanted to make on another YouTube channel. However, she used ready made slipper soles and I don't have those. While she does have other slippers with crochet instructions, I still went looking for other slipper/sock base options (was also trying to find ideas on how to make it non slip.)
    I hopped over to Jayda Institches and found a very good, informative video. I might not have used it for the slippers but it helped (especially because the yarn used for the slippers would've in no way been suitable on its own for soles on said slippers. Didn't realized that until Jayda talked about material)
    Problem is, I cannot find the slipper/sock video on here now. Hopefully someone who has taken the time to read this is also familiar with said video and can link it for me? It would be much appreciated.

    Btw, I've only been able to make a few of your things but also incorporated some of your ideas into works (x's & o's stitches were added to a western style poncho and a few other things)
    Also, never had the chance to watch anything other than tutorials on here but ended up mini binging on things like "Everything Granny Squares" and a few other videos over the last few days.
    Jayda and Mr. Institches are both a hilarious and cute couple

  • HI Jayda it's great to see you back after the hol's hope you had a wonderful time. This years blanket already looks like it's going to be great. I've been watching your vids for the last two years and I'm going to follow a long and make one this year to see how it will grow using bigger squares as I make patchwork blankets already but in smaller squares. I'm excited about this so lets get started.

  • Hello, thanks for the tutorial. Just joined your channel. I'm looking forward to see the outcome of this blanket. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค— Is there another way to join the squares? Thanks Respect

  • I have no earthly idea why someone would give a thumbs down to this video. The only way she could make it easier is if she made the square for you. Thank you for a great instructional video. This will be a fun 2020 project.

  • Oh boy, I'm so excited to start another calendar blanket with y'all after missing out on last years. I love learning new patterns in the process! I've decided to go with whatever color theme I feel represents the month, starting with blue for January, pink for February Etc. That way I can use up my scraps but keep a similar color family each month. I'm so glad this is a yarn scrap eating project, very thrifty! Thank you for the great instructions Jayda, this came together nice and quick! ๐Ÿ’• ~ Em

  • I'm not a huge fan of sewing lots of little squares together so this is a great way of getting the same effect without the hassle ! My square has come out smaller (8" x 8") as I'm using DK but I'm sure it will make a great blanket to throw in the back of the car.

  • This will be fun! My only problem is Iโ€™m left handed so everything is opposite & it takes me a bit to โ€œturn things around โ€œ

  • I have 2 sons born in Jan and I would like to do a birthday thing so would it be possible for u show us how to make a square like ur doing but have letters on the square I need a "D" letter on the square

  • I am using up my variegated yarn. How do I stop and start each 9 different row direction with my variegat yarn?

  • This looks like a greatโ€”and easyโ€”crochet along!

    If we want to pick a color scheme to carry across all 12 blocks, how many colors do you recommend that we choose?

  • Thank you Jayda, last year in January I set my mind to learn how to crochet and I successfully completed several projects. You're an awesome teacher ! I've only just begun. I'm looking forward to doing this blanket thru out the year โค๐Ÿ’โค๐Ÿ’โค๐Ÿ’

  • I am doing this in some pastel baby yarn so my baby girl can have it at the end of the year โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Jayda and Mr In stitches, My cuties, I have rejoined in MY Nonie May channel name, when is your next life, I will be watching for notifications, Love you Both,

  • Hey, this is my first ever CAL project, super excited!
    Just a query, my January square is measuring 10"X10"…by this measurement, my blanket will just measure 30"X40" n that's too small๐Ÿ™„

  • Hi, is there a way to use invisible join on raw edges? If so how? And could you maybe so a Quick Fix on it? Just curious. xx

  • Iโ€™m curious what others are planning for this year….. Iโ€™ve been thinking of everyone I want to make blankets for and currently Iโ€™m on like 11 blankets….. cuz I want to give out family blankets and I come from a big family…. is it possible?? Lol anyone else doing a lot?

  • Ugh, was really looking forward to being around for the start of a calendar blanket, but I cant for the life of me get the SS of the DC to the neighboring square right, lol! Comes out looking really wonky so I've more or less given up! Sad!

  • I am just relearning crochet, so this is a fun way to learn new things. This video was super easy to follow and I was able to make up my 9 square in just a couple of days! I had used a lighter weight yarn (a 3 instead of a 4), so I adjusted my hook size (I used a 4.5). It made my square a little smaller than yours, but since I'm planning on using all the same yarn and hook for the other squares, I figure it'll work out fine. My square ended up being 10" x 10" with the border. I went with a different color pallet. I chose baby colors – pink, purple, blue, and yellow. I'm bordering them in white. Since there were 4 colors, I did the yellows on the diagonal and the other three in opposite sides/corner. So, if looking at it from top to bottom and left to right, it was purple, blue, yellow, pink, yellow, pink, yellow, blue, purple. Came out super cute and I can't wait to see what the other blocks will be!

  • Yummies, I wanna try in crochet thread a tiny version! I may be thinking that because I bought thread ๐Ÿงถ yarn from Hobby Lobby today for part of my birthday gift from Hunny and my daughter! I can see these in all types of yarn and colors! TFS! Hugs Jayda, Mr Instiches and Momma Instiches!!! ๐Ÿ’™โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹โ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿค—

  • hi in stitches family. Just made a 2nd square using a variegated and a solid in a new yarn I found at Michael's. It's looks very pretty. Love the patchwork motif, this is going to be fun. Thanks Jayda. Love hearing Momma in stitches at the end of the video.

  • Finally doing a calendar blanket!!! I keep saying Iโ€™m going to do one every year lol but omg Iโ€™m so excited for Februaryโ€™s square! I canโ€™t wait!

  • So glad I saw this ! So I am starting this! Question… do we do one for each month on our own? Or will you have another tutorial each month?? Thank you. You are a amazing!

  • Question jayda ? In these little squares did you use or do hook into either front or back loops only??? Reason I ask is it looks like ridges in some of the squares…???? Iโ€™d like to๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”think I might?

  • I kind of think this technique could be used to create a full-sized afghan, by just continuing to add squares. You could do a checkerboard or gingham-style pattern, or make it as patchy as your scraps would allow. Could even be a graphghan, with some preplanning. ๐Ÿ’•

    Since this technique is new to me, Iโ€™m excited to explore the possibilities!

  • JADYA On one of your tutorials you way using one yarn a ball and one yarn a stein. Why the ball? Referring to you two strain granny square

  • I am trying to follow the video doing the cross pattern, but I am left handed. I need to know which end do I start after I have the middle completed.

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