If you have been following along on any of my social media sites you probably already know I am a sucker for a good CAL project – especially when it is also a project I have saved to my Crochet Bucket List. The African Sun Square is one of the patterns I have ‘saved’ for a rainy day…
I really love the square – although I must admit I am not so pleased with my final results. I used a 5.00 mm hook and Loops & Threads Luxury Wool. I did end up with a 9″ square – so my gauge was ok. I just do not like the spaces you can see between the stitches.
The pattern is perfect the way it is. I think if I were to make the square again I would use a smaller hook size as a “personal preference” – and make a smaller square…or increase the weight of the yarn I used and see if it would give me a more solid piece.
Part of the Jam Made CAL challenge was to use the square in a project. My intention for the square – after being challenged to use it for something – was to make my Kobo Arc a case. I have been planning on making a case for my unprotected Kobo for more than 6-months. Yes…6-months. Thankfully it has been overlooked by my Littles and is still in one piece!
I sewed a little felt pocket to hold the Kobo. I didn’t want to see through the stitches in the square (yes I am somewhat obsessed!) and I wanted there to be a bit more padding for the Kobo. Next I took the square and wrapped it around the felt-wrapped Kobo…adding stitches to make it fit like a sleeve. I added a button and voila! My Kobo is finally protected.
It isn’t perfect.
It isn’t stunning.
But it works for me 🙂 and my Kobo!
Rhondda Mol is a freelance Crochet Designer and a Blogger at Oombawka Design. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband and 2 children.
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