This beautiful square is a wonderful piece with many possibilities. Sandra Kuijer originally released the Elements Cal starting in December 2017. Ever since, this has been a fan favorite all over. It’s highly versatile and can be made into just about anything you imagine that can make use of squares as building blocks. The link to the free pattern is at the end of the article.
Following on this is a square with soft, rounded corners. While there are of course larger projects that can incorporate such a shape, this is particularly usable as a trivet, coaster or even a doily. See? Versatile!
The next embodiment is a great example of what and how much can be done just by varying the color, and working up the square in louder hues. Contrast this with the first square. Square? Did I say square? Why not necessarily, why a multi-lobed floral or mandala shape can take the Elements Cal pattern to the next level of complexity and beauty. Give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed.
Any color combo is possible. The next example is evocative of colors you may see on a moon-lit night. Very nice, and again, totally distinct.
Trivets, potholders, it matters not. The Elements Cal has you covered. In this case, it’s a pot holder with a hanging loop. I like the idea that the square hangs rotated 45 degrees to square, and thus presents the EC square in a different orientation.
And blankets… of course blankets are the key. Here is an absolutely amazing blanket done in a similar color palette to the first example, where the central square is large, and forms a centerpiece that then is bordered by different crocheting techniques. Well done, this is an ambitious and super attractive project.
Here are links to parts of the Elements CAL: a center square part 1, larger square – part 2. Part 3 started of making a circle from our square, which kept on growing in part 4 and further in part 5. Next parts: part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, and part 10, part 11 and finished with a border in part 12.