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Mitred squares

No sewing

No blocking

One yarn at a time

This is our third version of a mathematical curiosity sometimes known as the squared square. It is made up from 21 different sized squares, which is the smallest number of different squares that can be fitted together to make big square. Each square has all the other smaller squares nested inside it.

The squares are mitred and each one is made by picking up from existing squares. An easy to follow diagram shows you exactly where to join on the new squares.

The afghan in the photos was made in DK yarns and measures 120 cm (48”) square. It could be made in other yarns though this would probably change the overall size.

This may look complicated but it is really very easy - and addictive. It is almost a mindless project though not recommended whilst travelling as it is in one piece and there is frequent turning at the end of each square.

Designed by mathekniticians Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer

Independent Designer
Woolly Thoughts
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Skill Level
Any yarns can be used, in as many colours as you want. Your choice may affect the overall size. You may need a circular needle for the border.
Yarn Weight

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