How to create three basic shapes by crocheting and rearranging right triangles

During the last few weeks we have been discussing crocheting in circles. Although, circles are our first shape we have discovered quite a bit. If you have been reading along, I hope that you have come to these determinations:

  •  Crocheted circles are measured in circumference
  • Circumference is determined by dividing pi into size of head in inches
  • Increasing in rounds is not hard, as long as you do the math and have an idea of size by making a gauge
  • Hats that fit snug are crocheted about a half inch larger in size
  • Crocheted circles can be useful and made to fit in a number of situations

 This week’s shape is triangles. I would like to begin by saying that triangles are quick, easy to make and fun because there are many different possibilities for decorating them. In addition, when you start making triangles, you will be able to toss a lot of square patterns out of the window. Why? Well, a triangle is always a smaller part of two larger shapes, a square and a rectangle.

Rearranging triangles to make a square

How? If I were to crochet two identical triangles and rearrange them, it would be the shape of a square. I want you to think about that for a minute , here’s a picture

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