Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nebula Square - free pattern - Part 1.

I've started a nice easy throw, using Papatya Batik yarn in colour 554-31. I'm using three balls and as 5 mm hook (H size)
(avaliable here - not affilate link!) 

The squares are fairly simple - just 3 rounds of a solid granny square.
I'll decide on lay out once all squares are complete, so no joining as I go!

Method for square: In US terms

Make a magic ring - or chain 5 and sl st join.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc, 3 ch, *3 dc, 3 ch, repeat from *twice, sl st  into the top of the first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch)

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch, dc into next stitch, *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) into chain space, dc into next three stitches, repeat from * twice, (2 Dc, 3ch, 2 Dc) into ch sp, sl st into first dc. (28 dc, 12 ch)

Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch. dc into next 3 stitches. *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) into chain space, dc into next 7 sts, repeat from * twice,  dc into next two sts, sl st into first dc. (44 dc, 12 ch)

You can continue in this fashion if you'd like bigger squares, increasing 4 stitches in each corner space as (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc)

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Edited to add- 1 ball of yarn (100g/ 360m) gets about 32 squares,which measure 3.5 inches/8.9 cm width

Link to part 2 >> Joining the Square <<

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  1. I've been loving these squares and have knit a bunch now! I was wondering if you were planning on posting Part 2 with the joining soon? ;)

    1. Hi Aja, I promise soon! I have been having a tough time finding time!

    2. No worries! I end up just crocheting them together with a Half Double Crochet. I have a 2.5 year old, so I know how it goes! ;)