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Monday, February 22, 2021

Sol Square: the Friendship Blanket CAL




 The Sol Square is part of the 2021 Friendship blanket CAL

This awesome CAL is hosted by Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet and is a collaboration of 25 designers, where each designer designed a square (or two) for this blanket.
How does the CAL work?
The CAL began on January 15th and will end on April 18th. A new square will be released every week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9 am GMT. Some of the squares will be available for download as a PDF with a coupon code that will be provided, and some will be available as a blog post. (Designer’s choice!)
All squares are made with an Aran/Worsted (#4) weight yarn.


(Ravelry Link)





The Sol square is a combination of many stitches, including puff stitches for texture! I was inspired by the sunflowers of the Sunflower cottage. 



Don’t want to wait?
If you don’t want to wait for each square to be released, or prefer your patterns organized together, you can get a bundle for all 40 squares patterns for only $10 (US) (only 25 cents per pattern)!
 

Keep reading for the free pattern. I have also provided an ad-free, premium PDF that is available to buy on Ravelry and will be uploaded to Etsy and Love Crochet as soon as possible (post will be updated once that has been completed) This paid version contains a chart. 
For the duration of the CAL, this PDF will be free to download on Ravelry -using the code: Squares
Code is case sensitive, but please get in contact if the code is not working for you. [email protected] 



Abbreviations (US terminology):

ch -           chain
sc –          single crochet
dc –  double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdcV –    half double V stitch
ps – puff stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sp/s – space/s
st/s – stitch/es
rep – repeat
( ) – indicate stitches worked in same st or sp
* * and [ ] – indicate section to be repeated
BLO – back loop only

Special Stitches (detailed at the end of the pattern)
hdcV
shell 
corner shell
puff stitch
standing sc (stsc)
standing dc (stdc)
standing hdc (sthdc)
magic ring




Materials:

Yarn: Any #4 worsted weight. Total used: 30g

Hook: US H (5.0 mm)
Notions: yarn needle
Gauge: 6 rows x 15 sts (dc) = 4 inches
Size:
9 inches
Skill level: Adventurous beginner

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Pattern notes:

The pattern worked in rounds.
The pattern is written with a standing stitch and colour change at the start of each round. Standing stitches can be replaced with a starting chain, or preferred alternate method. 






Make a magic ring
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc) 11dc, sl st to 3rd ch. (12dc)
Round 2: (stsc, 1ch) in any st, (1sc, 1ch) in each st around, sl st to stsc. (12sc, 12ch)
Round 3: (stsc, 2ch) in any ch-sp, (sc, 2ch) in next sp, and every ch-sp around, slst to stsc. (12sc, 24ch)
Round 4: (sthdc, 1ch, hdc, 1ch) in any ch-sp, (hdcV, 1ch) in next ch-sp, and every sp around, .(12 hdcV, 12ch)



Round 5: Ch 2 (not counted as st) (ps, 3ch) in ch-sp of any hdcV, *sk next ch-sp (ps, 3ch) in next ch-sp, rep from * around (12 ps, 36 ch)
Round 6: (stdc, 3dc, 1ch) in any ch-3 sp, (4dc, 1ch) in next ch-3 sp and every sp around. (48 dc, 12ch)
Round 7: (stdc, dc, 3ch, 2dc, 1ch) in any ch sp, *[(shell, 1ch) in next ch] twice, 1ch, corner shell, 1ch, rep from * twice, [shell, 1ch] twice. (8 shell, 4 corner shell, 12 ch)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Round 8: (stdc, dc) in any ch-3 sp, *BLOdc in each st and ch to next ch-3 sp, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in ch-3 sp, rep from * twice, *BLOdc in each st and ch to next ch-3 sp, (2dc, 2ch) in ch-3 sp, slst to stdc. (100dc, 8ch)
Round 9: (stdc, dc) in any ch-2 sp, *BLOdc in each st and ch to next ch-2 sp, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * twice, *BLOdc in each st and ch to next ch-2 sp, (2dc, 2ch) in ch-2 sp, slst to stdc. (116dc, 8ch)


Special Stitches

hdcV:  (hdc, 1ch, hdc) worked in same sp

Shell: (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) worked in same sp

Corner shell: (2dc, 3ch, 2dc) worked in same sp

Puff stitch: [yo, insert the hook in stitch, yo, pull up loop] 3 times in same st, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Standing sc (stsc): yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook

Standing dc (stdc): yo twice, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice

Standing hdc (sthdc): yo twice, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook. 


Stdc tutorial: can be found here.

Magic ring tutorial: can be found here.


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Happy Crocheting 


Emma. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stash Busting Blanket - Part 1




I've got a stash busting project planned for while I'm in lockdown. Something to use up the stash you already have at home!




The first step will be to work out what yarn weight and fibre you have in most abundance. For me, it will be 8 ply Acrylic. If I mix in a little wool/acrylic blend, it won't be the end of the world, but that's up to you to decide! Spend as much time on this step as you need.

Another idea is to create a memory blanket- use up leftover yarn from old projects. It helps if you have 20g left, but it wouldn't matter if you had less. You would end up with irregular-shaped blocks, but that could add to the beauty! I would still recommend sticking to the same yarn weight. 



Make sure you use the appropriate size hook for the yarn weight you are using. For a blanket, I like to go up a size from what's recommended on the yarn label for better drape.

For this blanket, you will need to know only basic crochet stitches - chain and half double crochet - worked in the back loop (half treble if you prefer UK terms) But you will also need to know how to decrease (crochet two stitches together) and increase (crochet two stitches in one)

Today's post is on how to start the blanket - updates will be posted for the next steps.

Below is a sketch of how the blocks will eventually look. You can use this blank image to arrange colours if you don't want to be random. I've included a coloured version below based on the yarn colours I'm going to use - but will probably deviate slightly!




Let's get started.


Make a Chain of 44

R1: sk 2ch, 42 hdc across, turn (42 hdc)
R2: ch2, BLOhdc2tog, 39 BLOhdc, (2 BLOhdc) in last st,  turn. (42 BLOhdc)
R3: ch2, (2 BLOhdc) in 1st st, 39 BLOhdc,  BLOhdc2tog, turn (42 BLOhdc)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 15 rows.
Change colour and repeat rows 2 and 3.

this first strip should be worked the desired length of your blanket, and then make as many strips as you need for the width - more on this to come later. 






If you are using up scraps, you will have a very colourful stripey blanket. If you are using up balls of yarn, you will have a blocky blanket! The great thing is that we will all have unique blankets. 


I'll be updating this post - so bookmark it to find it later!



Update 30th March

I've completed 3 colour blocks of 15 rows, and have begun a second strip.




Thanks for reading, don't forget to bookmark for the updates!



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