Pick ‘n’ mix (Part 10)
Your block blanket journey continues here with the next part of our crochet-along project by Lucy Croft.
YOU WILL NEED
Quantities of yarn given are enough to complete the entire blanket. You will need both colourways as listed below. Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool, 100g/200m), see below for details A 5mm (US H/8) hook
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1 skein of each: Yarn C Deep Lavender (8762) Yarn D Granny Smith Green (8914) Yarn E Lagoon (7812) Yarn H California Poppy (7826)
1 skein of each: Yarn G Cerise (7802) Yarn B Cyan Blue (8891) Yarn F Azure (8892) Yarn A Bright Red (8414)
Each square meas 20x20cm (8x8in) Finished blanket meas 144x94cm (56½x37in)
For a full list, see page 92 The Pick ‘n’ Mix crochet-along blanket is made up of 12 vibrant squares in total, each worked in two different colourways. You’ll find a new square pattern in each issue of Simply Crochet until the main part of the blanket is complete, followed by all the joining and border details you’ll need.
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When working Round 2, work stitches into the bump at the back of the chain for a neater finish.
Using Yarn E, make a magic loop. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 8dc into loop, ss to first dc to join. [8 sts] Round 2 *Ch8, dc in third ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in each of next 2 ch, htr in next ch, dc in next ch, ss to next dc of Round 1; rep from * another 7 times. [8 petals] Fasten off. Round 3 Join Yarn D to ch-2 sp at the end of any petal, *ch6, ss to ch-2 sp at end of next petal; rep from * another 7 times. [8 ch- 6 sps, 8 ss] Round 4 *9dc in next ch- 6 sp; rep from * another 7 times, ss to first dc. [72 sts]
Round 5 Ss in next dc of first 9- dc group, ch3 (counts as tr), *(ch1, tr) in each of next 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, tr in next dc; rep from * another 7 times, omitting last tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [56 tr, 48 ch-1 sps] Fasten off.
Round 6 Join Yarn H to second tr, *[ch4, skip next (ch-1 sp, tr and ch-1 sp), ss to next tr] twice, ch4, skip next (ch-1 sp, 2 tr and ch-1 sp), ss to next tr; rep from * another 7 times. [24 ch- 4 sps, 24 ss]
Round 7 Ss in each of next 2 ch, *(ch4, ss to next ch- 4 sp) 3 times, 5tr in next ss, ss to next ch- 4 sp, (ch4, ss to next ch- 4 sp) twice; rep from * another 3 times, working last ss into second of beg ss. [4 5-tr groups, 20 ch- 4 sps, 24 ss] Fasten off.
Round 8 Join Yarn C to first ch- 4 sp, ch2 (counts as htr), htr in same ch- 4 sp, *ch2, 3htr in next ch- 4 sp, ch2, 3tr in next ch- 4 sp, ch1, (dtr in next tr, ch1) twice, (ttr, ch2, ttr) in next tr, (ch1, dtr in next tr) twice, ch1, 3tr in next ch- 4 sp, ch2, 3htr in next ch- 4 sp, ch2, 2htr in next ch- 4 sp; rep from * another 3 times omitting last 2 htr, ss to top of beg ch-2. [32 htr, 24 tr, 16 dtr, 8 ttr, 24 ch-1 sps, 20 ch-2 sps] Fasten off.
The second colour combination highlights different rounds, giving it a fresh look.