Pick ‘n’ mix (Part 10)

Your block blan­ket jour­ney con­tin­ues here with the next part of our cro­chet-along project by Lucy Croft.

Simply Crochet - - HALTER TOP -

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

For yarn stock­ists con­tact LoveCro­chet 0845 544 2196 www.lovecro­chet.com

Colour­way 1

1 skein of each: Yarn C Deep Laven­der (8762) Yarn D Granny Smith Green (8914) Yarn E La­goon (7812) Yarn H Cal­i­for­nia Poppy (7826)

Colour­way 2

1 skein of each: Yarn G Cerise (7802) Yarn B Cyan Blue (8891) Yarn F Azure (8892) Yarn A Bright Red (8414)

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Each square meas 20x20cm (8x8in) Fin­ished blan­ket meas 144x94cm (56½x37in)

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

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.

Don’t for­get to share your progress with us on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram us­ing the hash­tag #pick­n­mixCAL – we love to see your makes from the mag­a­zine. Sub­scribers will re­ceive any of the CAL pat­terns they have missed via email.

NOTES

When work­ing Round 2, work stitches into the bump at the back of the chain for a neater fin­ish.

SQUARE

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.

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