HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET BLAN­KET

Mollie Makes - - Living Home Tour -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Paint­box Yarns Cot­ton Aran, 100% cot­ton, 85m/93yd per 50g, 19 balls in Pa­per White (246) (Yarn A) and one ball each in Peach Or­ange (655), Bub­blegum Pink (651), Spearmint Green (626), But­ter­cup Yel­low (623), Daf­fodil Yel­low (622), Blush Pink (654) and Tea Rose (643) (all Yarn B) 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) cro­chet hook Tapestry nee­dle Pom pom maker

TEN­SION

Each granny square is ap­prox. 16 x16cm (6 x 6 ") Reader of­fer

Mol­lie Makes read­ers get 20% off all yarns at LoveCroche­t, us­ing code LOVEMAKES8­9. Of­fer valid from 1st Fe­bru­ary to 29th Fe­bru­ary 2018. www.lovecroche­t.com

ABBREVIATI­ONS

st(s) stitch(es) sp space (es) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet tr treble yrh yarn round hook BLO work stitch through back loop only rep re­peat pc pop­corn st – work 5tr into the st or sp in­di­cated, pull up the work­ing yarn from last tr made and re­move hook. In­sert hook into top of first tr made then re­place work­ing loop onto hook. Pull this loop back through the first tr and pull to­gether un­til the 5tr clus­ter pops up stpc start­ing pop­corn st – ch3 (counts as 1tr), 4tr in the same st (or sp), pull up the work­ing yarn from the last tr and re­move hook. In­sert hook into top of 3rd ch that was made and then re­place the work­ing loop onto the hook. Pull this loop back through the 3ch to com­plete first pop­corn st BPtr back post treble – yrh, in­sert hook from the back of work to the front, around the front of in­di­cated st and back through to the back, yrh and draw round the front of the post of in­di­cated st, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 100 x 120cm (39 x 47 ") Get a head start on spring with this fresh cro­chet block blan­ket, herald­ing blos­som, chirp­ing birds and blue skies with its clean white cot­ton and bright colour pops.

Made us­ing granny squares, it looks sim­ple enough, but is brim­ming with pom poms and tex­ture to keep things in­ter­est­ing while you hook. Pack away the chunky wool blan­kets and keep this cheery rain­bow beauty on hand for sofa snug­gling in­stead.

Tex­tured granny square

Make 42 squares, us­ing each of the Yarn B shades as the cen­tre colour six times. Foun­da­tion us­ing a Yarn B shade, ch7, ss into the first ch to form a ring Round 1 stpc into the ring, ch2, (pc in ring, ch2) 7 times, ss into rear of stpc to join, fas­ten off [8pc, 8 2ch-sps] Round 2 join Yarn A in any 2ch-sp, ch6 (counts as 1tr, ch3) 2tr in same sp, 3tr in the next 2ch-sp, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in the next 2ch-sp, 3tr in the next 2ch-sp; rep from * twice more,

1tr in the first 2ch-sp, ss into 3ch of start­ing ch6 [7tr along each side, 3ch at cor­ners] Round 3 ss into 3ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (1tr, ch3, 2tr) in the same 3ch-sp, BPtr around each of the next 7 sts, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in the next 3ch-sp, BPtr around each of the next 7 sts; rep from * twice more, ss into top of start­ing ch3 [7 BPtr along each side, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) at cor­ners] Round 4 ss into the first tr and into the 3ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (1tr, ch3, 2tr) in the same 3ch-sp, 1tr in the BLO of each of the next 11 sts, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next 3ch-sp, 1tr in the BLO of each of the next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, ss into the top of the start­ing ch3 [11 BLO tr along each side, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) at cor­ners] Round 5 ss into the first tr and into the 3ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (1tr, ch3, 2tr) in the same 3ch-sp, 1tr in the BLO of each of the next 15sts, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next 3ch-sp, 1tr in the BLO of each of the next 15sts; rep from * twice more, ss into the top of the start­ing ch3 [15 BLO tr along each side, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) at cor­ners] Round 6 ss into the first tr and into the 3ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (1tr, ch3, 2tr) in the same 3ch-sp, work­ing in both loops now, 1tr in each of the next 19 sts, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next 3ch-sp, 1tr in each of the next 19 sts; rep from * twice more, ss into the top of the start­ing ch3, break yarn and fas­ten off [23tr along each side, 3ch-sps at cor­ners] Weave in all ends.

Join­ing

Lay out the 42 squares in a 6 x 7 con­fig­u­ra­tion us­ing the main im­age as a guide, or in the or­der of your choice. Join the squares us­ing Yarn A, hold­ing them right sides (RS) to­gether and join­ing with a dc through the back loops of each square. This will cre­ate a ridge in be­tween each block on the back of the blan­ket. Work hor­i­zon­tally and then join the rows ver­ti­cally.

Bor­der

At­tach Yarn A at any cor­ner, work dc in each st along the sides and (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each of the four cor­ner 3ch-sps. Join with ss to first dc, fas­ten off and weave in ends.

Fin­ish­ing

Make 14 pom poms (two of each Yarn B shade) and at­tach to the points where the squares join at the short ends of the blan­ket and at the cor­ners. Weave in all ends.

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