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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Amanzimtoti Bonus Square 1

Hello lovely CAL-ers!   At "surprise" intervals during this CAL I will be posting bonus squares. 

These squares are not part of the original layout and will therefore not follow the number sequence of the CAL squares, but will be numbered as Bonus Squares.

They can be used to grow your blanket or swap out with squares that you may not be "in love" with.

Yarn requirements, hook size, blanket sizes and layouts, joining method and other useful CAL information are contained in the following posts:

INTRODUCTION
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW  and
IN LOVE WITH COLOUR

Please take a moment to read the above posts, if you have not already done so in order to prepare yourself for our Crochet-a-long journey.

A big thank you goes out to Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES & MORE  for testing this pattern on such short notice!

AMANZIMTOTI SQUARE PATTERN

PATTERN TERMS:  US  

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Popcorn Stitch - A Popcorn is made by crocheting 4dc then removing the hook from the last loop, inserting the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull th

Triple Treble Crochet (trtrc)

Crossover trtrc group = 1tr into 3ch sp, bring your working yarn to the front of your work as we will be working over stitches made in previous rounds, yoh4, insert hook into left side 6ch loop, pull loop through and complete stitch,   (1trc, 3ch, 1trc into 3ch sp), yoh4, insert hook into right side 6ch loop, pull loop through and complete stitch, 1trc into 3ch sp.    If you have never done this before it may take a couple of tries before you get it right - it is very tricky on the fingers.   I find it easier if I fold the motif along the stitches I am working into.

Foundation:  4ch sl st to form ring or make a magic ring.

Round 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into ring, 2ch;  (2dc into ring, 2ch) x7 (8 x 2dc, 2ch).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp;  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc - form popcorn, 4ch],  (1 x popcorn into next 2ch sp, 4ch) x7 (8 x popcorn, 4ch).  Sl st into top of first popcorn to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 3:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same 4ch sp, 1ch;  (5dc into next 4ch sp, 1ch) x7 (8 x 5dc groupings, 1ch).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 4:  Join yarn in any1st dc of any 5dc grouping.   3ch, 1dc into same dc as join, 1dc into each of next 3dc, (1dc, 3ch, sl st into next dc), sl st into 1st dc on next 5c grouping;  [3ch, 1dc into same dc as join, 1dc into each of next 3dc, (1dc, 3ch, sl st into next dc), sl st into 1st dc on next 5dc grouping] x7 (8 petals).   Break off yarn.



Round 5:  Join yarn in first dc of any petal.   2ch, 4dc tog over next 4dc (counts as 5dc tog), 6ch, sc into 2nd sl st in Round 4,  6ch (5dc tog over 5dc in next petal, 6ch, sc into 2nd sl st in Round 4, 6ch) x7.  sl st into top of first dc to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 6:   Join yarn in 6ch loop to the left of any petal.  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 3hdc in same 6ch loop, 1ch, 4hdc in next 6ch loop, 1ch;  [(2hdc, 3dc in next 6ch loop, 3ch); (3dc, 2hdc in next 6ch loop, 1ch) (4hdc in next 6ch loop, 1ch) x2] x 3;  (2hdc, 3dc in next 6ch loop, 3ch); (3dc, 2hdc in next 6ch loop, 1ch.  sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn



Round 7:  Join yarn in any 3ch space;   1 crossover trtrc group (4ch counts as first trtrc), skip next st; 1dc into each of next 4sts; 1trc into top of 5dc tog in Round 5; skip next st; 1dc into each of next 3sts; 1trc in each of next 2 6ch loops, skip next st, 1dc into each of next 3sts, 1trc into top of 5dc tog in Round 5. skip 1 st. 1dc into each of next 4sts;  [1crossover trtrc group into 3ch sp;  skip next st; 1dc into each of next 4sts; 1trc into top of 5dc tog in Round 5; skip next st; 1dc into each of next 3sts; 1trc in each of next 2 6ch loops, skip next st, 1dc into each of next 3sts, 1trc into top of 5dc tog in Round 5. skip 1 st. 1dc into each of next 4sts] x3.   Sl st into 4th of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.








PS:   The official CAL has ended but you can still join in at your leisure.  The links to all the patterns for the CAL can be found in the pinned post of our Seaside Winter Blanket Group

5 comments:

  1. I love this square! I'll have to use it in something. Maybe make it bigger for a pillow?

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    1. I have had an idea for a poncho (in super chunky yarn) - I think I am going to incorporate this square into the design....... watch this space for a new poncho pattern!

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  2. I really love this Square - so fun to make!

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  3. PRECIOSA. Me gustan sus trabajos.
    Un saludo,
    Crmen

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  4. I just discovered your lovely patterns.

    Thank you for this one and happy birthday!

    naomipaz.

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