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Friday, 15 July 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Square 6 Port Shepstone

Hello and welcome to Part 6 of our Seaside Winter Blanket CAL!  Another week has flown by and our blankets have grown by another square (or two!)

Patterns will remain on my Blog so that you can work at your own pace and make as many blankets as you like!

This week we will be making the "Port Shepstone" Square.   

Port Shepstone is situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River. 120 kilometres south of Durban, it is the administrative, educational and commercial centre for southern Natal.



"Port Shepstone" is the first large square measuring 38cm x 38cm (including the two border rows).


Although there are no really complicated stitches and/or techniques in this pattern the later rounds contain many different stitch patterns and groupings that require a fair amount of concentration. I have tried to separate the different stitch patterns and grouping with separate brackets: { = main bracket; [ = secondary bracket; ( = tertiary bracket

PORT SHEPSTONE SQUARE PATTERN:

Make 1 x Port Shepstone Square for the Baby Blanket

Make 2 x Port Shepstone Squares for the Lapghan

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.

PATTERN TERMS:  US



SPECIAL STITCHES:

5 stitch cluster:   5st cl = 1dc, 3trc, 1dc tog crochet over 5 spaces starting after the last stitch on a "fan" over the "v" and ending before the first stitch on the next "fan" as follows:
 yoh, insert hook in same 3ch sp as previous st, yoh pull loop through 2 loops (2 loops on hook);
2yoh, insert hook in sp between fan and "v", yoh pull loop through 2 loops x 2 (3 loops on hook);
2yoh, insert hook in 2ch sp of "v", yoh pull loop through 2 loops x 2 (4 loops on hook);
2yoh, insert hook in sp between "v" and fan, yoh pull loop through 2 loops x 2 (5 loops on hook);
yoh, insert hook in 1st 3ch of next fan;   yoh pull loop through 2 loops,  yoh pull loop through 6 loops on hook.

Foundation:  4ch, ss to form ring or make a magic ring.

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


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Round 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.   5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same 2ch sp as join, 2ch;  (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp, 2ch) x7.   Sl st into top 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


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Round 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.   5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same 2ch sp as join;  [1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp ("v" stitch formed)] x15 (16 x "v" stitches).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


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Round 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.  5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same 2ch sp as join;  1dc, 4ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp;  [(1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp);  (1dc, 4ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp)] x7.  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.  

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Round 5:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp.   [4ch (counts as 1trc), 2trc, 3ch, 3trc into same 4ch sp];  [1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp ("v" formed)]; [(3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next 4ch sp),  (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp)] x 7.   Sl st into 4th of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

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Round 6:  Join yarn in 2ch of any "v".  5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc in same 2ch sp ("v" formed);   [(2trc tog, 3ch) x 3, 2trc tog into 3ch sp ("fan" formed];   {(1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp) ("v" formed);   [(2trc tog, 3ch) x3, 2trc tog into next 3ch sp ("fan" formed)]} x7 (8 fans;  8 v's).  sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


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Round 7:  Join yarn in 1st 3ch of any "fan".   3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same 3ch as join;  (5dc into next 3ch) x2, 5st cl:  [(5dc into 3ch sp of "fan") x3;  5st cl] x7.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


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Round 8:  Join yarn in 2nd dc after any 5st cl.   1ch (does not count as a stitch), 1sc in same dc, 1sc in each of next 12dc (13sc), 3ch;  [1sc into 2nd dc after next 5st cl;  1sc into each of next 12dc (13sc), 3ch) x 7.  Sl st into start sc to close.  Break off yarn.


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Round 9:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp.   [3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same sp as join];  (skip 2sc; 1sc into each of next 11sc;  3sc into next 3ch sp;  1sc into each of next 11sc;  skip 2sc);
[(3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 3ch sp);  (skip 2sc; 1sc into each of next 11sc;  3sc into next 3ch sp;  1sc into each of next 11sc;  skip 2sc)] x 3.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


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Round 10:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 1trc, 3dc into same sp as join, 2ch (corner)] (skip 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2sc),  (1hdc into each of next 2sc, 1ch), (skip 1sc, 1sc into each of next 15sc, 1ch), (skip 1sc, 1hdc into each of next 2sc), (1dc into each of next 2dc; 2ch, skip 3dc);
[(3dc, 1trc, 3dc into same sp as join, 2ch), (skip 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2sc),  (1hdc into each of next 2sc, 1ch), (skip 1sc, 1sc into each of next 15sc, 1ch), (skip 1sc,  1hdc into each of next 2sc), (1dc into each of next 2dc; 2ch)] x3.  Skip 3dc, sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off  yarn.


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Round 11:  Join yarn in top of trc on any corner. {5ch (counts as 1trc, 1ch) [1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc into same trc as join;  skip 3dc (corner fan)];  [1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc, 3ch, 1trc into 2ch sp, skip next 4sts (right fan)];   [1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc into 1ch sp (hdc "v"); 15ch, skip 15sc;  (1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc into 1ch sp, skip next 4sts) (hdc "v");  (1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc, 3ch, 1trc into 2ch sp, skip 3dc) (left fan);
{[1trc, 1ch, 1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc into trc, skip 3dc (corner fan)];  [1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc, 3ch, 1trc into 2ch sp, skip next 4sts (right fan)];  [1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc into 1ch sp (hdc "v"); 15ch, skip 15sc;  [1hdc, 2ch, 1hdc into 1ch sp, skip next 4sts (hdc "v");  [1trc, 3ch, 1trc, 1ch, 1trc, 3ch, 1trc into 2ch sp, skip 3dc (left fan)}x3.   Sl st into 4th of start ch to close.


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Round 12:  Join yarn in 3ch of any corner fan. 4ch, (counts as 1trc), 6trc into same 3ch sp as join;  1dc in sp between corner fan and right fan;  (5dc into 3ch sp of right fan) x2;  1dc between right fan and hdc "v";  1dc into 2ch of hdc "v";
hold 15ch to the front of your work, skip 1sc; (work 1dc into sc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into sc in front of chain.) x6 (12dc);  (work 1dc into sc behind ch, skip next sc);
1dc into 2ch of hdc "v";  1dc between hdc "v" and left fan;   (5dc into 3ch sp of left fan) x2;  1dc in sp between left fan and corner fan;

[7trc into same 3ch of corner fan;  1dc in sp between corner fan and right fan;  (5dc into 3ch sp of right fan) x2;  1dc between right fan and hdc "v";  1dc into 2ch of hdc "v";
hold 15ch to the front of your work, skip 1sc; (work 1dc into sc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into sc in front of chain.) x6 (12dc);  (work 1dc into sc behind ch, skip next sc);
1dc into 2ch of hdc "v";  1dc between hdc "v" and left fan;   (5dc into 3ch sp of left fan) x2;  1dc in sp between left fan and corner fan] x3.  Sl st into 4th of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.  

For more detailed photos of the "threaded chain" see "UMTENTWENI"



 
Round 13:  Join yarn in 4th trc of any corner;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same place as join;  1dc into each of next 16 sts;  15ch, skip next 13dc;  1dc into each of next 16 sts;
[3dc into next trc (4th trc on corner),  1dc into each of next 16sts, 15ch, skip next 13dc, 1dc into each of next 16sts] x3.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 14:  Join yarn in 1st of corner 3dc;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into next dc (5dc corner); 1dc into next dc;  1Bpdc around each of next 16dc;
hold 15ch to the front of your work, work 1dc into dc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into dc in front of chain.) x6 (12dc);  work 1dc into dc behind ch; 1Bpdc around each of next 16dc;
[1dc into next dc, 5dc into next dc (5dc corner); 1dc into next dc;  1Bpdc around each of next 16dc;
hold 15ch to the front of your work, work 1dc into dc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into dc in front of chain.) x6 (12dc);  work 1dc into dc behind ch; 1Bpdc around each of next 16dc] x3.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 15:  Join yarn in sp bet 1st & 2nd dc on any 5dc corner.   [2ch, 1dc into same sp as join (counts as 2dc tog), 2ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts, 3ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts, 2ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts];  1Fpdc around next dc;  1dc into back loop only of next 16dc;  (1trc into next dc:  1Fptrc around next dc) x6 (12 sts), 1trc into next dc;  1dc into back loop only of next 16dc;  1Fpdc around next dc
[(2dc tog in sp bet 1st & 2nd dc on next 5dc corner, 2ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts, 3ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts, 2ch;  2dc tog into next sp between dc posts);  1Fpdc around next dc;  1dc into back loop only of next 16dc; (1trc into next dc:  1Fptrc around next dc) x6 (12 sts), 1trc into next dc;  1dc into back loop only of next 16dc;  1Fpdc around next dc] x3.   Sl st into top of 2dc tog to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 16:  Join yarn in any corner 3ch.  [2ch, 1dc (counts as 2dc tog), (2ch, 2dc tog into same 3ch sp as join) x2];  2ch, 2dc tog into next 2ch sp, 1Fpdc around next dc;  1dc into each of next 17sts;  (1Fptrc around next Fptrc;  1trc into next trc) x5;  1Fptrc around next trc;  1dc into each of next 17sts;  1Fpdc around next dc;  2dc tog into next 2ch sp;  2ch
[( 2dc tog, 2ch into next 3ch sp) x3;  2dc tog into next 2ch sp, 1Fpdc around next dc;  1dc into each of next 17sts;  (1Fptrc around next Fptrc;  1trc into next trc) x5;  1Fptrc around next trc;  1dc into each of next 17sts;  Fpdc around next dc;  2dc tog into next 2ch sp] x3.   Sl st into top of 2dc tog to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 17:  Join yarn in 2nd (middle) 2dc tog on any corner.  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same place as join];  (2dc into next 2ch sp) X2;  1Fpdc around Fpdc;  (1Bpdc around each of next 45sts);   1Fpdc around next Fpdc;  (2dc into next 2ch sp) x2;
[5dc in 2nd (middle) 2dc tog on next corner;  (2dc into next 2ch sp) X2;  1Fpdc around Fpdc;  (1Bpdc around each of next 45sts);   1Fpdc around next Fpdc;  (2dc into next 2ch sp) x2] x3.   Sl st into 2dc tog to close.  Break off yarn.


Crochet BORDER ROWS 1 AND 2 around square.

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A special thank you once again to Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES AND MORE  and Nina Mayer (aka HAEKELNINA for the time and effort put into testing the Port Shepstone Square.

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

9 comments:

  1. Hello Zelna! I came across your blog while looking at afghans on Google Images. The post I arrived at was about your grandparents. It was absolutely charming! It seems we both live by the same Golden Rules. Thank you so much for sharing yourself here for others to come across and leave with a smile. Elizabeth

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  2. This square is so beautiful! Love this CAL :-)

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  3. This blanket is awesome! I love South Coast Natal, and have had some lovely times down there. and I'm planning more! I will be making this in blues and teal with some sandy beach thrown in to be a reminder of my trips. Thank you so much

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  4. thanks for the beautiful blocks. cant wait for the next one. Love Port Shepstone...the block and the town.
    Mariehettte Ogle

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  5. thank you for the beautiful block patterns. Love Port Shepstone...the block and the the town.
    Glad that there are local crochet artist like u...love your work. Can't wait for the next block.

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  6. Thanks for this wonderful blanket patterns, but have a QUESTION on Round 10, in MIDDLE of directions it says to : [(3dc, 1trc, 3dc into same space as join, 2 ch) so is "into same space as join " supposed to be there, as you can't go back to join space when your working in middle of pattern? I'm bypassing this, but someone new to crochet maybe confused. Thanks again for your time and talents to come up with these fun squares to make beautiful blankets!

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  7. Thank you for this beautiful pattern

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