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Friday, 1 July 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Umtentweni Square 4


Hello and welcome to Part 4 of our Seaside Winter Blanket CAL!

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"Neapolitan"

I am so glad I created this CAL, it is such a thrill to see all your gorgeous colour combinations! I have not been able to resist all the possible colour combinations and have made up a few of my own!

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"Watermelon"

"Winter Sea"

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

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"Autumn"

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"Winter Berries"

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"Baroque"

I have provided explanations and links for the special stitches.  

This week we will be making the "Umtentweni" Square:



UMTENTWENI  SQUARE PATTERN:

Make 1 x Umtentweni Square for the Baby Blanket
Make 2 x Umtentweni 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:

BPsc = BACK POST SINGLE CROCHET

BP standing sc = Back Post STANDING SINGLE CROCHET


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

Round 1:  2 ch (counts as 1hdc), 15hdc into ring; sl st into 2nd of start ch to close  (16hdc).   Break off yarn.

Round 2:  Join yarn in top of any hdc;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same hdc as join, 2ch, skip 1hdc;  (2dc into next hdc, 2ch, skip 1hdc) x7 (8 x 2dc, 2ch).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp;  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 2hdc in same sp as join, 3ch;  (3hdc into next 2ch sp, 3ch) x7 (8 x 3hdc, 3ch).   Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 4:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp; [2ch (counts as 1hdc), (3dc, 1hdc into same 3ch sp) - shell], 1ch, skip 1hdc, sl st into next hdc;  [1ch, (1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc into next 3ch sp), 1ch, skip 1hdc, sl st into next hdc] x7, 1ch (8 petals formed).  Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 5:  Join yarn in 2nd st on any shell.  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 1hdc into each of next 2sts,  6ch;  (1hdc into 2nd st on next shell, 1hdc into each of next 2sts, 6ch) x7.  sl st into 2nd of start ch to close. Break off yarn.



Round 6:  Join yarn in any 6ch sp; 2ch (counts as 1hdc), 9hdc into same 6ch sp; (1sc into 2nd hdc, 10hdc into 6ch sp) x7;  1sc into 2nd hdc;  sl st into 2nd of start ch to close. (8 x 10hdc petals)  Break off yarn.



Round 7:  Join yarn with a standing BPsc around 1st hdc of any 10hdc petal;  1BPsc around each of next 9hdc;  1ch; 1BPsc around each of next 10hdc;  4ch;  (1BPsc around each of next 10hdc, 1ch, 1BPsc around each of next 10hdc; 4ch) x3.  sl st into top of  BP standing sc to close. (12 x 10hdc petals)


Round 8:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp;  3ch, 1trc (counts as 2trc tog);  2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, skip 4sc; 1sc into next sc; 10ch, skip 5sc on working petal, skip 5sc on next petal, 1sc into next sc;  [(2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog into next 4ch sp); skip 4sc, 1sc into next sc, 10ch, skip 5sc on working petal, skip 5sc on next petal, 1sc into next sc] x3.  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 9:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp (corner);  3ch (counts as 1dc) (2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same 3ch sp);  2dc into next 2ch sp;  2dc into next sp between sts;  (hold ch to the front of your work, work 1dc into sc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into sc in front of chain.) x5 (10dc);  2dc into next sp between sts, 2dc into 2ch sp;  [(3dc, 3ch, 3dc into 3ch sp); 2dc into 2ch sp, 2dc into next sp between sts; (hold ch to the front of your work, work 1dc into sc behind ch;  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1dc into sc in front of chain.) x5 (10dc); 2dc into next sp between sts,  2dc into 2ch sp] x3.  sl st into 3rd of start ch 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 for the time and effort put into testing the Umtentweni 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

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. May I please know what join you have used in your pictures?

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    1. Hi Charmaine - I have used my "visible join", you will find the link to this in my Introduction post (see link above). I love this join as it is very forgiving. It is my go to join for squares that have a definite right and wrong side.

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  2. Me encanta!!!!!!!!! Prometo empezarla en cuanto termine algunas cosas que tengo empezadas, no puedo mas!!!!!!!!!!! jajaja. Gracias por compartirlo de forma gratuita.

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