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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Square 12 Port Edward

Welcome Seaside CAL-ers.   This week we will be making the "Port Edward" Square - the 12th and final CAL Square and the 2nd large square, measuring 38cm x 38cm including the border rounds.   

PORT EDWARD is a quaint (very quaint) little village that lies at the Southern Gateway to the paradise that is the South Coast.   The Umtamvuna River Bridge was historically the border between South Africa and then Transkei.    Port Edward is the last village on the Hibiscus Coast and is often considered the first village on the Wild Coast. 


If you are late to the party please take a moment to read the Introduction, You Might Like to Know, and In Love With Colour Posts as they contain important information regarding yarn requirements, hook size, blanket sizes and layouts, joining method etc.

I will be consolidating the weekly patterns into a single SEASIDE WINTER BLANKET PATTERN, which will be available for purchase on Ravelry.    However, the single patterns will remain FREE on my blog so that you can work at your own pace and make as many blankets / squares as you like!

(Please remember that the two Bonus Squares, "Amanzimtoti"and "Southbroom" are not included in my original layout and have therefore not been included in the count).


This pattern does not contain any overly complicated stitches or techniques, however,  the rounds contain many different stitch patterns and groupings that do require concentration. I have tried to make the pattern lines shorter and easier to follow by providing special stitch explanations.

PORT EDWARD SQUARE PATTERN:

Make 1 x Port Edward Square for the Baby BlanketMake 2 x Port Edward Squares for the Lapghan.

PATTERN TERMS:  US



SPECIAL STITCHES

Popcorn Stitch(Ps) = 3dc then remove the hook from the last loop, insert the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through
Note:  your start popcorn stitch (SPs) is worked as follows:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc then remove the hook from the last loop, insert the hook front to back in the 3rd ch, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through

3 Triple Crochet Cluster(3trc cl) =  yoh x2, insert hook in specified stitch, pull a loop through, (yoh, draw through two loops) x2;  do not complete the stitch, leaving the last loop of the trc on your hook (2 loops on hook);  working in the same st, make 2x more trc in the same way, leaving the last loop of each trc on your hook;  yoh and pull loop through 4 remaining loops on the hook all at once.

3 Stitch Overlay Cluster(3stOcl)  = 1dc, 3tr trc, 1dc tog crochet over 3 spaces as follows:
- yoh,insert hook in next 2ch sp, pull through loop, yoh pull through 2 loops (2 loops remaining on hook)
- 4yoh, working in front of work, insert hook between in 1ch sp between 2hdc in Round 4,  pull through loop,  (yoh pull  through 2 loops) x4 (3 loops on hook);
-  yoh,insert hook in next 2ch sp,  pull through loop, yoh pull loop through 4 loops on hook

Triple Crochet "v"(trcv) Insert hook in 2ch sp to the right of specified 3stOcl, 1trc, 2ch;  insert hook  into 2ch sp to the left of same 3stOcl ;  1trc

3 Triple Crochet Decrease: (3trc dec) = worked over 3 stitches, yoh x 2, insert hook in specified stitch, pull a loop through, (yoh, draw through two loops;  do not complete the stitch, leaving the last loop of the trc on your hook (2 loops on hook);  working in the next 2sts make 1dc in each st in the same way, leaving the last loop of each dc on your hook;  yoh and pull loop through 4 remaining loops on the hook all at once.

Start 3 Triple Crochet Decrease (s3trc dec) = worked over 3 stitches.  Join yarn in specified stitch.  3ch (counts as first incomplete trc) (1 loop on hook);  working in the next stitch yoh x2, insert hook in specified stitch, pull a loop through, (yoh, draw through two loops) x2;  do not complete the stitch, leaving the last loop of the trc on your hook (2 loops on hook);  working in the next stitch make 1 x more trc in the same way, leaving the last loop on your hook;  yoh and pull loop through 3 remaining loops on the hook all at once.

Large Popcorn Stitch(LPs) = 6dc then remove the hook from the last loop, insert the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through

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

Round 1:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 15dc into ring (16dc).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Round 2:  Join yarn in top of any dc.  [5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same dc as join, 2ch, skip 1dc];  (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into  next dc, 2ch, skip 1dc) x7.  (8 "v", 2ch).  Sl st into top 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Round 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp, SPs into same 2ch as join, 2ch.   (1Ps into next 2ch sp, 2ch) x15.   Sl st into top of SPs to close.   (16 x Ps, 2ch).  Break off yarn. 


Round 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.   [3ch (counts as 1hdc, 1ch), 1hdc into same sp as join], 6ch,  [3trc cl into next 2ch sp, 6ch, (1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc into next 2ch sp), 6ch] x7;  3trc cl into next 2ch sp, 6ch.   Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.


Round 5:  Join yarn in 6ch sp to the left of any 2hdc.  [2ch (counts as 1hdc), 2hdc, 2ch, 3dc into same 6ch sp], 6ch; 
[(3dc, 2ch, 3hdc into next 6ch sp);  (3hdc, 2ch, 3dc into next 6ch sp);  6ch] x7; (3dc, 2ch, 3hdc into next 6ch sp).   Sl St into 2nd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 6:  Join yarn in any 6ch sp.     [2ch, 1dc (counts as 2dc tog), 2ch;  (2dc tog, 2ch) x3 = fan into same 6ch sp]; 3stOcl *see special stitches*; 2ch;
[(2dc tog, 2ch) x4 = fan3stOcl; 2ch] x7;  Sl st into top of start 2dc tog to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 7:  Join yarn in 1st 2ch of any fan;  [5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same 2ch sp (dcv)];  (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp) x2; 1trcv *see special stitches*
[(1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 2ch sp on fan) x3;  1trcv] x7.   sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 8:  Join yarn in 2ch sp of any 1trcv.  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 6dc into same 2ch sp as join];  sl st into next 2ch sp;
(7dc into next 2ch sp;  sl st into next 2ch sp) x 15.  (16 x 7dc shells).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 9:  Join yarn with a standing sc in any sl st.  1sc into each of next 7dc;
(1sc into next sl st;   1sc into each of next 7dc) x 15.   Sl st into top of standing sc to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 10:  Join yarn in standing sc of Round 9.  [5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch), 1dc into same sc as join (dcv)];  7ch, skip next 7sc;
[(1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next sc;  7ch, skip next 7sc] x 15.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 11:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.   [3ch (counts as 1dc), 8dc into same 2ch sp];  working over 7ch, 1hdc into 4th sc in Round 9;
{9dc into next 2ch sp;  working over 7ch, 1hdc into 4th sc in Round 9] x15.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 12:  Join yarn with a standing sc in any hdc.   1sc into each of next 159 sts (160sc).   Sl st into standing sc to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 13:  Join yarn in first st to the right of standing sc;  s3trc dec over specified and next two sts;  (1dc into each of next 3st, 3dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 3st);  [3trc dec over next three sts; (1dc into each of next 3st, 3dc into next sc, 1dc into each of next 3dc)] x2;  3trc dec over next three sts;  [1trc into each of next 3sc; (3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next st); 1trc into each of next 3st];

{[3trc dec over next three sts; (1dc into each of next 3st, 3dc into next sc, 1dc into each of next 3dc)] x3;  3trc dec over next three sts;  [1trc into each of next 3sc; (3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next st); 1trc into each of next 3st]} x3.   Sl st into top of s3trc dec to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 14:  Join yarn in any corner 3ch.  [3ch, 1trc (counts as 2trc tog), 2ch, 2trc tog, 4ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog in same 3ch as join];  6ch, skip next 7sts;  1sc into each of next 29sts;  6ch, skip next 7sts;

[(2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, 4ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog in next corner 3ch);   6ch, skip next 7sts;  1sc into each of next 29sts;  6ch, skip next 7sts] x3.   Sl st into top of start 2trc tog to close.



Round 15:  Join yarn in any 4ch (corner) sp.  [3ch (counts as 1dc);  6dc into same 4ch sp], 3dc into next 2ch sp, [2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into 6ch sp), 2ch];  1dc into each of next 29sc; [2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 6ch sp), 2ch]; 3dc into next 2ch sp

{7dc into same 4ch sp, 3dc into next 2ch sp, [2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into 6ch sp), 2ch];  1dc into each of next 29sc; [2ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc into next 6ch sp), 2ch]; 3dc into next 2ch sp} x3   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 16:  Join yarn in 4th of corner 7dc.  [2ch, 1dc (counts as 2dc tog), 3ch, 2dc tog in same sp as join];  1Bpdc around each of next 6dc;  2ch, 1LPs into 2ch sp of v, 2ch, 1Bpdc around each of next 29dc;  2ch, 1LPs into 2ch sp of v, 2ch;  1Bpdc around each of next 6dc;

[(2dc tog, 3ch, 2dc tog in next dc);  1Bpdc around each of next 6dc;  2ch, 1LPs into 2ch sp of v, 2ch, 1Bpdc around each of next 29dc;  2ch, 1LPs into 2ch sp of v, 2ch;  1Bpdc around each of next 6dc] x3.   Sl St into top of start 2dc tog to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 17:  Join yarn in any 3ch corner sp.  [2ch, 1dc (counts as 2dc tog), 2ch, 2dc tog; 3ch, 2dc tog, 2ch, 2dc tog];  1Fpdc around each of next 6sts;  (hold next 2ch of Round 16 to the front of your work. 1trc, 1ch, 1trc behind this 2ch into the corresponding 2ch of Round 15) x2;  1Fpdc around each of next 29sts;  (hold next 2ch of Round 16 to the front of your work. 1trc, 1ch, 1trc behind this 2ch into the corresponding 2ch of Round 15) x2;  1Fpdc around each of next 6sts;

[(2dc tog 2ch, 2dc tog; 3ch, 2dc tog, 2ch, 2dc tog);  1Fpdc around each of next 6sts;  (hold next 2ch of Round 16 to the front of your work. 1trc, 1ch, 1trc behind this 2ch into the corresponding 2ch of Round 15) x2;  1Fpdc around each of next 29sts;  (hold next 2ch of Round 16 to the front of your work. 1trc, 1ch, 1trc behind this 2ch into the corresponding 2ch of Round 15) x2;  1Fpdc around each of next 6sts] x3.   Sl st into start 2dc tog to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 18:  Join yarn in any 3ch corner sp.  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same 3ch sp];  2dc into next 2ch sp;  1dc in back loop only of next 6dc;  1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc, 2ch, 1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc;  1dc in back loop only of next 29dc;  1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc, 2ch, 1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc;  1dc in back loop only of next 6dc, 2dc in next 2ch sp;

[(3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 3ch sp);  2dc into next 2ch sp;  1dc in back loop only of next 6dc;  1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc, 2ch, 1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc;  1dc in back loop only of next 29dc;  1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc, 2ch, 1LPs into 1ch between next 2trc;  1dc in back loop only of next 6dc; 2dc in next 2ch sp] x3.   Sl St into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Crochet Border Rounds 1 and 2 around Square.   Note:   Border Round 1 requires you to work BPdc around the edge.    This poses a small hurdle over the (LPs, 2ch, LPS) configuration of Round 18.    Work as follows:   1dc into top of 1st LPS, 2dc into 2ch sp, 1dc into top of 2nd LPS

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I have added two rounds to the "circular" part of this square to make the PORT EDWARD MANDALA

A huge thank you to, Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES AND MORE;


and Leanda Currie-Black Anthony 


for the time and effort put into testing the Port Edward 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


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