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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

RAR BLANKET CAL: PART 2

WHEEL OF TIME SQUARE (make 5)



PATTERN TERMS:    US

YARN:  Elle Charity Chunky (12 ply).   Stylecraft Special Chunky is an excellent quality / great value alternative yarn.

HOOK SIZE:  5.50mm (I/9 US or 5 CANADIAN)

SQUARE SIZE:    The Layout Measurement of 20cm x 20cm for this square is based on the above yarn and hook size.  This measurement is also based on the Designer’s tension.   You may need to adjust your hook size up if you hook tightly or down if you hook loosely

NOTE:  The size of your square will depend on your choice of yarn thickness and hook size.   Should you choose to work exactly according to the RAINBOWS AFTER THE RAIN BLANKET layout, simply repeat the final round of the pattern until the square measures 20cm x 20cm.  Gauge is not too important with this blanket. Yarn thicknesses vary somewhat from brand to brand as do the tensions of individual crocheters.  The most important thing is that your tension remains even throughout the blanket.

COLOURWAY:   Each crocheter may choose his / her own colour layout - colour changes / breaks are suggestions only.

SQUARES are worked in the round with Right Side Facing throughout.

IMPORTANT:  Read through pattern before starting to crochet.

Foundation:  Make a MAGIC RING or crochet 3ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to form a ring)


Round 1:  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 5hdc into ring.   Sl st into 2nd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  6hdc

Tip:   for a nice neat centre use the same colour for Round 2

Round 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same sp as closing sl st.   2dc into each of next 5hdc.   sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn
Stitch count:  12dc


Round 3:  Join yarn in top of any dc, 5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  *1dc into next dc, 2ch*; repeat *to* 10 times more.  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn
Stitch count:  12 x (1dc, 2ch)


Round 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join;  *3dc into next 2ch sp*;  repeat *to* 10 times more.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x 3dc (36dc)


Round 5:  Join yarn in sp between any 3dc group.  5ch (counts as 1hdc, 3ch);  *1hdc into next sp between groups, 3ch*;  repeat *to* 10 times more.  Sl st into 2nd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1hdc, 3ch loops)


Round 6:  Join yarn in any 3ch loop.  6ch (counts as 1trc, 2ch), 3trc into same loop as join.  *4dc into next 3ch loop, 1fpdc around hdc, 4dc into next 3ch loop; (3trc, 2ch, 3trc into next 3ch loop)*; repeat *to* twice more;  4dc into next 3ch loop, 1fpdc around hdc, 4dc into next 3ch loop; 2trc into same loop as join.   Sl st into 4th of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Stitch count:  (3trc, 2ch, 3trc) in each corner and 9dc (4dc, 1fpdc, 4dc) each side



Round 7:  Join yarn in any 2ch corner.   3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same 2ch as join;  *1dc into each of next 6sts, skip 1 dc;  1dc into sp after fpdc;  1dc into sp before fpdc (crossed dcs);  skip next dc;  1dc into each of next 6sts;  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc into corner 2ch)* repeat *to* twice more;  1dc into each of next 6sts, skip 1 dc;  1dc into sp before fpdc;  1dc into sp after fpdc (crossed dcs);  skip next dc;  1dc into each of next 6sts;  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner and 14dc each side.


Round 8:  Join yarn in any 2ch corner.   3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same 2ch as join;  *skip next dc; 1dc into each of next 7dc, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc; 1dc into each of next 7dc, skip 1dc;  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc into corner 2ch)* repeat *to* twice more;  skip next dc; 1dc into each of next 7dc, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc; 1dc into each of next 7dc, skip 1dc .  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner and 16dc each side



Round 9:  Join yarn in any 2ch corner.   3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same 2ch as join;  *1dc into each of next 9dc, 1fptrc around each of next 2fpdc; 1dc into each of next 9dc;  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc into corner 2ch)* repeat *to* twice  more;  1dc into each of next 9dc, 1fptrc around each of next 2fpdc; 1dc into each of next 9dc.  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner and 20dc each side (9dc, 2fptrc, 9dc)



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