Lykke Square CAL: 1-10

Lykke means ‘happiness’ in Danish and I did the pattern after I read “The little book of Lykke” by Meik Wiking. The book inspired me to search for the small things that make me happy and to let go of the things that restrict my creativity. I abandoned quite a lot of social media platforms and stick to the ones that promote creativity and positive thinking. It was maybe not the best decision businesswise but the best for a creative soul that needs sanity and an environment free from negativity. I hope you enjoy the pattern as I did and feel free to ask when you need some assistance.

This pattern is ideal for a centre focus for a bedspread, small table cloth of large cushion.

This week we start with rounds 1-10. The CAL consists of 43 rounds. So week 2 will be 11-20, week 3 will be 21-30 and week 4 will be from 31-43.

It is written in American Crochet Terminology.

 Difficulty: Relative easy, but not for beginner.

 Materials:

  • Vinnis Colours Nikkim DK (50 g-balls): Because I used all my left overs from different balls, it is difficult to determine the exact quantities of each colour, but I will indicate the colours that I have used in the square:

Purple Pink , Raspberry, Peach, Baby Yellow, Blue Canard, Sunshine and Wine

  • 3 mm crochet hook

Size:

52 cm x 52 cm but it may be larger if your tension is looser.

Abbreviations for row 1-10:

beg = begin, ch = chain stitch, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sp = space, ss = slip stitch, st = stitch, tog = together, tr = treble stitch

Pattern:

With Purple Pink and 3 mm hook, work 6 ch, ss into the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3 ch (= 1st dc), 15 dc in the ring = 16 dc. Fasten off.

rnd 1

Rnd 2: with Raspberry; join in any dc, 4 ch (= 1st dc + 1 ch), (1 dc, 1 ch) in every dc to end. Fasten off.

rnd 2

Rnd 3: with Peach; join in any dc, 6 ch (= 1st dc + 3 ch), 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch-sp, *(1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc) in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch-sp; rep from * to end, ss in 3rd of beg-6 ch. Fasten off.

rnd3

Rnd 4: with Baby Yellow, join in 3 ch-sp, (1 sc, 1 ch, 1sc) in the same sp, 3 ch, 5 dc tog over the next 5 dc, 3 ch, *(1 sc, 1 ch, 1sc) in the next 3 ch-sp, 3 ch, 5 dc tog over the next 5 dc, 3 ch; rep from * to end, ss in the beg-sc. Fasten off.

rnd 4 close up

rnd 4

Rnd 5: with Blue Canard; join in the eye loop of the 5 dc tog, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 ch, 6 dc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, * 1 sc in the next dc tog st, 1 ch, 6 dc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch; rep from * to end, ss in the beg-sc. Fasten off.

rnd5

Rnd 6: with Raspberry; join in the 1st dc, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 hdc in the next sc, 1 hdc in the next 1 ch-sp, *1 sc in the next 6 dc, 1 hdc in the next 1 ch-sp, 1 hdc in the next sc,1 hdc in the next 1 ch-sp; rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

rnd 6

Rnd 7: with Blue Canard; join in the 3rd hdc, 1 ch, *[(1 sc in the next 8 sts, 2 tr tog (1 tr in 3 ch-sp of rnd 4 and 2nd tr in next 3 ch-sp of rnd 4) (skip the hdc behind the st)]; rep from * to end, ss in the beg-sc. Fasten off.

rnd7

Rnd 8: with Baby Yellow; join the 1st sc, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 hdc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next sc, (2 dc in the next sc) twice, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 hdc in the next sc, 1 sc in the last sc, 2 ch, skip 2 tr tog, *1 sc in the next sc, 1 hdc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next sc, (2 dc in the next sc) twice, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 hdc in the next sc, 1 sc in the last sc, 2 ch, skip 2 tr tog; rep from * to end, ss in the beg-sc. Fasten off.

rnd8

Rnd 9: with Peach, join in the 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, (1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc in the 2 nd ch from hook and in the next 3 ch, 1 sc) in the same sp, 5 ch, skip (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc), 1 sc in the next 2 dc, 5 ch, skip (2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc), *(1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc in the 2 nd ch from hook and in the next 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 2 ch-sp, 5 ch, skip (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc), 1 sc in the next 2 dc, 5 ch, skip (2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc); rep from * to end, ss in beg-sc. Fasten off.

rdte 9

Rnd 10: with Raspberry; join in the 1st ch (of the 5 ch-petal point), 3 ch (= 1st dc), 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next 3 ch, 1 ch, 2 dc in the next 4 sc, 1 sc in the next 2 dc of rnd 8, 3 ch, skip 2 sc of rnd 9, 1 sc in the next 2 dc of rnd 8, *2 dc in the next 4 ch (the 5 ch-petal point), 1 ch, 2 dc in the next 4 sc, 1 sc in the next 2 dc of rnd 8, 3 ch, skip 2 sc of rnd 9, 1 sc in the next 2 dc of rnd 8; rep from * to end, ss in top of beg-3 ch. Fasten off.

rdte 10 close up

rdte10

Until next week… happy crochet!

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4 thoughts on “Lykke Square CAL: 1-10

  1. this is such an amazing design! isthere no you tube tutorial available??? i can’t get reading patterns right but can follow on video. have done the whole sophies universe as well as mandala madness from you tube…i need the visual
    thanks so much,
    Frances

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    • Hi Frances, I am aware of the fact that so many require a video to assist them finding their way through a pattern, but I do have a problem in terms of time available. I am a freelance designer for three magazines and I am doing quite a lot of workshops as well as designing a new one for the upcoming year. Unfortunately I will not be able to provide videos at this stage. If somethings happens along the way that spare time is available, I will really consider it.

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