Crochet 9 Squares in 9 weeks

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Please visit http://www.vrouekeur.co.za from 1 February for a free weekly crochet square pattern. You can use any DK yarn in any colour you prefer. The squares are each illustrated in a diagram as well. I will share the link of each square on a weekly basis. enjoy!!!!

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La Petite Fleur Square

I dedicate this square to my little girl, who is indeed my little flower with her fascinating imagination. It is not the mere fact that she is so pretty in my eyes but she simply loves nature and all its hidden beauty  – especially flowers.

I used Vinnis Nikkim 100% Cotton DK in Ballet Pink (colour 1), Pink (Colour 2), Avocado (Colour 3), White (Colour 4) and Kingfisher (Colour 5) and a 3 mm hook for this pattern. The size of the square is approximately 13 x 13 cm.

Abbreviations and stitch explanation (American Crochet terminology): 

beg – begin, ch – chain, dc – double crochet, rnd – round, sc – single crochet, sp – space, ss – slip stitch, st – stitch

Cluster (cl):

  1. Yarn over hook.
  2. Insert hook in next ch or sp and draw up a loop.
  3. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Two loops remain on the hook.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3, yarn over hook and draw through remaining loops on hook.

Pattern:

With colour 1, work 4 ch, ss into the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 8 sc in ring, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 4 ch, skip 1 sc, (1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, skip 1 sc) 3 times, ss in the beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 3: join with colour 2 in 4 ch sp; 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc, 1 sc, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc, 1 sc) in every 4 ch sp, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 4: join colour 3 at the back of the flower between two petals; 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 10 ch, ss in the same st, 5 ch, (1 sc in the next space between petals, 10 ch, ss in the same st, 5 ch) 3 times, ss in the beg sc.

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Rnd 5: ss into the 1st 10 ch sp, 3 ch, (4 dc, 3 ch, 5 dc) in the same 10 ch sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 5 ch sp, 1 ch, [(5 dc, 3 ch, 5 dc) in the next 10 ch sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 5 ch sp, 1 ch] 3 times, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 6: join colour 4 in 3 ch sp of leaf; 1 ch,  (1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc) in the same sp, 1 sc in the next 3 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in the next sp before the sc, 1 dc in the sc, 1 dc in sp after the sc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in the next 3 dc, [(1 sc, 5 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 1 sc in the next 3 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in the sp before the next sc, 1 dc in the sc, 1 dc in sp after sc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in the next 3 dc] 3 times, ss in the beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 7: join colour 5 in 5 ch sp; (3 ch, 1 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 5 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the same sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, skip 1 dc, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in the next dc, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, [(2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 5 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 5 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, skip 1 dc, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in the next dc, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch] 3 times, ss in top of beg 3 ch.

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Rnd 8: ss into the 1 st 2 ch sp, 1 ch, 2 sc in the same sp, 1 ch, (2 sc, 1 ch, 2 sc) in the next 5 ch sp, 1 ch, 2 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 5 ch, 2 sc in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch, [(2 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 1 ch, (2 sc, 1 ch, 2 sc) in the next 5 ch sp, 1 ch, 2 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 5 ch, 2 sc in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch] 3 times, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 9: 3 ch, 1 dc in the next sc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in the next ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 5 dc in the next 5 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 5 dc in the next 5 ch sp, [1 dc in the next 2 sc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in the next ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 1 dc in the next 1 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 5 dc in the next 5 ch sp, 1 dc in the next 2 sc, 5 dc in the next 5 ch sp] 3 times, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Knee blanket

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Carry your cozy blanket with you with this easy pattern, published in Vrouekeur, 2014. Translation done by Vrouekeur Magazine. For the Afrikaans follow http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

Materials

Elle Pure Gold-double knitting (100 g balls): 3 balls each Soft Lilac 200, Salmon 205, Phlox 207 and Cabaret 204.

3.75 mm crochet hook

Button

Needle with big eye

 

Size

135 cm x 100 cm

 

Abbreviations

sl st – slip stitch; c/off – cast off; rep – repeat; dc – double crochet; ch st – chain stitch, tr – treble crochet; lp – loop; sp – space; cl – cluster; foll – following

 

Method

Crochet 48 squares: 8 x 6 squares.

1st square

With 1st colour and 3.75 mm crochet hook, start with 8 ch st, sl st in 1st ch st to form ring.

1st round: 3 ch st (= 1st tr), 23 tr in ring, sl st at top in 3 ch st with foll colour. Cast off 1st colour.

2nd round: 4 ch st, (1 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st) 23 times, sl st in 3rd of 4 ch st.

3rd round: 3 ch st, (skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll 1 ch st sp, 11 ch st, 1 dc in same sp, 2 ch st, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll tr, 2 ch st) 7 times, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll sp, 11 ch st, 1 dc in same sp, 2 ch st, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll tr, 2 ch st, sl st in 1st ch st from beginning 3 ch st with foll colour. Cast off 2nd colour.

4th round: 1 dc in last sl st, (7 tr in 11 ch st sp, 2 ch st, 7 tr in same 11 ch st sp, skip foll dc and 2 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll dc) 8 times, end with sl st in 1st dc. Cast off 3rd colour.

5th round: With 4th colour, 1 dc in 2 ch st sp (= between the 7 tr groups), [1 ch st, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, skip 6 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, skip 3 tr, (1 dc, 3 ch st, 1 dc) in 2 ch st sp, 1 ch st, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 2 ch st, skip 6 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, (1 dc, 3 ch st, 1 dc) in 2 ch st sp] 4 times, replace the last dc with sl st in 1st dc.

6th round: 1 ch st, [1 dc in 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in foll 1 ch st sp, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp, (skip foll sp and 3 tr), (5 tr, 7 ch st, 5 tr) in 2 ch st sp, (skip foll 3 tr and sp), 3 dc in foll 3 ch st sp] 4 times, ch st in 1st dc. C/off.

2nd and further squares

Crochet 1st square to the end of round 6. Crochet 2nd square to end of round 5, and then crochet the 2nd square with five pieces against the 1st square as follows: Crochet round 6 to the corner before the 7 ch st; 3 ch st, 1 ch st through the 7 ch sp of 1st square, 3 ch st, 5 tr in 2 ch st sp of 2nd square, crochet 1 ch st through 1st square just after the 5 tr, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp of 2nd square, 1 dc in foll sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 ch st through sp between the 3 pairs of tr of 1st square, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in foll sp, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp of 2nd square, 1 ch st through sp just before 5 tr of 1st square, 5 tr in 2 ch st sp of 2nd square, 3 ch st, 1 ch st through 7 ch st sp of 1st square, 3 ch st, 5 tr in same sp of 2nd square, complete 2nd square according to pattern.

Crochet the 48 squares together. Work in all the loose threads.

Edge around blanket

1st round: With1st colour, crochet 30 dc in each square and 7 dc in each corner. C/off.

2nd round: With 2nd colour, 1 dc in each dc, 3 dc in each corner. C/off.

3rd round: With 3rd colour, same as for round 2. C/off.

4th round: With 4th colour, same as for round 2.

5th round: *1 dc in 2 dc, 2 ch st, skip 1 dc*, rep from * to * all around. C/off.

Edge

1st round: With 1st colour, start with 5 ch st, 2 tr cl in 1st ch st, *4 ch st, turn work clockwise, 2 tr cl at the top in previous cl*, rep from* to * to a length of 70 cm. C/off.

2nd round: Crochet with foll colour along the length; 4 ch st, 1 dc in base of each cl till end, 3 dc at end, * 4 ch st, 1dc in space across from previous row’s dc *, rep from * to * to end. C/off.

3rd round: With foll colour, * 4 ch st, 1 dc in foll dc *, rep from * to * along the length, 4 ch st over corner, * 1 dc in each dc, 4 ch st *, rep from * to * to end. C/off.

4th round: With foll colour, the same as round 3, but crochet 5 ch st over the corner (= the button hole). Sew on the base of the edge between the 3rd and 4th of the 8 rows of squares. Sew the button on the edge.