I shared this photo in various crochet groups of a little "Rainbows and Daisies" project I have been working on and I was inundated with requests for the pattern. I also had the privilege of my photo being used as the Group Cover Photo on the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 FB Page for this week!
I used my MOOD BLANKET SQUARE for the first three rows of my"Rainbows & Daisies" Square and it never ceases to amaze me how colour and row composition can change the appearance of the same pattern!!
Day 72 and still making 1 square a day - although I have to admit that this week I really wished I had rather done a square a week!! I have so many WIP's and new projects planned that it takes discipline to actually make that one leeeeetle tineee square every day!
Missy arrives to investigate.....
My new stash has started arriving ........ and it is so pretty! I almost wanted to leave it on my craft table and stare at it all week!
At the top of the photo you will see a few really bright! colours peeking out - they are the cutest little 25g balls and are so bright you have wear shades to look at them. This was an extremely impulsive buy, probably spurred on by the gloomy weather we have been having!
I have decided to make a Baby Groovyghan with these colours. I am teaching a few friends to crochet, so I will be using very simple squares and stripes so that my "beginner" crochet friends will feel confident crocheting along. I will be posting the patterns for the squares and the stripes as we go.
The patterns will all be written in US terms
Yarn: Mirage 4ply (100% Acrylic)
Hook Size: 3.50mm
Blanket size: 85cm x 110cm
The first square will be my:
RAINBOWS AND DAISIES SQUARE:
5 Rows worked in the round
Measurement of completed square: 10cm x 10cm
Make 8 of these
Foundation (bright yellow): 4ch, ss to form ring
Row 1 (bright yellow): 4 ch (counts as 1dc 1ch), 1dc 1ch into ring (repeat 11 times) (12 x 1dc, 1ch groups) ss to close, break off yarn
Row 2 (white): Into any 1ch sp, 2ch 2dc cluster, 3ch; *3dc cluster, 3ch* crochet *to* 11x (12 clusters), ss to close, break off yarn
Note: a 3dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over
hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook,
repeat this twice more (four loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster
Row 3 (colour of your choice): Into any 3ch sp crochet 3ch, 2dc; 3dc into next
3ch sp; *3tr, 3ch, 3tr (corner) into next 3ch sp; 3dc into next two
3ch spaces* 3 x from * to*; 3tr, 3ch, 3tr into last 3ch space; ss to
Row 4: 3ch, 1dc into the top of each dc on previous row; into corners 2dc, 3ch, 2dc (repeat until round completed) ss into top of third chain to close; break off yarn:
Row 5 (white): 3ch, 1dc into the top of each dc on previous row; into corners 2dc, 3ch, 2dc (repeat until round completed) ss into top of third chain to close; break off yarn
Once you have your 8 squares you can join them in a row using my VISIBLE JOIN.
Next post we will add a row of stripes to your row of squares and I will add a pattern for a different square!
PS: Joining the link-up at HAZEL'S CROCHET