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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Southbroom Bonus Square 2

Hello lovely CAL-ers!   yesterday was my Birthday, so I thought I would surprise you with another bonus square, the "Southbroom Square"!




This square takes its name from the picturesque Kwa Zulu Natal coastal village of Southbroom.


The bonus squares are not part of the CAL layout and will therefore not follow the number sequence of the CAL squares, but will be numbered as Bonus Squares.  They can be used to grow your blanket or swap out with squares that you may not be "in love" with.


Varying tension can make a difference to the end measurement of your square, and I have therefore requested another crochet star to test my patterns.    Both ladies measure each square against their previous squares to make sure that I have not made a mistake with end measurement.  A big thank you goes out to Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES & MORE  and Nina Mayer (aka HAEKELNINA) for your expert testing of this pattern!

The Testers have assured me that the pattern is clear and easy to follow.  The photo tutorial should help guide you over the "trickier" rounds.



SOUTHBROOM SQUARE PATTERN

PATTERN TERMS:  US 

SPECIAL STITCHES:

3 Triple Crochet Cluster:   3trc cl = [yoh x 2, insert hook into "v", yoh (pull through 2 loops) x2] x3;  yoh, pull loop through 4 loops on hook to complete cluster.

Incomplete Front Post Double CrochetIFPdc = yoh and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the 2nd hdc and the dtrc of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the dtrc and the 3rd hdc, yoh pull through 2 loops, do not complete second part of the stitch, leaving the last loop on the hook.

Incomplete Dc:  Idc =  yoh, insert hook in work, yoh pull through 2 loops, do not complete second part of the stitch, leaving the last loop on the hook

Foundation:  4ch sl st to form ring or make a magic ring.

Round 1:  3 ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into ring; sl st into 3rd of start ch to close  (12dc).   Break off yarn.

Round 2:  Join yarn in any dc.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same sp as join;   (2dc into next dc) x11 (12 x "v" stitches of 2dc each).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Round 3:  Join yarn between 2 dc posts of any "v".   3ch (counts as 1st incomplete trc post), 2trc tog (counts as 3trc cl), 3ch;  (3trc cl between 2 dc posts of next "v", 3ch) x11 (12 x 3trc c, 3ch groups).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 4:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 1hdc;  1dtrc in sp between "v's" in Round 2,  2hdc in same 3ch sp, 3ch;  [2hdc; 1dtrc in sp between "v's" in Round 2, 2hdc in same 3ch sp, 3ch (petal)]  x 11 (12 petals).  Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 5:  Join yarn in 1st st of any petal;  2ch (counts as 1Idc), IFPdc around dtrc; 1Idc into 5th st on same petal, yoh draw loop through 3 loops on hook, 4ch, 1sc into top of 3trc cl in Round 3, 4ch;   (1Idc into 1st st of next petal, IFPdc around dtrc; 1Idc into 5th st on same petal, yoh draw loop through 4 loops on hook, 4ch, 1sc into top of 3trc cl in Round 3, 4ch) x 11 (12 petals).   Sl st into top of 1st petal to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 6:  Working behind Round 5 into Round 4, join yarn in any 3ch sp,  4ch (counts as 1trc), (1trc; 3dtrc; 2trc into same 3ch sp),  (2dc into 2nd hdc on next petal, 3dc into next 3ch space)  x2;  2dc into 2nd hdc on next petal;   [2trc; 3dtrc; 2trc into next 3ch sp),  (2dc into 2nd hdc on next petal, 3dc into next 3ch space)  x2;  2dc into 2nd hdc on next petal] x3,   sl st into 4th of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.

 




Round 7:   Join yarn in 2nd dtrc on any corner;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same dtrc;  1BPdc around each of next 3sts;  1dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc inserting hook from front to back through top of petal (Round 6);  [1dc into each of next 4dc, 1dc into next dc inserting hook from front to back through top of petal (Round 6)] x2;  1BPDc around each of next 3sts;  {5dc into next dtrc;  1BPdc around each of next 3sts;  1dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc inserting hook from front to back through top of petal (Round 6);  [1dc into each of next 4dc, 1dc into next dc inserting hook from front to back through top of petal (Round 6)] x2;  1BPDc around each of next 3sts] x3.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Crochet BORDER ROUNDS 1 & 2 around square only if you are using it in your Seaside Winter Blanket.

3 comments:

  1. I constantly monitor the size of my working square. Sometimes using the triple crochet I find the square growing larger then I switch to a needle one size smaller. Before I do the border, I also check size and if the square seems to large, I again work with needle one size smaller. I have the same number of stitches when I join them together. I watch my tension and adjust for that checking to make sure there are no puckers. It seems to work for me.

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  2. Very pretty motif! I really like the blue!
    Thank you for this pretty square! I think I may opt for the poncho....have been wanting to make one for a while.

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  3. I have just collected info bout your beautiful CAL. I will begin soon I need to finishe othre Project before. I love your squares! they are beautiful and original! thanks a lot !

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