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Friday, 12 August 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket: Square 9 Umkomaas

Hello Seaside CAL-ers and welcome to Part 9 of our Seaside Winter Blanket Journey!

You will find the Links to all posts relating to this CAL in the "pinned" post at the top of the Group Page.

Patterns will remain on my Blog so that you can work at your own pace and make as many blankets as you like!

I will be consolidating the weekly patterns into a single SEASIDE WINTER BLANKET PATTERN, which will be available for purchase on Ravelry.    The single patterns will remain FREE on my blog.

Note:  The two Bonus Squares, "Amanzimtoti"and "Southbroom" are not included in my original layout and have therefore not been included in the count)

Please take a moment to read the following posts, if you have not already done so as they contain important information regarding yarn requirements, hook size, blanket sizes and layouts, joining method and other useful CAL information:

INTRODUCTION
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW  and
IN LOVE WITH COLOUR

This week we will be making the "Umkomaas" Square - the 9th CAL Square and the 8th small square, measuring 19cm x 19cm including the two border rounds.     We will be crocheting 2 more small squares and 1 more large square before moving on to the border and edging of the blanket.



Umkomaas was established in 1861 when a harbour was built to export sugar.   The small coastal town  situated along the mouth of the Mkhomazi River (also known as Umkomaas) is rich in both marine and bird wildlife. 



While looking for material for this post, I remembered these two photos of my lovely young mom and me on Umkomaas Beach in 1969!



Please excuse the quality of the photos and the crochet - today has just been one of those disastrous days (the kind where you wish you could just back space and hit "delete")!

UMKOMAAS SQUARE PATTERN

Make 1 x Umkomaas Square for the Baby Blanket Make 2 x Umkomaas Squares for the Lapghan.

PATTERN TERMS:  US



SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

A "Petal" is formed by crocheting 3 tall stitches together as follows:   yoh x 4 (tr trc), work four parts of the stitch only, leaving 2 loops on your hook (do not complete the stitch),  yoh x 3 (dtrc), work three parts of the stitch only, leaving 3 loops on your hook (do not complete the stitch),  yoh x 4 (tr trc), work four parts of the stitch only, leaving four loops on your hook.   yoh Pull the loop through all four loops on your hook.
Note:    your "Start Petal" is worked as follows:   7ch (counts as first tr trc), yoh x 3 (dtrc), work three parts of the stitch only leaving 2 loops on your hook,  yoh x 4 (tr trc), work four parts of the stitch only leaving three loops on your hook.   yoh Pull the loop through all three loops on your hook

Foundation:  4ch, ss to form ring or make a magic ring.

Round 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 15dc into ring.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn

Round 2:  Join yarn in top of any dc;   Work Start Petal into same dc as join;  6ch, skip next dc;  (work Petal into next dc,  6ch, skip next dc) x7.    (8 Petals).   sl st into top of start petal to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 3:  Join yarn in any 6ch sp.   2ch (counts as 1hdc), 7hdc into same sp as join;  (8hdc into next 6ch sp) x7.    Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close. (8 x 8hdc groups).  Break off yarn.



Round 4:  Join yarn in 1st hdc on any 8hdc group.   2ch (counts as 1hdc), 1hdc into each of next 7hdc, 2ch;  [(1sc into each of next 8hdc), 2ch;  (1hdc into each of next 8hdc), 2ch] x3;  1sc into each of next 8hdc, 2ch.   Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.



Round 5:  Join yarn in 1st hdc on any 8hdc group.   2ch (counts as 1hdc), 1hdc into next hdc; 1dc into next hdc, (1dc, 2trc into next hdc), 2ch, (2trc, 1dc into next hdc), 1dc into next dc, 1hdc into next 2hdc;  1hdc into 2ch sp;
[1hdc into each of next 8sc;  1hdc into next 2ch sp; 1hdc into each of next 2hdc;  1dc into next hdc, (1dc, 2trc into next hdc), 2ch, (2trc, 1dc into next hdc), 1dc into next dc, 1hdc into next 2hdc;  1hdc into 2ch sp] x3;  1hdc into each of next 8sc;  1hdc into next 2ch sp.   Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 6:  Join yarn in any 2ch (corner).   3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, 3ch, 2dc into same 2ch sp as join);  1dc into each of next 22sts;  [(2dc, 3ch, 2dc into next 2ch corner),  1dc into each of next 22sts] x3.   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.



Crochet Border Rounds 1 and 2 around Square.

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A huge thank you once again to, Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES AND MORE for the time and effort put into testing the St Michael's on Sea Square.




PS:   The official CAL has ended but you can still join in at your leisure.  The links to all the patterns for the CAL can be found in the pinned post of our Seaside Winter Blanket Group

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