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Friday 5 September 2014


Welcome to Part 5 of our Happy Days Blanket Crochet Along! 

It is not too late to join in the fun!     The patterns will remain on my blog - so you can crochet along at your own pace.      

Here are the links so far:

PART 1 (Hakuna Matata Mandala Square) (where you will find all the necessary info about this project);
Part 2 (Sunny Flower Square);

Part 3 (Tic-Tac-Toe Square); and

Part 4 (Solid Granny Square)

So far we have made:
4 x Hakuna Matata Squares (28cm x 28cm each)
10 x  Sunny Flower Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
4 x  Tic-Tac-Toe Squares (28cm x 28cm each)

10 x Solid Granny Squares (14cm x 14cm each)

Last week we joined the Sunny Flower Squares and the Solid Granny Squares to make 5 bigger 28cm x 28cm Squares: 
 crochet blanket

The CAL blankets are looking quite fabulous so far:

crochet blankets

This weeks square is a Popcorn Flower & Leaves (a slight variation on a pattern I used for the Baby Groovyghan (if you need a bit of help with the "popcorns" you can find the tutorial HERE)

We will be making 8 of these squares

popcorn stitch squares


YARN:  DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% acrylic 

HOOK:  5.00mm

SIZE:  14cm x 14cm


I will include this conversion chart with each pattern to make it easier for those using UK terms

crochet terms conversion chart

Foundation:   4ch, sl st to join OR make a magic ring;

Row 1:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc):  11 dc into circle (12 dc), sl st into top of 3ch to join, break off yarn

Row 2:  Join yarn in any dc, 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into top of  same dc;  [2dc into top of next dc (2dc group)] x11 = 24dc, sl st into top of 3ch to join, break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any space between a 2dc 
group;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same space as join, form popcorn, 2ch;  (popcorn stitch into space between next 2dc group, 2ch) x 11;   sl st into top of first popcorn to join, break of yarn

NOTE:   A Popcorn Stitch is formed by crocheting 5dc then removing the hook from the last loop, inserting the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through 

Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space between popcorns;  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 2hdc into same space as join;   3hdc into next 2ch sp;  (1 popcorn stitch, 3ch, 1 popcorn stitch into next 2ch space - corner formed, 1ch);    [3hdc into each of next two 2ch spaces;  (1 popcorn stitch, 3ch, 1 popcorn stitch into next 2ch space, 1ch)] x 3;  sl st into top of 2ch at start to close;   break off yarn

Row 5:  Join yarn in corner 3ch;  6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch) 3dc into same space;  (3dc into each of next 3 spaces;  3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next space)x3;  3dc into each of next 3 spaces,  2dc into corner space;  sl st into third of 6ch at start to close;   do not break off yarn

Row 6:  sl into 3ch space;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same space as sl st;   (3dc into each of next 4 spaces;  3dc, 3ch, 3dc into corner 3ch) x3;  3dc into each of next 4 spaces;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close;   break off yarn

Row 7:  Join yarn any corner 3ch;   2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc, 3ch, 2hdc in same space;  1hdc into top of each dc;   into corner 3ch crochet 2hdc, 3ch, 2hdc across all four sides; sl st into top of 2ch at start to close,   break off yarn

popcorn stitch square

The pattern for the next square will be posted on Friday, 19 September 2014.

Please post the photos of your progress on my Zooty Owl Facebook page so that I can share them with my next post!

Have fun!!

(Part 6:    Box Stitch Square can be found HERE)


  1. I'm behind, but am so inspired by everyone's photos of THEIR squares I am soldiering on! I'm getting the pattern for each square safely saved on my tablet. Its my first CAL! Man, does that mean I need to wait on my first mandala now? If I'm to catch up, guess I'd better. Glad that I found your blog! I forgot to check the year on these pattern posts.... Oh, I hope this project is happening now, in 2014!

    1. This is a 2014 project Maschelle! I will be leaving the patterns on my blog so you can crochet this one at your leisure!