the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 23

Dear diary,

A new week – a new square! This week a little four leaf clover…

Quest Square 23

4 ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 11tr into ring, ss to join.

Join new colour.

Rnd 2: *3ch, 2dtr in same st, 3-picot, [2dtr, 3ch] ss in next st, 1ch, skip 1 st, ss in next st; rep. from * around, ss to join. (4 petals)

Fasten off and join new colour at any 3-picot.

Rnd 3: At any 3-picot: [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], *5ch, 1tr in next 1ch sp between 2 petals**, 5ch, [1dc, 1ch, 1dc] in next 3-picot; rep. from * around ending at **, ss to join.

Rnd 4: *[1dc, 3ch, 1dc] in next 1ch sp, [5ch, 1dc in next loop, 5ch, 1dc in same loop] 2 times, 5ch; rep. from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 5: *1ch, [1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in corner, [1ch, 1dc in next loop] 5 times; rep. from * around, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Quest Square 23.1

Enjoy! and hope you have a lovely week. xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 22

dear diary,

How are you all my lovely ‘homely blanket’ questers?, have you missed me just a teeny weeny little bit?, and have you all caught up with your ‘homely’ square making during my two week break? In case you are still a little behind, I am easing myself in with a fairly simple square this week…

Quest Square 22 and 22.1

6ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 15tr into ring, ss to join.

Rnd 2: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, *5ch, skip 1st**, 1tr in each of next 3sts; rep. from * around, ending at **, ss to join.

Change colour.

Rnd 3: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, *2ch, [1tr, 5ch, 1tr] in 5ch sp, 2ch**, 1tr in each of next 3sts; rep. from * around, ending at **, ss to join.

Change to first colour.

Rnd 4: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, *2ch, 1tr in 2chsp, 2ch, [1tr, 3ch, 1tr] in corner, 2ch, 1tr in next 2ch sp, 2ch**, 1tr in each of next 3sts; rep. from * around, ending at **, ss to join.

Rnd 5: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, *(1tr, 2ch in next 2ch sp) x 2, [1tr, 3ch, 1tr] in corner, (2ch, 1tr in next 2ch sp) x 2**, 1tr in each of next 3sts; rep. from * around, ending at **, ss to join.

Change to second colour.

Rnd 6: 1ch, 1dc in same sp, 1dc in each of next 2sts, *(2dc in next 2ch sp, 1ch) x 2, 3dc in corner, (1ch, 2dc in next 2ch sp) x 2**, 1dc in each of next 5sts; rep. from * around, ending at **, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Enjoy! xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 21

dear diary,

another week, another square. We are now just over half way working on our ‘homely blanket’s’ and mine is certainly beginning to look pretty lovely and colourful. Just as soon as I have sewn on the latest few squares I will post an updated photo for you to see.

This week we have some more popcorns to do…

Quest Square 21

rico creative cotton aran – 4mm hook

Popcorn (PC) explained: Work 5tr into same space, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of first st in the popcorn yarn into dropped loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on hook.

8ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: *PC, 5ch; rep. from * 3 times, ss to join.

Rnd 2: *[2tr, 2ch, PC, 2ch, 2tr] into 5ch of prev. rnd; rep. from *3 times, ss to join. Fasten off and join new colour at same space.

Rnd 3: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, *3tr into next 2ch sp, 4ch, 3tr into next 2ch sp**, 1tr in each of the next 4sts; rep. from * 2 times and then from * to ** once more, 1tr in next next st, ss to join.

Rnd 4: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 4sts, *[2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in corner sp, **1tr in next 9sts; rep. from * 2 times and then from * to ** once more, 1tr in each of next 4sts, ss to join.

Rnd 5: 1ch, work 1dc in each st around, working 3dc into corner spaces.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest Square 21.1

rowan cotton glace – 3mm hook

Enjoy! xx

PS: I will be in the Greek Islands for the next 10 days, taking in the delights of the Mediterranean sun and sea as well as spending time re-charging batteries and soaking up new inspiration. There will be no square next weekend, so plenty of time for you all to catch up. 🙂

I will keep a journal and post lots of photos on Instagram while there. xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 20

dear diary,

Yes, it’s that time of the week again!!! I hope you are all up to date with your squares, don’t worry if you aren’t…lot’s of time to catch up, as long autumn/winter evening are now not so far away.

Time for square number 20 today…a summer lacy flowery number!

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6ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 11tr into ring, ss to join. Join in new colour.

Rnd 2: *3ch, 2dtr in same st, (3-picot, [2dtr, 3ch] ss) in next st, 1ch, skip 1st, ss in next st; rep. from * around – 4 petals. Fasten off and join new colour at any 3-picot.

Rnd 3: 1ch, 1dc in picot, *5ch, 1dtr in next 1ch sp between 2 petals, 5ch, [1dc, 1ch, 1dc] in next 3-picot; rep. from * around, ending 1dc, ss to join.

Rnd 4: *[2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner, 4dc in next 5ch sp, 1dc in dtr of prev rnd, 4dc in next 5ch sp; rep. from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 5: *[2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner, 1dc in each st between corners; rep from * around, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

IMG_3983Happy hooking…Enjoy! xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 19

dear diary,

After my lovely ‘girlie’ week away, more in another post, my feet have hardly touched the ground with so many catching up things to attend to.

The idea for this weeks square came to me whilst away in the French Alps. Five rounds equals five different ski slopes: Nursery, green, blue, red and black…

Quest Square 19

6ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 15tr into ring, ss to join. Join new colour at same place.

Rnd 2: 4ch, *1tr, 1ch; rep. from * around, ss to join. Fasten off and join new colour at any 1ch sp.

Rnd 3: 3ch, 1tr in same sp, 1ch, *2tr in next 1ch sp, 1ch; rep. from around, ss to join. Fasten off and join first colour at any 1ch sp.

Rnd 4: 3ch, 2tr in same sp, 1ch, *3tr in next 1ch sp, 1ch; rep. from * around, ss to join. Fasten off and join new colour at any 1ch sp.

Rnd 5: 4ch, 2tr, 2ch, 3tr in same sp, 1ch, *[3tr in next 1ch sp, 1ch] 3 times, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next 1ch sp; rep. from * around, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest Square 19.1

Very simple and colour does it with this square. Have a play with different combinations and see what you like best.

Enjoy! xx

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