the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 29

dear diary,

After, what can only be described as a total wash out week, I thought I must give you a bright and cheerful square this week. Something that isn’t too difficult to do when watching some catch up telly in front of the fire…

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5ch, ss to from a ring.

Row 1: 3ch, 2tr, 3ch, 3tr all into ring – turn

Row 2: 3ch, skip 1st, 1tr in each of next 2sts, [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in 3ch sp, 1tr in each of next 3sts – turn

Row 3: 3ch, skip 1st, 1tr in each st to 3ch sp, [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in 3ch sp, 1tr in each st to end – turn

Work row 3 until piece is your desired size.

Try plain or different stripe sequences.

Enjoy! x

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 28

dear diary,

I am sorry that I have neglected you all, but these past two weeks have been manic. Firstly, I had a few large orders to complete and secondly ‘my girl’ was very poorly last week, and even at 18 needed a lot of Mum time.

But here is the good news…I am back with what I hope, will be a square you will really love, as it has many uses. I thought it was about time to build some texture into our blanket, and this week will be the start of a few textured squares to come.

Quest Square 28

Stitch explained: Front Post treble (FPtr) – Insert hook around st on row below from right to left, pushing st to front of hook. Work st as usual.

This patterns uses a multiple of 3sts.

For our square chain 30

Row 1: 1tr in 4th ch from hook and every ch along – turn

Row 2: 3ch, *1tr around front post of each of next 2sts (FPtr), 1tr in next st; rep. from * ending 1tr in last st – turn

Row 3: 3ch, *1tr in each of next 2sts, FPtr in next st; rep. from * ending FPtr in last st – turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have worked a total of 17 rows.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest Square 28.1

Try a combination of two or more colours for this square, or make the square larger to use as a face or dish cloth. They make great gifts if given with a lovely piece of soap.

Enjoy! xx

the ‘homely blanket’ – square 27

dear diary,

another week…another square! It may well be grey outside, but we always have these little ‘grannies’ to cheer us up…

Quest Square 27 and 27.1

6 ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 1tr in ring, *1ch, 2tr in ring; rep. from * 4 times, ss to join.

Join new colour at any 1ch sp.

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

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

Join new colour at any 1ch sp.

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

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

Jon new colour at 1ch sp after corner.

Rnd 6: 1ch, 1dc in same sp, *[1ch, skip 1st, 1dc in next st, 1ch, skip 1st, 1dc in next st] 3 times, 1ch, skip 1st, 1dc in next st, 1ch, skip 1st, [1dc, 1ch] twice in corner, skip 1st, 1dc in next st, 1ch, skip 1st, 1dc in next st; rep. from * around, leave off last dc, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest Square 27

Enjoy! xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 25

dear diary,

I can’t believe it’s square number TwenTy FiVe already. Doesn’t time just fly when you are having fun!!! How are you all doing? All up to date with you squares?

Here is a little love from me to all of you this week…

Quest square 25.1

6ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 4ch, 15dtr into ring, ss to join.

Rnd 2: 1ch, [1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr] in same sp, 4dtr in next st, 3dtr in next st, 2tr in next st, [1htr, 1dc] in next st, [1dc, 1htr] in next st, 2tr in next st, 1dtr in next st (bottom of heart), 2tr in next st, [1htr, 1dc] in next st, [1dc, 1htr] in next st, 2tr in next st, 3dtr in next st, 4dtr in next st, [1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc] in next st, ss to last st.

Rnd 3: 1ch, ss to next st, work 1dc in each st around, but work 1htr in bottom st., ss to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join new colour to 5th st from top centre. 4ch, [1htr, 2tr] in same sp, 5tr in next st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next 5sts, 1tr, 1hdtr, 1dtr, 5trtr in next st, [1trtr, 1dtr] in next st, 1hdtr in each of next 2sts, 1tr in bottom st, 1hdtr in each of next 2sts, [1dtr, 1trtr] in next st, 5trtr in next st, 1dtr, 1hdtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1tr, 5tr in next st, [3tr, 1htr] in next st, 1tr in each of next 3sts, 1hdtr, 1dtr, 1hdtr, 1tr in each of next 3sts, ss to join.

Rnd 5: 2ch, work 1htr in each st around, working 3htr in corner sts and 3htr tog at top centre, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest square 25

…enjoy! xx

the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 24

dear diary,

This weeks square has a winky wonky start and doesn’t really become a square until the very last round. Trust me, it will work out…

Quest square 24

6ch, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 6ch (counts as tr & 3ch), dc in 3rd ch from hook, 3tr around the post of beg. 3ch, dtr into ring, *tr into ring, 3ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook, 3tr around post of tr, dtr into ring; rep. from * 2 times, join with ss to 3rd ch of beg. 6ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join new colour at any 3ch corner. *3ch, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 5sts, ss to 3ch corner; rep. from * around, ss to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join new colour at any 3ch corner. *3ch, 2tr in same sp, tr in each of next 6sts, 2tr in next st, ss to corner; rep. from around, ss to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join new colour at any 3ch corner. Work as Rnd 3, but 9tr between corners, ss to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join 2nd colour at any 3ch corner. Work as Rnd 4, but 12tr between corners, ss to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join 4th colour at any 3ch corner. *3ch, 1tr in each of next 2sts, 1htr in each of next 2sts, 1dc in each of next 7sts, 1htr in each of next 2sts, 1tr in each of next 2sts, 2dtr in next st, ss to corner; rep. from * aound – Do Not Join.

Rnd 7: 1ch, * 1dc in each of next 2ch’s of prev rnd, [1dc, 1ch, 1dc] in next ch of prev rnd, 1dc in each of next 17sts, 1dc in ss of prev rnd; rep. from * around, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Quest square 24.1

Enjoy! xx