the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 32

dear diary,

advent

Today is the first Advent Sunday which means great excitement in my house, as boxes laden with decorations are coming down from the attic, and ‘my girl’ and I will be decorating our house.

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Having lived in the Uk for more than 25 years I have never stopped missing my wonderful German Christmases, and even though I have adopted a few  British customs, most traditions and the way we celebrate are still German. (More in another post)

To celebrate the first advent I thought this weeks square should reflect the theme…I hope you like it?

Quest Square 32.1

5ch, ss to form a ring

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

Rnd 2: 5ch, 1tr in same st, skip 1st, *[1tr, 2ch, 1tr] in next st, skip 1st; rep. from * 6 times, ss to 3rd of 5ch

Rnd 3: ss into 1st ch sp, 3ch, [1tr, 3ch, 2tr] in same sp; [2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in next 2ch sp; rep. from* 6 times,ss to join

Rnd 4: ss to first 3ch sp, 3ch, [2tr, 3ch, 3tr] in same sp, * [3tr, 3ch, 3tr] in next 3ch sp; rep. from * 6 times, ss to join

Rnd 5: ss to first 3ch sp, 3ch, [3tr, 3ch, 4tr] in same sp, *[4tr, 3ch, 4tr] in next 3ch sp; rep. from * 6 times, ss to join

Break off yarn A and join yarn B

Rnd 6: ss to first 3ch sp, 3ch, [1tr, 3ch, 2tr] in same sp (corner), 1tr between each of next 5sts, 1htr between next st, 1dc between next st, ss in next 2ch sp, 1dc between next st, 1htr between next st, 1tr between each of next 5sts, *[2tr, 3ch, 2tr] in next ch sp (corner), 1tr between each of next 5sts, 1htr between next st, 1dc between next st, ss in next 2ch sp, 1dc between next st, 1htr between next st, 1tr between each of next 5sts; rep. from * 2 times, ss to join

Rnd 7: 3ch, 1tr in next st, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner, *1tr in each of next 7sts, 1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 2sts, 1htr in next st, 1tr in each of next 7sts, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner; rep. from * 2 times, finish with 1tr in each of next 7sts, 1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 2sts, 1htr in next st, 1tr in each of next 5sts, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew 16 seed beads around the inner circle for extra sparkle.

Quest Square 32

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy festive season xx