the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square five

dear diary,

I hope you are all on track working up your squares? Today I give you a sparkly number…first you crochet the square and then you jazz it all up with some blingy beading…

16 March 13

rico creative cotton aran – 4mm hook – 11 x 11cm


6ch, join with ss to form ring.

Rnd 1: 12dc into ring, join with ss.

Rnd 2: 12ch, *ss in next st, 12ch; rep. from *10 times (12 petals worked). Join with ss, fasten off. Join new colour at any 12ch sp.

Rnd 3: *1dc in 12ch sp, 4ch; rep. from *in all petals, join with ss.

Rnd 4: ss in next 4ch sp, in same sp work [2tr, 4ch, 2tr] (corner made), [4ch, 1dc in next 4ch sp] twice, 4ch, *in next 4ch sp work [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] (corner made), [4ch, 1dc in next 4ch sp] twice, 4ch; rep. from *twice more, join with ss.

Rnd 5: 1ch, 1dc in next st, *in corner 4ch sp work [2dc, 2ch, 2dc], 1dc in next st, [3dc in next 4ch sp, 1dc in next st] 3 times; rep. from * around, join with ss, fasten off. Join in first colour at any corner centre st of prev. rnd.

Rnd 6: *3dc in ctr. dc of prev. rnd., 1dc in next 17sts; rep. from *around, join with ss.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew 12 small beads around centre circle.

15 April 13

svarta faret tilda – 3mm hook – 9 x 9cm

Happy crocheting! 🙂