the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square one

dear diary,

Today, 25 March 2013, the ‘homely blanket’ quest starts right here as promised. So without further ado here  are the instructions for the first square.

Note: All instructions are standard UK crochet terms which can be found in crochet guides (for example: The Ultimate Crochet Bible by Jane Crowfoot) or on the Internet. I will try and post photos of two squares showing the different looks you can achieve just by changing yarns.

Quest square 1.3

rico creative cotton aran – 4mm hook – size: 16 x 16cm

6ch, join with ss to ring

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

Rnd 2: 3ch, 1tr into same sp, 1ch, *2tr in next st, [1tr, 1ch, 1tr] in next st, 2tr in next st 1ch; rep. from * twice, end with 2tr in next st, [1tr, 1ch, 1tr] in next st, join with ss. Fasten off and join in new colour at any ch loop.

Rnd 3: *1dc, 4ch in ch loop of prev. rnd; rep. from * 7 times, join with ss.

Rnd 4: 1ch, *1dc, 1htr, 2tr, 1htr, 1dc in ch loop of prev. rnd; rep. from * 7 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join in new colour in any second tr of rnd 4.

Rnd 5: *5tr in second tr of prev. rnd, 1tr between 2dc’s of prev. rnd; rep. from * 7 times, join with ss.

Rnd 6: *1tr in first tr of prev. rnd, 2tr in each of next 4st (9tr in total), 1dc to right & left of next st; rep. from * 7 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join in new colour between any of the 2dc’s from rnd. 6.

Rnd 7: *3dtr between 2dc’s of prev. rnd, 1tr, 1htr, 4dc’s, 1htr, skip 1st; rep. from * 7 times, join with ss

Rnd 8: *2dtr in first dtr of prev. rnd, 2ch, 2dtr in next dtr of prev. rnd, 2tr, 2htr, 10dc, 2htr, 2tr; rep. from * 2 times ending with 2dtr in first dtr of prev. rnd, 2ch, 2dtr in next dtr of prev. rnd, 2ch, 2dtr in next dtr of prev. rnd, 2tr, 2htr, 10dc, 2htr, 2tr, join with ss. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Quest square 1.2

svarta faret tilda – 3mm hook – size: 13 x 13cm

Enjoy 🙂