FLINDERS COTTON CROCHET BLANKET

Flinders Cotton Crochet Blanket Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • '4 Seasons' Flinders 100% cotton 50g balls: MC - 14, C1 - 3, C2 - 3, C3 - 3, C4- 3
  • A 4mm crochet hook or size needed for correct tension
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure, marker

INSTRUCTIONS

Finished Size (approx.): 120cm x 145cm

TENSION

Motif measures 12cm, using a 4.00mm hook.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

htr2tog = yo, insert hook into st before join, yo, pull through, yo, insert hook into st after the join, yo, pull through, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook

MOTIF (make 30 for each C1, C2, C3 and C4)

MOTIF CENTRE

The centre of the motif is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of the rnd, place a removable marker on the first st of round to mark the start of the round.

Using 4.00mm hook and C1, C2, C3 or C4, make 2ch.

1st round - Miss 1 ch, 6 dc in next ch � 6 sts

2nd round - 2 dc in each st to end � 12 sts

3rd round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) to the end � 18 sts

4th round - 1dc in next st, (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts) 5 times, 2dc in next st, 1dc in last st � 24 sts

5th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts) to end � 30 sts

6th round - 1dc in each of next 2 sts, (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts) 5 times, 2dc in next st, 1dc in last 2 sts � 36 sts

7th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts) to the end � 42 sts

8th round - 1dc in each of next 3 sts, (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts) 5 times, 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of the last 3 sts, sl st into next st � 48 sts

Fasten off.

MOTIF BORDER

The border is worked in rounds and joined at the end of each round.

Using 4.00mm hook, join MC into any st of the Motif Centre with a sl st.

1st round - 3ch (counts as tr throughout), 1tr in the same st as sl st, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 2tr in next st, 2ch, 2tr in next st, rep from twice, 1tr in next st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 2tr in the next st, 1ch, 1dc into the top of the 3ch.

2nd round - 3ch, 1tr in same sp, 1htr in each st to next corner sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in corner sp, rep from twice, 1htr in each st to beg sp, 2tr in corner sp, 1ch, 1dc into top of the 3ch ... 14 htr on each side

3rd round - 1ch, 1dc in same sp, 1dc in each st to next corner, 3dc in corner sp, rep from twice, 1dc in each st to beg sp, 2dc in corner sp, sl st into first dc.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Placing motifs wrong sides together using MC, join motifs together through the back loop ONLY using the placement diagram as a guide. Starting at any corner, join MC with a sl st into the back loops of centre sts of both motifs. Sl st into each st to the centre st of the next corner. Do not fasten off, continue to join the next set of motifs in the same row. It is recommended to join all motifs in one direction first, then join in the other direction.

BORDER

Join MC with a sl st into the centre st of any corner.

1ch, 1dc in the same place as sl st, dc along the edge to next corner, decreasing where necessary to keep work flat and where the motifs join, htr2tog in the sts before and after the join, 3dc in corner st, rep from twice, dc along the edge to the end, 2dc in same st as beg dc, sl st into top of beg dc.

Fasten off.

Sew in ends.

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