My Garden Bug Blanket – Part Five: Putting The Squares Together

Putting The Squares Together

Part Five of my new whimsical “My Garden Bug Blanket”.
SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing. Concentration required for neat finishing.
SIZE:
Approx 70 cm x 70 cm
MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Double knitting/light worsted yarn
Small amounts of yellow, cream, blue, pink and green
Hooks & Notions:
Size 3.50mm Hook
Yarn Needle
GAUGE:
22sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10cm

Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS

 
Joining The Squares:
I used the Mattress Stitch/ Woven Seam to join my four bug squares together, with a slight pull after each stitch to give is a slight zigzag effect.
  
Place the pieces to be joined side by side on a flat surface, right sides up and edges together. Thread a large, blunt-ended yarn needle with yarn. Starting at the bottom and working from right to left, place the needle under the loop of the first stitch on both pieces and draw the yarn through. Move up one stitch and repeat this process, going from left to right. Continue to zigzag loosely from edge to edge. Pull the yarn tight every few centimeters, allowing the edges to join together.

Single Crochet Border:
This is the first part of the border for the blanket – Part two will be shown with the final Part six of this CAL.

Starting at the 3rd stitch on any corner:
Rnd 1: Join yellow yarn with a SC, *work 1 SC into each ST until corner, work 2 SC, 2 CH, 2 SC into each corner*, continue from * to * until end, join with SL ST into first SC made.
Change color to cream
Rnd 2: *Work 1 SC into each ST until corner, work 2 SC, 2 CH, 2 SC into each corner*, continue from * to * until end, join with SL ST into first SC made.
Change color to blue
Rnd 3: repeat round 2

Change color to pink
Rnd 4: repeat round 2
Change color to green
Rnd 5: repeat round 2
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

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15 Comments

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    Hi Teresa ๐Ÿ™‚ I used what ever color matched the squares – like with the green and purple I used green.

  2. Joanita, please what yarn colour do you use when you join the squares? TAI

  3. Your garden bugs are so cute! This is such a cute blanket! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

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