SCRAPSRIFIC RAINBOW BLANKET PART FIVE

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Scrapsrific Rainbow Blanket Part Five – Free Crochet Along

This Scrapsrific Rainbow Blanket Part Five is the 5th section of components for a fun and colorful blanket.
The perfect project to do to use up all your bits and pieces from your leftover yarn.

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Colors – completely optional

  • A – natural
  • B – sepia
  • C – marigold
  • D – sherbet
  • E – kiwi
  • F – mint
  • G – turquoise
  • H – azure
  • I – watermelon
  • J – pomegranate

PART FIVE:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • READ the instructions through first;
  • special stitches are noted and linked to tutorials (if necessary) for each part;
  • please check your stitch count – this IS important for joining!
  • All sizes mentioned are approximate only – this ALL depends on YOUR hook, YOUR yarn and YOUR tension.
    – for this project to be joined with the least effort be sure to use the SAME hook throughout!
  • I use US Crochet stitch terminology.

My Hook:
4.00 mm

Abbreviations: 
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet
BLP – back loop

Special Stitches:
Magic Circle – photo tutorial courtesy of M and M Crochet Designs
Standing DC – photo tutorial courtesy of M and M Crochet Designs

What you will crochet:

2 x 6 inch (15 cm) in height and 18 inch in length rectangles

Joining – 16 x mini squares into 4 x 6 inch squares

INSTRUCTIONS:

Striped Rectangle: Make 2

Colors I used:

  • rectangle square 1 – (G) turquoise; (C) marigold; (E) kiwi.
  • rectangle square 2 – (H) azure; (D) sherbet; (F) mint.

Takes approx to 30/45 minutes to make one rectangle – depending on skill and how quickly you crochet.

NOTE: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT – You WILL HAVE TO go down at least 2 hook sizes – if you used a 4,00 mm you will need to use a 3, 50 mm OR 3, 25 mm!!
The reasonwhen working straight squares or rectangles like these to make them line up and match the size of your squares to which you intend on joining them – if you use the same hook size the rectangles are much larger – this is due to the tension – squares because they are worked in the round are ‘tighter’. Squares/rectangles worked in rows are ‘looser’.

I used a 3, 50 mm for my rectangles and I should have a used a 3, 25 mm – due to the fact that I crochet loosely.
But once blocked the squares fit the rectangle!

With yarn – CH 84

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 TR into each SC until end; (83 TR); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 5: CH 1; work 1 SC into each TR until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 6: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 7: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 8: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 10: CH 3 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 TR into each SC until end; (83 TR); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 11: CH 1; work 1 SC into each TR until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 12: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 13: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 14: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 15: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 16: CH 3 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 TR into each SC until end; (83 TR); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 17: CH 1; work 1 SC into each TR until end; (83 SC); TURN
ROW 18: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 1 DC into each SC until end; (83 DC).
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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If you count the STITCHES you SHOULD have 83 STS. The square should approx measure 18 inches (45 cm)

JOINING:

You need to join your small squares in 4 x 6 inch squares – you can put the types to together OR you can mix and match as you please – my daughter preferred it this way!

TIP: If you crochet tightly – use a hook larger to join your squares – this will help that the square does not ‘pull‘ inward; otherwise use the same hook you made your squares with!
Do not get distracted like I did and use the hook I made my rectangles with – I had to frog!

Method for joining – I used the SLIP STITCH method – I recommend this because we do need our squares approx the same size as our other squares.
You can also sew – yarn and sewing needle (whip stitch) – your squares together.
I do NOT however recommend SINGLE CROCHET or any method that might widen your square.

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If you count the STITCHES from corner to corner (2 CH space to 2 CH space) you SHOULD have 25 STS.
(11 STS on each mini square + center JOIN and the CORNER SPACE alongside the the JOIN on each side = 25 STS) The square should approx measure 6 inches (15 cm)

To whip stitch:

How to join via the SLIP STITCH METHOD – check the photo tutorial from The Spruce Crafts.

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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.

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