SCRAPSRIFIC RAINBOW CROCHET BLANKET PART SIX

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Scrapsrific Rainbow Crochet Blanket Part Six – Free Crochet Along

The Scrapsrific Rainbow Crochet Blanket Part Six is part of a fun, unique blanket worked in a variety of stitches and squares.
A puzzle constructed as you crochet.

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PATTERN SUPPORT

Abbreviations:  US Terminology

CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
BLP – back loop
RS – Right side
WS – Wrong side

For more information about this crochet along CLICK HERE!

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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 SIX:

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

Special Stitch – Cross Stitch – work 1 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into SKIPPED ST

What you will crochet:

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

4 x 6 inch squares

INSTRUCTIONS:

Striped Rectangle: Make 2

Colors I used:

  • rectangle square 1 – (A) natural; (I) watermelon; (B) sepia; (J) pomegranate; (A) natural.
  • rectangle square 2 – (J) pomegranate; (B) Sepia; (I) watermelon; (A) natural; (J) pomegranate.

Takes approx to 45/60 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 28

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end; (27 SC); TURN
ROW 2-15: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work Cross Stitch x 12; work 1 DC into last 2 STS TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 16-31: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each ST until end; (27 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 32-39: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work Cross Stitch x 12; work 1 DC into last 2 STS TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 40-45: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each ST until end; (27 DC); TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 46-48: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work Cross Stitch x 12; work 1 DC into last 2 STS TURN

cut yarn and change color;

ROW 49: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end; (27 SC);
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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If you count the STITCHES you SHOULD have 27 STS. The square should approx measure 18 inches in LENGTH (45 cm)

Rainbow Circle Squares: Make 4 – 2 in each colorway

Colors I used:

  • square 1 – (C) marigold; (I) watermelon; (G) turquoise; (E) kiwi; (C) marigold; (B) sepia.
  • square 2 – (D) sherbet; (J) pomegranate; ((H) azure; (F) mint; (D) sherbet; (A) natural.

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

With yarn – make a magic circle OR CH 6 and SL ST to form a ring.

RND 1: CH 2 (does not count as a ST); work 12 DC into ring; SL ST into first DC made (12 DC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any DC

RND 2: CH 2 (does not count as a ST); work 2 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC made (24 DC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any DC

RND 3: CH 2 (does not count as a ST); *work 2 DC into next DC ; work 1 DC into next DC**.
Repeat from * to ** all around; SL ST into first DC made (36 DC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any DC

RND 4: CH 2 (does not count as a ST); *work 2 DC into next DC ; work 1 DC into next 2 DC**.
Repeat from * to ** all around; SL ST into first DC made (48 DC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any DC

RND 5: CH 2 (does not count as a ST); *work 2 DC into next DC ; work 1 DC into next 3 DC**.
Repeat from * to ** all around; SL ST into first DC made (60 DC).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any DC

RND 6: CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into same DC; work 1 DC into next 3 STS;
work 1 HDC into next 3 STS; work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS; work 1 DC into next 3 STS.
*Work [3 TR; CH 2; 3 TR] into same DC; work 1 DC into next 3 STS;  work 1 HDC into next 3 STS;
work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 3 STS; work 1 DC into next 3 STS.**
Repeat from *to** 2 more times. (80 STS – 20 STS on each side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join new yarn into any 2 CH corner space.

NOTE: For this square to MATCH the stitch count of 25 STS – you will need to increase 3 SC evenly along each side – how to increase: work 2 SC into a ST x 3

RND 7: CH 1;*work [1 SC; 2 CH; 1 SC] into 2 CH corner space; work 1 SC into each ST until next corner – increasing 3 x times – see note.** Repeat from *to** 3 more times.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you count the STITCHES from corner to corner (2 CH space to 2 CH space) you SHOULD have 25 STS.

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