Friday, 2 June 2017

Bakewell Blue Blanket

A simple motif using the 12, 24, 36, rule, but using a cluster stitch for each round of the circle. The motif is made into a square on round 6.

 I have used chunky space dyed yarn in 4 colours to make a 6"square. 

By using a random dyed yarn you will get several different shades of the same motif and will need to arrange them with the lighter ones in the centre and the darker ones to the outside area of each block of 36 motifs.

Yarn: BellaLana, Dream in 3 shades, cream mix, grey mix and a pale blue/green mix and a dark blue, for the final round in Marble
OR: Use the beautiful shades of Marble chunky as an alternative 


5mm hook
Motif: approx 6" square

Make: 144 X 6" Motifs for a 6' square blanket.

CLUSTERS: Half make the dc, hold last loop on hook and draw yarn through all stitches to complete the cluster st.

Pattern: US Terms.

grey mix, finger wrap of 6 wraps
Round 1: cont. in grey mix, 12sc into circle, sl st to complete. [12sc]

Round 2: cont. in grey mix, ch3 counts as first dc and ch1 sp, dc in next st ch1, repeat to end sl st to complete. [12 'spokes', ch1 between]
a little hard to see the 'spokes' in the chunky yarn, it fills the space 


Round 3: cream mix, 3dc clusters, [half make dc hold on hook, draw last pull through, through all stitches on hook], in each ch1 sp, ch2 between, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [12 clusters of 3dc, ch2 between]





Round 4: grey mix, try to keep the lighter grey to gather and the darker grey together, 4dc clusters, in each ch2, sp, ch3 between, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [12clusters of 4dc, ch3 between]



Round 5: pale blue/green mix, 2 x 3dc clusters, with ch2 between in each ch3 sp, ch1 between each pair of clusters. sl st to complete. [12 pairs of 3dc clusters, ch2 between clusters and ch1 between each pair]




Round 6: dark blue, att yarn between a pair of clusters, 2tr, ch3 2tr, corner, 2dc in next sp, 2hdc in next 3sp, 2dc in next sp, repeat for 3 more sides sl st to complete. [14sts each side, ch3 corners]






JOIN AS YOU GO: Using a sl st into the spaces and replace the the middle ch st in each corner to join the squares together. OR you could make up all the squares and then join with  ch3 loops ch5 at corners. OR you can use your favourite joining method...there are lots to pick from. 


TO COMPLETE: Not completed the blanket yet but the plan is to add a few rounds of close 'V' sts. to match a 'V' st, cushion 


Using the random dyed yarn  you will get several shaded square from light to dark. 
Arranging them in a pleasing design before joining them together.


what a blanket in non random dyed yarn could look like this.

 mix two motifs together would look like this




18 comments:

  1. Stunning!Thank you for taking the time to publish the pattern too.You're the brightest star in the Crochet Universe!x

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  2. Thanks once again busy sue......mine might have to be Bakewell pink as it's going to be a girl!! Xx

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    1. Hi Chris, thats great, look forward to seeing it soon xx

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  3. Thanks so much Sue I just love this! Thank you xoxo

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  4. I love this pattern but am unable to locate the yarn you used. Can you help? Thank You.

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    1. Hi, Bella Lana yarn, bought at my local shop in UK

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    2. search for BellaLana Dream, Mentioned on Ravelry, ebay, Amazon and a couple of German sites I think they are xx

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  5. I have run into a term I havent heard of before. What do you mean by 6 finger wraps, and how do you apply it to thi pattern.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi, it actually says.. finger wrap of 6 wraps, exactly what it says wrap yarn around your finger 6 times xx

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  6. and then you use the center of the wraps to sc the 12 stitches into...……...am I correct ???

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  7. and then you do the 12 SC inside the6 wraps and join to first SC...…...am I correct ?? I LOVEEEE this blanket and am determined to make it...

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    1. Yes thats correct, crochet into wrap and you will have no end to deal with and it give a lovely start to the centre of any motif xx

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