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.
OR: Use the beautiful shades of Marble chunky as an alternative
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