Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Week 1 - Holiday Baubles Blanket CAL

 Welcome to Week 1 of the Holiday Baubles Blanket CAL!

Video Tutorial by Tania Leis, Hooked by TJ. 

1. Holiday Baubles Blanket CAL - Week 1, Sleigh Ride

2.  Holiday Baubles Blanket CAL - Large Square

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Need yarn? You can purchase yarn kits in 3 different colorways at the following locations:

DMH Fiber & Yarn - Dallas, TX

Yarn & Y'all - Greenville, SC

Momo's Knitting Nook - Leavenworth, KS

The Fluffy Sheep - Berwick, PA

Angelika's Yarn Store - Independence, MO

Eva’s Needlework - Thousand Oaks, CA
Blue Heron Knittery - Decorah, IA
Yarnify - Chicago, IL

Little House of Yarn - Princeton, IN

London Yarns & Machines Ltd. - London, Ontario
Yarn in the Hollow - Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia

 

LET’S GET STARTED!


SLEIGH RIDE ORNAMENT SQUARE – MAKE 3

ABBREVIATIONS

BL = back loop

Beg = beginning

Ch/s = chain/s

Dc = double crochet

Dtr = double treble crochet

FL = front loop

Hdc = half double crochet

Hk = hook

Lp/s = loop/s

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip/skipped

Sl st = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Tog = together

Tr = treble crochet

Yo = yarn over

HOOK - Crochet hook size I / 5.5mm

FINISHED SIZE - 8” square

SPECIAL STITCHES

Beg Puff St - Pull up a ½” tall lp (1 long lp on hk), (yo and insert hk into same sp, yo and pull up a long lp) 4 times, yo and draw through all 9 lps on hk.

Puff St - Yo, insert hk into specified sp, yo and pull up a ½” tall lp (3 lps on hk), (yo, pull up long lp in same sp) 3 times, yo and draw through all 9 lps on hk.

Fpdc (front post double crochet): Yo and insert hk from front to back and to front again around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a lp, complete as regular dc.

Pick up tr – Insert hk first into BL of Color F tr directly in front and then into designated st behind it, complete a sc.

INSTRUCTIONSMake 3.

With E ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring – or make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: BegPuff St in ring, ch 2, [Puff St in ring, ch 2] 5 times, join with sl st to top of BegPuff St. Finish off. (6 Puff St, 6 ch-2)

Rnd 2: Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp, (BegPuff St, ch 2, Puff St) in same sp, ch 2, [(Puff St, ch 2, Puff St) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] around, join with sl st to top of BegPuff St. Finish off. (12 Puff St, 12 ch-2)

Rnd 3: Join E with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 hdc in same sp, ch 1, [3 hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] around, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off. (36 hdc, 12 ch-1)

Rnd 4: Working in BL this Rnd, join C with sc to first hdc of any 3hdc group, sc in next 2 hdc [sk next ch-1, fpdc around top of next Rnd 2 Puff St, sc in next 3 hdc] around omitting last 3 sc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (12 fpdc, 36 sc)

Rnd 5: Working in BL this Rnd, join F with sl st to any fpdc, ch 1, hdc in same and next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off. (60 hdc)

Rnd 6: Working in BL this Rnd, join D with sc one st after any hdc above a Rnd 4 fpdc, sc in next 3 sts, [fpdc around next fpdc, sk next hdc behind fpdc just made, sc in next 4 sts] around omitting last 4 sc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (12 fpdc, 48 sc)

Rnd 7: Working in BL this Rnd, join B with sl st to any fpdc, ch 1, hdc in same and next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, join with sl st to beg hdc. Finish off. (72 hdc)

Rnd 8: Working in BL this Rnd, join A with sc to any hdc above a Rnd 6 fpdc, sc in each st around, join with sl st to FL of beg sc, leaving BL unworked. Do not finish off.  (72 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in FL of next 6 sts. Finish off. (7 tr)

Rnd 10: Working in BL entire Rnd, join G with sc to behind ch-4 join, sc in of next 6 sts, [hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts] around omitting last 7 sc, join with sl st to beg sc. (21 sts per side, 4 ch-2)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in next 13 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 21 sts] around omitting last 14 dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (25 dc per side, 4 ch-2)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, working in BL of each tr and both lps of Rnd 11, pick up tr and sc in same st as join, sc in next 6 sts of Rnd 11 while picking up each consecutive tr in BL (see Special Stitches), [sc in each st to ch-2 sp, (sc, hdc, sc) in ch-2 sp] around, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off leaving a long tail for joining.  (27 sc per side, 4 hdc for corners)

Here's a look at the front and back of the square for reference.

LARGE SQUARE – MAKE 3

HOOK - Crochet hook size I / 5.5mm

FINISHED SIZE - 8” square

NOTES

1. The hdc join counts as a ch-2 join.

2. Turn after each Rnd. 

INSTRUCTIONSMake 3.

With G ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring – or make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. TURN. (12 dc, 4 ch-2)

Rnds 2 - 7: Ch 3 (count as dc), dc in same sp just made, dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp] 3 times, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp to complete corner, join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. TURN. Finish off after Rnd 7, leaving a long tail for joining. (Sts per side after each Rnd – 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27)




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