Unbelievable, but weeks have become so short recently and it is Friday again. I hope you are ready for the next part of my Circles of the Sun CAL as today there will be one of my favourite tutorials. In two previous weeks you made squares with floral motifs but today's block is mostly geometrical, with many overlaid stitches! If you joined this CAL only now, please, be sure to read general information first.
Please, also check Part 1 and Part 2 of this CAL.
Please, check Dutch version of this tutorial translated by Dianne Baan HERE. A tutorial in German was translated by Libminna and is available HERE. And you can see the video for this tutorial in the end of this post. It will be kindly recorded by Esther Dijkstra from It’s all in a Nutshell.
If you successfully crocheted two previous squares, this pattern should not be a huge challenge for you. The only difference is that there are more overlaid stitches here, so you should be a bit more attentive, but this is also a basic requirement while working in overlay crochet technique. Again you should be pretty sure where to attach new yarn and where to anchor overlaid stitches. And you should also count very well.
- Yarn in 6 colors. I used yarn “Cotton Light” by DROPS (50g/1.76 oz., 105 m/115 yds.) Yarn weight: DK. Texture: 8 ply (11 wpi)
- Crochet hook 3,25 mm (D) or size needed to obtain acceptable gauge. (Please, feel free to choose another yarn weights and the hook to get larger or smaller square).
- Scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends (I prefer crochet hook for weaving in).
The size of the finished square depends on the yarn and hook you use. My square is approx. 12.5 cm (5 inches) large.
Stitch guide and Abbreviations
US standard abbreviations are used in this pattern. But if you are used to other terms, please check this Crochet Translation Project which might be helpful in translation to your language.
rnd - round
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
sp(s) - space(s)
yo - yarn over
lp(s) - loop(s)
FL - front loop(s)
BL - back loop(s)
NJ - needle join
sk - skip st(s)
*…* - *crochet following directions* as many times as indicated
slst (slip stitch) - insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw yarn up and pull 2nd lp through the 1st lp on hook.
sc (single crochet) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
hdc (half double crochet) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through all three lps.
dc (double crochet) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* twice.
tr2tog (treble crochet 2 together) - *yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice* twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
sc inc - single crochet increase
dc inc - double crochet increase
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InstructionsColor Key: C1 – Yellow, C2 – Beige, C3 –
Rnd 1. Start with yarn C3.
Make magic ring, ch2 (counts as 1st dc) and 11 dc in magic ring; NJ in the 1st dc after ch2. (= 12 dc)
*1 dc inc in each st of rnd 1 (the 1st dc of the rnd will be ch2)* 12 times, NJ in the 1st dc of the rnd after ch2. (= 24 dc)
Note: you will get six “V” on this round. There will be two tr’s made in one st of rnd 1. And there will be always on st skipped at the bottom of each “V”
*2 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 tr2tog (FL) (work 1st tr (FL) of this tr2tog in a st of rnd 1 directly under the 1st sc of this repeating section, sk 1 st on rnd 1 and make 2nd tr (FL) of tr2tog in next st on rnd 1), sk no sts on rnd 2, 1 sc, 1 sc inc* 6 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 36 sts)
*1 dc inc (the 1st dc of the rnd will be ch2), 2 dc* 12 times, NJ in the 1st dc of the rnd after ch2. (= 48 dc’s)
*4 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch),
1 tr2tog (FL) (work 1st tr (FL) in the 1st st of underlying inc of rnd 3, sk 1 st on rnd 3 and make 2nd tr (FL) in next st), sk no sts on rnd 4, 4 sc,
1 tr2tog (FL) (work 1st tr (FL) in the same st of rnd 3 where previous tr was made, sk 3 sts on rnd 3 and make 2nd tr (FL) in next st), sk no sts on rnd 4* 6 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 60 sts)
*1 dc inc in tr2tog (the 1st dc of the rnd will be ch 2), 4 dc* 12 times, NJ in the 1st dc of the rnd after ch2. (= 72 sts)
*6 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 tr in next st, ch2, 2 tr in next st, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc* 4 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 80 sts + 4 ch2-sps)
*12 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 hdc, 2 dc in next ch2-sp, ch2, 2 dc in the same ch2-sp, 1 hdc, 6 sc* 4 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 96 sts + 4 ch2-sps)
Congratulations! Your third granny square from Circles of the Sun CAL 2015 is now finished. Don't forget to share it on Facebook and Ravelry. You can find a pin for this block on Pinterest - please, feel free to repin it and share with your friends!
See you next Friday!
And here is video kindly recorderd by Esther Dijkstra from It’s all in a Nutshell.