Block 9 - Circles of the Sun CAL

Today was a very long day. It started early in the morning and then I was traveling for the whole day. I am posting from Stockholm now. I came to Sweden to work for almost two weeks. And if I survive, my next (final) post with Circles of the Sun will be made from Malmö :) This is my first time in Stockholm and I like it very much. This city has a very special atmosphere and it was nice to walk through the old town and listen to live music. I would like to post tons of pictures but I know (yes!) that you are waiting for Block 9. So here it is!

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet
Ok… May I, please, share at least one picture with you? Sending you my today’s romantic mood and hoping you are doing well, too!


Today's block reminds the very first in many ways. But it has one and huge difference. You will make lots of clusters today, both with double crochet stitches and trebles :)

Please, check General InformationPart 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7 and Part 8 of this CAL. All granny squares are designed in overlay crochet technique. Please, also check this post to read more about it.

Dutch version of this tutorial translated by Dianne Baan can be found HERE. German translation made by Libminna is available HERE. And you can watch video by Esther Dijkstra from It’s all in a Nutshell in the end of this post.
Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

You will need:

• 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).

Size

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)
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.
ch - chain
sp(s) - space(s)
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.
dc4tog (double crochet 4 together) – *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times in same stitch, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.
tr (treble crochet) - yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* three times.
tr4tog (treble crochet 4 together) - *yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice* 4 times in same stitch, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.
inc(s) - increase(s)
sc inc (single crochet increase) – crochet two sc in the same st.
hdc inc (half double crochet increase) – crochet two hdc in the same st.
dc inc (double crochet increase) – crochet two dc in the same st.
yo - yarn over
lp(s) - loop(s)
FL - front loop(s)
BL - back loop(s)
sk - skip st(s)
NJ - needle join
*…* - *crochet following directions* as many times as indicated




Color Key: C1 – Yellow, C2 – Beige, C3 – Orange, C4 – Green, C5 - Gray, C6 – Ruby.

I was not satisfied with the colorway of this block and made another one chaning colors differently. It probably looks completely different. So, please, don't be afraid to experiment with your colors and choose what works best for you.

Copyright LillaBjornCrochet 2015. All rights reserved. This pattern is for unlimited personal use only. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern. The pattern may not be copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited. Shop owners, if you wish to make a kit with yarn using this pattern, please request permission and copyright details from me before offering any kits for sale. Please, read Copyright page for more information.

Instructions

Rnd 1. Start with yarn C6.
Make magic ring, ch2 (counts as 1st dc) and 11 dc in magic ring; NJ in the 1st dc after ch2. (= 12 dc)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 2. Change to yarn C5. Attach yarn in any dc of rnd 1. Work this rnd through both lps!
Note: 1st dc4tog of the rnd will be ch2 and dc3tog (all in one st). Please, make ch3 instead of ch4 on this rnd if your chain stitches are too loose.

*1 dc4tog, ch4, sk 1 st on rnd 2* 6 times, finish with a sl st in the 1st dc4tog of the rnd, fasten off. (= 6 dc4tog’s + 6 ch4-sps)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 3. Change to yarn C3. Attach yarn in any dc4tog of rnd 2. Work this rnd through both lps!

*1 sc in dc4tog of rnd 2 (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 2 sc in next ch4-sp, 1 tr4tog in the underlying skipped st of rnd 1, 2 sc in same ch4-sp* 6 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 36 sts)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 4. Change to yarn C4. Attach yarn in any tr4tog of rnd 3 (BL). Work this rnd in BL!
Note: increases are made in tr4tog’s of rnd 3 and in sts directly above dc4tog’s of rnd 2.

*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 sts)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 5. Change to yarn C2. Attach yarn in any tr4tog of rnd 3 (FL). Work this rnd in FL!
Note: make ch5 in the beginning of this rnd which counts as 1st sc and ch4

*1 sc in next st of rnd 3, ch4, sk 2 sts on rnd 3* 12 times, finish with a sl st in the same st where you joined the yarn, fasten off, pull both tails to the wrong side and secure them with a knot. (= 12 sc + 12 ch4-sps)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 6. Continue with yarn C2. Attach yarn in 2nd dc of (BL) of any inc of rnd 4. Work this rnd in BL.
Note: don’t lose a dc of rnd 4 that comes just after sc made in a space between two dc’s.

*4 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 sc in a sp before next dc of rnd 4* 12 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 60 sts)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 7. Change to yarn C1. Attach yarn in any sc (BL) of rnd 6 that comes after sc made in sp between two dc. Work this rnd in BL!
Note: crochet this rnd tight as your circle should stay flat.

*4 hdc (the 1st hdc of the rnd will be ch2), 2 hdc in next sc made in sp* 12 times; NJ in the 1st hdc of the rnd after ch2. (= 72 sts)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 8. Change to yarn C5. Attach yarn in 1st hdc of rnd 7 (BL) that comes after any hdc inc. Work this rnd in BL!
Note: dc4tog’s of this rnd are always made in sc’s of 6 which were made in sps between dc’s. If you experienced a light waviness on previous rnds – now it should be gone. Also feel free to replace dc4tog's by dc3tog's if you think they suite your square better :)

*5 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 dc4tog (FL) in the underlying st of rnd 6 made in sp, sk 1 st on rnd 7* 12 times, NJ in the 1st sc of the rnd after ch1. (= 72 sts)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 9. Change to yarn C3. Attach yarn in any dc4tog (BL) of rnd 8 lying directly above tr4tog of rnd 3. Work this rnd in BL!
Note: you will get 4 corners after this rnd.

*1 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, 5 sc* 4 times, NJ in the 1st hdc of the rnd after ch1. (= 80 sts + 4 ch2-sps)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Rnd 10. Change to yarn С6. Attach yarn in the 1st sc (BL) of any group of six of rnd 9. Work this rnd in BL!
*12 sc (the 1st sc of the rnd will be a ch), 1 hdc, 2 dc in next ch2-sp, ch2, 2dc 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)

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet


Congratulations! Your Block # 9 is finished. And it also means that you have ALL 9 blockes ready for your pillow cover now!

Block 9 from Circles of the Sun Mystery CAL (overlay crochet). Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

I have something else to share with you today. I was thinking to write a blog post with the pictures of finished pillows in the end of the CAL. But when I saw what some of you have done already with the squares, I couldn't resist and decided to post them now! 

Here is what Dini Baan made with the blocks. She purchased bamboo rings at a fleemarket and look what a cute bag she made!


And what do you think about this wonderful pillow by Joy Merrill (group on Facebook)? Aren't the colors wonderful?


...and ta-dah! Here is an afghan made by Lori Baran. She joined Circles of the Sun with other squares and look what a beauty it is!


Remeber to subscribe to this blog now and you will not miss a single post! As usually, please, share your finished blocks on Ravelry and Facebook! You can find a pin for this block on Pinterest - please, feel free to repin it and share with your friends! And I will be happy to see you in my Facebook club and on Instagram.

Happy crocheting,
Tatsiana. :)

Please, also watch video by Esther Dijkstra (It’s all in a Nutshell).


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12 comments

  1. Hi Tastsiana,

    what a lovely last piece. Thank you. I wish you a nice evening

    CU next week Mela

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  2. Sai sempre abbinare i colori in modo molto gradevole, complimenti, è sempre bello seguire i tuoi lavori.
    Ciao

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  3. Hi Tastsiana,
    I have looked about 5 times and cannot find the Printer Friendly button. Is it hiding somewhere?
    thank you!

    Jana

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    1. Hi Jana! It happens sometimes... Please, try to reload the page.

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  4. Me encanta los proyectos que has hecho con estos grany. Gracias

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  5. It's still not there and I reloaded the page twice. I've always seen them before on the page. It's just not there. :-(

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    1. This is strange... For me it works just fine. Please, try to open the page from another device maybe?

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  6. Hallo,
    danke für die freie Anleitung dieser Grannys. Auf meinem Blog habe ich die ersten 8 Stück gepostet, schau doch einfach mal vorbei.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    Jeannette

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  7. A little sad that the Circles of the Sun CAL is over but I have learned so much AND now I can start my Dandelion Mandala! Thank you for you generosity, inspiration and guidance!

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    1. Thank you! And looking forward to see your Dandelion Mandala finished :)

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