Monday, 14 April 2014

Bright Squares Blanket & Pillow

5137

Measurements
Blanket: Approx 48 x 57 ins [122 x 144.5 cm].
Pillow: Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

Tension
15 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Materials
Patons® Decor
(100 g / 3.5 oz)
Blanket Pillow
Contrast a (16206 New Teal) 1 1 ball
Contrast B (16309 New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast C (16310 Rich New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast D (16141 Rich Periwinkle) 1 1 ball
Contrast E (16433 New Rose) 1 1 ball
Contrast F (01714 Barn Red) 1 1 ball
Contrast g (01633 Chocolate Taupe) 1 1 ball
Contrast H (16523 New Green) 1 1 ball
Contrast I (16525 Dark New Green) 1 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 18 ins [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

Stitch Glossary
approx
= Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

Instructions
Blanket
Large Motif

With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
4th rnd: Join Color 4 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
5th rnd: Join Color 5 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Do not fasten off.
6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
7th rnd: Join Color 6 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

Small Motif
With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp.
(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram III (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With RS facing, join A with sl st in bottom right corner. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Blanket having 3 sc in each corner.
Join B with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, having 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G as 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Pillow
Make Large and Small Motifs as given for Blanket, following Guides below for Colors and quantities of Large and Small Motifs:

Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram IV shown for each Front and Back piece (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With WS facing each other, place Front and Back pieces tog. With RS of Front facing, join A through both thicknesses at bottom right corner and work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses to join pieces, working 3 sc in corners. Do not work across bottom edge. Insert pillow form. Complete working sc across bottom edge. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G, ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Source yarnspirations.com

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