Monday, July 28, 2014

Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 - August Square by Pukado

Pffff I was worried I didn’t have enough time to come up with a new square for August with our holiday and my boy’s 5th Birthday this week. But it just came to me yesterday and I’m loving it!

First off all, we had a wonderful holiday in beautiful Bavaria, Germany. 
My Grandfather of 91 years lives there with my Uncle and Aunt.

When we lived in Ireland, it was difficult to visit. So now that we're back in the Netherlands we decided to go visit my grandfather every summer and make it a holiday to enjoy and relax. The weather is wonderful. There is a swimming pool close by for the kids to play in. The food is amazing and cheap. And according to my husband, there is no better beer!

Every year we book the same lovely holiday apartment. The apartment is great, big and modern and the views are just magnificent! It is run by a lovely family and if you ever decide to visit the lovely lovely area of the OberPfalz I can highly recommend the Kopp Family and their lovely holiday homes in UntermurnThal.

No we have to wait a whole year before we can go again.... *sigh*

And yes my baby boy turns 5(!!!!) this week. How? It seems like yesterday that we were in a mad rush to find a babysitter for the princess when my labour started. We had arranged for Granny to come over from the Netherlands to babysit and help out in the first week. But the boy decided to surprise us by arriving a week earlier then planned!

So a busy week ahead of us with lots of BBQ parties and celebrations.

But now onto my August square!

Hope you like it as well!

You can download it here on Ravelry

As usual, I’m using Stylecraft Special DK and hook size 4.5mm

In the pattern pictures I will be using cotton in different colors and hook size 4mm. I will fasten off after each round with an invisible join. If you make it in one color, you don’t need to fasten off every round.

Again first few rounds with pictures, the outer rounds are still the same, with the same amount of stitches!

So here it goes!

R1, MC, SLST in MC, CH2, 11DC in MC, SLST to first DC - 12DC

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R2, *CH6, skip st, SLST in next ST* repeat around - 6 CH6Spaces

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R3, Fold the CH6 of R2 back and work in front of them. SLST to first skipped st or SLST with new color in first skipped st, *CH6, SLST in next skipped st* repeat around - 6 CH6Spaces

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R4, 2SLST along first CH6 to the top of the CH6Space, CH1, SC in first front R3 CH6Space, CH1, 2SC in top of next BACK R2 CH6Space, CH1, *2SC in next front R3 CH6Space, CH1, 2SC in top of next BACK R2 CH6Space, CH1* repeat around, SLST to first SC

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R5, *3HDC, CH1* in each CH1Space

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R6, SLST to first CH1Space, *(4HDC, CH2) in first CH1Space, (4HDC, CH1) in next 2 CH1Spaces* repeat around, SLST to first HDC

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R7, (R4 ended in the first  CH1Space on the side, so that’s where I pick up again), 3DC in CH1Space, 6DC in next CH1Space, *(6DC, CH2, 6DC) in next CH2Space, 6DC in next 2 CH1Spaces* repeat around, last series you will add 3DC to first CH1Space to complete the series. Do not fasten off, you will continue R8 in same color.

R8, *CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SLST in corner CH2Space, CH3, SLST in same corner space, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of next shell* repeat around

R9, SLST into next CH3Space, CH2, 3HDC in same CH3Space, *4HDC in each of next CH3Spaces until you reach a corner, 2HDC, CH2, 2HDC in corner space* repeat all around, SLST to first HDC.

Fasten off with invisible join, weave in all ends.

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