The odds and ends leftover from my ripple blanket are now being turned into a sweet little blanket for my Tillie. I added a red/pink yarn to the mix and love it, it reminds me of the lovely colours of this lady who does some lovely crochet! Here is my pattern if you want to make your own…….and I am using American terminology as that is how I learnt to crochet.
First chain 4 and slip stitch into a ring.
1st round – chain 3 then 11 double crochet into your ring. You should have what looks like 12 double crochet. Make sure you count these before you get started on the next round because they become 4 sets of 3 and you will crochet into the space between the 3 to create a little square in your second round. Slip st into 3rd chain you did at the beginning and cut yarn. Thread this through the loop on your hook and pull tight.
2nd round – with a new colour do a slip stitch into any space between your double crochet. Now do 3 chain’s and 2 double crochet, chain 3 and do another 3 double crochet, chain 1. This is your first corner done. Skip 3 double crochet from 1st round and do 3 double crochet, 3 ch and 3 double crochet, chain 1. Repeat this so that you have completed 4 corners with 2 sets of 3 double crochet. Slip St into the 3rd chain you did at the start and weave in your end to that stitch.
3rd round – Slip st new colour into any space (you should do a slip knot of the new colour onto your hook then slip st into the space. Do 3 ch and 2 double crochet, 3 chain and 3 double crochet, chain 1. Skip the next 3 double crochet on the previous round and do 3 double crochet in that space, chain 1. Skip the next 3 double crochet and do your same corner stitches (3 double crochet, 3 chain and 3 double crochet). Repeat these around so that you have filled in your corners and spaces.
4th round continue as you have done before. In each corner you are doing 3 double crochet, 3 chain, 3 double crochet and have 1 chain separating each set of stitches. When you are in a space that isn’t a corner you are doing 3 double crochet with 1 chain separating! When you are starting a new round your first double crochet is actually a 3 chain which gives you the height of the round!
Hope that makes sense and have fun! these are super addictive and you just keep going round and round till you are done. You could do a different colour in each round or just group your colours together beforehand and work out the best sequence. If you get stuck making a ring check out youtube for some videos to get you started…beware of the lady with the bad nails. I couldn’t get past her bad acrylics!!!