Thursday, April 9, 2020

Blanket Of Hope - Part 2: The circle pattern


Happy Thursday! I hope you've gone through your stash, chosen what size blanket you can and want to make with the yarn you already have on hand. Playing around with my stash is one of the most joyful things I know. It might sound geeky but just looking at the colors, sort into scraps, small balls and full skeins, separate fiber content and yarn weight can be soooooo satisfying. Don't you agree?

I hope you found my Blanket Of Hope- Part 1: Supplies & Facts post helpful. Today I'm sharing how to make the colorful crochet circles. My Blanket Of Hope is based on the pattern I used for my Circle In Square Blanket (check it out here). As mentioned before, there are many different variations of Circles In Square Block Patterns. Here are some that you can check out: Circle To Square Granny Square, Sunburst Granny Square, Starburst Granny Square. However, I make my circles my way and here is my tutorial. Let's get started.


BLANKET OF HOPE - Part 2: CIRCLE PATTERN

PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT THE BLANKET OF HOPE:
Crochet circles - a blanket of hope
Blanket Of Hope - Part 1: Supplies & Facts

CROCHET TERMS
This pattern is written in UK terms
chain - SWE luftmaska
slip stitch - SWE smygmaska
UK treble - US double crochet - SWE stolpe

NOTE: Chain 3 always counts as first treble.

TIP: If you are a dense crocheter you can add a chain between groups of trebles on Row 1 and Row 2 to loosen up your circle. 

START: Chain 4, in the first chain made (3 chains from hook) make 11trebles, slip stitch to close ring, fasten off. Stitch count: 12 stitches

TIP: Fasten off your starting yarn end by leading it all around in the center to make the center stronger, lightly pull to close the hole. 


ROW 1: In space between treble stitches, join new yarn and chain 3, make 1 treble in same space. Make 2 trebles in every space between treble stitches from previous row, slip stitch to close row, fasten off. Stitch count: 24 stitches

ROW 2: In space between groups of 2-treble stitches, join new yarn and chain 3, make 2 trebles in same space. Make 3 trebles between every 2-treble groups from previous row, slip stitch to close row, fasten off. Stitch count: 36 stitches.

Mix and match colors as you go. This is the time to explore an endless world of color combinations you had no idea about. I collect my circles in a box and will square them off later. Tutorial of how to make the square for these circles coming soon. Enjoy! See you next time. :)

PS Blanket Of Hope - Part 3: Circle In Square (tutorial on how to square off your circles)



Kärlek
Annette


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5 comments :

  1. Çocukken bunların büyüğünden paspas örerdim:)

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  2. Looking good in those pretty colours, Annette, and well explained for others to follow along. I always appreciate a diagramme too which is helpful when written instructions can sometimes have us baffled.
    Wishing you and your family a lovely Easter!

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    1. HI Sandra
      Thanks for feed back. Diagrams are a bit fiddly to create but I agree with you. I like to see a visual of a pattern to understand it more. Happy you like it. Wish you a Happy Easter and sunshine at your balcony.
      xxx

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  3. Hi Annette,
    Thank you for the pattern. I love seeing your colorful circles. It's going to be a beautiful blanket.
    Hope you have a lovely Easter.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily and Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy the nice weather.
      xxx

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Kärlek
Annette

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