Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket Part 1

Welcome to the Advent CAL 2019! This year it features the Christmas Heirloom Blanket.

The Blanket is made up of 24 squares feature 12 differnet motifs, and 4 different style of square. In this first part you will get the pattern for the basic squares (of which thre are 12 in total) and the first three motifs!

On the 5th you will see part two, which will be one of the swatch squares and the next three motifs, and so on and so forth on the 10th and 15th as well to finish up the blanket well in time for gifting for Christmas (or keeping!)

Without further ado, read on for the first part of the CAL!

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You will need

  • Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours:
    • Col 1: Matador (3 balls)
    • Col 2: White (2 balls)
    • Col 3: Green (2 balls)
    • Col 4: Walnut (1 ball)
    • Col 5: Stone (1 ball)
    • Col 6: Black (1 ball)
    • Col 7: Gold (1 ball)
    • Col 8: Spice (1 ball)
  • 5mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Tension
    Each square final measures are roughly  15 x 15 xm (6 x 6 in)

Measurements
Approx 64 x 102 cm (25 x 40 in)

Abbreviations
This pattern uses UK Terminology

ch: Chain
dc: Double Crochet
htr: Half double crochet
tr: Treble crochet
sl st: Slip stitch

Square 1: The Basic Square

Using col 1, 2 and 3, make four of each colour.

Make a Magic Ring (or ch 4, join with sl st).

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout), 2 tr, (ch 2, 3 tr) 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st to top of ch. (12 sts, 4 3-tr clusters)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, tr in top of next 2 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp, join with sl st. (28 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, tr in top of next 4 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp. Tr in final sts of rnd. Join with sl st. (44 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, tr in top of next 6 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp, join with sl st. Tr in final sts of rnd. Join with sl st. (60 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, tr in top of next 8 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp, join with sl st. Tr in final sts of rnd. Join with sl st. (76 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, tr in top of next 10 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp, join with sl st. Tr in final sts of rnd. Join with sl st. (92 sts)

Rnd 7:  Ch 3, tr in top of next 12 tr. *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr)  in the corner-sp. Tr in top of each tr st* three times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final corner-sp, join with sl st. Tr in final sts of rnd. Join with sl st. (108 sts)

Motif 1: The Reindeer

Head

Using col 4, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout). 11 tr into ring. Join to top of ch with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. Tr into same st. 2 tr into each st around. Join to top of ch with sl st. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. Tr into same st. *1tr into next st, 2 tr into next st* 11 times. Tr into next st. Join to top of ch with sl st. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. Tr into next st. *2 tr into next st, 1tr into next 2 sts* 3 times. 2 tr in next st. *dtr in next st, 2 dtr in next st* 3 times. Dtr in next 2 sts. *2 dtr in next st, dtr in next st* 2 times. *tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st* 4 times. (57 sts)

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Antlers

Using Col 5, ch 8.

Dc in second ch from hook, dc in next st,  ch 6, dc in second ch from hook, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 sts,working back down the ch you have made, dc in next st. Ch 4, dc in next st, htr in next st, dc in the base ch. dc along rest of ch to end.

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Motif 2: The Robin

Head

Using col 4, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout). 11 tr into ring. Join to top of ch with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. Tr into same st. 2 tr into each st around. Join to top of ch with sl st. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. Tr into same st. *1tr into next st, 2 tr into next st* 11 times. Tr into next st. Join to top of ch with sl st. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. Tr into same st. *1tr into next 2 sts, 2 tr into next st* 11 times. Tr into next 2 sts. Join to top of ch with sl st. (48 sts)

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Breast

Using col 1, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: ch 2. 8 htr into ring.

Rnd 2: ch 2. 2 htr in to each st. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 2. Htr in first st. *2 htr in next st, htr in next st* 7 times, 2 htr in last st. (24 sts)

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Make beak using col 6.

Motif 3: The Snowman

Body

Using col 2, make magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout). 11 tr into ring. Join to top of ch with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. Tr into same st. 2 tr into each st around. Join to top of ch with sl st. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. Tr into same st. *1tr into next st, 2 tr into next st* 11 times. Tr into next st. Join to top of ch with sl st. (36 sts)

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Head

Using col 2, Make magic ring.

Rnd 1: ch 2. 8 htr into ring.

Rnd 2: ch 2. 2 htr in to each st. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 2. Htr in first st. *2 htr in next st, htr in next st* 7 times, 2 htr in last st. (24 sts)

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Coal buttons

Using col 7, make a magic ring.

6 dc into the magic ring, fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Carrot nose

Using col 8, sew on a nose to the head. After you have attached your snowman to the square, use col 4 to sew on some arms.

Tune in for part 2 on the 5th!

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