Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket, part 2

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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

Basic Square 2 – Granny Square (Make 3)

Using col 1, 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: Join col 2, Join at any ch-sp. Ch 3, (2 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr) into same ch-sp. (3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr) into each ch-sp around. (24 sts, 8 3-tr clusters)

Rnd 3: Join col 3, join to any corner-sp. Ch 3, (2 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr) into same ch-sp. 3 tr into each edge-sp, (3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr) into each corner-sp around. Join with sl st.

Rep Rnd 3 pattern in the following colours:

Rnd 4: Col 1.

Rnd 5: Col 2.

Rnd 6: Col 3.

Rnd 7: Col 1.

Do not cut yarn from rnd 7, continue using col 1 for the next round.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, 1 htr in top of each tr, 1 htr in each ch-sp. On each corner, (2 htr, 2 ch, 2htr) into the corner-sp.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Motif 4: The Candles

Candle 1

Using col 2, ch 16.

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc to end (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 15 dc along row. (15 sts).

Rep 2 once more. Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing onto blanket.

Flame

Using col 8, make a magic ring, 6 dc I to ring, ch 2, dc into 2nd ch, so st into first dc of rnd. Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Candle 2

Rep candle 1, but with a foundation ch of 13, and 12 dc per row.

Motif 5: The Star

Using col 6, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3 (this counts as a tr here and throughout), tr into magic ring, (2 ch, 2 tr)  4 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 2: ch 3, tr in top of next st, *(tr, ch 2, tr) in the corner-sp. tr in next 2 tr.* rep 3 times, join with sl st to top of 3 ch.

Rnd 3: sl st to next ch-sp, form the star points: ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Dc, htr, tr, dtr, ttr, sl st into next ch-sp. rep 4 times.

Fasten off and leave long end for attaching.

Motif 6: The Candy Cane

Using col 1, ch 5.

Row 1-16 are worked as 1 dc in each st, ch 1 at end of each row and turn. Follow the chart below for the colours, start from the bottom of the chart and work odd rows from right to left, and even rows from left to right as you crochet (see chart).

Row 17: Using col 1, dc, htr, tr, dtr across the 2 sts, changing to col 2 on last yo.

Row 18: Ch 4, tr in next dc, htr, dc.

Row 19: Rep row 17 in col 2.

Row 20-27: rep row 18-19 in alternating colours (20/21 in col 1, 22/23 in col 2, 24/25 in col 1, 26/27 in col 2).

Fasten off and leave long ends for sewing on.

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