Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket, part 3

Today is the day for part 3!

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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 3 – Linen Stitch (make 3)

In col 3, ch 36.

Row 1: Dc in third ch from st, this creates a ch-sp. sk ip next ch, dc in next ch, along until the end. Join col 2 on last yarn over of dc. Do not fasten off, as you’ll be able to cover the yarn edge when you do the edging stitches. (17 dc).

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, *dc into ch-sp, ch 1*, rep 16 more times until you have worked 17 dcs. Join col 1 on last yarn over.

Row 3: Rep row 2, change to col 2 on last yarn over and rep col pattern until you have reached 36 rows.

On last row, do not change col, keeping col 1 on your hook.

Border: Ch 1, turn, *dc into each ch-sp and dc across. 3 dc in  the corner st, and dc 24 sts down the edge. 3 dc in the corner, and rep from * until you reach the final corner, then join with a sl st.

Motif 7: The Bell

Using col 6, ch 14.

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end of ch.

Row 2: ch 1, sl st in first 2 sts. Dc in nedxt 9 sts, leave final sts unworked.

Rows 3-7: ch 1, turn and dc in next 9 sts.

Row 8: ch 1, turn, sk first st, dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog.

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, dc in next dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog.

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for attaching.

Pendulum

Using col 6, ch 4, 6 dc into middle of ring.  Join with sl st, and chain 2. Leave a long tail for attaching to the centre of the bottom of the bell.

Motif 8: The Holly

Leaves (make 2)

Using col 3, ch 16.

Rnd 1: htr in 3rd st from hook, tr in next st, dtr in next 9 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in last ch. Ch 2, and now work back up the ch the other side. Dc in first ch, htr in next st, tr in next st,  10 sts, tr in next st, htr n last st, ch 3. Do not join.

Rnd 2: dc in top of ch from prev round, sl st in next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, rep from * once more. Dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, dc in next st, **sl st in next 3 sts, dc, 2 ch, dc, rep from ** once more, sl st to end.

Berry (make 3)

Using col 1, Ch 4 and join with sl st.

Work 8 htr into centre of ring.

Fasten off and attach to leaves, leaving a long end for attaching.

Motif 9: The Angel

Body

Using col 2, ch 10.

Rnd 1: 6 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, 3 htr, 2 tr along the ch. (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in final ch. Now working back up the other side of the ch, work 2 tr, 3 htr, dc, do not join.

Rnd 2:  Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, htr to corner, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in the corner-sp, 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in corner space, 8 htr, do not join.

Rnd 3: Dc in next 6 sts, htr to corner, (2 htr, ch 2, 2 htr) in corner-sp, htr cross to next corner-sp. (2 htr, ch 2, 2 htr) in corner space, 14 htr, dc, sl st, fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Head

Ch 4, and join with sl st.

Rnd 1: 8 htr into middle of ring. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 htr in each st. Join with sl st and fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching.

Wings (make 2)

Using col 6, ch 13.

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts,  2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in next 5 sts, ch 4.

Row 3: Dc in 2 ch from hook, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc) 3 times, dc in last st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Tune in for the final part on December 15th!

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