Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket, part 4

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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 4 – Catherine Wheel Stitch (Make 3)

Using col 3, ch 30.

Row 1: 3 tr into 4th ch from hook, dc in next 3 sts, *sk 2 sts, 7 tr in next st, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next 3 sts* rep until you reach the last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts (join col 2 on last yarn over), you should have created 3 and a half semi circles.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Cluster st across next 2 sts. *Cluster stitch across next 7 sts. 1 dc in next 3 sts.* Rep from * to * until you reach the end, dc in next 2 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn,dc in first 2 sts. *7 tr into centre of cluster stitch, dc in next 3 dc sts*, rep until the end, then 3 tr in top of 3-ch. (change to col 1 on last yarn over).

Rep rows 2 and 3 in col 1.

Then follow rows 2 and 3in the following colours until you have 16 rows in total.

Rows 6-7: Col 3.

Rows 8-9: Col 2.

Rows 10-11: Col 1.

Rows 12-13: Col 3.

Rows 14-15: Col 2.

Row 16: Col 1.

Do not fasten off.

Border: Ch 2, htr in next st across, *2htr, 2ch, 2htr* in each corner, and complete 24 sts down each side.

Motif 10: The Christmas Tree

Using col 3, ch 2.

Row 1: 2 dc in 2 ch from hook. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 dc in each st. (4 sts)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st. (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in end.

Row 4: Attach to 3rd st, ch 1, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 dc in each st. (4 sts)

Row 6: Rep row 3.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc2tog, 2 dc in next st. (5 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st. (7 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st. (9 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st. (11 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Trunk

Attach col 4, 4th st.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts.

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

Fasten off and leave long tail for attaching.

Pot

Using col 1, ch 8.

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end. (7 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog. (5 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dc2tog, dc in next st, dc2tog. (3 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Motif 11: The Santa

Hat

Using col 1, ch 15.

Row 1: tr in 4th ch from hook. Tr in next 11 sts. (13 sts).

Row 2: ch 3, tr2tog, tr in next 8 sts, tr2tog. (11 sts)

Row 3: ch 3, tr2tog, tr in next 6 sts, tr2tog. (9 sts)

Row 4: ch 3, tr2tog, tr in next 4 sts, tr2tog. (7 sts)

Row 5: ch 3, tr2tog, tr in next 2 sts, tr2tog. (5 sts)

Row 6: ch 3, tr2tog twice. (3 sts)

Row 7: Ch 3, tr in next st. (2 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Pom pom, make a pom pom roughly 2.5 cm around.

Face

Using col 8, ch 4, join with sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 5 tr into middle of the ring.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, tr in same st, 2 tr in each st.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, *2 tr in next st, tr in next st* rep to end, 2 tr in last st.

Moustache

Using col 2, ch 15.

Work 6 dc into the 2nd ch from hook. *Dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, rep from * 5 times. 6 dc in last ch. Working back down the ch, **dc in next st, 3 dc in next st (the same st as the 3 dc on the first side of the ch). Rep from ** to end of ch.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Beard

Using col 2, ch 15.

Row 1: Work 6 dc into the 2nd ch from hook. *Dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, rep from * 5 times. 6 dc in last ch. Working back down the ch, **dc in next st, 3 dc in next st (the same st as the 3 dc on the first side of the ch). Rep from ** to end of ch. Join with sl st.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sk dc, 3 dc in next st, sk dc, dc in next st* 6 times.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk 4 dc, dc in next st, *sk next 2 sts, 4 htr in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * 5 times. Join with sl st, and fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Motif 12: The Penguin

Body

Using col 7, ch 4, join with a sl st.

Rnd 1: ch 3, and do 11 tr in middle of ring.

Rnd 2: ch 3, tr in same st, 2 tr in each st, join with sl st. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 3, *2 tr in next st, tr in next st, rep from * 5 times, 2 tr in next st. hdc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, 2 dtr in next 4 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, join with sl st. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st. *tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next sts* 5 times. Tr in next 6 sts, 2 dtr in next 4 sts, tr in next 6 sts. Join with sl st. (44 sts)

Rnd 5: sl st in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, tr in next st, ch 3 and join into next st. Sl st in next 16 sts, ch 3, tr in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, sl st. Fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching.

Belly

Using col 2, ch 4 and join with sl st.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 11 tr in centre of ring, and join with sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 3 and tr in same st, 2 tr in next 2 sts, htr in next st, dc in next st, 2 htr in next 2 sts, dc in next st, htr in next st, 2 tr in next 3 sts, join with sl st. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 3, *2 tr in next st, tr in next st, rep from * 3 times, tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, **2 tr in next st, tr in next st, rep form ** once more, 2 tr in last st. Join with sl st.

Fasten off and leave long tail for attaching.

Attaching

Using the tails you have left yourself, attach the motifs to your desired squares – I have made sure that the squares I attached them to didn’t have the same colour on them, as so:

Motif 1:

Reindeer

Col 3

Motif 2:

Robin

Col 2

Motif 3:

Snowman

Col 1

Motif 4:

Candles

Col 3

Motif 5:

Star

Col 1

Motif 6:

Candy Cane

Col 3

Motif 7:

Bell

Col 2

Motif 8:

Holly

Col 2

Motif 9:

Angel

Col 1

Motif 10:

Christmas Tree

Col 2

Motif 11:

Santa

Col 3

Motif 12:

Penguin

Col 1

But feel free to do your own thing!

Connect the squares however you like, then it is time to do the border.

For the border, connect anywhere, and ch 2, htr in each st, (2 htr, ch 2, 2 htr) in each corner-sp. Join with a sl st, and fasten off and weave in ends.

2 Replies to “Advent CAL: The Christmas Heirloom Blanket, part 4”

  1. Can you advise if the pattern is right for the Catherine wheel stitch on the second row 6 chain should there be a change after each wheel

    1. Hi Jackie! I can see what you mean, it should be Ch 3 and turn, and no second ch 3.

      Row 2: Ch 3, turn. cluster in next 2 sts.
      I’ll update it now.

      Hope that helps =)

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