Wednesday, February 20, 2013

So Many Shapes Blanket {crochet pattern}


So Many Shapes Blanket

So this pattern is far from perfect.  It was by far one of the hardest things I've ever created or done.  I put in some notes that are small suggestions based on working out the blanket.

Level: Experienced (Very Challenging)

Hook "I"
Color A- Creme
Color B- Red





While this blanket looks like it's all one piece, it's actually made up of 16 pieces that are the same.  Each motif is worked in three stages:

The first section is worked in the round, alternating colors at the indicated points in the pattern.  The second section is worked in a triangular shape using the opposing color as the round prior.  Each shape is worked individually.  The third section is worked on each side individually, and then in the last row, worked all the way around the motif.  Be prepared for a lot of ends to weave in, but also know that the end result is worth it.



*As a side note, after having worked all of this, I would probably use the "I" hook for the first two sections and then go up a hook size for the third section.  When it was worked in the "I" hook for all three sections, it caused some puckering in the triangle sections.


Section 1:  (use carry method to continue colors)
With color A, ch 4, join to make ring.
R1: (with A) ch 3, dc, (with B) 2 dc, (with A) 2 dc, (with B) 2 dc, join.
R2: (with A) ch3, dc in same, 2 dc in next, (with B) 2 dc in each of next 2 st, (with A) 2 dc in each of next 2 st, (with B) 2 dc in each of next 2 st, join.
R3: (with A) ch3, dc in same, 2dc in each of next 3 st, (with B) 2 dc in each of next 4 st, (with A) 2 dc in each of next 4 st, (with B) 2 dc in each of next 4 st, join.
R4: (with A) ch3, dc in same, dc in next, *2 dc, 1 dc* 3 times, (with B) *2 dc, 1 dc* 4 times , (with A) *2 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, (with B) *2 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, join.
 R5: (with A) ch 3, dc in same, dc in next 2 st, *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 3 times, (with B) *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, (with A) *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, (with B) *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, join.
R6: (with A) ch 3, dc in same, dc in next 3 st, *2dc, 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc* 3 times, (with B) *2dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc* 4 times, (with A) *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, (with B) *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* 4 times, join.  

*at this point you'll move to the second section, but you do not need to fasten off your yarn.  Just turn the piece and work into the opposite color for each triangle.

Section 2:  Work a triangle on each color section in the circle.
Remember, When you're working on color A sections, you'll be using color B.

R1: sc across color B section (20 sc)
R2: ch 3, turn, dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 12 st, sk 2 st, ch 1, dc, dc.
R3: ch 1, turn, sc across (skipping ch st) (16 st)
R4: ch 3, turn, dc, ch 1, sk 2 st, dc in next 8 st, sk 2, ch 1, dc, dc
R5: ch 1, turn, sc across and in ch 1 spaces (14 st)
R6: ch 3, turn, dc, sk 1 st, dc in next 8 st, sk 1 st, dc, dc
R7: ch 1, turn, sc across (12 st)
R8- ch 3, turn, dc, sk 2 st, dc, dc, ch 1, dc, dc, sk 2 st, dc, dc
R9: ch 1, turn, sc across (8 st)
R10: ch 3, turn, dc, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc
R11: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc
R12: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc, FO.

Section 3: Remember to work in the opposing color from section B
in this section, you'll work the first two rows on the sides between the triangles, then after you've completed the first two rows on each side, the third row is a border worked around the entire piece.

Join color B to the point of a color A section
R1: 10 sc across first 1/2 of point, 4 hdc, 4 dc, 2 tc, join A, 2 tc, 4 dc, 4 hdc, 10 sc
R2: ch 1, turn, 10 sc, 4 hdc, 6 dc, pu color B, 6 dc, 4 hdc, 10 sc, FO.

After doing this on each side, work Border

Border:  Worked in the same colors as the previous row
Place 3 sc in corner, then on side row,  3 sc, 7 hdc, 10 dc, join next color, 10 dc, 7 hdc, 3 sc, 3 sc over corner, 3 sc, 7 hdc, 10 dc, join next color, 10 dc, 7 hdc, 3 sc, 3 sc over corner, 3 sc, 7 hdc, 10 dc, join next color, 10 dc, 7 hdc, 3 sc, 3 sc in corner, 3 sc, 7 hdc, 10 dc, join next color, 10 dc, 7 hdc, 3 sc, join to first sc in corner, FO.

Weave in ends, block pieces.  (Definitely don't skip this step)




Once all your pieces are done and blocked, then just seam them together, matching the colors on the sides together (not opposing like most of the work we've done).  Voila!  You have a beautiful blanket!

4 comments:

  1. Really pretty afghan!!! How much yarn did it use?

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    1. If I had to guess, I would say about 2 skeins of each color, perhaps a little more.

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  2. oh, this is beautiful! Thanks for putting the pattern up.
    How large is each square?

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