As many of you know, my main focus is on toys, doll clothes and accessories, but for fun, I thought I would get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
It all started in the summer, when I was asked if I would like to join The Mystery Lapghan CAL. The idea seemed extremely daunting for me, since I personally don't think I am very good at doing traditional crochet projects such as squares, doilies and such. However with a little encouragement, I decided to go for it.
Unfortunately, my computer decided to go on vacation before I could complete the last details of this pattern and fix up the pictures. That meant, I wasn't able to share it as part of the CAL.
I decided it would be fitting to share it with you as we end 2015. I hope you will enjoy this pattern and I look forward to seeing how you use it in your projects!
*Update: The PDF version is now available below...
Pattern equals 6” (15 cm) Square.
Adjust your hook, yarn or tension to get the right size, or to get a different size altogether.
8 sts x 8 sc rows equals a square 2” (5 cm).
*Click on WIP pictures below to expand and see it closer up.
Abbreviations: US Terms Used
Ocean Twist Square Instructions:
This square is worked in non-continuous rnds, where you will join to the first st of the rnd before continuing to the next rnd in the same direction. Do not turn at the end of rnds. *ODD rows = RS.
ch 4, sl st join to first ch to form a circle...
rnd 1: [(ch 3, dc, tr 2, dc, ch 3, sl st) into circle x 4 (4 petals).
The back post variation stitch (BPV) is similar to a regular back post stitch in that it is worked behind the stitches, however, rather than working around the full post of the stitch below, it is only worked around the top of the stitch by inserting the hook into one stitch and coming out of the next stitch.
In this pattern, this process acts as a decrease and creates a center point for the petal’s next rnd (rnd 2). You will use this stitch in the next rnd and again in rnd 5.
rnd 2: [ch 3, BPV into tr sps from last rnd, ch 3, sl st into circle between petals] x 4, sl st join to first st of rnd (8 ch sps). *This rnd will be invisible from the RS and completely once the next rnd is finished.
*If changing colours here, f/o and sc join next colour to any sc from last rnd (counts as the first sc in rnd 3)...
*If sticking with the same colour, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) up the ch-3-sp to bring you level with the next rnd...
*If changing colours here, f/o and sl st join to first st from last rnd, continue to rnd 4...
*If sticking with the same colour, just continue to rnd 4...
rnd 5: [ch 3, BPV into tr sps from last rnd, ch 3, sl st into sl st between petals] x 8, sl st join to first st of rnd (16 ch sps). *This rnd will be invisible from the RS and completely once the next rnd is finished.
*If changing colours here, f/o and sc join next colour to any sc from last rnd (counts as the first sc in rnd 6), continue to rnd 6...
*If sticking with the same colour, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) up the ch-3-sp to bring you level with the next rnd, continue to rnd 6...
*If changing colours here, f/o and sl st join to first st from previous rnd, continue to rnd 7...
*If sticking with the same colour, ch 1, and continue to rnd 7...
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