Sunday, June 3, 2012

PATTERN: Circle-in-a-Square

 
This is a simple square - or, to be more precise, a circle in a square. I've chosen to do mine with a restricted palette - cream as the main colour and three bands of colour (cream, cappuccino and sky blue) around the circle.

This pattern can be dowloaded as PDF via Ravelry: download now

This pattern uses American terminology. The British terms are in [brackets].

  • ch  - chain
  • SC [DC] - single crochet [double crochet]
  • HDC [HTR] - half double crochet [half treble]
  • DC [TR] - double crochet [treble]
  • TR  [DTR] - treble [double treble]
Start with your main colour

Chain 4. Join with a sl st to form a loop.
Round 1: Chain 3. This counts as 1st DC [TR] here and throughout! 11 DC [TR] in loop. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (Stitch count: 12 DC [TR] in loop.)
Round 2: Chain 3, 1 DC [TR] in same st. 2 DC [TR] in each st in the round. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Ch 1, yank tight, cut yarn and weave in end. (Stitch count: 24 DC [TR] ).

Change colour - colour 1
Round 3: 1 ch, 1 DC [TR] in same stitch, *2 DC [TR] in next stitch, 1 DC [TR] in next stitch. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC [TR]. Join with slip stitch.

Change colour - colour 2
Round 4: 1 ch, 1 DC [TR] in same stitch and 1 DC [TR] in next stitch, *2 DC [TR] in next stitch, 1 DC [TR] in next two stitches. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC [TR]. Join with slip stitch.

Change colour - colour 3
Round 5: 1 ch, 1 DC [TR] in same stitch and 1 DC [TR] in next two stitches, *2 DC [TR] in next stitch, 1 DC [TR] in next three stitches. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC [TR]. Join with slip stitch.
You should now have 60 DC [TR] around your circle. 

Change colour back to your main colour
Round 6:  1 ch, *2 TR [DTR] in same stitch. 1 DC [TR] in the next two stitches, 1 HDC [HTR] in the next two stitches, 1 SC [DC] in the next five stitches, 1 HDC [HTR] in the next two stitches, 1 DC [TR] in the next two stitches, 2 TR [DTR] in same stitch, 2 chain **.
Repeat from * to ** three more times. Join with slip stitch to the top of the first TR [DTR].



Round 7: 1 ch, 1 DC [TR] in same stitch and *1 DC [TR] in each of the next stitches. In the corner space, crochet 2 DC [TR] + chain 2 + 2 DC [TR]**.  Repeat from * to ** (i.e. crochet one DC [TR] in each stitch, and 2 DC [TR] + chain 2 + 2 DC [TR] in each corner.)


Round 8: Repeat round 7. Leave a long tail to sew the motifs together. 

 

10 comments:

Paula said...

I really like the colours you used, they work so well together and this circle in a square motif is great, thanks for sgaring the pattern.

Sharon GARDNER said...

Very pretty, and thanks for the pattern.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Very nice pattern, thanks for sharing. I love your color palette!

Eileen said...

Love this blanket! The colors work perfectly with the pattern. Thanks for sharing!
Eileen
xo

Beverooni said...

Those are great colors -- makes me think of creamy coffee sitting out on the deck in the morning. MMM! Thanks for the pattern.

Puglette said...

I really like this pattern and your color palette. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

Sue said...

Love that pattern, can't wait to give it a try!

Hartyboys said...

I love the colour combination you have used. It would make a really nice blanket for a baby boy. Thank you for sharing your pattern

ハンナ Kyoto and Japanese Language Explorer said...

Well, I know tastes vary greatly, but still... I'm really sorry to say that, but when you compare it to Realta (which is simply stunning in every way), the truth about pregnancy killing one's creativity is brutally confirmed >_<

Rebeca Tisian said...

beautiful colors, nice job :)) thanks for sharing!