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Friday, 29 July 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket CAL: Square 8 St Michael's-on-Sea

Hello Seaside CAL-ers!   Welcome to Part 8 of our Seaside Winter Blanket Journey!

Patterns will remain on my Blog so that you can work at your own pace and make as many blankets as you like!

This week we will be making the "St Michael's-on-Sea" Square - the 8th CAL Square and the 7th small square, measuring 19cm x 19cm including the two border rounds.     We will be crocheting 3 more small squares and 1 more large square before moving on to the border and edging of the blanket.


(Please remember that the two Bonus Squares, "Amanzimtoti"and "Southbroom" are not included in my original layout and have therefore not been included in the count)
 
The large waves and super swells of St Michael's-on-Sea make this quiet little South Coast spot a surfer's paradise.   The main swimming beach is at the mouth of the Umhlangeni River.   This beach is protected by shark nets, and is patrolled by lifeguards during school holidays.   The beautiful reefs in these warm Indian Ocean waters are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.



ST MICHAEL'S-ON-SEA SQUARE PATTERN:

Make 1 x St Michael's-on-Sea Square for the Baby Blanket Make 2 x St Michael's-on-Sea Squares for the Lapghan.

Yarn requirements, hook size, blanket sizes and layouts, joining method and other useful CAL information are contained in the following posts:
 
INTRODUCTION
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW  and
IN LOVE WITH COLOUR

If you are new to the CAL, please take a moment to read the above posts, if you have not already done so in order to prepare yourself for our Crochet-a-long journey.


PATTERN TERMS:  US



Foundation:  4ch, ss to form ring or make a magic ring.

Round 1:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into ring (12dc).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Round 2:  Join yarn in any dc.   [4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch), 1dc into same place as join)];  ((1dc, 1ch, 1dc into next dc) x11 (12 x 1dc, 1ch, 1dc).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Round 3:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp.  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join)];  (3dc into next 1ch sp) x11 (12 x 3dc groups).   Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.

Round 4:  Each stitch grouping is worked over a 3dc group.  (Join yarn in 1st dc on any 3dc group.  3ch, 3dc tog into 2nd dc, 3ch, sl st into 3rd dc);  (sl st into 1st dc on next 3dc group, 3ch, 3dc tog into 2nd dc,  3ch, sl st into 3rd dc) x11   Sl st into same dc as start to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 5:  Join yarn in top of any 3dc tog;  [3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 1ch, 3dc into same place as join, 1ch];  (3dc, 1ch, 3dc into top of next 3dc tog, 1ch) x 11.  (6 x 3dc, 1ch, 3dc Shells).  Sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 6:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp.  4ch (counts as 1sc, 3ch);  (1sc into next 1ch sp, 3ch) x23 (24 x 3ch loops).   Sl st into 1st of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Round 7:  Join yarn in any 3ch loop.   [4ch (counts as 1trc), 2trc, 3ch, 3trc into same 3ch loop];  3dc in next 3ch loop;  3hdc in next 3ch loop;  3sc in next 3ch loop;  3hdc in next 3ch loop;  3dc in next 3ch loop;  [(3trc, 3ch, 3trc in next 3ch loop);  3dc in next 3ch loop;  3hdc in next 3ch loop;  3sc in next 3ch loop;  3hdc in next 3ch loop;  3dc in next 3ch loop] x3.   Sl st into 4th of start ch to close   Break off yarn.


Round 8:  Join yarn in any corner 3ch;  [3ch (counts as 1dc);  1dc, 3ch, 2dc into same 3ch sp as join];  1dc into each of next 21sts;  [(2dc, 2ch, 2dc into next 3ch sp);  1dc into each of next 21sts] x3;  sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.  Break off yarn.


Crochet Border Rounds 1 and 2 around Square. 

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A huge thank you once again to, Ritha Vishwanath of HOOKS, NEEDLES AND MORE for the time and effort put into testing the St Michael's on Sea Square.

PS:   The official CAL has ended but you can still join in at your leisure.  The links to all the patterns for the CAL can be found in the pinned post of our Seaside Winter Blanket Group

4 comments:

  1. You really are a talented lady

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  2. Your squares are very pretty! I went through your previous posts and saved the pdf patterns of your CAL. Thank you for being so generous. I just discovered your blog and I'm happy that I did. Thanks again and have a good day!

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  3. Wow thanks so much this is lovely

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  4. Wow thanks so much this is lovely

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