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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

RAR BLANKET & PONCHO: PART 3

OVER THE RAINBOW SQUARE

FOR THE BLANKET - MAKE 2
FOR THE PONCHO – MAKE 4


PATTERN TERMS:    US

YARN:  Elle Charity Chunky (12 ply).   Stylecraft Special Chunky is an excellent quality / great value alternative yarn.

HOOK SIZE:  5.50mm (I/9 US or 5 CANADIAN)

SQUARE SIZE:    The Layout Measurement of 30cm x 30cm (12 inches x 12 inches) for this square is based on the above yarn and hook size.  This measurement is also based on the Designer’s tension.   You may need to adjust your hook size up if you hook tightly or down if you hook loosely

NOTE:  The size of your square will depend on your choice of yarn thickness and hook size.   Should you choose to work exactly according to the RAINBOWS AFTER THE RAIN BLANKET or PONCHO layout, simply repeat the final round of the pattern until the square measures 30cm x 30cm (12 inches x 12 inches).  Gauge is not too important with this project. Yarn thicknesses vary somewhat from brand to brand as do the tensions of individual crocheters.  The most important thing is that your tension remains even throughout the project.
 
COLOURWAY:   Each crocheter may choose his / her own colour layout - colour changes / breaks are suggestions only.

SQUARES are worked in the round with Right Side Facing throughout.

IMPORTANT:  Read through pattern before starting to crochet.

Foundation:  Make a MAGIC RING or crochet 3ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to form a ring

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

Round 2:  Join yarn in top of any dc, 5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  *1dc into next dc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more.  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x 1dc, 2ch

Round 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp.  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join;  *3dc into next 2ch sp* repeat *to* 10 times more.  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x 3dc groups.


NOTE:  In Rounds 4 to 8 your circle will increase by 12sts each round.    The increase is worked alternatively into the centre stitch or centre space of the stitches between fpdc posts on each group.

Round 4:  Join yarn in 2nd dc of any 3dc group.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same dc as join, 1fpdc around next dc of (third of 3dc group), 2ch;  *into next 3dc group:  1fpdc around 1st dc, 2dc into 2nd dc, 1fpdc around 3rd dc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around 1st dc of beginning 3dc group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count: 12 x (1fpdc, 2dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces


Round 5:  Join yarn in middle space between the 2dc of any group.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch;  *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 3dc into space between 2dc, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 3dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces.




Round 6:  Join yarn in 2nd dc of any group.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc into same dc as join, 1fpdc around fpdc, 2ch;  *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 4dc into 2nd of 3dc, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 x more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 4dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces


Round 7:  Join yarn in the middle sp of the 4dc of any group.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same sp as join, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch;  *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 5dc into centre sp of next 4dc, 1fpdc around next  fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 5dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces.


Round 8:  Join yarn in 3rd dc of any group.   3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into same dc as join, 1fpdc around fpdc, 2ch;  *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 6dc into 3rd of 5dc, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 6dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces.


Round 9:  Join yarn in middle sp of 6dc group (between 3rd and 4th dc)  3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into same dc as join, 1fpdc around fpdc, 2ch;  *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 6dc into middle sp of 6dc, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 6dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces


Round 10:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc group.  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 1fpdc around fpdc, 2ch; *1fpdc around fpdc of next group, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 1fpdc around next fpdc, 2ch* repeat *to* 10 times more;  1fpdc around fpdc of beginning group.   Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fpdc, 3dc, 1ch, 3dc, 1fpdc) groups and 12 x 2ch spaces


Round 11:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp.  2ch (counts as 1hdc), 2hdc into same 1ch sp, 3ch;  1fptrc around fpdc, 3ch, 1fptrc around fpdc; *3ch, 3hdc into next 1ch sp, 3ch;  1fptrc around fpdc, 3ch, 1fptrc around fpdc* repeat *to* 10 times more.   3ch, sl st into 2nd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  12 x (1fptrc, 3ch, 3hdc, 3ch, 1fptrc) groups and 12 x 3ch spaces


In the next round corners will be added to start making it square.

Round 12:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp between 2 fptrc posts.   3ch, 1trc (counts as 2trc tog), 2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, into same 3ch sp as join, 2ch; *3trc tog into next 3ch sp, 2ch;  3dc tog into next 3ch sp, 2ch;  3hdc into next 3ch sp, 2ch;  (3sc into next 3ch sp, 2ch) x2; 3hdc into next 3ch sp, 2ch;  3dc tog into next 3ch sp, 2ch;  3trc tog into next 3ch sp, 2ch; (2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog) into next 3ch sp, corner made, 2ch* repeat *to* three times more omitting the last corner and 2ch.   Sl st into top of beginning 2trc tog to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  (2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog) into each corner.  
(2 x 3trc tog; 2 x 3dc tog;  6hdc, 6sc and 9 x 2ch spaces) on each side.


Round 13:  Join yarn in any 3ch corner sp.  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same 3ch sp as join;  *(2dc into next 2ch sp) x2, (3hdc into next 2ch sp) x2;  (3sc into next 2ch sp) x3;  (3hdc into next 2ch sp) x2;  (2dc into next 2ch sp) x2;  5dc into 3ch corner sp* repeat *to* three times more omitting the last 5dc on last repeat.  Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.   Break off yarn.
Stitch count:   5dc in each corner.   29sts (8dc, 12hdc and 9sc) on each side.


Round 14:  Join yarn in 3rd dc of corner 5dc,  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 2ch, 2dc into same dc, *1dc into each of next 33sts, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next dc, corner made* repeat *to* 3 times more omitting  corner at the end of last repeat. Sl st into 3rd of beginning ch to close.  Break off yarn.
Stitch count:  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) in each corner.   33dc on each side.