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Ragwort Square – Square 2 of Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

September 30, 2019

Welcome to the second Flower Square pattern of the Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL! This crochet square is called the Ragwort Square. You will be making Popcorn stitches again, for the centre of these pretty lace squares. You will need to make 4 Ragwort Squares and 4 solid squares for this part of the CAL. The next square will be available in 2 weeks.

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You can find all details for this Stash Busting CAL in the Introduction Post

Bláithín Blanket Stashbusting CAL Links

20th August – Introduction Post

Square 1 – Bramble Square and Solid Square

Square 3 – Cosmos Square

Square 4 – Hydrangea Square

Square 5 – Primula Square

Square 6 – Bellflower Square

Square 7 – Queen Anne’s Lace

Square 8 – Love-In-A-Mist Square

Square 9 – Aster Square

Square 10 – Forget-Me-Not

Final Week – Joining and Border

 

I have included the patterns in US crochet terms and UK crochet terms. You will find the Instructions below in written form, and also some helpful photo tutorials.

You can also find a handy 3 page printable PDF at the bottom of the page for this weeks Ragwort Square

Notes

  • As such, gauge is not critical in this project. What is important is that all your squares are the same size.
  • My blanket is made using DK weight yarn and 4.5 mm hook and each square is 6.5in. If your tension is very loose you could use a 4mm hook
  • It’s generally best to stick to the same yarn brand if possible, to avoid drastic changes in the yarn’s thickness (which can affect the size of your squares)
  • You could use worsted weight (aran weight) if that is what you have. Your finished squares will be approx 8in
  • The squares are designed to be all the same size after blocking. Your stitch count for final round of every square ,will be 24 dc (tr) each side of square
  • Blocking will even out any minor differences in size. I pin them to my ironing board to the same size template each time, and steam them. After they cool down they will be a beautiful polished square!
  • Use the same hook size throughout the CAL and block your squares to keep the size consistent.
  • Check your stitch count at the end of each round to make sure you are on track.
  • I suggest you use the Invisible Joining method to finish rounds of the Solid Square, and rounds 7 & 8 of the Ragwort Square, for a neat consistent finish. I have provided Instructions on how to do an Invisible join in this post

Invisible Needle Join

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

SC – single crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Yo – yarn over

Abbreviations (UK Terms)

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Dc – double crochet

Htr – half treble crochet

Treble – treble crochet

Dtr – double treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Yo – yarn over

Instructions for Ragwort Square

Read through Special Stitches for the version you will follow

Special Stitches (US Crochet Terms)

  • Beg Popcorn (beg PC): Ch 3, work 4 dc sts in space/st indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the beg ch3. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.
  • Popcorn (PC): Work 5 dc sts in space/st indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the first st. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.
  • Long Single Crochet (long-sc): Insert hook in st indicated, pull up a long loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook

Ragwort Square Instructions (US Crochet Terms)

Round 1: Using 1st colour, ch2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 8sc Picture A

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, make a beg PC (see special stitches), ch 3, *PC in next st, ch 3; repeat from * 6 times more. Join with a sl st to your 1st ch-3 sp. Fasten off yarn – 8 PC, 8 ch-3  Pictures B,C

Tip – remember to pull your PC tight before making the next ch-3

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-3 sp, ch1, 4sc in same sp, * 4sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 6 times. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 32sc  Picture D

Round 4: Join next colour in 3rd sc of any 4sc group, ch1, 1sc in same st, 1hdc in next st, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st, 1hdc in next st, * 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st, 1hdc in next st; rep from * 6 times. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals  Picture E

Round 5: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp in centre of petal, ch1, 1sc in same sp, * ch4, long-sc (see special stitches) around next sc from previous row – row 4 (between petal), ch4, 1sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg sc to join. Fasten off yarn.  Picture F,G

Round 6: (In back loop only) Join next colour in any sc on top of a petal, ch1, 1sc in same st, * ch2, 2dc in next long-sc, ch2, [1dc, ch2, 1tr, ch2, 1dc] in next sc (corner made), ch2, 2dc in next long-sc, ch2, 1sc in next sc; rep from * around, ending by joining with a sl st to beg sc.  Pictures H, I

Round 7: Join next colour in any tr, ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2) 1dc in same st, * 2dc in next ch-2 sp, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2dc, [2dc in next ch-2 sp] twice (you will skip the sc), dc in next 2dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, ** [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in next tr; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch5. Fasten off yarn – 20dc in each side  Picture J

Round 8: With main colour, join in any ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc, ch2, 2dc (corner made), 1dc in each st around, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg ch3. Fasten off yarn. 24 dc in each side  Pictures K, L

You have just completed your second square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise!


Special Stitches (UK Crochet Terms)

  • Beg Popcorn (beg PC): Ch 3, work 4 tr sts in space/st indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the beg ch3. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.
  • Popcorn (PC): Work 5 tr sts in space/st indicated in pattern, remove hook from the last loop and insert into the top of the first st. Now insert hook back into the last loop and pull this loop through. Pull tight.
  • Long Double Crochet (long-dc): Insert hook in st indicated, pull up a long loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook

Ragwort Square Instructions (UK Crochet Terms)

Round 1: Using 1st colour, ch2, 8dc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 8dc  Picture A

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, make a beg PC (see special stitches), ch 3, *PC in next st, ch 3; repeat from * 6 times more. Join with a sl st to your 1st ch-3 sp. Fasten off yarn – 8 PC, 8 ch-3  

Tip – remember to pull your PC tight before making the next ch-3  Pictures B, C

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-3 sp, ch1, 4dc in same sp, * 4dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 6 times. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 32dc  Picture D

Round 4: Join next colour in 3rd dc of any 4dc group, ch1, 1dc in same st, 1htr in next st, [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next st, 1htr in next st, * 1dc in next st, 1htr in next st, [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next st, 1htr in next st; rep from * 6 times. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals  Picture E

Round 5: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp in centre of petal, ch1, 1dc in same sp, * ch4, long-dc (see special stitches) around next sc from previous row – row 4 (between petal), ch4, 1dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg dc to join. Fasten off yarn.  Pictures F, G

Round 6: (In back loop only) Join next colour in any dc on top of a petal, ch1, 1dc in same st, * ch2, 2tr in next long-dc, ch2, [1tr, ch2, 1dtr, ch2, 1tr] in next dc (corner made), ch2, 2tr in next long-dc, ch2, 1dc in next dc; rep from * around, ending by joining with a sl st to beg dc.  Pictures H, I

Round 7: Join next colour in any dtr, ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch2) 1tr in same st, * 2tr in next ch-2 sp, 1tr in next tr, 2tr in next ch-2 sp, tr in next 2tr, [2tr in next ch-2 sp] twice (you will skip the dc), tr in next 2tr, 2tr in next ch-2 sp, 1tr in next tr, 2tr in next ch-2 sp, ** [1tr, ch2, 1tr] in next dtr; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch5. Fasten off yarn – 20tr in each side  Picture J

Round 8: With main colour, join in any ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr, ch2, 2tr (corner made), 1tr in each st around, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg ch3. Fasten off yarn. 24 tr in each side  Pictures K, L

You have just completed your second square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise!

The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 14th October, see you then!

You can download a Printable 3 Page Copy of the pattern in US or UK Crochet terms below

Blaithin Blanket CAL Square 2 – Ragwort US terms

Blaithin Blanket CAL Square 2 – Ragwort UK terms

 

 

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I am so excited about this Crochet a Long and to make my own blanket along with you! I can’t wait to see your projects and the colours you choose for your scrap busting blankets! You can use the hashtags #blaithinblanketcal and #anniedesigncrochet on Instagram so I can see your squares!

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