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Cosmos Square – Square 3 of Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

October 14, 2019
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Welcome to the second Flower Square pattern of the Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL! This crochet square is called the Cosmos Square. This pretty lace Flower Square is a quick and easy make. Using basic stitches to make a striking flower, it will make a lovely addition to your blanket! You will need to make 4 Cosmos Squares and 4 solid squares for this part of the CAL. The next square will be available in 2 weeks on the 28th October.

HOW TO JOIN THE Bláithín Blanket CAL

  • For this crochet along, there is a Facebook group where you will find help and support Annie Design Crochet FACEBOOK Group
  • No need to sign up, no worries about keeping up! Feel free to make the patterns at your own pace – they will always be available for Free on my blog.
  • Share your progress on Instagram using #blaithinblanketcal

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 2 – Ragwort 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

 

  • You can add the pattern for Cosmos Square to your Ravelry Queue
  • The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 28th October
  • And come and join us to see all the beautiful Cal squares being crocheted. in our busy and friendly Annie Design Crochet FACEBOOK Group

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 1 page printable PDF for the written pattern text, 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 5 & 6 of the Cosmos 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 Cosmos Square 

Cosmos Square Instructions (US Crochet Terms)

 Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch2 (counts as a stitch), 11hdc into ring. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc to join, Fasten off yarn – 12hdc

You will use the space where you joined, as a st in next row. It keeps your circle neat

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in same st, ch1, [2dc, ch1] in each st around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch3. Fasten off yarn – 24dc, 12 ch-1  Picture A

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp, * ch5, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next 2 chs, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 11 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-1 sp. Fasten off thread – 12 petals  Pictures B, C

Don’t worry if your flower seems out of shape, it will firm up on next row

Round 4: Join next colour in top of any petal (in sc), ch1, 1sc in same st, ch3, * [1dc, ch2, 1tr, ch2, 1dc] in next petal, ch3, 1sc in next petal, ch4, ** 1sc in next petal, ch3; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn Pictures D, E

Round 5: Join next colour in any sc before a corner, ch3 (counts as 1dc), * 3dc in next ch-3 sp, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in next tr, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 3dc in next ch-3 sp, 1dc in next sc, 4dc in next ch-4 sp, 1dc in next sc; rep from * around, leaving out last dc in repeat. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3. Fasten off yarn – 20dc in each side  Picture F

Round 6: 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

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

Cosmos Square Instructions (UK Crochet Terms)

Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch2 (counts as a stitch), 11htr into ring. Join with a sl st to 1st htr to join, Fasten off yarn – 12htr

You will use the space where you joined, as a st in next row. It keeps your circle neat

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in same st, ch1, [2tr, ch1] in each st around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch3. Fasten off yarn – 24tr, 12 ch-1  Picture A

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp, * ch5, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next 2 chs, sl st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 11 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-1 sp. Fasten off thread – 12 petals  Pictures B, C

Don’t worry if your flower seems out of shape, it will firm up on next row

Round 4: Join next colour in top of any petal (in dc), ch1, 1dc in same st, ch3, * [1tr, ch2, 1dtr, ch2, 1tr] in next petal, ch3, 1dc in next petal, ch4, ** 1dc in next petal, ch3; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once, join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn  Pictures D, E

Round 5: Join next colour in any dc before a corner, ch3 (counts as 1tr), * 3tr in next ch-3 sp, 1tr in next tr, 2tr in next ch-2 sp, [1tr, ch2, 1tr] in next dtr, 2tr in next ch-2 sp, 1 tr in next tr, 3tr in next ch-3 sp, 1tr in next dc, 4tr in next ch-4 sp, 1tr in next dc; rep from * around, leaving out last tr in repeat. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3. Fasten off yarn – 20tr in each side  Picture F

Round 6: 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

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 28th October, see you then!

You can download a handy Printable 1 Page Text only copy of the pattern in US or UK Crochet terms below

Blaithin Blanket Cal Square 3 – Cosmos US terms

Blaithin Blanket Cal Square 3 – Cosmos UK terms

Pin the Pattern for later!

You might like to check out my other Free Patterns

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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