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Primula – Square 5 of Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

November 11, 2019

Welcome to the 5th Flower Square pattern of the Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL! This crochet square is called the Primula Square. This flower square is an easy make and it will make a lovely addition to your blanket! You will need to make 4 Primula Squares and 4 solid squares for this part of the CAL. The next square will be available in 2 weeks on the 25th November.

HOW TO JOIN THE Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting 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

16th September – Bramble Square and Solid Square

30th September – Ragwort Square

14th October – Cosmos Square

28th October – Hydrangea Square

24th November – Bellflower Square

9th December – Queen Anne’s Lace Square

6th January – Love-In-A-Mist Square

20th January – Aster Square

3rd February – Forget-Me-Not

Final Week – Joining and Border

  • You can add the pattern for Primula Square to your Ravelry Queue
  • The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 25th November
  • 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 3 page printable PDF for the pattern, at the bottom of the page for this weeks Primula Square

You can check out Squares 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the CAL in the links below

Bramble Square and Solid Square

Ragwort Square

Cosmos Square

Hydrangea Square

Bellflower Square

Queen Anne’s Lace

Love-In-A-Mist Square

Aster Square

Forget-Me-Not

Final Week – Joining and Border

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 all rounds of the Hydrangea 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

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

Treble – treble crochet

Dtr – double treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Yo – yarn over

Instructions for Primula Square (US and UK Crochet Terms)

Read through Special Stitches for the version you will follow.

Special Stitches (US Crochet Terms)

  • Puff Stitch (PS): YO and insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a hdc, (yo and insert hook in same st and pull up a loop) 3 times in total, yo and pull through all 9 loops.

The following stitches are used in round 4

  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) worked over 2 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) worked over 3 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

The following stitches are used in round 5

  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Treble crochet 2 together (tr2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo hook twice, insert hook into space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Instructions (US Crochet Terms)

 Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 11 dc in magic ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Fasten off yarn. Pull ring tight to close – 12 dc   Pic A

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, make [1 PS, ch2] in each st around. Join with a sl st in 1st ch-2 sp. Fasten off yarn – 12 PS, 12 ch-2   Pic B

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc in same sp, make 3dc in each sp around. Join with a sl st to beg ch3. Do not fasten off yarn – 36dc   Pic C

Round 4: Ch3 (counts as 1dc) dc2tog over next 2 sts, ch4 * dc3tog over next 3 sts, ch4; rep from * around. Join with a sl st to beg dc2tog. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pics D & E

Round 5: Join in top of any petal (dc3tog), ch1, 1sc, ch3, * [1dc2cl, ch2, 1tr2cl, ch2, 1dc2cl] in next petal, ch3, 1sc in next petal, ch4, ** 1sc in next petal, ch3; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn. Pic F

Round 6 : Join in any sc before a corner, ch3 (counts as 1dc), * 3dc in next ch-3 sp, 1dc in next dc2cl, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in next tr2cl, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc2cl, 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   Pic G

Round 7: With main colour, join yarn 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   Pic H

You have just completed your 5th square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise! You can change colours between rounds 3 & 4 if you wish, for a different look.

           

Special Stitches (UK Crochet Terms)

  • Puff Stitch (PS): YO and insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop to the height of a htr, (yo and insert hook in same st and pull up a loop) 3 times in total, yo and pull through all 9 loops.

The following stitches are used in round 4

  • Treble crochet 2 together (tr2tog) worked over 2 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Treble crochet 3 together (tr3tog) worked over 3 sts: In indicated st, work (yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

The following stitches are used in round 5

  • Treble crochet 2 together (tr2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Double treble crochet 2 together (dtr2cl) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo hook twice, insert hook into space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Instructions (UK Crochet Terms)

Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 11 tr in magic ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn. Pull ring tight to close – 12 tr   Pic A

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, make [1 PS, ch 2] in each st around. Join with a sl st in 1st ch-2 sp. Fasten off yarn – 12 PS, 12 ch-2   Pic B

Round 3: Join next colour in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in same sp, make 3 tr in each sp around. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Do not fasten off yarn – 36 tr   Pic C

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), tr2tog over next 2 sts, ch 4 * tr3tog over next 3 sts, ch 4; rep from * around. Join with a sl st to beg tr2tog. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pics D & E

Round 5: Join in top of any petal (tr3tog), ch1, 1 dc, ch 3, * [1 tr2cl, ch 2, 1 dtr2cl, ch 2, 1 tr2cl] in next petal, ch 3, 1 dc in next petal, ch 4, ** 1 dc in next petal, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn. Pic F

Round 6 : Join in any dc before a corner, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), * 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, 1 tr in next tr2cl, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp, [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next dtr2cl, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp, 1 tr in next tr2cl, 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, 1 tr in next dc, 4 tr in next ch-4 sp, 1 tr in next dc; rep from * around, leaving out last tr in repeat. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 20 tr in each side   Pic G

Round 7: With main colour, join yarn in any ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr (corner made), 1 tr in each st around, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr ) in corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn. 24 tr in each side   Pic H

You have just completed your 5th square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise! You can change colours between rounds 3 & 4 if you wish, for a different look.

The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 25th November, see you then!

You can download a handy 3 page Printable  copy of the pattern in US or UK Crochet terms below

Blaithin Cal Square 5 Primula US terms

Blaithin Cal Square 5 Primula UK crochet 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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