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Bellflower – Square 6 of Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

November 24, 2019

Welcome to the 6th Flower Square pattern of the Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL! This crochet square is called the Bellflower Square. This flower square is an easy make with playful big Puff Stitches and a striking flower design, and it will make a lovely addition to your blanket! You will need to make 4 Bellflower Squares and 4 solid squares for this part of the CAL. The next square will be available in 2 weeks on the 9th December.

HOW TO JOIN THE Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

  • For this crochet along, there is a friendly 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

11th November – Primula 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 Bellflower Square to your Ravelry Queue
  • The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 9th December
  • 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 Bellflower Square

You can check out Squares 1, 2, 3,4 & 5 of the CAL in the links below

Bramble Square and Solid Square

Ragwort Square

Cosmos Square

Hydrangea Square

Primula 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

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 Bellflower 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) 4 times in total, yo and pull through all 11 loops.
  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog): 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 crochet 3 together (dc3tog): 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) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions (US Crochet Terms)

Using first colour

Round 1: Ch 2, 5 sc into 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off yarn – 6 sc  Pic A

 (to keep your ring neat, you will use the join where you sl st, as a st on the next row. It stops that annoying hole that appears!)

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 3, dc2tog (see special stitches) (ch 3 and dc2tog count as 1st dc3tog), ch 5, * dc3tog (see special stitches) in next st, ch 5; repeat from * 4 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-5 sp. Fasten off yarn – 6 dc3tog, 6 ch-5  Pic B

Round 3: Join in any ch-5 sp, ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] in same sp, * [1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 4 more times. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals  Pics C & D

Round 4: Join in the 1st dc of any petal, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, * ch 4, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st (5th dc of petal), ch 4, skip 4 sts, 1 sc in next st (1st dc of next petal); rep from * around, ending with a sl st in beg sc. Do not fasten off yarn – 12 ch-4 sp Pic E

Round 5: [1 sc, ch 1, 1 PS (see special stitches), ch 2, 1 sc] in each ch-4 sp around. Join with a sl st to 1sc. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pic F

Round 6: Join yarn in top of any PS, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), 1 tr, ch 2, 1 dc in same st (corner made),   * ch 3, 1 sc in next PS, ch 4, 1 sc in next PS, ch 3, ** [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 dc] in next PS; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Fasten off yarn.  Pic G

Round 7: Join yarn in 1st dc of any corner, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, * [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next sc, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, 1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ** 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 20 dc in each side  Pic H

Round 8: With main colour, join in any ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp,1dc in each st around, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 24 dc in each side

You have just completed your 6th square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise!

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 hdc, (yo and insert hook in same st and pull up a loop) 4 times in total, yo and pull through all 11 loops.
  • Treble crochet 2 together (tr2tog): 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 3 together (tr3tog): 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) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions (UK Crochet Terms)

Using first colour

Round 1: Ch 2, 5 dc into 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st to 1st dc. Fasten off yarn – 6 dc  Pic A

(to keep your ring neat, you will use the join where you sl st, as a st on the next row. It stops that annoying hole that appears!)

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 3, tr2tog (see special stitches) (ch 3 and tr2tog count as 1st tr3tog), ch 5, * tr3tog (see special stitches) in next st, ch 5; repeat from * 4 more times. Join with a sl st to 1st ch-5 sp. Fasten off yarn – 6 tr3tog, 6 ch-5  Pic B

Round 3: Join in any ch-5 sp, ch 1, [1 dc, 1 htr, 5 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc] in same sp, * [1 dc, 1 htr, 5 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc] in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 4 more times. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals  Pics C & D

 

Round 4: Join in the 1st tr of any petal, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, * ch 4, skip 3 sts, 1 dc in next st (5th tr of petal), ch 4, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in next st (1st tr of next petal); rep from * around, ending with a sl st in beg dc. Do not fasten off yarn – 12 ch-4 sp Pic E

Round 5: [1 dc, ch 1, 1 PS (see special stitches), ch 2, 1 dc] in each ch-4 sp around. Join with a sl st to 1dc. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pic F

Round 6: Join yarn in top of any PS, ch 5 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2), 1 dtr, ch 2, 1 tr in same st (corner made),   * ch 3, 1 dc in next PS, ch 4, 1 dc in next PS, ch 3, ** [1 tr, ch 2, 1 dtr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next PS; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Fasten off yarn.  Pic G

Round 7: Join yarn in 1st tr of any corner, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in next ch-2 sp, * [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next dtr, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp, 1 tr in next tr, 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, 1 tr in next dc, 4 tr in next ch-4 sp, 1 tr in next dc, 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, ** 1 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, and from * to ** once more. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 20 tr in each side  Pic H

Round 8: With main colour, join in any ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr in same sp, 1tr in each st around, (2 tr, ch 2, 2tr) in corner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 24 tr in each side

You have just completed your 6th 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 11th December, see you then!

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

Blaithin Blanket CAL Square 6 Bellflower UK terms

Bláithin Blanket CAL Square 6 Bellflower US 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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  • Reply
    Annie GOUPIL
    November 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Merci beaucoup Carmen

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