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Love-In-A-Mist – Square 8 of Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL

January 6, 2020

Welcome to the 8th Flower Square pattern of the Bláithín Blanket Stash Busting CAL! This crochet square is called the Love-In-A-Mist Square. This flower square is delicate like a web, just like the old-fashioned flower, and it will make a lovely addition to your blanket! You will need to make 4 Love-In-A-Mist Squares and 4 solid squares for this part of the CAL. The next square will be available in 2 weeks on the 20th January 2020.

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

23rd November – Bellflower Square

9th December – Queen Anne’s Lace Square

20th January – Aster Square

3rd February – Forget-Me-Not

Final Week – Joining and Border

  • You can add the pattern for Love-In-A-Mist Square to your Ravelry Queue
  • The next Flower Square pattern will be available here on Monday 20th January 2020
  • 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 2 page printable PDF for the pattern, at the bottom of the page for this weeks Love-In-A-Mist Square

You can check out Squares 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 & 7 of the CAL in the links below

Bramble Square and Solid Square

Ragwort Square

Cosmos Square

Hydrangea Square

Primula Square

Bellflower Square

Queen Anne’s Lace 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 Love-In-A-Mist Square (US and UK Crochet Terms)

Instructions (US Crochet Terms)

Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into ring. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 12 dc

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 1, 1 sc, 1 tr in same st, [1 sc, 1 tr] in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 12 sc, 12 tr  Pics A & B

Push the treble stitch forward before you make the next sc, to keep it in front

Round 3: Join next colour in any sc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st, ch 5, * skip next tr, [2 dc, ch 5] in next sc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Do not fasten off yarn – 24 dc, 12 ch-5  Pic C

Round 4: Work [3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc] in each ch-5 sp around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pic D

Round 5: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp in centre of petal, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 3, * [1 dc, ch 2, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 dc] in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, ** 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn Pic E

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

Round 7: With MC, join in any ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc (corner made), 1 dc 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 8th square! Now weave in all those ends, you will thank me later I promise!

Instructions (UK Crochet Terms)

Using first colour, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 11 tr into ring. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 12 tr

Round 2: Join next colour in any st, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 dtr in same st, [1 dc, 1 dtr] in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 12 dc, 12 dtr  Pics A & B

Push the double treble stitch forward before you make the next dc, to keep it in front

Round 3: Join next colour in any dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr in same st, ch 5, * skip next dtr, [2 tr, ch 5] in next dc; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Do not fasten off yarn – 24 tr, 12 ch-5  Pic C

Round 4: Work [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in each ch-5 sp around. Join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn – 12 petals  Pic D

Round 5: Join next colour in any ch-1 sp in centre of petal, ch 1, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, * [1 tr, ch 2, 1 dtr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, ** 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * 2 more times and from * to ** once, join with a sl st to beg dc. Fasten off yarn  Pic E

Round 6: Join next colour in any dc before a corner, ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), * 3 tr in next ch-3 sp, 1 tr in next 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; 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 F

Round 7: With MC, join 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

You have just completed your 8th 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 20th January 2020, see you then!

You can download a handy 2 page Printable PDF copy of the pattern in US or UK Crochet terms below

Bláithin Blanket CAL Square 8 – Love-in-a-Mist US terms

Blaithin Blanket CAL Square 8 – Love-in-a-Mist UK version 2

Pin the Pattern for later!

blaithin CAL square Love in a Mist

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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  • Reply
    Kelly
    January 17, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Another great square! I choose to do Row 2 on the wrong side which gave more definition to the Triple bumps ????

    • Reply
      [email protected]
      January 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Great! There are so many ways to play with the stitches, have fun!

      • Reply
        Rosalyn
        January 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm

        Hi, is there a clip of how to do Round 2 as I can’t get mine to look like Pic B? Many thanks. Ros

  • Reply
    janet
    February 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Hi i have found your site from Anabelia i can’t believe what wonder colourful crochet patterns you have i can’t wait to get started

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