Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sunflower Harvest Square - Moogly CAL


I'm thrilled to be a part of Moogly's 2017 Blanket CAL. When Tamara first asked me, she thought squares weren't really my thing. But I reminded her that I actually wrote 2 whole books of squares and blankets! But I haven't designed squares in the round much, so it was a fun challenge.

When my kids were finishing Kindergarten, they were sent home with Sunflower Seeds with a little poem, telling them to plant them and when they bloomed in the fall it would be time for school. With kids heading back to school this design seemed appropriate. Enjoy!


Sunflower Square Pattern
Designed by Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions.com

Downloadable version now available on Ravelry includes Stitch Diagrams for both Right and Left-Handed Crocheters. Download HERE.

Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Finished Size – 12” by 12”

MATERIALS
Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight yarn in:
Taupe (A), Terracotta (B), Mustard (C), 
Kelly Green (D), and Sky Blue (E)
Size J (6.0mm) hook, or hook to get gauge
Yarn Needle, Scissors, and Stitch Markers

GAUGE - 12 sts by 7 rows in double crochet = 4”x4”

ABBREVIATIONS USED
   (also see special stitches)
Beginning (beg)
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Repeat (Rep)
Right Side (RS)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Stitch (st)
Treble Crochet (tr)
Wrong Side (WS)
Yarn Over (yo)
SPECIAL STITCHES
Puff: [Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop] 3 times in same st, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.
Front Post Treble (fptr): Yo 2 times, insert hook around post from front of next st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times.
Front Post Treble 2 Together (fptr2tog): *Yo 2 times, insert hook around post from front of next st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times; Repeat from * once, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog): *Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops; Repeat from * once, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog): *Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook); Repeat from * once, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog): [Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop] 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Treble Crochet 2 Together (tr2tog): *Yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times; Repeat from * once, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

PATTERN: FLOWER
Worked in the round with RS facing. With Color A, make a reverse slip knot (see tutorial), ch 2 (or magic loop, ch 1).
Rnd 1: (RS) Working in second ch from hook (or magic loop), [Puff, ch 1] 4 times, join with sl st in first puff, pull adjustable knot (magic loop) tight – 4 Puff sts.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-sp, ch 1, (Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1) in same ch-sp as sl st and each ch-sp around, join with sl st in first puff – 8 Puff sts.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-sp, ch 1, (Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1) in same ch-sp as sl st and each ch-sp around, join with sl st in first puff – 16 Puff sts. Finish off Color A.
Rnd 4: Join Color B with sl st in last ch-sp of Rnd 4. Ch 1, (Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1) in same ch-sp as join, *Puff in next ch-sp, ch 1, (Puff, ch 1, Puff, ch 1) in next ch-sp; Rep from * around to last ch-sp, Puff in last ch-sp, ch 1, join with sl st in first puff – 24 Puff sts.
Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-sp, ch 1, (Puff, ch 1) in each ch-sp around, join with sl st in first puff. Finish off Color B.
Rnd 6: Join Color C with sl st in last ch-sp of Rnd 5. Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same ch-sp, 2 dc in next ch-sp, *3 dc in next ch-sp, 2 dc in next ch-sp; Rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 60 dc.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, *fptr around next dc, dc in top of same st as prev fptr, fptr around same st as prev st, dc2tog**, dc in next 2 dc; Rep from * 10 more times; Rep * to ** once, dc in next dc, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 72 sts.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, fptr around next fptr, *2 dc in each of next 2 sts, fptr around same fptr as prev 2 dc**, 2 dc2tog, fptr around same fptr as prev st; Rep from * 10 more times; Rep * to ** once, dc2tog, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 96 sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, fptr around first fptr, dc in top of same st as prev fptr, dc in next 2 dc, *fptr2tog around prev fptr and next fptr, dc2tog in 2 dc behind frtr2tog, dc in top of next fptr, dc in next dc2tog**, fptr2tog around prev fptr and next fptr, dc2tog in dc2tog behind frtr2tog and in top of next fptr, dc in next 2 sts; Rep from * 10 more times; Rep * to ** once, fptr around prev fptr, sk next fptr, join with sl st in next dc – 96 sts. Finish off Color C.

LEAVES
With RS facing, mark Leaf placement with stitch markers in top of 6th, 12th, and 18th fptr2tog stitches, and last fptr of Rnd 9.

Leaf 1
With Color D and WS facing, ch 5, join with sl st in first fptr2tog with stitch marker, ch 2, sk next dc, sl st around post of next dc inserting hook from back, turn.
Row 1: (RS) Working into back bumps of ch 5, dc in first 3 chs, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; Turn to work down other side of ch in unused loops of chs, hdc in second ch, dc in next 3 chs, dc in side of joining sl st at base of beg ch, sk next unused dc on Rnd 9, join with sl st around post of next dc inserting hook from back, ch 2, sl st in top of next fptr2tog, turn – 12 sts.
Row 2: Dc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, dc in next 4 sts, dc in side of joining sl st at beg of Row 1, join with sl st in top of next fptr2tog, ch 2, sl st around post of next dc inserting hook from front, turn – 17 sts.
Row 3: Dc in next 4 dc, hdc in same dc as prev dc, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in same dc as prev hdc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in side of joining sl st at beg of Row 2, join with sl st around post of next dc inserting hook from back. Finish off Color D – 22 sts.

Leaf 2-4
Repeat Leaf 1 for each remaining stitch with stitch marker.

EDGING
With Color E and RS facing, join with sl st in back loop of ch at point of any Leaf. Work in back loops only (blo) of Leaf sts and both loops of Flower sts.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in blo, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same ch as join, *sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in next dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, tr2tog in blo of last dc of Leaf and both loops of same dc as last sl st of Leaf; Working in both loops, tr in next 3 sts, fptr around next dc, dc in next 3 sts, fptr around next dc, tr in next 3 sts, tr2tog in top of same dc as Leaf sl st and side of first Leaf sl st; Working in blo, dc in next dc, dc2tog, hdc in next dc, hdc2tog, sc in next hdc, sc2tog, sc in next sc**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, join with sl st in first sc – 120 sts.
Note: Check measurement. Skip Rnd 2 if already measures 12”, or use hdc instead of sc for Rnd 2 if you need a little more to make 12”.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-sp at corner, sc in each sc across to next corner; Rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc – 128 sts.

Finish off Color E and weave in all ends.



© 2017, Designed by Laurinda Reddig aka ReCrochetions. All Rights Reserved. This design, the pattern, and the images are property of ReCrochetions. The buyer may use this pattern for personal use and charity. No part of this document may be reproduced, altered, or distributed in any form, or by any means, without express written permission from Laurinda Reddig. 




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