Thursday, April 30, 2020

Spiral Rings - Moogly2020CAL


I am excited to be a part of Moogly's year long Crochet Along again this year! Each year it is so fun to see all of the different patterns from other designers, not to mention the creative color combinations people use for their Moogly2020CAL Blankets. This is my fourth year designing a square for the CAL, and I had a lot of fun coming up with this one. Enjoy!
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Spiral Rings Pattern
Designed by Laurinda Reddig


Concentric circles are overlayed by rays coming out from the center of this afghan square. Spiral rays are worked with tall front post stitches worked into stitches 2 rounds below giving the square texture and flow.


FINISHED SIZE

12” by 12”

YARN USED
4 colors Worsted Weight yarn.
Sample working in Red Heart With Love, 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn in Jadeite (A), Taupe (B), Cornsilk (C), and Mango (D).
NOTIONS
J hook (or hook to get gauge)
GAUGE
12 stitches by 7 rows = 4” by 4”

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·     Pay close attention to which stitch to join in on each round. Sometimes it may be the second or the last stitch of the previous round.
·       All Front Post Double Treble Crochets (fpdtr) are worked around stitches on two rounds down.
·       Instructions in bold draw your attention to the first time a “Special Stitch” is used or the instructions change to something different from previous rounds.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
(find other Abbreviations used here)

Front Post Double Treble Crochet (fpdtr): Yo 3 times, insert hook around post of next st from front, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 4 times.

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yo, insert hook around post of next st from front, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times.

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yo 2 times, insert hook around post of next st from front, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times.
Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc): Yo, insert hook around post of next st from front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc): Insert hook around post of next st from front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook.
Front Post Treble-Half Double Crochet 2 Together (fptr-hdc-2tog): *Yo 2 times, insert hook around post of indicated st from front, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Front Post Double Treble-Half Double Crochet 2 Together (fpdtr-hdc-2tog): *Yo 3 times, insert hook around post of indicated st from front, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
HELPFUL TUTORIAL LINKS from Mooglyblog.com

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PATTERN 
(Refer to Diagram in Printable Version HERE)
Ch 3 with Color A, join with sl st in third ch from hook.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ch-3 ring, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color A – 12 dc.

Rnd 2: Join Color B with standing dc in second dc, dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc around, 2 dc in joining sl st, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color B – 24 dc.

Rnd 3: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next dc, fpdtr (see Special Stitches) around beg ch of Rnd 1, *hdc in next 2 dc of Rnd 2, fpdtr around next unused dc of Rnd 1; Rep from * around, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 36 sts.

Rnd 4: Join Color C with standing dc in last fpdtr of prev rnd (before join), *fpdc (see Special Stitches) around next 2 hdc, dc in top of next fpdtr; Rep from * around, fpdc around last 2 hdc, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color C.

Rnd 5: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next 2 sts, fpdtr around last fpdtr of Rnd 3, *hdc in next 3 sts of Rnd 4, fpdtr around next fpdtr of Rnd 3; Rep from * around, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 48 sts.

Rnd 6: Join Color D with standing dc in last fpdtr of prev rnd, *fpdc around next 3 hdc, dc in next fpdtr; Rep from * around, fpdc around last 3 hdc, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color D.

Rnd 7: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next 3 sts, fpdtr around last fpdtr of Rnd 5, *hdc in next 4 sts of Rnd 6, fpdtr around next fpdtr of Rnd 5; Rep from * around, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 60 sts.

Rnd 8: Join Color B with standing dc in last fpdtr of prev rnd, *fpdc around next 4 hdc, dc in next fpdtr; Rep from * around, fpdc around last 4 hdc, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color B.

Rnd 9: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next 3 sts, fpdtr around last fpdtr of Rnd 7, *hdc in next 5 sts of Rnd 8, fpdtr around  next fpdtr of Rnd 7; Rep from * around, hdc in last dc, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 72 sts.

Rnd 10: Join Color C with standing dc in last fpdtr of prev rnd, *fpdc around next 4 hdc, 2 fpdc around next hdc, [dc in next fpdtr, fpdc around next 5 hdc] 2 times**, dc in next fpdtr; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color C – 76 sts.

Rnd 11: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next 3 sts, fpdtr around last fpdtr of Rnd 9, *hdc in next 2 sts of Rnd 10, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, fptr (see Special Stitches)  around next fpdtr of Rnd 9, hdc in next 7 sts of Rnd 10, fpdtr around next fpdtr of Rnd 9**, hdc in next 6 sts of Rnd 10, fpdtr around next fpdtr of Rnd 9; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, hdc in last 2 dc, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 92 sts.

Rnd 12: Join Color D with standing dc in first fpdtr of prev rnd, *fpdc around next hdc, fptr around next hdc, 2 fptr around each of next 2 hdc, fptr around next hdc, fpdc around next 2 hdc, dc in next fpdtr, fpdc around next 3 hdc, fphdc (see Special Stitches)  around next 4 hdc, hdc in next fpdtr, fphdc around next 2 hdc, fpdc around next 4 hdc**, dc in next fpdtr; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, join with sl st in first dc, finish off Color D – 100 sts.

Rnd 13: Join Color A with standing hdc in first dc, hdc in next 4 sts, fpdtr around first fpdtr of Rnd 11, *2 hdc in next 2 fptr of Rnd 12, hdc in next 5 sts, fptr around next fptr of Rnd 11, hdc in next 9 sts of Rnd 12, fptr around next fpdtr of Rnd 11**, hdc in next 9 sts of Rnd 12, fpdtr around next fpdtr of Rnd 11; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, hdc in last 4  join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color A – 120 sts.

Rnd 14: Join Color B with standing hdc in last fptr of prev rnd, *fphdc around next 4 hdc, fpdc around next 5 hdc, tr in next fpdtr, 2 fptr around each of next 2 hdc, fptr around next hdc, fpdc around next 5 hdc, fphdc around next hdc, hdc in next fpdtr, fphdc around next 3 hdc, fpsc (see Special Stitches) around next 6 hdc**, hdc in next fpdtr; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, join with sl st in first hdc, finish off Color B – 128 sts.

Rnd 15: Join Color A with standing hdc in first hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, *fptr-hdc-2tog (see Special Stitches) around last fptr of Rnd 13 and next st of Rnd 14, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next fptr, fpdtr-hdc-2tog (see Special Stitches) around next fpdtr of Rnd 13 and next st of Rnd 14, 2 hdc in next fptr, hdc in next 8 sts, fptr-hdc-2tog around next fpdtr of Rnd 13 and next st of Rnd 14**, hdc in next 11 sts; Rep from * 2 more times; Rep from * to ** once, hdc in next 8 sts, join with sl st in first hdc, DO NOT finish off Color A – 136 sts.

Rnd 16: Ch1, sc in first 15 sts, *ch 1, sc in same st as prev sc, sc in next 34 sts; Rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, sc in same st as prev sc, sc in next 19 sts, join with sl st in first sc – 140 scs. Note: If your block is not quite 12”, you can add additional rounds of sc, or replace Rnd 7 with hdc or dc around, adding a couple additional stitches at each corner.

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Find Moogly's blog post about the Spiral Rings Square here and everything you need to know about the Moogly2020CAL here!

You can find a printable PDF of this pattern on Ravelry here.

Go back and find the previous squares and check back at Moogly every week for a new Square design from a new designer. I cannot wait to see what colors you have chosen. Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Spiral Rings pattern you shared via Moogly. Thank you!!! It is a favorite. The surprise design if circles on the back of the square made me smile. Keep on designing!

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