Week 9 – Ready for Spring

With all these weird changes in weather, I’m definitely ready for spring.  I miss all the green leaves and pretty flowers.  I’m ready to see some tulips and daffodils.  This week’s square has a beautiful flower center.  It is based on the Just Peachy Blossom by Donna Mason-Svara (SmoothFox).  Here is a photo of my completed square.

Week 9 Completed Square

Week 9 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 4 colors (color A-D), so the pattern is written for 4 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 2, 12 dc into loop.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: With color B, join with a sl st to any stitch.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 2, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next stitch.  *3 dc in next st, ch 2, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sts and in the next ch-2 space.  Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in same ch-2 space.  *(sc, 5 dc, sc) in next ch-2 space.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color C, join with a sl st to the first sc of any petal.  Ch 8 (counts as dc plus ch 5), dc in same st.  ^*Ch 4, skip over the petal, hdc in first sc on next petal, ch 4, skip over the petal ^ (dc, ch 5, dc) in first sc of next petal.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, and then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-8.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5:  Continuing with color C, sl st in ch-5 space.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-5 space.  ^*(5 dc in next ch-4 space) twice, ^(3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 space.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: With color A, join with a sl st in any corner ch-3 space.  Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-3 space.  ^*Sc in next 16 stitches, ^(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-3 space.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, and then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with a sl st to the first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: With color D, join with a sl st in any ch-2 space.  Ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in same ch-2 space.  ^*Skip next stitch, hdc in next 16 stitches, skip next stitch.^ (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 space.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, and then from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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3 thoughts on “Week 9 – Ready for Spring

  1. Pingback: 2013 Crochet Along Week 9

  2. I agree with Moira!!! I LOVED this one! I started late but will be caught up baby Sunday. I’m actually thinking about doing two in different colors at the same time. I’m sooooo loving this. Thank you soooooo much for doing this LBK!

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