Your Photos!

So I have gotten a bit behind on uploading your photos to the photo gallery pages.  I have received a ton over the last couple of weeks and will be adding them today and tomorrow.  If you check back on Monday and do not see your photos in the gallery, please resend them to me.  There is always a chance that they got caught by my spam filter or are lost in the wild of the internet.  I will never purposely exclude a photo that has been submitted, I just might be a bit behind in uploading them.

I absolutely love seeing all of your completed squares and I’m actually starting to envision what our blankets will look like when they are finished. I can’t believe that we are nearly 1/3 of the way done!

Week 15 – April Showers Bring May Flowers

Lately it has just been rain, rain, rain.  And I wonder if the old adage is true.  Do April showers really bring May flowers?  I sure hope so.  Maybe by making this block, we will be able to bring some real flowers.  This block is based on Donna Mason-Svara’s pattern May Flower.  The best part?  This block can be turned into a flower applique by stopping after round 4.  Here is a photo of my square for this week:

Week 15 Completed Square

Week 15 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I 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 2 colors (color A, B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

**This week I recommend that you use a stitch marker, or stitch holder.**

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
tc – treble crochet

While this block only uses stitches that we have seen before, it does contain a bit of a twist.  Instead of cutting the yarn after round 1, we leave it attached to pick it back up again in round 3.  Hopefully the photos below make this clear, but if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will try to help as best I can.

To begin, ch 5 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, 15 dc into the loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Pull up a large loop of yarn and place your stitch marker/holder in the loop.  Do NOT cut yarn.

Round 1 with Stitch Marker/Holder

Round 1 with Stitch Marker/Holder

Round 2: With color B, join with a sl st in the next st to the left of where you just joined the last round.  Ch 3, 3 dc in the same st as joining.  Skip 1 st.  *4 dc in next st, skip 1 st.*  Repeat from * around.  Before you join, bring all of color A to the front (the loop and the yarn to the skein).  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 2 Join

Round 2 Join

bring all of color A to the front

bring all of color A to the front

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 5, sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group, ch 2.  *Dc in the skipped st from round 1, ch 2, sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group, ch 2.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.

Pick Up Color A

Pick Up Color A

sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group

sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group

sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group

sc in ridge behind the 2nd dc of the 4-dc group

Completed sc in back ridge

Completed sc in back ridge

Dc in the skipped st from round 1

Dc in the skipped st from round 1

Round 3 - Front

Round 3 – Front

Round 3 - Back

Round 3 – Back

Round 4: Continuing with color A, ch 1, sc in same st.  *Skip ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sc.  Skip ch-2 sp, sc in next dc. (This makes the petal).*  Repeat from * around to the last petal.  Skip ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sc, skip ch-2 sp.  Join with sl st in beginning sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color B, join with a sl st in the sc between any 2 petals.  Ch 4, (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same st as joining.  ^*Skip 3 sts, sc in the back ridge of the 2nd ch of the ch-3 sp.  Ch 1, skip 3 sts, 4 hdc in sc.  Ch 1, sc in back ridge of the 2nd c of the ch-3 sp, skip 3 sts.^ (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in sc.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times and from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-4.

Round 5 join

Round 5 join

sc in the back ridge of the 2nd ch of the ch-3 sp

sc in the back ridge of the 2nd ch of the ch-3 sp

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 sts and into the ch-3 sp.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner.  ^*Skip 1 st, 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, 4 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, 3 dc, skip 1 st.^  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times and from ^ to ^ once more.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

sl st in next 2 sts and into the ch-3 sp

sl st in next 2 sts and into the ch-3 sp

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Continuing with color B, ch 1, sc in same st as joining.  Work 1 sc in each st around and work  (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner.  Join with sl st to first sc.    Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 7

Round 7

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.

Week 14 – Sunburst

Spring is finally here in my part of the world, so it’s only fitting to do a sun burst square this week.  This square (or one similar) has been requested by several people, so I hope you all enjoy it.  It is based on Priscilla Hewitt’s Sunburst Granny Squares.  The original pattern contains instructions for a 6″ square and a 7″ square, so it is very versatile.  Here is a photo of my square:

Week 14 Completed Square

Week 14 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 5 colors (color A-E), so the pattern is written for 5 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
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet
puff st – puff stitch (see below for description)
cluster st – cluster stitch (see below for description)

To work the puff st: (Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop) 3 times.  Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.  Ch 1.

To work the cluster st: (Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 4 times. Yarn over and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook.

To begin, ch 5 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Work 15 dc into loop.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: With color B, join with a sl st to any st, ch 1.  Work puff st in the same st as joining and in each st around.  Join with sl st to beginning puff st.  Cut yarn and finish off.

(Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop) 3 times.  Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

(Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop) 3 times. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Ch 1.

Ch 1.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color C, join with a sl st in the ch-1 sp of any puff st, ch 2.  Work (cluster st, ch 2) in the same st as joining and in each ch-1 space around.  Join with sl st to the beginning cluster st.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 3 Join

Round 3 Join

 

(Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 4 times. Yarn over and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook

(Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 4 times. Yarn over and pull through all 5 remaining loops on hook

 

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color D, join with a sl st in any ch-2 sp.  Ch 4, 2 tc in the same sp as joining.  ^*3 dc in the next ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in the next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in the next ch-2 sp.* (3 tc, ch 3, 3 tc) in the next ch-2 sp, creating the corner.^  Repeat from ^ to ^ 2 more times, then from * to * once more.  3 tc in the same sp as joining, ch 3.  Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch-4.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 4 join

Round 4 Join

 

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color E, join with a sl st in any ch-3 sp of a corner.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp as joining.  Work 3 dc in between each 3 st group of the previous round, and work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the ch-3sp of each corner.  End by working 3 dc in the same sp as joining, ch 3.  Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.

Round 5 Join

Round 5 Join

 

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color E, ch 1, sc in same st.  Work 1 sc in each st around, and work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in the ch-3 sp of each corner.  Join with sl st to the first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 6

Round 6

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.

Week 13 – Kaleidoscope

This week’s square is based on Crochet ‘N’ More’s Kaleidoscope Afghan Square.  It features a new stitch for us: the long single crochet.  Here is a photo of my square for this week:

Week 13 Completed Square

Week 13 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 2 colors (color A, B), so the pattern is written for 2 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
lsc – long single crochet
dc – double crochet

To complete a long single crochet (lsc), insert your hook into the row (or 2, following the instructions) below the indicated stitch and pull up a loop.  Yarn over the hook, and pull through both loops on your hook.  This completes the long single crochet.

To begin, ch 8 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, 19 dc into the loop. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3.  Dc in the stitch to the right of the beginning ch-3, ch 2.  *Skip next stitch to the left of the beginning ch-3.  Dc in next stitch, then dc in the stitch that you skipped.  This makes a “cross stitch”.  Ch 2.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Dc in the stitch to the right of the beginning ch-3

Dc in the stitch to the right of the beginning ch-3

Dc in next stitch, then dc in the stitch that you skipped

Dc in next stitch, then dc in the stitch that you skipped

Round 2

Round 2

 

Round 3: Continuing with color A, ch 1. Sc in same stitch as joining.  Work 2 sc in each ch-2 space and 1 sc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, ch 3. (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same stitch as the beginning ch-3 (this makes the first corner).  * 9 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc (corner made).*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  9 dc.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Beginning corner

Beginning corner

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color B, join with a sl st in any corner space, ch 1.  ^*3 sc, lsc at base of next stitch (in the row below).* Repeat from * 2 more times.  3 sc, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in the corner.^  Repeat from ^ around.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Beginning join

Beginning join

Step 1 of lsc - insert hook into indicated stitch

Step 1 of lsc – insert hook into indicated stitch

Step 2 - pull up a loop

Step 2 – pull up a loop

Step 3 - yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Step 3 – yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, ch 1.  Sc in each stitch around, working 3 sc in each ch-2 corner space.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7:   With color A, join with a sl st in the center stitch of any corner.  ^Lsc into 2 rows below corner sc.  4 sc, lsc into 2 rows below next stitch. *3 sc, lsc into 2 rows below next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  4 sc.  Repeat from ^ around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

lsc in corner stitch

lsc in corner stitch

Round 7

Round 7

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.

Week 12 – Pretty Posy

Since I was unable to post a square last week, I will be posting 2 squares this week.  This is the first of those two squares.  This is one on my favorite squares to make and I’ve made a few baby blankets using it.  This week’s square is based on Silja Devine’s Flower Granny Square.  Here is a photo of this week’s square:

Week 12 Completed Square

Week 12 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I 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 2 colors (color A, B), so the pattern is written for 2 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
tc – treble crochet

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

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 8 sc into loop.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc in same stitch, ch 3.  *2 dc in next stitch, ch 3.* Repeat from * 6 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, sl st the next stitch and into the first ch-3 space, ch 1.  5 sc in each ch-3 around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: With color B, join with a sl st to the 2nd sc of any “flower petal”.  *Sc (in same stitch for the first petal), 3 sc in next stitch (middle of the flower petal), sc in next stitch, sc decrease over next 2 stitches.*  Repeat from * 7 more times.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4 Join

Round 4 Join

sc decrease over next 2 stitches

sc decrease over next 2 stitches

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color B, ch 3, dc, 7 sc, 2 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next stitch.  *2 dc, 7 sc, 2 dc, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color B, ch 1, sc in same stitch.  10 sc, skip 1 stitch, 5 sc in ch-3 space.  *Skip 1 stitch, 11 sc, skip 1 stitch, 5 sc in ch-3 space.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: With color A, join with a sl st to the 2nd sc of any corner, ch 1.  Hdc in same stitch. 3 hdc in next stitch (middle stitch of the corner).  *15 hdc,  3 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  14 hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8: Continuing with color A, ch 1, hdc in same stitch and next stitch.  3 hdc in next stitch (middle stitch of the corner).  *17 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * 2 more times.  15 hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  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.

Week 11 – Irish Rose

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In honor of this holiday, I’ve decided to bring a bit of Ireland into our squares with this beautiful Irish rose.  This block is worked by creating the center flower first, then creating the square around it.  Our pattern is based on Ferosa Harold’s Irish Rose Afghan Square.  Here is a photo of my completed square.

Week 11 Completed Square

Week 11 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 2 colors (color A, B), so the pattern is written for 2 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

Often times, a group of stitches are combined to create a single stitch.  Many pattern writers use this notation to create easier to read patterns.  This pattern contains the shell stitch.  However, not all shell stitches are the same.  It is important to check the description of the combined stitch to ensure that it is the same as the one that you are familiar with.

Shell Stitch: In next space, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.

Flower:

To begin, ch 6 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 1, 16 sc in ring.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 4, *Skip st, sl st in next st, ch 3.*  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to first ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 space.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, sl st to the back of the rose between petals, to the post of the row below.  Ch 5, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below. *Ch 4, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below.*  Repeat from * around.  Ch 4, join with a sl st to the first ch of beginning ch-5.

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

Round 4

Round 4, view from back of flower

Round 5: Continuing with color A, work (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-4 space.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color A, sl st to the back of the rose between petals, to the post of the row below .  Ch 6, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below.  *Ch 5, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below.*  Repeat from * around.  Ch 5, join with a sl st to the first ch of beginning ch-6.

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

Round 6, view from back of flower

Round 7:  Continuing with color A, work (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 space around.  Join with a sl st to first sc.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8: Continuing with color A, sl st to the back of the rose between petals, to the post of the row below.  Ch 6, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below.  *Ch 5, sl st between next 2 petals, to the post of the row below.*  Repeat from * around.  Ch 5, join with a sl st to the first ch of beginning ch-6.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

sl st to the back of the rose between petals

Round 8

Round 8

Square:

Round 9:  With color B, join with a sl st to the middle of any ch-6 space.  Ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  *Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-6 space.  Work shell (see description above) in next ch-6 space.  Repeat from * 3 times.  Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-6 space, 3 dc in next ch-6 space, ch 2.  Join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch-3.

Round 9 Join

Round 9 Join

Round 9 Back View

Round 9 Back View

Round 9 Front View

Round 9 Front View

Round 10: Continuing with color B, ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  *Ch 2, dc in last dc of shell.  Ch 2, dc in next dc, skip next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2.  Dc in first dc of next shell, ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of shell.*  Repeat from * 3 times.  Ch 2, dc in last dc of shell, ch 2, dc in next dc, skip next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, skip next dc, dc in next dc.  Ch 2, dc in first dc of next shell, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 space of shell, ch 2.  Join with a sl st to the top of beginning ch-3.

Round 10 Back View

Round 10 Back View

Round 10 Front View

Round 10 Front View

Round 11: Continuing with color B, ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  *Ch 2, dc in last dc of shell.  Ch 2, ^dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2,^ skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from ^ to ^.  Dc in first dc of next shell, ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of shell.*  Repeat from * 3 times.  Ch 2, dc in last dc of shell, ch 2, ^dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc,^ skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from ^ to ^.  Ch 2, dc in first dc of next shell, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 space of shell, ch 2.  Join with a  sl st to the top of beginning ch-3.

Round 11 Back View

Round 11 Back View

Round 11 Front View

Round 11 Front View

Round 12: Continuing with color B, ch 1, sc in each stitch around, working 1 sc in each ch-2 space and 3 sc in each corner. Join with a sl to to the first sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 12 Back View

Round 12 Back View

Round 12 Front View

Round 12 Front View

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.

Week 10 – Granny Lace

This week, our square is based on Forever Lace by Donna Kay Lacey.  The author says that this square is reminiscent of Irish Lace, which I think is perfect for this time of year.  As the weather starts to warm up, I’ll be getting out my lacy sweaters and cardigans.  Here is a photo of this week’s square:

Week 10 Completed Square

Week 10 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 2 colors (color A and B), 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
picot – picot stitch

To complete a picot stitch, ch 3, then sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

This pattern will require you to crochet in the back loops only.  It also contains a non-traditional start so that the center does not contain the small hole seen in the rest of our squares.

Round 1: With color A, *ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook.*  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Join with a sl st to the first ch of the round.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, *(6 sc, picot, 6 sc) in ch-8 space.*  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Step 1 of Picot Stitch

Step 1 of Picot Stitch

Step 2 of Picot Stitch

Step 2 of Picot Stitch

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color B, join with a sc in any picot, sc in same st.  *^1 hdc in back loop only, 2 dc in back loop only, ch 1, skip next 6 sts.  2 dc in back loop only, 1 hdc in back loop only.^  3 sc in next picot.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Sc in same picto as beginning sc.  Join with a sl st to beginning sc.

Join with sc

Join with sc

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color B, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st. *^4 sc, sc in ch-1 sp, 4 sc.^  3 hdc in next st (creates corner).*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-2.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: With color A, join with a sc in the middle hdc of any corner, ch 3, sc in same st.  *^(Ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc) 3 times,^ ch 3, sk next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  Join with a dc in the beginning sc to form final ch-3 space.

Round 5

Round 5

Round 6: Continuing with color A, sc around last dc made, ch 3.  *^(Sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space.^ (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 4 times, ch 3.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  (Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 3 times.  Join with a dc in beginning sc.

Sc over dc

Sc over dc

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7: Continuing with color A, sc around last dc made.  Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3.  *^(Sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space,^ (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 5 times, ch 3.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times, then once more from ^ to ^.  (Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) 2 times, ch 3.  Join with a sl st to the beginning sc.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8: With color B, join with a sl st in any corner ch-3 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space.  3 dc in each ch-3 space around.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3.  Cut yarn and fasten 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.