Around this time last year, Marie from Underground Crafter send me a lovely invitation to join in the Melange CAL as a designer. We would be making one square a week all year to join into a beautiful crochet blanket at the end of the year. Most of you already know my love of crochet squares, so of course I jumped at the chance!
And so I got thinking about what to make with the King Cole Fashion Aran in the gorgeous shades of Pearl, Natural and Wedgewood. I knew I wanted the central motif to be a flower, but I really wanted to introduce some texture too.
And so the Alpine Bloom Square was born. A small blue Alpine flower in the centre surrounded by the textured Alpine stitch. I really hope you enjoy this square. And if you get a taste for the Alpine stitch, why not check out the free pattern for the unisex Alpine Scarf?
The yarns I used to create this square were kindly provided by King Cole. I just love the neutral shades of the three colours I used but there is a lot of choice – check out Marie’s squares for more vibrant colours!
King Cole Fashion Aran in Natural
King Cole Fashion Aran in Pearl
King Cole Fashion Aran in Wedgewood
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using USA terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The squares are worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.
(Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.)
For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Stitch abbreviations – USA terminology
Ch – chain
ch-1-sp – chain 1 space
Dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fpsc – front post single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Mc – magic circle
Sc – single crochet
Ss – slip stitch
3dccl – 3 dc cluster
Start crocheting here:
Foundation: Use Natural: Mc with 6 sc. Fasten off. (6)
Round 1: Use Wedgewood: 3dccluster, ch 3. 6 times. Fasten off. (6 petals and 6 ch-3-sp)
Round 2: Use Pearl: (3sc) in ch-3-sp, fpsc over the petal. 6 times. (24)
Round 3: 3sc, 1 hdc, (1dc, ch 1, 1dc), 1 hdc. 4 times. Fasten off. (28)
Round 4: Use Natural: (sc, ch2, sc) in ch-1-sp, 7dc. 4 times. (36)
Round 5: Ss to ch-2-sp, (sc, ch 2, sc), *sc, fpdc into row 3, from * 4 times, sc. Whole sequence 4 times. Fasten off. (44)
Round 6: Use Wedgewood: (sc, ch2, sc) in ch-1-sp, 11dc. 4 times. (52)
Round 7: Ss to ch-2-sp, (sc, ch 2, sc), sc, *sc, fpdc into row 5, from * 5 times, 2sc. Whole sequence 4 times. Fasten off. (60)
Round 8: Use Pearl: (sc, ch2, sc) in ch-1-sp, 15dc. 4 times. (68)
Round 9: Ss to ch-2-sp, (sc, ch 2, sc), *sc, fpdc into row 7, from * 8 times, sc. Whole sequence 4 times. Fasten off. (60)