Part 4 of the Winter Jewels Lapghan free CAL has arrived: The Ruby Hexagon Granny Square. Think about large sparkling rubies cut into attractive hexagons.
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If you are making the full Winter Jewels Crochet Lapghan, you will need to make this granny square four times.
For each square, you will need.
Time: Approx. 4.5 hours
Size: 24 cm x 24 cm (approx.9 1/2 inches x 9 1/2 inches)
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
Join each round with a slip stitch.
The square is 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: Make 1 chain to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Make 2 chains if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and make 3 chains if the round starts with treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the round.
In this pattern, you will be asked to join the new yarn in the last stitch of the previous round. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch so you can easily find it.
Back post treble crochet – bptr
Chain – ch
Chain n space – ch-n-sp (n = the number of chains)
Double crochet – dc
Double treble – dtr
Front post double crochet – fpdc
Front post treble – fptr
Half treble – htr
Magic circle – mc
Slip stitch – ss
Treble crochet – tr
2 half treble together – 2 htrtog
3 double treble cluster – 3dtrcl
Using Cream. 6 dc in mc.
[2dc]. 6 times.
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[2dc], 1fptr into round below. 6 times.
[2dc], 1dc, 1fptr into fptr in round below. 6 times.
[2dc], 3dc. 6 times. Fasten off.
Join Pomegranate to the final stitch of round 5. Chain 3, *3dtrcl, chain 5, skip 4. From * 6 times. Fasten off.
(6 3dtrcl, 6 ch-5-sp)
Join Cream into dc from round 5 that is 2nd to the left of any round 6 cluster. 1dc, [2dc], fpdtr over fptr from round 4, chain 3 (these chains are positioned behind the cluster), fpdtr over the same fptr from round 4 as before, skip 1. (The next stitch is worked into the dc from round 5 that is 2nd to the left of the next cluster.) Repeat 6 times. In this round, you do not work into the chains from round 6.
(30 stitches and 6 ch-3-sp)
3dc, fptr over fpdtr in round below, 1dc in ch-3-sp and over chain from round 6, 1 dc in ch-3-sp (behind the cluster), 1dc in ch-3-sp and over chain from round 6, fptr over fpdtr in round below.
1dc, [2dc], 3dc, 2fptrtog (this is worked over both the fptr on either side of the cluster from the round below), skip 1, 2dc. (54 stitches)
2dc, [2dc], 6dc. 6 times. Fasten off or place a stitch marker so that you can start work again on round 11.
Join Pomegranate. Ss in each stitch around. Fasten off.
Join Cream with a ss where you finished round 10 and work this round into round 10. Skip 2, [5tr], skip 2, 5dc. 6 times.
3dc, [1dc, ch 2, 1dc], 6dc. 6 times.
(66 stitches and 6 ch-2-sp)
4tr, [1tr, ch 2, 1tr] into ch-2-sp, 7tr. 6 times. Fasten off.
(78 stitches and 6 ch-2-sp)
Join Pomegranate in any ch-2-sp. Ch 3, *3dtrcl, chain 1, 13 bptr, chain 1. From * 6 times. Fasten off.
(84 stitches and 12 ch-1-sp)
Join Cream in any ch-1-sp to the right of a cluster. Htr in the ch-1-sp, ch 2 (these chains go behind the cluster), htr in ch-1-sp, 13 bptr, 6 times. Fasten off.
(90 stitches and 6 ch-2-sp)
Join Pomegranate in the 4th stitch to the left of any ch-2-sp using a slip stitch. Skip 2, [7tr], skip 2, ss, chain 10, skip 10 tr and 1 ch-2-sp, ss, skip 2 [7tr], skip 2, ss, chain 18, skip 21 tr and 2 ch-2-sp. 2 times. Fasten off.
(28 stitches, 2 ch-10-sp and 2 ch-18-sp).
Join Cream in first stitch of the first shell on the previous round. 7fpdc, 12dc in ch-10-sp, 7fpdc, 18 tr in ch-18-sp. 2 times. At this stage your work might look scrunched but it will straighten out over the next rounds.
3dc, [1dc, 2ch, 1dc], 3dc, 1fptr into round 17 (this should hide the ss in Pomegranate), 12 htr, 1fptr into round 17 (this should hide the ss in Pomegranate), 3dc, [1dc, 2ch, 1dc], 3dc, 1fptr into round 17 (this should hide the ss in Pomegranate), skip 1,16 tr, skip 1, 1fptr into round 17 (this should hide the ss in Pomegranate). 2 times.
(96 stitches, 4 ch-2-sp)
4dc, [1dc, 2ch, 1dc], 4dc, 1fptr into fptr below, 12 dc, 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1, 4dc, [1dc, 2ch, 1dc], 4dc, 1fptr into fptr below, 16 dc, 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1. 2 times.
(104 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
2htrtog, 3htr, [1htr, 2ch, 1htr], 4htr, [2htr] (this sequence moves the corner ever so slightly so that the square becomes a square rather than a rectangle), 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1, 12 htr, 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1, [2htr], 4htr, [1htr, 2ch, 1htr], 3htr, 2htrtog, 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1, 16 htr, 1fptr into fptr below, skip 1. 2 times.
(112 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
5bptr, [1htr, ch 2, 1htr], 23 bptr. 4 times.
(120 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
6htr, [1htr, ch 2, 1htr], 24 htr. 4 times.
(128 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
7tr, [1tr, ch 2, tr], 25 tr. 4 times.
(136 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
You may find that this square is still retaining a hexagonal appearance. Do not worry as when sew together with the other squares, it will take on a square shape as there is an equal number of stitches on each side.
I like my crochet to sit flat, no matter how it is being used, e.g., tucked under you on the sofa. However, if you like a bit of movement in your crochet you can simply ignore these instructions.
Using Cream tack the chain-2-space from round 16 into place.
Sew in all the ends. If you are making the full lapghan, I would recommend not blocking until the blanket is assembled.
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