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Crochet gauge: 1 square should measure 14 x 14 cm using 2 threads of Alpaca.
The blanket consists of 20 squares crochet together.
Crochet 4 ch on hook size 4.5 with 2 threads of Alpaca and make a loop with a sl st.
1st round: 3 ch (= 1 tr), *1 ch, 1 tr around the loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round, (= 8 tr on round).
2nd round: 3 ch (= 1 tr), *3 ch, 1 tr in the next tr*, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round, (= 8 tr on round).
3rd round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch, 1 dtr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch and 1 dc. Finish with a sl st in the 1st dc from beginning of round, (= 8 leaves on round).
4th round: 4 ch (= 1 dtr = 1. corner), *5 ch, 1 dc in the top of the next leaf (between the 2 dtr sts), 4 ch, 1 dc in the top of the next leaf, 5 ch, 1 dtr between the 2 dc in between 2 leaves*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, but finish with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round, (instead of a dtr in between 2 leaves) = 12 loops around the square with a dtr in each corner
5th round: In the corner dtr crochet as follows: 4 ch (= 1 dtr), 2 ch, 1 treble tr, 2 ch and 1 dtr. Continue to crochet 4 dtr in each loop. In the dtr st at the remaining 3 corners crochet 1 dtr, 2 ch, 1 treble tr, 2 ch, 1 dtr. Finish the round with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round. Cut and sew the threads.
Assembly: Crochet the squares together as shown in diagram 1 (this means a sl st in approx. every 3 dtr). Crochet the squares tog first vertically and then horizontally with 4 squares in the width and 5 squares in the height.
Crochet edge: At last crochet an edge of ch loops all around the blanket on hook size 4.5 with 2 threads of off-white Alpaca as follows: 1 dc in the treble tr at the corner, *6 ch, skip approx. 2 dtr, 1 dc in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish the round with 6 ch and 1 sl st in the 1st dc on round –make sure to have 1 dc in each treble tr at the 2 corners each square.
= 1 ch
= 1 dc