Clue #7 - Spring is here!

This week we are going to crochet 14 small squares with bubbles in the middle. We have worked these lovely bubbles before, so this should be plain sailing! If you can remember how to do them you can go straight to the diagram at the bottom of the text, where you can also find a video if you need a little help whilst you are working.

Colours

Clue #7 is made up of 5 rounds worked according to diagram A.5 in the following colours:

CAST ON + ROUND 1: lilac
ROUND 2: heather
ROUND 3: lilac
ROUNDS 4-5: white

COLOUR TIPS:
Are you using a different colour combination than the one we are crocheting with? Make a small note of which colour number replaces which before starting, by seeing the original materials here.

CROCHET INFO:
Information written between two * is to be repeated every time there is *-* in the text.
The red symbols in the diagrams are described in the text over the pictures.

Let’s get started!

CAST ON:
Work 4 chain stitches with lilac, form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch.

ROUND 1:
Work 1 chain stitch, 6 double crochets around the chain-stitch ring.

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet on the round, at the same time as you change to heather, do not cut the lilac strand. Read COLOUR CHANGE TIP below.

COLOUR CHANGE TIP:
To get the neatest transition when changing colours, work the last stitch on the round with the new colour.

ROUND 2:
Work «BUBBLE AT THE START OF THE ROUND» as follows: 3 chain stitches (equivalent to the first treble crochet), work 3 treble crochets in the first double crochet, slip the loop from the last treble crochet off the hook, insert the hook in the front of the 3rd chain stitch, pick up the loop from the last treble crochet and pull it through the loop on the hook.

Work * 3 chain stitches, work «BUBBLE» as follows: Work 4 treble crochets in the next stitch, slip the loop from the last treble crochet off the hook, insert the hook in the front of the top of the first treble crochet worked, pick up the loop from the last treble crochet and pull it through the loop on the hook *, repeat *-* a total of 5 times.

Work 3 chain stitches and finish with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round, at the same time as you change to lilac, cut the heather strand (= 6 bubbles and 6 chain-spaces on the round).

ROUND 3:
Work 1 chain stitch.

Work 4 double crochets around each chain-space the whole round (= 24 double crochets).

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet at the beginning of the round, at the same time as you change to white, cut the lilac strand.

ROUND 4:
Work 3 chain stitches (equivalent to the first treble crochet).

Work * 5 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 treble crochet in the next stitch, 2 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 treble crochet in the next stitch *, repeat *-* a total of 3 times.

Work 5 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 treble crochet in the next stitch, 2 chain stitches, finish with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round.

ROUND 5:
Continue with white, work 1 chain stitch.

Work * 1 double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch/treble crochet from the previous round, 3 double crochets around the 5-chain-space, 2 chain stitches, 3 double crochets around the same 5-chain-space, 1 double crochet in the next stitch, 4 double crochets around the 2-chain-space *, repeat *-* a total of 4 times.

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet at the beginning of the round. Cut and fasten the strands.

Finished!

Now we have finished one of the squares A.5, which should measure 8 x 8 cm.

Work a total of 14 of these squares in the same colour combination:

Complete diagram for clue #7

= 4 chain stitches, form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain – see point on circle, the round starts and ends here
= chain stitch
= slip stitch in/around stitch
= double crochet around the chain-stitch ring/chain-space
= double crochet in stitch
= treble crochet in stitch
= BUBBLE AT THE START OF THE ROUND: 3 chain stitches (equivalent to the first treble crochet), work 3 treble crochets in the first double crochet, slip the loop from the last treble crochet off the hook, insert the hook in the front of the 3rd chain stitch, pick up the loop from the last treble crochet and pull it through the loop on the hook
= BUBBLE: Work 4 treble crochets in the same stitch, slip the loop from the last treble crochet off the hook, insert the hook in the front of the top of the first treble crochet worked, pick up the loop from the last treble crochet and pull it through the loop on the hook.
= 3 chain stitches
= 5 chain stitches

Video hint

In this video, we also show you how to work strands into the piece as you go, so that you don’t have to fasten them at the end. Just remember that the strand you are working around needs to be long enough. Not all rounds are suited to working around the strands, these you will have to fasten in the usual way (e.g. see round 5, time: 09:55-12:03 and 16:50-17:23).

Uncertain how to work the bubbles? See the technique video for clue#4

Comments (27)

Sanne 25.04.2017 - 23:03:

Giver I et praj og kommer med en forklaring/ guide, når vi når dertil, hvor man får mulighed for at lave tæppet større end den oprindelige størrelse?

DROPS Design 27.04.2017 - 16:03:

Hej Sanne, Du finder størrelsen på tæppet hvis du klikker på Spring Lane - materialer. Hvis du vil have tæppet dobbelt så stort hækler du dobbelt så mange ruder, hvis du vil have det en halv gang større hækler du en halv gang mere af alle ruder. Når vi har hæklet alle ruder og skal begynde med montering siger vi til, da kan du bestemme dig for hvilke ruder du vil have flere af - :) God fornøjelse!

Nuria 19.04.2017 - 22:40:

Hola, ¿Podríais hacer sugerencias u opciones para hacer la manta de un tamaño mayor? (por ejemplo, repetir una pista u otra...) Muchas gracias. Hello, Could you make suggestions or options to make the blanket bigger? (For example, repeat one clue or another ...) Thank you very much.

DROPS Design 22.04.2017 - 13:18:

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Annie 18.04.2017 - 09:51:

Hej! Jag skulle vilja göra min filt större än originalet, så jag undrar vilka delar jag kan virka flera av för att smidigt öka storleken? Tack för en jätterolig CAL!

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 - 11:04:

Hej Annie, man kan virka dubbla antalet, eller en halv gång till om man vill. Vi kommer med tips för montering senare. Lycka till!

Kelly 15.04.2017 - 15:41:

Hi, it seems a lot of people are having problems, myself included, with clues 6&7. These squares are very wonky. There seems to not e bough stitches in the fourth round. Will future clues be this strange?

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 - 11:14:

Hi Kelly, not sure what's wrong, does it look like our pictures? If round 4 is too tight, you could perhaps use a bigger hook on round 4...

Pia Nielsen 15.04.2017 - 12:16:

Jo skal vi ikke regne med der er styr på det. Der kommer nok snart gang i jeansblå😊

Linda 15.04.2017 - 11:35:

Det har jeg heller ikke, jeg er på sidste nøgle af den lyngfarvede. Men jeg har da en stærk forventning om, at det er en professionel opskrift, vi er i gang med og at farverne er beregnet efter forbrug. Ellers er det for tyndt! Men mon ikke de næste ledetråde er noget med lyseblå og jeansblå...? 😊 Det regner jeg da med.

Pia Nielsen 15.04.2017 - 07:41:

Jeg ved ikke om jeg har rodet rundt i farverne men jeg har ikke ret meget lyng farvet garn tilbage.

Anneth Nyqvist 14.04.2017 - 21:20:

Jag hade också problem med ruta 6 och 7 men det blir bättre om man virkar de två sista varven löst. Sedan blir det ändå lite konstig form som jag hoppas jämnar till sig när man syr ihop allt.

Ulrika Hännestrand 14.04.2017 - 12:31:

5 och 6 blir bulliga rutor. Jag var inne på att ändra mönstret, men avstod. Virkar på och hoppas på ett fint slutresultat.

Bente Lyngsøe 14.04.2017 - 09:01:

Jeg synes der er uforholdsmæssigt meget i lyng. Det er den farve jeg har mindst af. pt har jeg ca et halvt nøgle tilbage. Skal jeg have bestilt mere i den farve???

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 - 10:58:

Hej Bente, der skal være nok af hver farve hvis du følger opskrifter og antal. Det kan være at du ikke skal bruge så meget lyng i de kommende ledetråde.

Pia 13.04.2017 - 08:26:

Agnetha: Håller med. 6 och 7 blir inte platta liksom. Jag gjorde dem ändå och hoppas att de plattar ut sig när man sätter ihop allt. Tror att det går åt mer garn för ledtråd 3 än för 6 och 7 men det kanske blir mer enhetligt? Om man gillar det raka/rena uttrycket så kanske det är bättre med samma? Om man har garn :-)

Agnetha 12.04.2017 - 22:47:

Hej. Jag undrar om det funkar att göra ledtråd 3 istället för 6 och 7. Lyckas inte få dessa rutor fina. 😒

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 - 10:47:

Hej Agnetha, ja det är klart du får det :)

Anni Hansen 12.04.2017 - 20:13:

Undskyld påskehumør.

Anni Hansen 12.04.2017 - 20:11:

Utrolig dejligt at så mange er i positiv påskelørdag. 😐

Lotte 12.04.2017 - 19:13:

Er lidt en nybegynder hækler, men hvor er det nogle gode beskrivelser og billeder . Opdagede først dette spændende hækleprojekt idag, men har straks bestilt garn. Jeg synes det ser så fint og meget "sommerhus hyggeligt ud"' det der allerede er blevet vist. Glæder mig til ankomme igang:-)

Vävgumman 12.04.2017 - 16:48:

Rutorna liknar varandra men vad jag ser så används olika virksätt, ena veckan stolpar och nu muscher, eller har jag fel? Tycker att det är kul i alla fall och ser fram emot nya ledtrådar. Glad påsk önskar jag er alla

Maureen Pinwill 12.04.2017 - 16:43:

From Jersey Channel Islands and thoroughly enjoying this Crochet-a-Long. :)

Maureen Pinwill 12.04.2017 - 16:41:

UK here and enjoying the Crochet-a-long very much and it is fun learning to use the diagrams instead of the written pattern.

Lena Emanuelsson 12.04.2017 - 16:02:

Samme rute andre farger denne uken!

Jannie Hansen 12.04.2017 - 15:11:

Lis jeg tror det er tæppet fra sidste år du har set. Gå ind i opskrifter og bare klik drops along , så kommer det også det fra 2016 ;-) Det er godt nok Drops 7 der skal bruges , men det er SÅÅÅ flot !!!

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