DROPS Extra / 0-1399

Cozy Holiday by DROPS Design

Blanket with crochet squares for Christmas. The piece is worked in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-624
Yarn group E or C + C
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Measurements: Width: approx. 84 cm / 33''. Length: approx. 122 cm / 48''.
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
350 g color 14, dark gray
250 g color 53, light gray
150 g color 01, off white
150 g color 56, christmas red

The piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group E)" – see link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 8 MM / L/11 – or the size needed to get 9 double crochets and 5 rows on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagram A.2 shows the sequence of squares.

COLORS (for crochet squares):
Square 1:
CAST ON + ROUND 1 : Light gray
ROUND 2: Off white
ROUND 3: Christmas red
ROUND 4: Dark gray

Square 2:
CAST ON + ROUND 1: Christmas red
ROUND 2: Off white
ROUND 3: Light gray
ROUND 4: Dark gray
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BLANKET:
You first work 12 squares of each color combination. Then the squares are crocheted together. To finish an edge is worked around the whole blanket.

CROCHET SQUARES:
Start with hook size 8 mm / L/11 and the cast-on color - read COLORS and work PATTERN according to diagram A.1 - start with a ring in the middle of the diagram. Work 12 squares of each of the color combinations = 24 squares. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! 1 square measures 19 x 19 cm / 7½" x 7½''. Fasten strands as you go, at back of piece.

ASSEMBLY:
Lay the squares out with the right square number as shown in A.2 (4 squares in width and 6 squares in length). The square numbers in the diagram show the squares with the same number as described under COLORS.
The squares are crocheted together first in length, then in breadth. Work them together as follows: Lay 2 squares together, wrong side to wrong side. Work through both layers with dark gray: 1 single crochet around the corner, * 4 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around next chain stitch *. Work from *-* up to and including next corner (= 4 chain-spaces) and work 1 chain stitch (= transition to next 2 squares). Repeat this on the next two squares which are beside. Continue in the same way to the other end of the blanket, until all the squares on these two rows have been worked together. Cut the strand. Now work this double row to the next row in the same way. When all rows have been worked together lengthwise, all the squares are held together. Now work in the same way across the blanket.

EDGE:
Now work an edge around the whole blanket in dark gray. Start at one corner of the blanket and work pattern in the same way as the last round in A.1, but in the transition between 2 squares, work as follows: 1 double crochet around first corner space, 1 double crochet in transition to next square, 1 double crochet around the corner on next corner-space = 25 double crochet groups in length, 17 double crochet groups in breadth and 4 corner-spaces. Cut and fasten strand.
Now work a row with light gray; start at one corner of the blanket and work pattern in the same way as the last round in A.1 = 26 double crochet groups in length, 18 double crochet groups in breadth and 4 corner-spaces. Cut and fasten strand.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= chain stitch
= 3 chain stitches
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain-space/chain-stitch ring
= Round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round. Turn piece. Change color and work next round in opposite direction
= Round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.
= 4 chain stitches, form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch - see point on circle, round starts and finishes here

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