Monday, July 15, 2013

Royal Baby KAL/CAL Week #3

Hi everyone and happy Monday! We are so excited to share this weeks patterns with you! This week's crochet square is a super cute addition to the blanket. For the knit pattern, we have a little more fun playing with mitered square patterning. All in all, it's going to be a fun week so let's get started!


Crochet:
Crochet Square #3





Materials:
100 yards of Worsted weight yarn
Size H/8 crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
5 3-dc clusters and 12 rows over 4”

Abbreviations:


ch (chain):  Yarn over hook, pull through loop on hook.

slip stitch (sl st): Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over hook, pull through both loops on hook.

dc (double crochet): Yarn over hook, insert hook under both loops of next stitch, yarn over hook and draw loop through stitch; yarn over hook and pull through two loops on hook; yarn over hook again and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.
Crochet detail

Directions:
With H/8 hook, ch 34.  

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 3 chains, sc in next ch; rep from * to end of row and turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in first ch-3 space; *3 dc in each ch-3 space across; dc in last sc of row and turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk 3 dc stitches; *sc between next 2 clusters of dc stitches (you will actually be making the stitch in the space between the dc clusters on the row below), ch 3, sk 3 dc stitches; rep from * to end of row; sc in top of turning-chain stitch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 8" by 8".  

Border:  With right side facing, work two rows of double crochet as follows, working corners as described in note below:

Border Row 1: dc in each stitch on vertical ends of work and in space at end of each row on horizontal sides of work. 

Border Row 2: dc in each stitch all the way around work. 

*Work corners as follows: dc to corner stitch, ch 1, dc in corner stitch, ch 1, dc in next stitch and following stitches, to next corner stitch.

After working border rows, fasten off yarn and weave in ends.  Block gently to 10” by 10” dimensions.


Knit:
Knit Square #3



Materials:
100 yds of worsted weight yarn
US 7- circular needles (24" is ideal)
tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
k- knit
p- purl
st(s)- stitches
co- cast on
rs- right side
ws- wrong side
sk2p- slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over. To see a video on how to do this, check out the glossary at knittinghelp.com

Directions:
-CO 97 sts.

Border edge:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: k47 sts, sk2p, knit to end of row.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: k46 sts, sk2p, knit to end of row.
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: k45 sts, sk2p, knit to end of row.


Knit detail
*Now you will work the following rows that will repeat for the duration of the square. You can mark the center stitch with a locking stitch marker if you'd like to keep your place but it's fairly easy to see as you knit.

Rows 1 & 3 (WS): k4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 2 & 4 (RS): k to 1 st before center st, sk2p, k to end of row.
Row 5 (WS): knit
Row 6: k to 1 st before center st, sk2p, k to end of row.

*Repeat rows 1-6 of pattern until you have 9 sts left on the needles.

Finishing:
Row 1 (and every odd row): Knit
Row 2: k3, sk2p, k3
Row 4: k2, sk2p, k2
Row 6: k1, sk2p, k1
Row 8: sk2p

Cut yarn and pull end through the last loop. Weave in ends and block to 10" x 10." The initial shape will look a little wonky but it will block out just fine, I promise! :)

That is it for week 3! We hope you are having fun!!!

Happy knitting and crocheting,
Kristen and Heather

1 comment:

  1. This Square #3 states a cast-on of 97 stitches and the finished size comes out huge, much beyond blocking to 10 X 10 is possible. Should I downsize to size 6 needles? My gauge on all other squares is accurate and I'm using the same yarn.

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