Monday, August 5, 2013

Royal Baby KAL/SAL Week #6

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the final week of squares for the Royal Baby KAL/CAL! After this week, you should have 12 squares to sew together for your blanket. We will cover the construction aspect of this project in our final blog post next week. For now, enjoy knitting and crocheting your squares for week 6!


Week 6 Knit Square
Knit:

Materials:
100 yds of worsted weight yarn
US 7 needles


New Abbreviations:
yf- yarn forward
yb- yarn back

Directions:


CO 47 sts.

Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.

Row 7 (set-up row): k5, p5, (k3,p5) 4 times, k5


Begin working the following 4 row pattern:

Row 1: k5, yf, sl 5 knitwise, yb, *k3, yf, sl 5 knitwise, yb; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k5

Row 2: k5, p5, (k3,p5) 4 times, k5

Row 3: k7, insert right needle under loose strand and knit next stitch on left needle pulling stitch under the strand to pull the strand up, *k8, insert right needle under loose strand and knit next stitch on left needle pulling stitch under the strand to pull the strand up; repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.

Row 4: same as Row 2.

*Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 9.25"


Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.

BO all sts and block gently to 10" x 10."


Crochet:


Materials:


Size H/8 crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
16 hdc sts and 8 rows in pattern = 4"


Stitches:

-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.
-hdc (half double crochet): Yarn over hook, insert hook under both loops of next stitch, yarn over hook and draw loop through stitch; yarn over hook again and pull through 3 remaining 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.
-tr (treble crochet):  Yarn over hook twice, 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] 3 times.

Directions:

Ch 34.


Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc to end of row.  Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. Starting in 3rd ch from hook, tr to end of row.  Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end of row.  Turn.

Repeat rows 1-3 until work measures approximately 9" by 9".

Border:  With right side facing,work one row 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. 

*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 end.  If needed, block gently to 10” by 10” dimensions.


That's it for this week. Stay tuned for next week when we show you how to put it all together!

Happy knitting and crocheting!
Kristen & Heather

1 comment:

  1. I need help with the knitted square for week six, row 3...what is this pattern called and once you pick up the stitch under the long stitch below, do you drop that knitted stitch or do you reusse it to knit the seven stitches?

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