Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nebula Square - free pattern - Part 1.


I've started a nice easy throw, using Papatya Batik yarn in colour 554-31. I'm using three balls and as 5mm hook (H size)
(avaliable here - not affilate link!)


The squares are fairly simple - just 3 rounds of a solid granny square.
I'll decide on lay out once all squares are complete, so no joining as I go!

Method for square: In US terms

starting with a magic ring - or chain 5 and sl st join.
Round 1- Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2dc, *`3ch, 3dc, Repeat from * until you have 4 clusters of 3dc, each separated by 3 chains. Sl st  into the top of the first dc.


Round 2- Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch. dc into next stitch. *2dc, 3ch, 2dc into chain space. Dc into next three stitches. Repeat from * finishing with 2dc in chain space. Sl st into first dc. This round is 7dc on each side, separated by 3 chains.

Round 3- Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch. dc into next 3 stitches. *2dc, 3ch, 2dc into chain space. Dc into next 7 stitches. Repeat from * finishing with 1dc into last two dc before chain . Sl st into first dc.
This round is 11dc on each side, separated by 3 chains.

You can continue in this fashion if you'd like bigger squares, increasing 4 stitches in each corner space.

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Part 2 will include joining the squares.

Edited to add- 1 ball of yarn (100g/ 360m) gets about 32 squares,which measure 3.5 inches/8.9 cm width



3 comments:

  1. I've been loving these squares and have knit a bunch now! I was wondering if you were planning on posting Part 2 with the joining soon? ;)

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    1. Hi Aja, I promise soon! I have been having a tough time finding time!

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    2. No worries! I end up just crocheting them together with a Half Double Crochet. I have a 2.5 year old, so I know how it goes! ;)

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