The Diamond Bliss Blanket Square is Live!!
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The Friendship Blanket Crochet-A-Long from Sunflower Cottage Crochet has started, and it’s going swimmingly!
If you are a fan of collecting blanket square patterns, you NEED the bundle! You get the PDF version of ALL 40 squares at once for just a few bucks!! Learn more HERE!
Now, about the CAL!
The Friendship Blanket is something a bunch of my designer friends and I each made a square or two to create! Every week, three square patterns are released, and after making 35 you’ll have a beautiful blanket!
If you want to know more, check out Helen’s post!
(psst! If you’re here to download the pdf, scroll to the bottom of the page!)
You can also watch the video below for a quick explanation on how the stitch pattern works!
The post stitches give it a lovely texture, and it makes a great baby blanket square because of it!
Now, if you know me, you know I HATE using regular yarn! (yeah, for realz!)
But for this square, I barely even noticed the difference between my usual Bernat Blanket Yarn!
Ok, I did, but this Caron One Pound yarn is pretty dang nice… It may be one of the cheaper worsted weight yarns, but every time I use it I find I actually enjoy using it! To a certain degree. 😉
I made an egg apron for my dad with it once! Let’s just say it was a lot of crocheting, and my hands hurt for about a week afterward… Doesn’t help that he hasn’t worn it even once!! 🙁
That was before I got my Compression Gloves though, nowadays my hands never hurt from crocheting! If you don’t have a pair of these things yet, you NEED to get some!
No crochet pain, and if my hands hurt while typing, I just pop on the gloves and I’m good to go!
You can snap up a pair HERE!
With the amount of crocheting and typing I do, these gloves get a LOT of use, and I’ve burned through three pairs already, lol.
The yarn did show the diamonds quite well, and I’m very happy with this square! One more pattern to add to the Diamond Bliss Collection!
Here’s the free pattern for ya!
If you would like a copy of the PDF version, you can find that HERE!
The Diamond Bliss Blanket Square
- Caron One Pound yarn in any color, I used Lace.
- Size G/4.5mm. crochet hook or whatever size you need to obtain gauge.
- Yarn/Tapestry needle.
Gauge: With suggested yarn and hook, 17 dc by 11 rows = 4″x 4″
- Chains do not count as sts.
- This pattern is rated Advanced Beginner simply because post stitches are usually not thought of as a beginner technique.
Abbreviations and Stitch Library:
Sl St: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Sc: single crochet- YT Tutorial
Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – Insert hook into first st, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat for second st, yarn over an pull through all loops on hook.
Hdc: half double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc: double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc2tog: double crochet two together- YT Tutorial
FPDC and BPDC: Front post double crochet and back post double crochet- YT Tutorial (video is for triple crochet, but same technique applies.)
FPTC and BPTC: front post triple crochet and back post triple crochet- YT Tutorial
RSM: running stitch marker – YT Tutorial
Magic Ring: YT Tutorial
Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
Inc: increase – 2 sts worked in the same st
READ PATTERN NOTES ABOVE!
Row 1: FDC 35, ch 2, and turn.
Row 2: Dc 6, FPTC, [dc 10, FPTC] x2, dc 6, ch 2, and turn.
Row 3: Dc 5, BPTC, dc, BPTC, [dc 8, BPTC, dc BPTC] x2, dc 5, ch 2, and turn.
Row 4: Dc 4, FPTC, dc, FPTC, dc, FPTC, [dc 6, FPTC, dc, FPTC, dc, FPTC]
x2, dc 4, ch 2, and turn.
Row 5: Dc 3, BPTC, dc, BPTC, dc, BPTC, dc, BPTC, [dc 4, BPTC, dc, BPTC, dc, BPTC, dc, BPTC] x2, dc 3, ch 2, and turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: Dc 11, BPTC 2, dc 9, BPTC 2, dc 11, ch 2, and turn.
Row 10: Dc 10, FPTC 4, dc 7, FPTC 4, dc 10, ch 2, and turn.
Row 11: Dc 9, BPTC 6, dc 5, BPTC 6, dc 9, ch 2, and turn.
Row 12: Dc 10, FPTC 4, dc 7, FPTC 4, dc 10, ch 2, and turn.
Row 13: Dc 11, BPTC 2, dc 9, BPTC 2, dc 11, ch 2, and turn.
Row 14: Repeat Row 2.
Row 15: Repeat Row 3.
Row 16: Repeat Row 4.
Row 17: Repeat Row 5.
Row 18: Repeat Row 4.
Row 19: Repeat Row 3.
Row 20: Repeat Row 2.
Continuing down the side, hdc evenly down length of square, dc across the bottom of foundation row, hdc back up the other side, and dc in each st across the top.
Sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
Weave in ends, and block if desired.
Then press the button below to go to Ravelry to download the pdf!