Here’s a pretty little 6″ square for you to start off the Cheerful Child CAL. I’ve called it Posy Wheel, because the cluster stitches form a flower design within a wheel. I hope you enjoy making Posy Wheel!
Cheerful Child is a baby blanket CAL here on pinkmambo.com that appears every Monday and Thursday January 7-February 18, 2016. It features granny-style blocks in a variety of designs, all on the easy side. Its skill level is adventurous beginner, which means the crocheter has knowledge of the basic stitches and is ready to take on a larger, more involved project with a little more texture and combinations of stitches. Experienced crocheters will enjoy the fun of making these fresh and pretty blocks as well.
Each square features round by round photos and written instructions. I hope you will join in the fun of making this cheery, pretty blanket. You can find all yarn information and other details in the intro post here.
Posy Wheel 6” Square
By Carolyn Christmas
This pattern is written in US terms
5 colors worsted/aran/weight category 4 yarn
I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in these colors:
- C–Desert Glaze
- E–Soft Pink
Crochet hook size I/9/5.50mm or size needed to obtain gauge
After rnd 3, piece should measure 3 ¼”
- Ch chain
- Sc single crochet
- Dc double crochet
- Hdc half double crochet
- Sl st slip stitch
- St(s) stitch(es)
- Lp loop
- Sp(s) space(s)
- Beg cl beginning cluster
- Cl cluster
How to print this pattern
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Rnd 1: With color A, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring (or make the magic loop), ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc in ring, ch 1) 7 times, join with sl st in third ch of ch-4. Fasten off. (8 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 2: Join color E with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 2, (yo, pull up lp in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook—beg cl made, ch 3, [yo, pull up lp in next ch-1 sp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, pull up lp in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook–cl made, ch 3], (cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) around, join with sl st in top of beg cl. Fasten off. (8 cl, 8 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 3: Join color A with sc in top of any cl, sc in same st, *sc in next ch-3 sp, working iin front of work, dc in next dc on rnd 1, sc in same ch-3 sp**, 2 sc in top of next cl; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (8 dc, 8 4-sc groups)
Rnd 4: Join color C with sc in second sc of any 2-sc pair worked in one st, sc in next 4 sts, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, ch-2, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st**, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (11 sts on each side and 4 ch-2 corner sps)
Rnd 5: Join color D with sl st in any corner sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, hdc in each st around with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner, join with sl st in top of ch 2. Fasten off. (15 hdc on each side and 4 ch-2 corner sps)
Rnd 6: Join color E with sc in any corner sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, *(ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 7 times, ch 1, skip next st**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (9 sc on each side)
Rnd 7: Join color B with sc in any corner sp, ch 2, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 sp around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner sp, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (19 sc on each side and 4 ch-2 corner sps)
I hope you have fun with this CAL! You can find all the information about the crochet along here in the intro post.