Hope you enjoy this sweet little 6″ square design. It’s uncomplicated enough for new crocheters and a relaxing and enjoyable make for those with experience. It starts with a a circle which gets squared off after two rounds for a pretty littls circle-in-a-square variation. I thought it was a perfect starter square for the Cheerful Child Blanket CAL!
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.
Bullseye 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 4, piece should measure 3 1/2”
Sc single crochet
Dc double crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Sl st slip stitch
Rnd 1: With color A, ch 5, join with sl st to form ring (or make a magic ring), ch 2 (counts as hdc), 11 hdc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-2. Fasten off. (12 hdc)
Rnd 2: Join color C with sl st in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join. Fasten off. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Join color D with sc in any st, ch 2, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st) around, join. Fasten off. (12 sc, 12 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4: Join color B with sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, *(hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc) in next ch-2 sp**, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (10 sts on each side, 4 corner ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Join color E with sl st in any corner sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (14 dc on each side, 4 corner ch-2 sps)
Rnd 6: Join color D 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**, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in first sc. (9 sc and 8 ch-1 sps on each side, 4 corner ch-2 sps)
Rnd 7: Join color B with sc in any corner sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, 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)
Have fun! You can find all pertinent information about the Cheerful Child Blanket CAL in the intro post here.