Some of you finished the first instalment of our Flower Garden CAL in what felt like minutes. So to keep you extra busy this week, we’re upping the number of squares. Download Part 2 now.
If you missed the first instalment, download the PDF here.
For this CAL you will need Stylecraft Special Aran (100% acrylic).
For the complete blanket: 4 x 100g (196m) balls of Stylecraft Special Aran (100% acrylic) in Cream (1005); 1 ball in each of Pomegranate (1083), Lipstick (1246), Fondant (1241), Spice (1711) Magenta (1084), Plum (1061), Lemon (1020) and Meadow (1065). This CAL is crocheted on a 5mm hook.
We were overwhelmed by your enthusiasm for the first pattern, so we thought we’d share some of your gorgeous pictures.
Below, Ellen shows her progress perfectly with a lovely collage of her work.
And while waiting for her colour pack to arrive, Rachelle practised her flower square in a white sparkly yarn. What a creamy surprise treat!
Sharon's photo of her four fetching squares proves that lefties can get the finished product just as spot on as right-handed crochet fans.
Fizzy Petal added a fun finishing flourish to her red, pink and cream square with a pompom centre. Why not try and achieve this yourself with a nifty pompom maker?
This week's square is a circle of trebles inside a square of trebles. There is more to do but the squares are simpler to work. If you managed to complete Part 1 without any problems, you shouldn't find Part 2 too much of a challenge.
If you need some pointers, follow as our crochet expert Freddie Patmore takes you through the steps required to work treble stitch into a ring below.
Make a ring of chain stitches.
Wrap yarn once round hook then, angling hook downwards, poke through the chain ring.
Bring yarn round hook and pull through ring.
You now have three loops to work your treble (or dc if you're in the US). Place your yarn round the hook and draw through two loops so two loops remain.
And again, so one loop is left.
Keep working treble stitches into the middle of your chain ring.
If things start to get a bit cramped stop and shuffle your stitches back a bit to make room for your last few trebles.
You will now have more space to finish your ring with a slip stitch into the third of the three chains from the beginning of the round.
Bring your yarn through both the loops to close.
Carry on following the pattern, working the stated number of treble stitches into each treble from the previous round. You might find it helpful to use a marker at the start of your round so you don't lose count.
Take a look at our instructional video to see it all take shape.