Each square requires under 7 m of yarn. Around 3gms of Fiddlesticks 8ply Superb.
I’ve been building up a lot of odd balls of Fiddlesticks Superb 8 from all the blankets I’ve made.
I start by making a 4×4 block Corner to Corner Square.
I like to have a firm tension and use a 3.5mm hook when making these blankets.
Abbreviations – UK 🇬🇧
- Tr – treble
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Ch – chain
Making Block one – Increasing rows
Row 1. tr in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch; turn – 1 block made.
Row 2: Ch 6, tr in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (slip st, ch 3, 3 tr) all in ch-3 space of previous row, turn – 2 blocks made.
Row 3: ch 6, tr in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 tr) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] twice; turn – 3 blocks made.
Row 4: Ch 6, tr in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(slip st, ch 3, 3 tr) all in next ch-3 space of previous row] 3 times; turn – 4 blocks made.
Ch 3, * (slip st, ch 3, 3 tr) all in next ch-3 space of previous row; repeat from * to last ch-3 space; slip st in last space; turn, do NOT make a block in last space.
Repeat decreasing row until 1 block remains. Chain 3 and slip stitch into 3ch space. Break yarn. Fasten off.
Joining blocks on one side
The next block I make is joined on one side to the first block.
Attach yarn with a Slip stitch to corner of previous block made. Chain 3, slip stitch into next 3ch space of previous block, ch3 and complete row 1 as set out above.
At the end of Row 2, slip stitch into next three chain space of previous block.
Row 3 is worked by chaining 3, slip,stitching into the next 3 chain space of previously worked block, ch3 and complete as per Row 3 above.
Row 4 at the end of row 4, slip stitch into previous made block.
Row 5 -7 are decrease rows and do not slip stitch to previous block.
I continue to join the blocks in a row.
When the row is long enough, I join a block to the side of the first block I made. First block is joined on one side only.
Joining blocks on two sides
I start at the intersection of three blocks and work diagonally joining with slip stitches to the left block and the block below as I go. As set out above for joining on one side.