Messy Mama creations and patterns
Last year I started a Mood Blanket but was making such big squares each day that come the end of January I was squared out!! This year I’m a little more experienced, a little wiser, a lot busier, but am determined to do a full year. I’ve created a pattern for my square, one which I think I’ll be able to change up the colours enough to stop me falling out of love with it by the end, and it’s small enough to complete and join with ends dealt with in less than half an hour (if I actually mind what I’m doing and count properly!). After each block of four of these small squares I’ll be doing a larger square over four days – pattern for that to follow!
Here’s the pattern – it’s written up a bit rough and ready but I think the written pattern works. If you try it let me know!
I’m using dk yarn and a 5mm hook.
Puff Flower Lattice Squares
Magic circle. 8 x 2-loop puff stitches (“ps”) separated by ch1.
R2) Into each ch sp work 2 x 3-loop ps. Ch2 between each pair of ps.
If changing colour here, fasten off etc, and join new colour in any chain space.
If NOT changing colour, after finishing final ps close the stitch with the usual sl st and then work a dc into the top of the first ps to join the round.
R3) Ch1, 3sc into first ch sp. 5sc into each ch sp around, finishing with 2sc in first ch sp and sl st to join.
R4) Ch1, sc in same st. *Ch6, skip 4st, sc in next st (central sc in ch sp below).* Repeat from *to* six more times. Ch 2, dc into beginning sc to join round.
R5) Ch1, sc in same st. *Ch5, sc into centre of next ch sp. Ch7, sc into centre of next ch sp.* Repeat from *to* 2 more times. Ch5, sc into centre of next ch sp. Ch3, tr into first sc to join round.
R6) Ch2. 4 hdc into current ch sp. 5hdc into each ch5 sp. (5hdc, ch2, 5hdc) into each ch7(corner) sp. Finish with 5hdc, ch2 in beginning ch sp and sl st into top of first ch2 to join round.
R7) Ch1, sc in same st. Sc in next 14 st. *(2sc, ch2, 2sc) in corner ch sp. Sc in next 15st.* Repeat from *to* 2 more times. (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in corner ch sp. Sl st to join round.