Enjoy Textured Circles – a slight variation on Priscilla Hewitt’s Circle of Friends!
I used two strands of worsted acrylic to make this blanket and a size 10mm hook – yarn and hook are optional but will greatly affect final size. Mine is 16 motifs and 68″ square.
Main Page for this piece (view Gallery or order custom piece) – here
Pattern for cute Mini version of this square – here
5-Round expansion pattern to make the square larger – here
Tutorial for the Flat Braid Join used on this blanket – here
Simple Lace join tutorial – here
Celtic Lace Join tutorial – here
Guide to weaving ends for this project – here
SC, CH1 in CH2 space (counts as a DC), 2DC in CH2 space. **(TR, CH1) 2 times and TR again all in next CH2 space. 3DC in next CH2 space. 3SC in next 3 CH2 spaces. 3DC in next CH2 space.** Repeat ** section, ending with a final group of 3SC. Join with a slip stitch in the CH directly above the first SC. Cut yarn and finish off. 4 corners made by the TR, CH1 sections.
Join new color in corner SC. SC, CH1 in corner SC (counts as DC). CH1 again and DC all in corner SC. DC in all SC around, working DC, CH1, DC in corners. Join with slip stitch in CH directly above first SC. Cut yarn and finish off.
Join border color in corner space. 3SC in corner SP. SC in all DC around, working 3SC in corners. Join with slip stitch in first SC. FIRST MOTIF: SC in corner SC, CH4, SC all in corner SC. (CH2, skip 1 SC, SC in next SC) all around, working SC, CH4, SC in all corners. Join with slip stitch in First SC. Cut yarn and finish off.
Using “Flat Braid Join”, work subsequent motifs in the same manner.
When all motifs are joined, work CH2 spaces all around border of blanket, decreasing 2 spaces together where two square corners meet (Internet Search “No-crinkle granny square border” for a great tutorial) and working SC, CH2, SC in 4 corners of blanket.
Work a round of 2SC in all CH2 spaces, working 3SC in all 4 corners.
Work a round of reverse SC (crab stitch).
Finish off and take some snazzy pics! :)
Close up of join.
Two other Textured Circles blankets.