Monday, February 25, 2013

Large circles in a square, tutorial


After telling you about my new blanket last week, I received a few questions about how to make the large circles and squares. So here is a tutorial about them and about how to make them into a blanket.

You start the same way as for a small circle and crochet 3 rounds as described here.

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Round 4: ch 3, dc into joining stitch, dc into next 2 st, *2dc in next st, dc into next 2 st* , repeat until end, join with a sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch.

Round 5: ch 3, dc into joining stitch, dc into next 3 st, *2dc in next st, dc into next 3 st*, repeat until end, join with a sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch.

Round 6: ch 3, dc into joining stitch, dc into next 4 st, *2dc in next st, dc into next 4 st*, repeat until end, join with a sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch.

Round 7: ch 3, dc into joining stitch, dc into next 5 st, *2dc in next st, dc into next 5 st*, repeat until end, join with a sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch (84st)

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Now before I go on, I’ll explain first the dbtr stitch:

dbtr = double treble crochet = 3 yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), *yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops*, repeat 3 times.

Now you can make your circle into a square.

Join yarn in any stitch, and chain 1 (counts as first sc).

sc into next 3 st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next 2 st, (dbtr, ch, dbtr) in next st.
*2tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 8sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2tr, (dbtr, ch, dbtr)*, repeat 2 times,
2tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 4sc, join in first chain.

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Final round: ch3, dc into joining st, dc into next 9 st, (2dc, 1tr, ch, 1tr, 2dc) into corner stitch, *dc into next 21 st, (2dc, 1tr, ch, 1tr, 2dc) into corner stitch*, repeat twice, dc into next 10 st, join in top of initial 3ch.

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That’s it!!

When I made my blanket, I sewed 5 small squares on to the large ones, and put them on the floor. I didn’t want to have the large squares in nice rows, so I tried a few layouts, made a picture, and sew the squares together.

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For the small circles I used 3 shades of the same colour, for the large circles, I used 4 shades: the first 3 I used 2 rounds, and the last shade only 1 round.

All squares were sewed through the back loops of the final round.

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After all the sewing, I crocheted 2 rounds for a border; 1 round of sc, and 1 round of dc.

Edit: For this blanket I used ‘Drops Safran’; 15 skeins of white, and all colours available except black, and brown- and grey tones. The weight of the blanket is just over 1200 grams.

Groetjes, Dorien

74 comments:

mp said...

It's great, so colorful !
Thanks for the tutorial .

Torre.davorio said...

I like the final effect. Thanks for the tutorial. Tina

Dee said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to make one.

liliden21 said...

Very beautiful ! Love it !
How many different colors did you need to buy ?
Thank you for the tutorial !

beerentoene said...

great...beatiful colours...i love it...thank you for this idea...colette

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I'm anxious to try one but I'm wondering how to figure out how many skeins of each color to get. I'm thinking of doing afghan size for my couch.

deb said...

wow, this is so pretty. I want to make one.
thanks for the tutorial.

SERAFINA said...

Just gorgeous !!! Thank you so much for the tutorial ! Did you use cotton yarn?

SERAFINA said...

I'm sorry, I forgot to ask : how many cotton skeins did you use , do you remember? I want to make it but have to buy yarn online. Thanks :)

Mała Kieszonka said...

I've fallen in love with your blanket. Awsome!

HobbyMegHer said...

I LOVE it!!

I am SO gonna make this.
Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!!

Hugs from Torunn
-Norway. =)

Tamara - Moogly said...

Gorgeous! Linked to you on my blog this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-polka-dot-knit-crochet-patterns/

Thanks for sharing!

Miuda Locas said...

O seu padrão é lindo.
Obrigada pelo tutorial
Beijinhos desde Portugal
Locas.....

SuzyHoughton said...

So beautiful. What an amazing job you have done

Gitte said...

WOW,how nice and beautiful it is,thanks for sharing your lovely blanket

Blue Llama said...

I can only say "WOW"! This is so lovely and I just want it all for myself, even if I have to tell people that it is for my young niece. Haha!

Seriously, this is beautiful. Great work on choosing all the colors and designing it!

Thank you for sharing.

SherbertPipWish said...

Beautiful - the colours are a joy to the eye. Thank you for the tutorial and design.

amanda said...

This is absolutely fabulous - thank you so much for sharing - I feel a 'drop all other projects immediately' feeling coming on!!

Janice Mars said...

Thank you!!!

Dinki Dots said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Completely love it - what a great blanket!! Thanks for the tutorial!
Maria x

aline said...

This is gorgeous! I have trouble doing granny squares but I can do flat circles, so this looks like something I could try to do. Thank you.

Teri Heathcote said...

I might have missed it somewhere but what were the measurements for your squares?

KJB said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I keep seeing the photo of this blanket on a chair on facebook, so happy to have found the source, and a pattern too! It is wonderful ��

greeneggs said...

This is beautiful :)

Are you aware that this photo is being used on a facebook shop as if it is someone else's work :(

Here is the site if you want to get in touch with the owner
http://www.facebook.com/nanabutton2012?fref=ts

bearpaw said...

wow!! That blanket is fabulous! Just like Modern Art!! Well done :)

Jenn said...

Love it! Reminds me of jaw breakers or gum balls. :)

Clare said...

I, too, am interested in making this blanket. I was wondering how many skeins of yarn were used and which colors you picked up. Would you mind sharing? Please and thank you?

Adelaide

juliakupas said...

My daughter shared this with me and it's so fabulous. What size Clover hook are you using? It looks like a G but I couldn't tell. I'm going to use Caron soft cotton and will let you know in about a year when I've finally finished, thank you for sharing!!

judyhante said...

beautiful, I need to try it!

brigitte said...

Very nice , thank you so much to share this tutorial.
Have a nice day

Brigitte

Amigurumi Torino said...

It's so beautiful!! I'll try to make a skirt out of it for the summer -but with plain colors or I'll have to buy too much yarn.
Thanks for the tutorial, brilliant idea

Pin' Ote said...

So beutiful :)!!
thanks for sharing.

Elisabeth Lehner said...

So gorgeous! For sure on my project list :)) thx for sharing!

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Luisa Barraza said...

Hi! You have inspired me to make a similar quilt. I was doing one just out of circles but I didn't like it...I have undone it and now I am turning the circles into squares. However it has been really difficult to turn the larger circles into squares...is there a sort of pattern or calculations for different types of circles??? What am I doing wrong??? Thanx in advance!!!

Martine Dokter said...

Amazing ...
Do you have a tutorial in dutch !?

Groetjes Martine.

Jonathan Davies said...

Hi,
I have a pattern that makes a VERY, VERY large circle. but I want to make that into a square. do you think the same pattern will work?

Thank you!

Carol King said...

This is a wonderful idea for throws for the winter. I just found my next project.

Carol King said...

This is a wonderful idea for throws for the winter. I just found my next project.

Fabienne Verkoulen said...

WOW!!!!! I see a new project coming!

cristina said...

I loooooooooooooooooooove this....
Gorgeous!!!! Congrats for this great work!

Mama M. said...

Perfect- and such a happy feeling when you look at it, I love it

Raylee said...

thanks for the tutorial!

Katina said...

Just beautiful!! What an amazing idea and thank you so much for sharing with everyone. You are extremely talented! :-) Thank you again! Katina

Admin/ Quilt Mama said...

I love this design. I have never seen anything like this and so cute. Especially in the bright colors with white accent. Love it. Thanks for the tutorial. =)

Lisa Blenman said...

This is just perfect. The colours are delicious. Thank you for putting a smile on my face.

yellowrose said...

Its all about the count hun.... count your stitches and visualize.... from the corner back to the center of each side, its works better when the stitches are evens and not odds

tralalalisamom said...

Oh, thank you for this pattern! I've made all of my circles in the squares, and I'm at the joining stage.

I've posted your project on my ravelry page if you would like to see my progress :)

Mary Doukakis said...

Love happy blankies :-)
Thanks for sharing!

myBearpaw said...

wow, this looks like modern art! It's so beautiful, well done :)

vrolijk by Leen said...

Beautiful! http://vrolijkbyleen.blogspot.be/2014/05/nog-maar-eens.html

Maschelle Mashburn said...

I have never seen a blanket like this until today! It is beautiful and so cheerful,with all the colors! Thank you for the tutorial!!

vrolijk by Leen said...

Mine is almost ready :)!
http://vrolijkbyleen.blogspot.be/2014/08/yes.html

InGa said...

Just beautiful. ;-)

Amanda Lee said...

Can someone please tell me what the measurements are for the finished blanket?

KAT said...

This blanket is incredible! Love the colors and the random circles - thanks for the directions!!!

Mandy Brinkman-Wisman said...

Is it an Uk or USA tutorial?

Caryl Hodgson said...

Bye bye African flower ,enter circles - I am blown away by your circle quilt .beautiful . thank you
Starting one now

Tereza Hartikainen said...

Hi,
what a amazing work. I love it.
what is size of finish blanket?
Greetings from Finland

Tereza

ceita said...

Thanks for the tutorial!
Greetings from Riga (Latvia)!

Niccole Fales said...

Hi, I saw your tutorial and I love the blanket btw. I have a VERY large circle ( 168 stitches around) I was wondering if someone could help me figure out the math to turn it into a square? It's for a baby blanket, the center circle is a spiral...I have that part done but I still need to turn it into a square.
Tx! ~Niccole

Jeania Kennedy said...

I have started making circles from all my leftovers from other projects this is a great way to use up the little balls I have. I have decided to make all my circle the same size but use scraps. smaller scraps for the middle and larger ones for the for the outside. I will post pics when done make take a while not sure if I have enough scraps but will make some more. lol

vrolijk by Leen said...

After a whole year, mine is ready!
http://vrolijkbyleen.blogspot.be/2015/08/hoera-hij-is-klaar.html

Schadenfreude said...

After all the circles (plus one row of square) are done, is there a simple way to join as you go instead of just stitching all the squares together?

Beauty Follower said...

WOw this is great , love the colours!

http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

Unknown said...

I had found the smaller circle pattern on pintrest a few days ago and started a few suares for my project ( easy to follow by the way :)) Then I run across this today! SO excited <3 Thank so much!

Dee Velador said...

I used tons of ik to print both tutorials lol but it's worth it! Now my daughter can learn how to make this too <3 Great job thx again

Tinkerbell said...

Hello, how thick was the yarn you used and what needle did you use? Thank you very much! This blanket looks gorgeous and I want to make one for my dad!

morningflower said...

I have a very large circle. Captain America Blanket. Not big enough. How do I now make it into a square? There are approximately say 13 rows.

Louise Miller said...

Thank you for sharing your tutorial x

Tel Avivi said...

Thank you so much for this it is very helpful for beginners!!

Flo Thomas said...

Hi I loved the style and colours in this, sorry if someone has already asked but how many small squares and how many large squares did you use and what was the final measurement of the whole blanket.

Nora N. Garza said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Nora N. Garza said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.