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Friday, 10 June 2016

Seaside Winter Blanket CAL: Umzumbe Square 1

Hello and welcome!

After weeks and weeks of designing and frogging and preparing......... the big day has finally arrived!!!

Our Seaside Winter Blanket journey officially begins today with the "Umzumbe Square"!



Note:   The final two rounds on the above squares are border rounds and will be crocheted around each of the squares.   The pattern for these two rows will be provided with Square 2.
 
Please have a read through the INTRODUCTION and YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW posts where you will find the information necessary to prepare you for the CAL.

A special thank you goes out to Ritha Vishwanath, who tested the pattern for me.  


Ritha is a very skilled crocheter who pattern tests for a number of designers.    Have a look at her beautiful work on her Facebook page HOOKS, NEEDLES & MORE
 
UMZUMBE SQUARE PATTERN:

YARN:   DK /8ply / light worsted weight 100% Acrylic. 
(Worsted weight, Aran, Afghan, 10 ply yarn would also work very well, using a 5.00mm hook - you would need slightly more yarn, and of course your blankets will be a fair bit larger than the sizes given for DK)

YARN QUANTITIES:
Baby blanket:  2500 metres (2730 yards) - approximately 10 x 100g balls
Lapghan:  3750 metres (4101 yards) - approximately 15 x 100g balls

HOOK: 4.00mm

SIZES:
Lapghan - 150cm x 150cm
Baby Blanket -  94cm x 113cm 

PATTERN TERMS:   US


Baby Blanket:   Make 2 x "Umzumbe" square
Lapghan:    Make 2 x "Umzumbe" square
 
Foundation:    3ch, sl st into 1st chain to close or make a MAGIC CIRCLE

Round 1:  6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch),   (3dc into circle, 3ch) x3;  2dc into circle, sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Elle Family Knit DK:  205 "Watermelon"

 
Round 2:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 7dc into same sp, 1ch;  (8dc into next 3ch sp, 1ch) x 3;   sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Elle Family Knit DK:  042 "Shell Pink"

 
Round 3:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same sp;  skip 2dc, 1sc into each of next 4dc;  (skip 2dc, 3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 1ch sp;   skip 2dc, 1sc into each of next 4dc);  skip 2dc, sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Elle Family Knit DK:   076 "Fuschia"

 
Round 4:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into same sp, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 5ch;   (skip 4sc;   1dc into each of next 3dc;  6dc into 3ch sp;  1dc into each of next 3dc;  5ch) x3;  skip 4sc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Elle Family Knit DK:  101 "Grape"


Round 5:  Join yarn in any 5ch sp;  3ch, 1trc into same sp (counts as 2trc tog);  2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog;  [(skip 2dc, 1hdc into each of next 2dc, 4ch, skip 4dc; 1hdc into each of next 2dc,  skip 2dc);  (2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog, 3ch, 2trc tog, 2ch, 2trc tog)] x3;  skip 2dc, 1hdc into each of next 2dc, 4ch, skip 4dc, 1hdc into each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Elle Pullskein:   046 "Apricot"


Round 6:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc in same sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp;  2dc into next sp;  5dc into next 4ch sp;  2dc into next sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp;  (3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 3ch sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp;  2dc into next sp;  5dc into next 4ch sp;  2dc into next sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp), sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Elle Family Knit DK:  098 "Citrus"


Round 7:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 3ch, 2dc in same sp;  1dc into each dc to corner 3ch;   (2dc, 3ch, 2dc into 3ch sp,  1dc into each dc to next corner) x3;  sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Elle Family Knit DK:  048 "Stone"


Thank you for joining in.   Patterns will remain on my Blog so that you can work at your own pace and make as many blankets as you like!

PS:   The official CAL has ended but you can still join in at your leisure.  The links to all the patterns for the CAL can be found in the pinned post of our Seaside Winter Blanket Group

12 comments:

  1. Love this block. It with the others you have pictured will make a wonderfully upbeat happy afghan. I can hardly wait to start this - will be using stash yarn so I can start tonight!

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  2. I have just come accross this blog and love it. How does this CAL work. Can I just join in...new to CALs. Just started my first one, but have been crocheting for a long time with a long layover running my own business. Now am 'hooked'again.

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  3. I love the turning of the blocks! Very clever!!��
    Thanks Dawn x

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  4. Brilliant design, thank you for sharing your talent

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  5. Is there an alternative yarn 21.50 is a bit too much for me

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    1. Hi Jeannie - I am assuming you are also in SA? The most economical yarn (that I know of) is the Charity - a budget yarn of decent quality and a great range of colours - price ranges from R16.50 to about R22.00 (in habby shops, like Elna) for 100g. R21.50 is really expensive (if you are referring to the 50g Elle Family Knit).

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  6. hi zelna ive just started your cal, im doing it in colours of : black, white and hot pink , im enjoying this cal , cheers di

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  7. Love the pattern. Is there an easy way to print it, am anxious to get started and would like to print it out. Thanks

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    1. Hi Janice. Just below the add in the right hand column you will see a "Print friendly" button. That will enable you to print (with or without photos) or save as a pdf.

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  8. Just found this! Where can I get the whole pattern????????????

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    1. Hi Luise. The links for all the patterns can be found in the Seaside Winter Blanket CAL FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786119394956461/

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