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BB April 2020 Everchanging Broomstick Lace Blanket

Everchanging Broomstick Lace Blanket

April 2020 BlanketBox

Designed by Lauren Samar for Yarn Bits Shop

Feel free to email for pattern help or questions: help@yarnbitsshop.com

This blanket is a great way to learn and practice Broomstick Lace crocheting. The first part of the pattern will cover what Broomstick Lace crocheting is and how to do the different aspects 

needed. After the overview, the three square patterns are provided. One square utilizes only the straight knitting needle to create the loops and is worked from bottom to top. This square is the best place to start with learning and practicing the technique. The other two squares utilizes both the straight (towards the center only) and circular knitting needles to work from inside out. After all squares are made, they are connected with either black yarn if seam visibility is not desired or the Tweed yarn if the seam visibility is desired.

Lastly, with the remaining Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn, a border is made. If there is enough yarn, a round of broomstick lace can be crocheted. With 5 skeins of the Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn, 24 squares can be made (each skein yields 5-6 squares). Depending on the number of each square design made, the amount of yarn left will determine the border thickness. 

Everchanging Broomstick Lace Blanket

Supplies: 

5 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes in Wishing Well, 3 skeins of Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium in Black, size G crochet hook, a pair of 19mm/size 35 straight knitting needles, and a circular needle set in 19mm/size 35, sewing needle for sewing squares together or weaving in ends

Skill Level: Intermediate

Dimensions: 

Square dimensions: ~10.5 x10.5 inches

4×6 squares blanket dimensions (without border): ~42 x 63 inches

Gauge: 

12 sts and rows 3-7 of the Bottom to Top Square Pattern: 

slightly under 3 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall. 

 

About Broomstick Lace Crochet: 

Broomstick Lace is worked in two parts: the loop pass and the return pass. The loop pass pulls loop up onto the knitting needle, creating the height of the clusters. The return pass takes the loops off the needle and crochets stitches into the clusters of loops. Broomstick lace can be created with 1 or more loops- this pattern uses 2-4 loops for each cluster in the return pass and the number of loops will be noted in the row/rounds. The return pass generally crochets the same amount of stitches as loops in clusters (2 stitches for 2 loop clusters, 4 stitches for 4 loop clusters, and so on.) However, when working in the round, more stitches may be crocheted into the loops to maintain the flatness of the pattern. So many variations can be created with Broomstick Lace- the knitting needle size can be adjusted to create tighter or looser clusters (various heights) along with adding in different rows of stitches between the Broomstick Lace rows. This pattern features several variations with the three square patterns as well as adding in a broomstick lace round in the border.  

Color Changes Notes

Each skein of Mandala Tweed Stripes is slightly different. The way the color changes can be managed from one skein to the next is (only for the center to out squares) to crochet full rounds with the yarn ends then find a color set in other skeins that looks nice with that last round and continue with the square from there. For example, with the yarn ends from making 5 of the Bottom to Top Square patterns, crochet the remaining yarn from that skein following either the Circle-to-Square pattern or the Broomstick Lace Granny Square pattern until the yarn runs out- stopping at the end of a round (not the middle of a round). After that, use another skein of yarn that is similar to the center colors. 

Number of Squares Needed

24 total squares are needed to make the blanket- Any combination of numbers of the three squares patterns can be used. Each skein yields 5-6 squares so 4 full skeins and a bit more will be needed to make 24. The remaining Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn is for the attaching squares and the border. The orientation of the center-out squares do not make a difference but the Bottom to Top one does so that could be a “4th” design. 

 

Bottom to Top Square Pattern

With Mandala Tweed Stripe yarn, ch 42. 

Row 1: hdc in 3rd sp from hook, hdc in each sp across, turn. [40 sts]

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each sp across, turn. [40 sts]

Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each sp across, do not turn. [40 sts]

Row 4, part 1: pull loop onto straight knitting needle (counts as first loop), sk first sp, insert hook into next sp and pull up a loop then place it onto the needle, repeat for each sp across [40 loops on hook]

Row 4, part 2: slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 2 (does not count as beg hdc), 4 hdc in same sp, *yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops (first hdc), complete 3 more hdc in same sp**, repeat from * to ** across until all loops are off the needle. Turn. [10 clusters of 4 hdc or  40 sts]

Row 5: ch 2, hdc in each sp across, do not turn [40 sts]

Row 6-19: Repeat Row 4-5 (8 total broomstick lace rows for square done)

Row 20: ch 2, hdc in each sp across, fasten off [40 sts]

Border Round 1: With black yarn, sl st into corner sp of row 20 (last crocheted st of row 20), ch 1 and sc in each sp across, ch 2 (for corner), work down side of square- spreading out 40 sc stitches evenly [Suggestion: 5 sc in spaces before the first loop cluster from the top, one sc in loop cluster, then repeat (3 sc between clusters, 1 sc in loop cluster) to after last loop cluster: 6 sc after last loop cluster to bottom of square], ch 2 for 2nd corner, sc in each sp across bottom of square, ch 2 for 3rd corner, work up side of square [Same as suggestion but 6 sc before reaching first loop cluster and 5 between last loop cluster and top of square], ch 2, sl st to beg sc, turn. [40 sc per side/160 sc around, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 2: ch 2, hdc in each sp around and [1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in each corner sp, sl st to beg hdc, turn. [42 hdc per side/168 hdc around, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 3: ch 2, hdc in each sp around and [1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc] in each corner sp, sl st to beg hdc. Fasten off. [44 hdc per side/176 hdc around, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Weave in all ends. 

Circle-To-Square Pattern 

Note: dtr = double triple stitch: Yo hook 3 times, insert crochet hook in st, yo, draw lp through, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 4 times

Note 2: If there is warping, feel free to turn (change crocheting directions) on the non-broomstick lace rounds. See image- the rounds were worked in one direction until the border rounds.  

With Mandala Tweed Stripe yarn, ch 4 and sl st to first ch to make ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (does not count as beg dc here and on), 12 dc in ring, sl st to 1st dc [12 dc]

Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 2 dc in all sp around, sl st to 1st dc [24 dc]

Round 3, part 1: pull loop on hook to needle (will need to use 3 needles for this round), pull one loop onto needle for each sp for 7 more spaces (8 loops on first needle), pick up next needle and continue placing loops on needle (8 loops on 2nd needle), pick up next needle and continue for 8 more loops (8 loops on 3rd needle, back at start of round). [24 loops spread out over 3 needles]

Round 3, part 2: slip 2 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 2, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 3 (does not count as beg hdc), 4 dc in same sp, *yarn over, slip 2 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 2, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp**, repeat from * to ** around until all loops are off the needle, sl st to first dc of round. [12 clusters of 4 dc or 48 dc]

Round 4: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 2, 2 dc in next, *dc in next 3 sp, 2 dc in next**, repeat from * to ** around, sl st to first dc. [60 dc]

Round 5, part 1: Using the circular needles, pick up a loop from each sp around and place it onto needle, sliding loops down needle onto the cord part as more loops are picked up. [60 loops on needle]

Round 5, part 2: (note: broke up round to make it easier to follow/read)

  1. slip 3 loops off needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, 
  2. [*yarn over, slip 3 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp**, 
  3. repeat from * to ** two more times {4 clusters of 4 dc done},  
  4. repeat from * to ** then add one more dc in same sp (5 dc in cluster) {4 clusters of 4 dc followed by 1 cluster of 5dc}], 
  5. repeat [ ] {steps 2-4} around until all loops are off the needle, 
  6. sl st to first dc of round. [20 clusters of 4 dc with every 5th cluster having an extra dc or 84 dc]

Round 6: ch 1, sl st in same sp, sl st in each of next 5 sp, *sc in next 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sp, dc in next 2 sp, tr in next sp, (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next sp, tr in next, dc in next 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sp, sc in next 2 sp, sl st in next 6 sp**, repeat from * to ** around, sl st to first sl st. [22 sts/side or 84 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Round 7: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in each sp around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner sp, sl st to first dc [26 sts/side or 104 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Round 8: Repeat round 7 [30 sts/side or 120 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Round 9: Repeat round 7, fasten off. [34 sts/side or 136 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 1: With black yarn, sl st into any sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around with (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first sc, turn [36 sts/side or 144 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each sp around with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner sp, sl st to first hdc, turn [40 sts/side or 160 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 3: Repeat border round 2, fasten off. [44 sts/side or 176 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Weave in ends. 

Broomstick Lace Granny Square

Note: Broomstick corners pattern will be the same for all broomstick lace rounds: 

  • Loop Pass: 1 loop before corner, 1 loop in ch-2 sp, and 1 loop after corner
  • Return Pass: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 3 loop cluster from loop pass

Note 2: If there is warping, feel free to turn (change crocheting directions) on the non-broomstick lace rounds. See image- the rounds were worked in one direction until the border rounds.  

With Mandala Tweed Stripe yarn, ch 4 and sl st to first ch to make ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (does not count as beg dc here and on), *4 dc in ring, ch 2**, repeat from * to ** 3 more times, sl st to 1st dc [16 dc, 4 ch-2 sp]

Round 2, part 1: {note: ch-2 sp counts as 1 sp here, only pull one loop for each corner} pull loop on hook to needle (will need to use 3 needles for this round), pull one loop onto needle for each sp for 7 more spaces (8 loops on first needle, 2 corners and 1 side), pick up next needle and continue placing loops on needle (7 loops on 2nd needle, 2 sides and 1 corner), pick up next needle and continue for 5 more loops (5 loops on 3rd needle, 1 side and 1 corner- back at start of round). [20 loops spread out over 3 needles]

Round 2, part 2: 

  1. *slip 2 loops off needle and insert hook through all 2, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp {side done}, 
  2. yarn over, slip 3 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 2 more dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 more dc in same sp {corner done}**, 
  3. repeat from * to ** (step 1-2) 3 more times around until all loops are off the needles,
  4.  sl st to first dc of round. [4 3-dc clusters for sides and 4 6-dc with ch-2 in middle for corners- or 9 dc/side or 36 dc total with 4 ch-2 sp] 

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in each sp around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner sp, sl st to first dc. [13 dc/side or 52 dc with 4 ch-2 sp]

Round 4, part 1: turn, sl st in 1 sp (towards closest corner), using circular needles- pull loop on hook to needle, pull one loop onto needle for each sp for 4 more spaces before corner, pull loop through corner sp (should have 6 loops on hook), continue pulling loops onto hook around (1 loop per space, 1 loop per corner) to last corner sp, pick up last corner loop then pull 1 loop for 8 more spaces back to the beg of round [56 loops on needle]

Round 4, part 2: 

  1. slip 3 loops off needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp {center of 1 side done}, 
  2. *yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp {left of center done}, 
  3. yarn over, slip 3 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 2 more dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 more dc in same sp {corner done},
  4. yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp {right of center done}, 
  5. yarn over, slip 3 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp {center of side done}**
  6. repeat from * to ** (step 2-5) 2 more times then * to ** except for last center cluster (step 2-4) one more time around until all loops are off the needles, 
  7. sl st to first dc of round. [3 4-dc clusters for sides and 4 6-dc with ch-2 in middle for corners- or 18 dc/side or 72 dc total with 4 ch-2 sp] 

Round 5: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in each sp around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner sp, sl st to first dc. [22 dc/side or 88 dc with 4 ch-2 sp]

Round 6, part 1: turn, sl st in 1 sp (towards closest corner), using circular needles- pull loop on hook to needle, pull one loop onto needle for each sp for 8 more spaces before corner, pull loop through corner sp (should have 10 loops on hook), continue pulling loops onto hook around (1 loop per space, 1 loop per corner) to last corner sp, pick up last corner loop then pull 1 loop for 13 more spaces back to the beg of round [92 loops on needle]

Round 6, part 2:

  1. slip 4 loops off needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp,
  2.  [yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp] 2 times to corner
  3. *yarn over, slip 3 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 3, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 2 more dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 more dc in same sp {corner done}
  4. [yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp] 5 times to corner**, 
  5. repeat from * to ** (step 3-4) 3 times, 
  6.  [yarn over, slip 4 loops off the needle and insert hook through all 4, yarn over and pull through all loops minus two loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops (first dc), complete 3 more dc in same sp] 2 times to finish last side loops, 
  7. sl st to first dc of round [5 4-dc clusters for sides and 4 6-dc with ch-2 in middle for corners- or 26 dc/side or 104 dc total with 4 ch-2 sp] 

Round 7: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in each sp around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner sp, sl st to first dc. [30 dc/side or 120 dc with 4 ch-2 sp]

Round 8: ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around with (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first sc, fasten off.  [32 dc/side or 128 dc with 4 ch-2 sp]

Border Round 1: With black yarn, sl st into any sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around with (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner sp, sl st to first sc, turn [36 sts/side or 144 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each sp around with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner sp, sl st to first hdc, turn [40 sts/side or 160 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Border Round 3: Repeat border round 2, fasten off. [44 sts/side or 176 sts, 4 ch-2 sp at corners]

Weave in ends. 

Attaching and Border

After squares are completed, there are several options for attaching them together. If you have black yarn left, you can sew the squares together with black for an invisible seam. If you want a visible seam utilizing Mandala Tweed Stripes, then the squares can be attached with either the flat slip stitch method, the flat zipper method, or even sc for some texture on the seams. 

After all the squares are attached (4 by 6) with the preferred method, the following is a border pattern that can incorporate broomstick lace.

With Mandala Tweed Stripe yarn, sl st to any sp close to a corner. 

Round 1: ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each sp around with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner sp and 2 hdc in square corner sp at seams, sl st to first hdc. [186 sts on short sides and 278 sts on long sides with 4 ch-2 corner sp]

Round 2, part 1: sl st to 1 or 5 sp away from the corner as needed, pull loop onto circular needles, pull up loop from each sp around (1 in each corner). [3 loops for each corner, multiple of 4 between corner loops for each side- 184 loops for short sides and 276 loops for long sides]. 

Round 2, part 2: following the same technique as the square patterns, crochet 4 hdc in each set of 4 loops around with (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each corner’s cluster of 3 loops. [46 clusters of 4 on short sides and 69 clusters of 4 on long sides with corner clusters of 6 dc and ch-2 sp]

If have enough yarn: 

Round 3: ch 2, hdc in each sp around and (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Pattern Declaimer

This is a paid pattern originally designed for a Yarn Bits Shop subscription box. 

You have permission to sell any item made from this pattern. However, you are not allowed to resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern or downloads in any printed or digital form (in full), or to claim the pattern as your own original design. If you want to sell or share a picture of your work from this pattern, please clearly credit the design to me: Lauren Samar of Yarn Bits Shop (with link to the website when applicable). 

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March 2021 – CrochetMastery Bavarian Crochet Placemats/Tablerunner

Bavarian Crochet Placemats/Tablerunner

March 2021 CrochetMastery

Designed by Lauren Samar for Yarn Bits Shop

Feel free to email for pattern help or questions: help@yarnbitsshop.com

March 2021- CrochetMastery

Bavarian Crochet Placemats/Tablerunner

Skill Level: Intermediate to Intermediate-Advanced

Hook Size: I/5.5mm

Bavarian Crochet is a technique composed of two round repeats- the clusters round and the shell round. The resulting texture and fabric looks like diamonds outlined and it’s a great technique for color work. While it is most commonly worked in rounds, it can be adjusted for rows. The patterns below are adjustable to the size rectangles you would like AND can be used for other patterns like scarves, cowl, blankets, and more. There are also details about setting up for a square instead of a rectangle at the end for your reference for other patterns (blankets, motifs, pillows, flat doily, etc). Also at the end, there is a list of ideas for utilizing this technique.

In this box, there is: 

  • 3 skeins of Red Heart Hygge Charm in three colors- $30
  • Size I/5.5mm Crochet Hook- $4
  • Handmade by Lauren Stitch Markers – $6 
  • Darning Needle (in envelope!) 
  • Exclusive Pattern and Support- $10
  • Plus all the subscribers perks!

Stitches/Abbreviation Guide:

Yarn Over (yo); Space (sp); Stitch (st); Skip (sk); Loop (lp)

Chain (ch): with one lp on hook, yo and pull through the lp on hook

Slip Stitch (sl st): insert hook into target sp, yo and pull through sp AND lp on hook

Single Crochet (sc): insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through both loops on hook

Triple Crochet (tr): yo twice, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through st, [yo and pull through 2 loops] three times. 

Small Shell (sm shell): (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in target space

Large Shell (lg shell): (4 tr, {ch 1, 4 tr} twice) in target space

4-triple cluster (4-tr cl): *yo twice, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through st, [yo and pull through 2 loops] two times (leaving last loop of st on hook)**, repeat from * to ** 3 more times, yo and pull through all loops on hook. 

4-back post triple decrease (4-bptr dec): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back of post to work around then insert hook from front to back on other side of post (picking up post as space), yo and pull through sp, [yo and pull through 2 loops] two times (leaving last loop of st on hook)**, repeat from * to ** for the next three posts, yo and pull through all loops on hook. 

8-back post triple decrease (8-bptr dec): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back of post to work around then insert hook from front to back on other side of post (picking up post as space), yo and pull through sp, [yo and pull through 2 loops] two times (leaving last loop of st on hook)**, repeat from * to ** for the next seven posts, yo and pull through all loops on hook. 

Pattern Notes

The above stitches are ALL the stitches needed for the patterns. Once you are used to the shells and clusters, it is rhythmic. What makes it easier to remember what goes where is (when working in rounds): 

  • 8-bptr dec are used on edges only
    • These are the bottom half of the diamond between corners
    • This FILLS the space between shells
  • sm shells are used on edges only. 
    • These are the top half of the diamond between corners.
    • This ADDS space to width/length.
  • 4-bptr dec are used at corners only 
    • These are ¼ of the NEW diamonds at corners, adding to the total number of diamonds per side. 
  • lg shells are used at corners only
    • These are ¾ of NEW diamonds at corners. 

 

For any size rectangular Bavarian Crochet patterns, the beginning ch is a multiple of 10 + 2. 

 

For square patterns, the beginning is different but once you get past the set-up, the pattern for squares and rectangles are the same.

 

For these patterns, the color order is repeated (color 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc) until desired size is reached. BUT with Bavarian crochet, there’s many opportunities to explore color changes.  

Yarn Amounts Notes

With three skeins of Red Heart Hygge Charm, you can make 4 placemats safely with the same color order. You MAY be able to make up to 6 if you rotate the color you start with so the amounts are used up evenly across the rounds and placemats. For example the color order is always the same (1 then 2 then 3 then 1, etc) but placemats 1 and 2 start with color 1, placemats 3 and 4 start with color 2, and placemats 5 and 6 start with color 3. 

If a longer table runner is desired, roughly 60-70 inches would use up all the yarn to create a 14 inch wide runner. 

Small Rectangle // Placemats 

With color 1, ch 32 (3 multiples of 10 + 2). 

 

Foundation Round: 

  • sc in 2nd ch from hook, 
  • *sk next 4 chs, sm shell in next ch, sk next 4 chs, sc in next ch**, 
  • repeat from * to ** to last ch, 
  • working on the OPPOSITE side of the ch (turn your work to bottom of ch)- sk first 5 ch
  • *sm shell in next ch (same sp as other side’s shell), sk next 4 chs, sc in next ch, 
  • repeat from * until all same amount of shells are completed on both sides
  • sk last 5 ch,
  • sl st to beg sc
  • fasten off color 1

Stitches Count: 6 sm shells, 6 sc

Round 1: 

  • With the next color, sl st to first sc of previous 
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp (top of shell)
    • Corner cluster completed 
  • (ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) two times 
    • Edge clusters completed
    • To make this more generic for length: the number of shells per side from foundation round minus 1 repeat is completed here. SO if you are doing 10 shells on the foundation round, 9 edge clusters are completed here. 
  • (ch 5, 4 bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) two times 
    • Corner 2 and 3 clusters completed
  • (ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) two times 
    • Opposite edge clusters completed
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sl st to beg sc
    • Last corner cluster completed
  • Do not fasten off

Stitches Count: 8 sc, 4 8-bptr dec, 4 4-bptr dec

Round 2: 

  • ch 1, sc in first sc
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec (the corner), sc in next sc,
    • Corner 1 completed
  • (sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc) twice 
    • Or repeat until sc before next corner 
    • Edge shells completed
  • (lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc) twice
    • Corners 2 and 3 completed
  • (sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc) twice 
    • Or repeat until sc before next corner 
    • Opposite edge shells completed
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec (the corner), sl st to beg sc
    • Corner 4 completed
  • Fasten off.

Stitches Count: 8 sc, 4 lg shells, 4 sm shells

 

Round 3: 

  • With next color, sl st to ch 1 sp of first corner shell (first ch-1 of lg shell), sc in same sp,
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp (2nd ch-1 sp of lg shell)
    • Corner 1 cluster completed
  • (ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) three times 
    • Or until you reach first ch-1 sp of next lg shell
    • Long edge 1 clusters completed
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp (2nd ch-1 sp of lg shell)
    • Corner 2 cluster completed
  • ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp 
    • Short edge 1 clusters completed
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp (2nd ch-1 sp of lg shell)
    • Corner 3 clusters completed
  • (ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) three times 
    • Or until you reach first ch-1 sp of next lg shell
    • Long edge 2 clusters completed
  • ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp (2nd ch-1 sp of lg shell)
    • Corner 4 clusters completed
  • ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sl st to beg sc 
    • Short edge 2 clusters completed

Stitches Count: 12 sc, 8 8-bptr dec, 4 4-bptr dec

 

Round 4: 

  • ch 1, sc in first sc
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec (the corner), sc in next sc,
    • Corner 1 completed
  • (sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc) three times 
    • Or repeat until sc before next corner 
    • Long edge 1 shells completed
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc
    • Corner 2 completed
  • sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc
    • Short edge 1 shells completed
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc
    • Corner 3 completed
  • (sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc) three times
    • Or repeat until sc before next corner 
    • Long edge 2 shells completed
  • lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec, sc in next sc
    • Corner 4 completed
  • sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sl st to beg sc
    • Short edge 1 shells completed
  • Fasten off.

Stitches Count: 4 lg shells, 8 sm shells

 

Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until desired size is reached. The pattern ends on a shell round. 

 

Each pair of rounds adds one sm shell per side. 

 

For a placemat- 10 rounds (5 pairs of rounds after foundation round) with Red Heart Hygge Charm yarn and size I hook will create a placemat with a dimension of ~17 by ~14 inches.

Long Rectangle // Table runner 

This pattern is a repeat of the small rectangle pattern but with more shells per long side to start (instead of 3 diamonds at center). 

 

With the Red Heart Hygge Charm yarn and size I hook, each multiple of 10 adds about 2 inches to the beginning length. The foundation round + 10 rounds (5 pairs of cluster and shell rounds) adds 12 inches to the length. So if you want a 50 inch long table runner, your beg chain should be a multiple of 10 + 2 that is approximately 38 inches long. This chain (based on the gauge and dimensions) will be 192 chains with 19 shells on either side of the ch for the foundation round. 

Square center 

With color 1, ch 5 and sl to first ch to create a ring.

 

Round 1: 

  • ch 1, 
  • (sc in ring, ch 5, 4-tr cl in ring, ch 5) 4 times
  • sl st to beg sc
  • fasten off color 1

Stitches Count: 8 ch-5 sp, 4 sc, 4 4-tr cl

 

Round 2: 

Note: ch-2s in this round are only used here to create height and will not be worked into in later rounds. 

  • ch 1, sc in first sc
  • ch 2, lg shell in top of next 4-tr cl sp, ch 2
  • (sc in next sc, ch 2, lg shell in top of next 4-tr cl sp, ch 2) three times
  • sl st to beg sc and fasten off

Stitches Count: 8 ch-2 sp, 4 lg shells, 4 sc

 

Round 3: 

  • With next color, sl st to ch 1 sp of first corner shell (first ch-1 of lg shell), sc in same sp,
  • *ch 5, 4-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp (2nd ch-1 sp of lg shell)
    • Corner 1 cluster completed
  • ch 5, 8-bptr dec, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp** 
    • Edge 1 clusters completed
  • Repeat from * to ** around, skipping last sc of repat
  •  sl st to beg sc

Stitches Count: 8 sc, 4 8-bptr dec, 4 4-bptr dec

 

Round 4: 

  • ch 1, sc in first sc
  • *lg shell in top of 4-bptr dec (the corner), sc in next sc,
    • Corner 1 completed
  • sm shell in top of 8-bptr dec sp, sc in next sc** 
    • Edge 1 completed
  • Repeat from * to ** around, skipping last sc of repat
  • sl st to beg sc
  • Fasten off.

Stitches Count: 4 lg shells, 4 sm shells

 

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until desired size is reached. Each pair of rounds adds one sm shell per side. 

Ideas for Projects with Bavarian Crochet

 

With the above techniques, you have MANY options for projects utilizing Bavarian Crochet. Besides placemats and table runner, below is a list of ideas. 

 

Square Motifs for Blanket

Center-out blanket of either Square or Rectangular shape

Square/Rectangle Pillow Covers– end on a cluster round to get flat edges and sew together THEN use a shell round to create an edge of the cover. 

Use cotton yarn to create a hotplate mat 

Scarf– Set up with very long beg ch, complete foundation round for rectangle, then 1-3 pairs of rounds. 

Turning at ends of round to create different textures of same patterns.

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Back of Bavarian Crochet view- it looks pretty on both sides!

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