Arianrhod Blanket Square – Free Crochet Pattern

The Arianrhod blanket square uses cables in a circular pattern to create a stunning spray effect.

In trying to come up with a name for this square I found out the Celtic Welsh Star Goddess is known as the “Silver Wheel” – which seemed like a very fitting name considering the design and yarn color.

Make one for a sampler blanket like the Friendship Blanket CAL, or make a bunch of them and create your own beautiful blanket.

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The Arianrhod blanket square uses worsted weight yarn and would look stunning in any number of colors.


MATERIALS


Finished Sizes: 9″ square

Yarn:  #4 worsted weight – approx 1.35 oz.


Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.50 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: Rounds 1 – 3 = 3″ across

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner: Worked in the round, with cables as well as increases.

Abbreviations

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPdc – Front Post double crochet (tutorial here)
FPtr – Front Post treble crochet
rep – repeat
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


Notes:
 

  • Square begins as a circle and then, by working different height stitches, you change the circle to a square.
  • Finished square should be 9”.
  • Post stitch cables are crossed every other round – On even rounds they are worked 1 and 2. On odd rounds the post stitches are crossed.


The Arianrhod Blanket Square is part of the Friendship Blanket CAL that is being organized by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.


Beginning 3/17/21, use coupon code SQUARES to get the pattern free through the end of the CAL. Please visit Sunflower Cottage Crochet (CLICK HERE or the graphic below) to get all the info as well as updates on all the squares.


If you’d like to follow the Friendship Blanket CAL to get updates for all the squares, you can click on the round-up graphic below or CLICK HERE.



ARIANRHOD BLANKET SQUARE



Make magic ring,
Round 1: Ch 2 (does not count as st), 12 dc in magic ring, pull magic ring closed, sl st in 1st dc to join. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in first dc to join. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sk next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc around skipped dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc around next dc, FPdc around previous dc (that dc was worked into), repeat from * around, dc in first st, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 12 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1, FPdc around first post st (may be hidden behind post st in the front), FPdc around next post st, *ch 2, FPdc around next 2 post sts, repeat from * around, ch 2, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 12 ch-sps)

Round 5: Ch 1, sk first post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped dc, *3 dc in ch-sp, sk next post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped post st, repeat from * around, 3 dc in last ch-sp, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 36 dc)

Round 6: Ch 1, FPdc around first post st, FPdc around next post st, *ch 4, FPdc around next 2 post sts, repeat from * around, ch 4, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 12 ch-sps)

Round 7: Ch 1, sk first post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped dc, *5 dc in ch-sp, sk next post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped post st, repeat from * around, 5 dc in last ch-sp, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 60 dc)

Round 8: Ch 1, FPdc around first post st, FPdc around next post st, *ch 5, FPdc around next 2 post sts, repeat from * around, ch 5, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 12 ch-sps)

Round 9: Ch 1, sk first post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped dc, *6 dc in ch-sp, sk next post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped post st, repeat from * around, 6 dc in last ch-sp, sl st in first post st to join. (24 post sts, 72 dc)

Round 10: Ch 1, *FPtr in first post st, ch 3, FPtr in next post st (corner made), [ch 5, FPdc around first post st, FPdc around next post st] 2 times, ch 5, repeat from * 3 times, sl st in first post st to join. (16 FPdc, 8 FPtr, 12 ch-5 sps)

Round 11: Ch 1, *FPdc around FPtr, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner sp, FPdc around FPtr, [6 dc in ch-5 sp, sk next post st, FPdc around next post st, FPdc around skipped dc] 2 times, 6 dc in ch-5 sp, repeat from * around, sl st in first FPdc to join. (24 post sts, 80 dc)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around working 3 sc into each corner sp, sl st in first sc to join. (87 sc)
Fasten off.
Block to 9” square, if needed.


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ETSY
RAVELRY
LOVE CRAFTS
RIBBLR


Happy Crocheting!



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