It's Emma, I'm back for another blog post.
After the popularity of the Fruit Cup Fade, we've had some requests for a square version. I am happy to bring you part one of the Fruit Cup Squared. It has also given me a chance to use the Ombre Fade kit - the Papatya Batik version. You can use either the Ombre or the Original Fruit Cup colourways to make either the squared version or the original rectangular blanket. Fruit Cup squared measures 130 x 130 cm.
In today's post we are working the increase half, and using the following colours:
- Raspberry - 554-05
- Mango - 554-07
- Banana - 554-09
- Lime 554-03
Papatya Batik is 100% Premium Acrylic DK/8ply, and we use one ball of each.
We only use half the Lime in part one and will use the remainder in Part 2.
You will also need:
- a 5 mm hook
- and a tapestry needle
Pattern is written in US terms
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
sp - space
Make a chain of 3.
Row 1: Sk 2 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3: Ch 3, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across*, (sc, ch 1 sc) in ch-3 sp, turn. (4 sc)
Row 4 - 80: Ch 3, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across, (sc, ch 1 sc) in ch-3 sp, turn (81 sc)
Join new yarn by undoing the previous stitch one step, and redoing with new colour – use this technique throughout pattern.
Pattern repeat: Ch 3, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across, (sc, ch 1 sc) in ch-3 sp, turn.
(Remember: the 1st sc of each row is in the chain space between the increase stitches, make sure you don't miss it.)
Rows 81-82: Work two rows (of Pattern Repeat) in Mango. (83 sc)
Rows 83 -86: Work four rows in Raspberry. (87 sc)
Rows 87- 88: Work two rows in Mango. (89 sc)
Rows 89 -90: Work two rows in Raspberry. (91 sc)
Rows 91 -92: Work two rows in Mango. (93 sc)
Rows 93- 94: Work two rows in Raspberry. Fasten off Raspberry Yarn (95 sc)
Rows 95- 116: Join Mango yarn, work 22 rows. (117 sc)
Row 117 - 118: Two rows in Banana. (119 sc)
Row 119 - 120: Work two rows in Mango. (121 sc)
Row 121 - 124: Work four rows in Banana. (125 sc)
Row 125 - 126: Work two rows in Mango. (127 sc)
Row 127 – 128: Two rows in Banana. (129 sc)
Row 129 – 130: Work two rows in Mango (131 sc)
Row 131 - 142: Work 12 rows in Banana. (143 sc)
Row 143 - 144: Work two rows in Lime (145 sc)
Row 145 - 148: Work four rows in Banana (149 sc)
Row 149 - 150: Work two rows in Lime (151 sc)
Row 152 – 153: Work two rows in Banana (154 sc)
Row 154 - 155: Work two rows in Lime (154 sc)
Row 156 – 157: Work two rows in banana (158 sc)
Row 158 – 163: Work six rows in Lime (164 sc)
The second half - where we decrease will be posted soon!
Thanks for reading,