Last week we turned some of the flowers from week 1 into squares. This week we will join our squares into blocks of 4.
So, if you've followed along so far you should have nine squares that look like the one on the left. These will become Square 1 in each of the nine blocks of 4 that form our blanket.
This blanket is made using a 'join as you go' method. This is great, as it means you don't have to sew all your squares together at the end!
To get started you will need Square 1 for the first block, and the other three flowers that go with it. If you're following the pattern the first Square 1 is Lavender, and the rest of the flowers are Parchment, Silver and Bluebell.
Put Square 1 aside for a moment, and using the next flower complete the pattern to row 4.
Here's where it gets a bit trickier. Complete 1 side of row 5 as before, then we'll start to join from the first corner.
Grab Square 1 and place it back to back with your current square (which we'll call Square 2). Insert your hook through a corner space in Square 1 and slip stitch to join. Chain 1 then do your treble crochet in the corner space of Square 2. Slip stitch in the next treble of Square 1, then do your treble crochet in the next treble on Square 2.
Continue like this for the rest of this side, then complete the remaining two sides as we did for Square 1. This gives the ridgle-like join effect and finishes row 5.
Repeat these steps for the remaining squares in this block.
This gives us the block of four squares that make up one large square. Repeat this for the other eight squares.
That's more than enough for this week! Enjoy, and let us know how you're getting on in the comments. I really loved watching the colours coming together as we joined them up. What's your favourite block?
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