Spice Market CAL Part 8

Part 8

In the eight part of this CAL it is time for a more simple and elegant touch. As the blanket is at this point almost closed when it comes to stitch work, I felt it would be nice to have some more air and a more open lace stitch in it. Besides that the design of this part is a real common type of wall design around market places. Stone walls which cover up a souk or market are many times decorated with open spaces in a continues pattern. And even more fun at this part as most of the Rounds will all be made out of 1 color. Enjoy !

Round 1 (RS) : Take Color H in any ch2-sp. CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in next 2 sts, CH5, sk 2 sts, (1SC in next 3 sts, CH5, sk 2 sts) 39 times, 2SC in next st. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 123SC/ 40 times a CH5-sp and 4 times a CH2-sp (corners)]

Round 2 : CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in next 2 sts, sk st, (5SC in next ch5-sp, sk st, 1SC in next st (middle sc of 3sc gr), sk st) 39 times, 5SC in ch5-sp, sk st, 1SC in next 2 sts. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. SS to next ch2-sp. [4 sides of 245SC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 3 : CH5 (1DC + CH2), 1DC in same sp, CH3, sk 4 sts, 1SC in second/third/fourth st of 5sc-gr, (sk 3 sts, CH5, make 1SC in second/third/fourth st on 5sc-gr) 39 times, CH3, sk all sts to next ch2-sp. * {1DC-CH2-1DC} in ch2-sp, CH3, sk 4 sts, 1SC in second/third/fourth st of 5sc-gr, (sk 3 sts, CH5, make 1SC in second/third/fourth st on 5sc-gr) 39 times, CH3, sk all sts to next ch2-sp. Rep from * 2 more times. SS in third CH to connect. SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 120SC/2DC/2 times a CH3-sp/ 39 times a CH5-sp and 4 times a CH2-sp (corners)]

Round 4 : CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in dc, 3SC in ch3-sp, sk st, 1SC in next st, sk next st, (5SC in next ch5-sp, sk next st, 1SC in next st (middle sc of a 3sc-gr), sk next st) 39 times. 3SC in ch3-sp, 1SC in dc. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. SS to next ch2-sp. [4 sides of 245SC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 5 : CH5 (1DC + CH2), 1DC in same sp, CH3, sk 3 sts, 2DC in next st (this will be the second sc of 3sc in ch3-sp), sk 3 sts, CH5, (1SC in second/third/fourth st of next 5sc gr, CH5, sk 3 sts) 39 times, sk 3 sts, 2DC in next st (this will be the second sc of 3sc in ch3-sp), CH3, sk 3 sts. * {1DC-CH2-1DC} in next ch2-sp, CH3, sk 3 sts, 2DC in next st (this will be the second sc of 3sc in ch3-sp), sk 3 sts, CH5, (1SC in second/third/fourth st of next 5sc gr, CH5, sk 3 sts) 39 times, sk 3 sts, 2DC in next st (this will be the second sc of 3sc in ch3-sp), CH3, sk 3 sts. Rep from * 2 more times. SS in third CH to connect. SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 117SC/6DC/2 times a CH3-sp/40 times a CH5-sp and 4 times a CH2-sp (corners)]

Round 6 : CH3 (first DC), {1DC-CH2-2DC} in same sp, 1DC in next st, 3DC in next ch3-sp, sk next 2dc-gr, (5SC in next ch5-sp, sk next st, 1SC in next st, (middle sc of a 3sc-gr), sk next st ) 39 times, 5SC in next ch5-sp, sk next 2dc-gr, 3DC in next ch3-sp, 1DC in next st. * {2DC-CH2-2DC} in next ch2-sp, 1DC in next st, 3DC in next ch3-sp, sk next 2dc-gr, (5SC in next ch5-sp, sk next st, 1SC in next st, (middle sc of a 3sc-gr), sk next st ) 39 times, 5SC in next ch5-sp, sk next 2dc-gr, 3DC in next ch3-sp, 1DC in next st. Rep from * 2 more times. SS in top of first st. SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 239SC/12DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

In the next Round you will skip  4 sts before the repeat section on a side. You will skip the fifth and sixth dc and the first and second sc of the first 5sc-gr before starting the repeat section. After the repeats you will again skip 4 sts. This time you’ll skip the fourth and fifth sc of the last 5sc-gr and the first and second dc you encounter after that. In the repeats you just skip 5 sts along.

Round 7 : CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in next 4 sts, sk 4 sts, CH5, 1SC in next st,  (CH5, sk 5 sts, 1SC in third st of next 5sc gr) 39 times, CH5, sk 4 sts, 1SC in next 4 sts. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st, SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 50SC/ 41 times a CH5-sp and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 8 : CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in next 5 sts, (4SC in next ch5-sp, 1SC in next sc) 40 times, 4SC in next ch5-sp, 1SC in next 5 sts. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [4 sides of 216SC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

The Lavender and Mint DK version will change colors in the next Rounds. The color you need to take for this version is stated between ( ).

Round 9 : Take Color D (F) and attach it in any ch2-sp. CH5 (first DC + CH2), 1DC in same sp, 1DC in each st along side til next ch2-sp. * {1DC-CH2-1DC} in ch2-sp, 1DC in each st along side til next ch2-sp. Rep from * 2 more times. SS in third CH to connect. Fasten off yarn. [4 sides of 218DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 10 : Take Color A (C) and attach it in any ch2-sp. CH1 (doesn’t count as st), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1BPSC around each st along side til next ch2-sp. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [4 sides of 2SC/218BPSC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Weave in the few ends you have after completing this part. See you next week where we again encounter some mosaic crochet !