Here we are again, same crochet channel. Each week I am finding it harder and harder to come up with a small headline blurb to get everyone excited. I normally try to keep them short and sweet, but even those are getting more difficult.
This week we are beginning the change from a round blanket to a square. This is a slow process, and we will be at it for a few weeks. This week the most difficult thing you will face is lining up the eyes to the corners to keep everything in line.
Bubo grows by six rounds this week.
Round 44 color 1
Join with a standing BPdc around any st. BPdc around next 339 sts. Join to the first st with a slst. FO.
**Find the center sts**
Spread your work out on a large surface and smooth it flat. This is easier when done on carpet or fabric surface that allows the yarn to “stick.”
Using a broomstick, string, or tape measure make a line between the eyes from top to bottom. Mark the st at the center of the top. [Count 84 sts, mark the next st] 3 times. Use 2 pieces of yarn to line up top and bottom stitches and side to side stitches, adjust markers until the eyes are centered and aligned making sure each stitch marker remains in the 85th st from the last marker. You will only be using the top center marker, but to check for center alignment you must mark the 4 axis.
Round 45 color 4
Join with a standing sc in the marked st at the top center above the eyes. Sc in next 38 sts. *Sk 3 sts, ([trcl, ch1] 3 times, trcl) in next st (this is the start of the corners). Sk 3 sts, sc in next 78 sts* 4 times, omitting last 39 sts. Join to the first st with a slst. FO.
312 sc, 16 trcl, 12 ch1
Round 46 color 3
The trcl of R45 at the start of each shell has a st in (second leg of the sc2tog) AND around it (FPhdc).
The trcl of R45 at the end of each shell is only worked with the FPhdc leg of the (FPhdc, sc)tog st.
Join with a standing sc in the second st before any shell. *Sc2tog over next 2 sts. FPhdc around the trcl, 2sc in ch1 sp, FPhdc around trcl, 4sc in ch1 sp. FPhdc around trcl, 2sc in ch1 sp, (FPhdc, sc)tog with the first leg around the trcl and the second leg in next st. Sc in next 76 sts* 4 times, omitting last st. Join to the first st with a slst. FO.
336 sc, 4 sc2tog, 4 tog sts, 12 FPhdc
Round 47 color 7
Ch3 p (picot)- ch 3, slst in the st just made.
Join with a standing sc in the 5th st before the sc2tog at the start of any corner, sc in same st, sc in next st. *Sk 3 sts, [trcl in next st, ch2, sk 1 st] 6 times. Trcl in next st, this will be the (FPhdc, sc)tog. Sk 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts. [Sk 3 sts, (4trc, ch3 p, 4trc) in next st, sk 3 sts, sc in next st] 8 times. 2Sc in next st, sc in next st* 4 times, omitting last 3 sts. Join to the first st with a slst. FO.
28 trcl, 24 ch2, 60 sc, 256 trc, 32 ch3 p
Round 48 color 3
Join with a standing sc in the 3rd st before the first trcl of any corner. Sc in next st. *(Sc, FPhdc)tog with the first leg in the next st and the second leg around the trcl. [Working in front of the ch2, 2trc in the sk st of R46, FPhdc around next st] 5 times. 2Trc in next st of R46. (FPhdc, sc)tog with the first leg around the trcl and the second leg in the next st. Sc in next 3 sts. [Ch7, sk (4trc, ch3 p, 4trc), sc in next st] 8 times. Sc in next 2 sts* 4 times, omitting last 2 sts. Join to the first st with a slst. DO NOT FO.
Ch2, counts as hdc. *Hdc3tog, hdc in next 3 sts. 2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts. (2Hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in next st. Hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st. Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc3tog. Hdc in next 2 sts, 8hdc in ch7 sp. [hdc in next st, 7hdc in ch7 sp] 6 times. Hdc in next st, 8hdc in ch7 sp, hdc in next 2 sts* 4 times, omitting last st. Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst. FO.
89 hdc, 2 hdc3tog, 1 ch2 ea side
Next week we will continue to square Bubo. As always this is a good time to stitch in all of your ends.
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