I just love the ingenuity of our next block and think you will too! Picots stitches are usually seen as a decorative edging on a crochet piece but our next designer has cleverly incorporated them into her design. It’s a really interesting pattern to work up too as you are pretty much doing something different on each round.
Click on the link in the title below to go straight to the pattern or add it to your Ravelry queue here. This square is currently free on Ravelry and has been since May 2015.
If this is the first you are hearing about the CAL the full schedule can be found here.
Sorrel by Sadie Cummings
- Hook: 5 mm (US Size H)
- Yarn: Aran / 10 ply / Worsted / Weight #4
- Colours: I would suggest at least four or five different colours
- Pattern uses American crochet terms see conversion chart here
Picot stitch: ch 3 or ch 4, slip stitch in either the 3rd or 4th ch (depending on which type of picot) – picot done.
Ta dah!! This is my version of this square using my colour palette (I blogged about this here). This block is simply scrumptious with it’s perfectly positioned picots! I didn’t change colour every round and I also stopped at rnd 17 (which for me was htr/hdc) as I was spot on 12 inches.
Don’t forget to stay tuned for the next block to be released on the 30th September or 1st October.
3 thoughts on “KCACO-UK CAL 2015 – Block 19”
Reblogged this on Clovers 4 Ewe and commented:
Picot square. I wonder the history behind afghan squares and why so many look flowery. 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to do some research soon.
I’m new to your blog – and this is the first I’ve heard about it. Is there a list of links to all the squares? I see three at bottom of this page, but would LOVE to find a list of all of them – if there is such a list.
BTW – as new here, I want to thank you for sharing with us. And I really like that you have selected all squares that are free – at least for the duration of the CAL! Thank you! Some other CALs I’ve seen, it’s necessary to purchase several (or all) of the patterns used. That automatically leaves out many of us who could not afford to do that.
Thank you. It IS appreciated!
Hi there, here is a link to the full list of blocks for the CAL with a list of alternatives you can choose from if you don’t like the ones I have picked 🙂 https://keepcalmandcrochetonuk.wordpress.com/crochet-a-long-2015/