Ahhh vinca… This happy little flower is the gem for today's In Bloom Blanket square. Vinca comes in many forms and breeds, this one in particular is crawling vinca. It is perfect for flower beds as it is self sustaining and requires very little maintenance.
I happen to have mine planted under a tree in my front yard. In the spring time my tulips come up to tell me its time to start coming out of hibernation and start enjoying all the life and color spring has to offer. Then under those big green tulip leaves this happy plant is starting to grow, and thicken.
So when the tulips have moved on to making more bulbs for next year, the vinca is there to take its place with lush green leaves and beautiful violet flowers..
I hope everyone is enjoying the In Bloom Blanket CAL hosted by Bearrye.com, Claire has certainly done an amazing job getting us all together and the timing couldn't be more perfect! If we have to be home, might as well be home with a great crochet project!
Vining Vinca is number 30 of the blanket CAL, you can find patterns 1-29 at Bearryecom. There you will find links to all the free blog posts containing the square contributed by that designer. If you are late to the game no worries you can download the PDF's Here (yeah right here, just click here), for a huge discount until May 10th 2020!
Here is a side by side of the real thing and my vision of it. What do ya think?
1 skein KnitPicks Mighty Stitch in mulberry approx. 106 yds
1 skein KnitPicks Mighty Stitch in cream
1 skein KnitPicks Mighty Stitch in alfalfa
1 skein KnitPicks Mighty Stitch in wisteria approx. 3 yds
1-2 yards of any yellow yarn you have lying around.
If you need to substitute with an other yarn and are not sure what to look for here are some tips...
What you will look for between labels
Is the weight the same?
Are the fibers similar, such as Acrylic, wool, alpaca, nylon, etc.?
Is the gauge similar or close enough to make it work?
Are the recommended hook sizes the same?
Another piece of information you can look for is the number of wpi (wraps per inch). This information is not always available so me be more difficult to compare.
The number before the abbreviation represents how many times to work the same stitch into the instructed st from the previous round. Ex: 2sc = work two single crochet into the next stitch.
The number after the abbreviation represents how many times to work one type of stitch into consecutive stitches from the previous round. Ex: sc 2 = work one single crochet into each of the next two stitches.
Color changes are indicated by the abbreviations for each color described in the special stitches section below. I will not tell you to change color. You will see the stitch to come next with the color incorporated in the abbreviation, so be sure to look ahead to see what color comes next.
A brief explanation of color changing is: when working that last part of the indicated stitch. Insert hook draw up a loop, (do not yarn over with the same color to finish the stitch) finish the stitch with the appropriate color according to the pattern, i.e. the new color.
Scc- single crochet with cream. Crochet using this color when instructed using your
Scm- single crochet with mulberry.
Scg- single crochet with alfalfa (green)..
Scw- single crochet with wisteria.
16 st x 20 rows of sc= 4X4” 10cm
Using a 4mm hook:
Rnd1- with cream fsc 34. Or with cream ch 35, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc across. (if you choose to begin your square with a ch, please know that the picture will come out in the reverse), ch1, turn (34)
Rnd2- scc16, scm4, scc5, scm4, scc6 ch1, turn (34).
Rnd3- scc5, scm6, scc1, scm6, scc9, scg4, scc3, ch1, turn
Rnd4- scc2, scg2, scc2, scg3, scc7, scm13, scc5, ch1, turn
Rnd5- scc5, scm13, scc7, scg1, scc5, scg1, scc2, ch1, turn
Rnd6- scc2, scg1, scc4, scg2, scc6, scg2, scm11, scc6, ch1, turn
Rnd7- scc6, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc1, scg3, scc5, scg1, scc1, scg1, scc2, scg1, scc2, ch1, turn
Rnd8- scc2, scg1, scc2, scg3, scc2, scg4, scc4, scm3, scw1, scm1, scw1, scm3, scg3, scc4, ch1, turn
Rnd9- scc3, scg2, scc1, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc6, scg1, scc6, scg2, scc2, ch1, turn
Rnd10- scc3, scg2, scc4, scg2, scc6, scm11, scc2, scg2, scc2, ch1, turn
Rnd11- scc2, scg1, scc2, scm13, scc6, scg6, scc4, ch1, turn
Rnd12- scc16, scm13, scc2, scg1, scc2, ch1, turn
Rnd13- scc2, scg1, scc2, scm6, scc1, scm6, scc16, ch1, turn
Rnd14- scc16, scm4, scc5, scm4, scc2, scg1, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd15- scc2, scg2, scc15, scm4, scc5, scm4, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd16- scc2, scm6, scc1, scm6, scc15, scg1, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd17- scc3, scg2, scc14, scm13, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd18- scc2, scm13, scc12, scg3, scc4, ch1, turn.
Rnd19- scc5, scg4, scc11, scm11, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd20- scc3, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc1, scg16, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd21- scc2, scg5, scc1, scg3, scc6, scg4, scm3, scw1, scm1, scw1, scm3, scc4, ch1, turn.
Rnd22- scc3, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc9, scg4, scc2, scg4, scc1, ch1, turn.
Rnd23- scc1, scg3, scc1, scg5, scc10, scm11, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd24- scc2, scm13, scc10, scg8, scc1, ch1, turn
Rnd25- scc1, scg6, scc12, scm13, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd26- scc2, scm6, scg1, scm6, scc4, scm4, scc5, scm4, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd27- scc2, scm6, scc1, scm6, scc4, scm4, scc2, scg1, scc2, scm4, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd28- scc7, scg2, scc10, scm13, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd29- scc2, scm13, scc10, scg2, scc7, ch1, turn.
Rnd30- scc7, scg1, scc12, scm11, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd31- scc3, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc12, scg1, scc7, ch1, turn.
Rnd32- scc2, scg6, scc10, scg3, scm3, scw1, scm1, scw1, scm3, scc4, ch1, turn.
Rnd33- scc3, scm5, scw1, scm5, scc1, scg2, scc7, scg9, scc1, ch1, turn.
Rnd34- scc1, scg10, scc4, scg3, scc2, scm11, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd35- scc2, scm13, scc2, scg9, scc3, scg4, scc1, ch1, turn.
Rnd36- scc2, scg6, scc3, scg2, scc6, scm13, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd37- scc2, scm6, scc1, scm6, scc6, scg10, scc3, ch1, turn.
Rnd38- scc4, scg8, scc7, scm5, scc3, scm5, scc2, ch1, turn.
Rnd39- scc24, scg4, scc6, ch1, turn.
Rnd40- scc34, fasten off and weave in ends
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