Mélange Blanket CAL 2: Yesteryear Rose

Welcome to Week 2 of the Mélange Blanket mystery crochet along with Underground Crafter! This week’s square is the Yesteryear Rose by Linda Dean Crochet.

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Mélange Blanket Square 2: Yesteryear Rose

Our second square is the Yesteryear Rose by Linda Dean Crochet. In addition to her website, you can follow Linda online at Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry.

You can see Linda’s version below. She used three colors in King Cole Fashion Aran yarn.

As I mentioned in the Mélange Blanket CAL kick off post, I am using King Cole Big Value Aran (available through your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK) and my Denise US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook for my blanket. This makes it easier to keep consistent gauge across all my squares.

For my version of the Yesteryear Rose, I used Berry as Color A, Nougat as Color B, and Ocean for Color C. My square was not 6″ (15 cm) after Round 7, so I added another Round in Ocean. To keep the stitch count the same, I worked 1 single crochet into each single crochet in Round 7, and worked 2 chains over (but no additional stitches into) each chain-2 corner space. After this extra Round and once I wet blocked the square, the size was perfect. (If you’re new to blocking, check out Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.)

This pattern is the type where you need to focus on stitch placement (not a “mindless” crochet project!). Linda has helpful photos throughout the pattern so you can see exactly where to insert your hook. There are also four special stitches in this pattern.

  • You can find my video tutorial for the back post double crochet here.
  • The Dc3Cluster is just like a 3-repeat bobble. You can find my video tutorial for a 3-repeat bobble here.
  • Linda has helpful photos in the pattern showing the placement for the TrLeaf.
  • And, if you are new to back loop crochet, Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial here.

Head over to Linda Dean Crochet and get the free pattern for the Yesteryear Rose here. Don’t forget to share your version online using #undergroundcrafter and #melangeblanketcal as hashtags.Tag me as Underground Crafter on Facebook, or as @ucrafter on Instagram when you’re sharing project pictures, or share your pictures in the Underground Crafters Facebook group or in the Mélange Blanket CAL thread the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.

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