Mélange Blanket CAL 4: Tilda Wheel Square

Welcome to Week 4 of the Mélange Blanket mystery crochet along with Underground Crafter! This week’s square is the Tilda Wheel Square by Pink Mambo.

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Mélange Blanket Square 4: Tilda Wheel Square

Our fourth square is the Tilda Wheel Square by Pink Mambo (also known as Gourmet Crochet). You can find Carolyn online at Etsy | InstagramLoveCraftsRavelry

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

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 Tilda Wheel Square, I used Berry as Color A, Nougat as Color B, and Ocean for Color C. My square was closer to 5.5″ (14 cm) after Round 8, so I joined Nougat with a single crochet to the stitch after a chain-2 space. To keep the stitch count the same, I worked 1 single crochet into each single crochet in Round 8, and (chain 2, skip chain-2 space) in each corner. I finished by joining with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. I lightly spray blocked the square but it wasn’t absolutely necessary. (If you’re new to blocking, check out Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.)

I found this pattern straightforward and easy to follow. The Tilda Square is a pretty a “mindless” or relaxing square that you can do while watching tv or waiting in line – but don’t forget that you are turning to the wrong side for some rows. If you’re using a dark yarn or are crocheting in less-than-perfect lighting conditions, you may want to consider putting a stitch marker on the right side so you know which side is which.

Head over to Pink Mambo and get the free crochet pattern for the Tilda Wheel Square 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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