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Rambling Roses Square and Friendship Blanket CAL

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I designed this square as a part of the Friendship Blanket CAL.
This awesome CAL is hosted by Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet and is a collaboration of 25 designers, where each designer designed a square for this blanket, the blanket is made of 40 squares. 

How do the CAL works?
The CAL begins January 15th and will end April 18th, when a new square will be released every week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9 am GMT. Some of the squares will be available for download as a PDF with a coupon code that will be provided and some will be available as a blog post, depends on the designer’s choice.
All squares are made with an Aran/Worsted (#4) weight yarn.
So you are welcome to join this fun CAL, I will also post each square on the day it’s featured on my Facebook Group., I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
I will update this post with each square release, the squares will be listed below after the pattern instructions, so make sure to come back to this post for each square release.

The rambling roses square is a combination of the Primrose stitch (of course I had to use flowers in my design 🙂 ) and hdc stitches.
More fun ideas for this square are making it as a washcloth, a hot pad, table or bed runner (just increase the initial chains according to the multiple mentioned in the notes), etc…
For this square, I used Lion Brand – 24/7 Cotton, this yarn is 100% cotton and has a beautiful stitch definition.

Don’t want to wait?
If you don’t want to wait for each square to be released, or prefer your patterns organized together, you can get a bundle for all 40 squares patterns for only 10$ (only 25 cents per pattern)!
Grab the bundle HERE.


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Skill level – easy

Materials
Crochet hook 4 mm / G-6 (I use these)
– 60 gr Aran/Worsted weight yarn (100gr – 170m/186yd).
I used Lion Brand – 24/7 Cotton

Finished Size – 9×9 in (22.9×22.9 cm)

Notes
– Make sure you have 41 sts in each row (except of rows 2 & 10).
– Another easy way to make sure you have the correct number of stitches, is when you have 13 roses in a row.
– The right side of the square is the wrong side of the 3dc rows (the last row of the pattern is the right side).
– The pattern is a multiple of 6, you can change the width of the square as you’d like.

Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
blo – back loop only
flo – front loop only
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
WR – wrong side
RS – right side


The PDF pattern will be available for free from January 22nd through out the CAL
Use coupon code: SQUARES

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Pattern 

Ch 42
Row 1 (WS): 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across, turn. (41 sc)

Row 2 (RS): ch2, * skip 2 sts, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in blo of next st; Repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1hdc blo in last st, turn.

Row 3: ch3, * 3dc in ch-2; Repeat from * across, 1dc in beginning ch-2, turn.

Row 4: ch1 (counts as 1st ss blo), 1ss blo in each st across, last 1ss blo in top of ch-3, turn.

Row 5: ch2 (counts as 1st hdc), * ch1, skip 1 ss, 1hdc flo in next ss; Repeat across, turn.
** Last hdc in top of ch-3.

Row 6: ch2 (counts as 1st hdc), 1hdc in ch-1. * ch1, skip next hdc, 1hdc in ch-1; Repeat from * across. 1hdc in top of ch-2, turn.

Row 7: Work row 4.

Rows 8-9: Work row 2-3.

Row 10: ch2, * skip 2 sts, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in next st (2nd dc of the shell); Repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1hdc in top of ch-3, turn.

Rows 11-14: Work rows 3-6.

Row 15: Work row 4.

Rows 16-20: Work rows 2-6.

Row 21: Work row 4.

Rows 22-23: Work rows 2-3.

Row 24: Work row 10.

Rows 25-28: Work rows 3-6.

Row 29: Work row 4.

Rows 30-31: Work rows 2-3.

Row 32 (RS): ch1 (counts as 1st sc), 1sc in each st across.

Yay, you’re done! 😊
Fasten off, soak and block. 

Did you try this out? Let me know how it went and leave a comment below!



The Friendship Blanket CAL

Square no. 41
April 18th: The Brindisi Bobbles Square by Christa Co Design
Use code: BOBBLES

Square no. 40
April 14th: The Circle of Friends Square by Blue Star Crochet
Use code: CIRCLE

Square no. 39
April 14th: The Waffle Stitch Square by Carroway Crochet
Use code: CROCHETALONG

Square no. 38
April 11th: The Fellowship Square by Loophole Fox Crochet
Use code: SQUARES

Square no. 37
April 9th: The Companion Square by Straight Hooked
Use code: SQUARE

Square no. 36
April 7th: The Malachia Square by Raffamusa Designs
Use code: rosone

Square no. 35
April 4th: The Communion Square by Me n My Hook
Use code: NOINUMMOC

Square no. 34
April 2nd: The Victoria Square by Creative Crochet Hook
No code needed

Square no. 33
March 31st: The Victoria Square by Crafting Each Day
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 32
March 28th: The Little Angel Square by Dessert Blossom Crafts
Use coupon code: ANGEL

Square no. 31
March 26th: Friendship Star Square by Blue Star Crochet
Use coupon code: STAR

Square no. 30
March 24th: Cable Stitch Square by HanJan Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 29
March 21st: Cluster Stitch Square by Fosbas Designs
Use coupon code: SQUARE

Square no. 28
March 19th: Harmony Square by Me n’ My Hook
Use coupon code: YNOMRAH

Square no. 27
March 17th: The Arianrhod square by Ambassador Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 26
March 14th: The Sedge Stitch Square by Carroway Crochet
Use coupon code: SEDGE

Square no. 25
March 12th: Synergy Interlocking Square by Kickin’ Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 24
March 10th: Square by Canoe Mtn Designs
The pattern is a free download on Ravelry

Square no. 23
March 7th: Lasting Links Square by Ned and Mimi
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 22
March 5th: Sun and Stars square by Crochet Cloudberry
The pattern is free on her blog
* Please note that the pattern is written in UK terms

Square no. 21
March 3rd: Zanmi square by Desamour Designs
The pattern is free on her blog

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Square no. 20
February 28th: The Cross Puff Stitch square by HanJan Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 19
February 26th: The Dolphin Stitch square by Straight Hooked
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 18
February 24th: The Sol square by Emma Wilkinson Designs
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 17
February 21st: The Sweet Stripes square by Green Fox Farms Designs
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 16
February 19th: The Connection square by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 15
February 17th: The friendship blanket square by Natali’s Crochet Designs
The pattern is available on her blog.

Square no. 14
February 14th: The Tapestry Heart square by Amelia Makes
The pattern is available on her blog.

Square no. 13
February 12th: The Kinship square by Loophole Fox Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 12
February 10th: Eclectic square by Crochets by Trista
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 11
February 7th: Kindred square by Through The Loop Yarn Craft
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 10
February 5th: Diamonds square by Jo’s Crafty Hook
Use coupon code: CALSQUARE

Square no. 9
February 3rd: Ara square by Ambassador Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

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Square no. 8
January 31st: Raised Diagonal square by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 7
January 29th: The Omatra square by Three Fates Creations
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 6
January 27th: The Diamond Bliss square by Crafting at the Poole
Use coupon code: SHINELIKEADIAMOND

Square no. 5
January 24th: The Illusion square by L’amas de Laine
The square is a free download, no coupon code needed.

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Square no. 4
January 22th: The Rambling Roses square by Made by Gootie
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 3
January 20th: The Lauren square by Crafting Each Day
Use coupon code: SQUARES

Square no. 2
January 17th: The pretty petals square by Amelia Makes
The pattern is available on her blog.

Square no. 1
January 15th: The friendship square by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Use coupon code: SQUARES

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(3) Comments

  1. PINGBACK - Blue Star Crochet says:

    Friendship Blanket CAL- free January squares | Rambling roses square by made by gootie

  2. Delores Scarcella says:

    I will save this pattern because it looks like a beautiful square to make it would make good tight blanket warm. Approximately how many do you think it would take but just have one square to make a nice blanket for a double bed say?

    1. Hi Delores, I’m glad you like this square! For a double bed size blanket you will need approximately 5,500 grams of yarn (16,000m/17,500yd). If you want to make it out of one square, I would increase the beginning chain to 420 (remember to keep it a multiple of 6).

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