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In a Spin Week 3

Posted on: November 30, 2012

Hi folks!

I am loving your work from last week!  Look how clever you are!

By Nicole K of the Krista Group

By Nicole K of the Krista Group

By baamekniits on Instagram

By baamekniits on Instagram

By BethCollins on Ravelry

By BethCollins on Ravelry

This week we are on to our first decorative 15cm (6″) block.  The designer is Chris Simon and its called “Gem Star”.  Chris has lots of great patterns on her website.

Gem Star designed by Chris Simon, stitched by WHLord

Gem Star designed by Chris Simon, stitched by WHLord

Chris has very kindly given her permission for me to translate her pattern into UK terms, which you’ll find below. Please read the “Notes” below before you start.

Notes

Check the size of your square and finish with a round of dc UK (sc US) with approximately the same number of stitches as our week 1 15cm (6″) block.

You may need to add a row or two of dc (sc) to make it up to size due to yarn, tension & hook size differences.

Block 4 UK Terms

Stitch Guide :

Small cluster – holding last loop of each st on hook, tr in next 3 sts, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Beg large cluster – ch 2, holding last loop of each st on hook, tr in next 4 sts, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

Large Cluster – holding last loop of each st on hook, tr in next 5 sts, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

V-st –  (tr, ch2, tr) in indicated sp

Rnd 1 : Ch 4: join with slip st to form ring.  Ch 3, 15 tr in ring.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2 : Ch 3, 4 tr in same st, *# ch 2, small cluster, ch 2, * 5 tr in next st. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 3 : Beg large cluster, ch 3, V-st in nect ch 2 sp, *# ch 2, V-st in next ch 2 sp, ch3, * large cluster, ch 3, V-st in next  ch 2 sp.  Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once.  Join with sl st in top of beg large cluster.

Rnd 4 : Ch 2, 3 htr in next ch 3 sp, 3 tr in next ch 2 sp, *#(2 dtr, ch 2, 2 dtr) in next ch 2 sp, 3 tr in next ch 2 sp, 3 htr in next ch 3 sp, * htr in large cluster, 3 htr in next ch 3 sp, 3 tr in next ch 2 sp.  Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once.  Finish off.

Gem Star by Chris Simon

Gem Star by Chris Simon

Block 4 US Terms

Please read the notes above before starting to work the square.  The US terms pattern can be found here.  If you’d rather go via Ravelry, the pattern can be found here.

After the kick off notes

Most folks who have had a go this week have added either a row of tr (dc) or a couple of rounds of dc (sc) to get the square to 15cm (6″).

Once you’re done, don’t forget to share your blocks on instagram tagging  #inaspincal, the In a Spin CAL flickr group or the Krista Crochet Group on Facebook because once again, I’ll be sharing some of your work here next week 🙂

I hope you enjoy making the block.  We will be seeing more of Chris in the future.  See you next week!

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3 Responses to "In a Spin Week 3"

This one is pretty too 🙂

🙂 that was fun to make so much so I made it twice in less than 20 minutes. The H hook was 5″ so I went up to an I and only had to add 2 rows of sc the get the needed 6″.

Glad you like it Baame 🙂

I’m about to try mine Lori – glad its a quick one! I don’t have a lot of time this week.

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