Catherine's Wheel Blanket - a photo tutorial

Yarn: About 26 skeins suitable for hookneedle 3
Finished size app. 180cmx110cm

Gauge:
Number of stitches divisible by 8+1

Crochet a chain of 25, turn
1st round - chain 1, 1 sc in second chain, skip 3 chain, *7 double crochet in 4th ch, skip 3 chain, 1 single crochet in next ch*, repeat from * 2x, end with 1 single crochet in last ch, turn
2nd round - chain 3, yarn over, make front post double crochet as shown in the photo



yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, (this is a not-finished front post double crochet), 2 not-finished front post double crochet around the next 2 double crochet, (there are 4 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through all loops, chain 2, 1 single crochet in next double crochet, chain 1, 3 not-finished front post double crochet around the next 3 double crochet, 1 not-finished front post double crochet around the next single crochet, 3 not-finished front post double crochet around the next 3 double crochet (there are 8 loops on the hook)



yarn over, pull through all loops,



chain 2, 1 single crochet in next double crochet, chain 1, 3 not-finished front post double crochet around next 3 double crochet, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on the hook, chain 3, turn
3rd round - 3 double crochet in first stitch, * 1 single crochet in 4th double crochet of previous round, 7 double crochet in middle stitch of the not-finished front post double crochet,



repeat from * 1x, 4 double crochet in middle stitch of 4 not-finished front post double crochet, turn,4e round - change color, chain 1, 1 double crochet in first double crochet, chain 1, * 3 not-finished front post double crochet around the next 3 double crochet, (there are 8 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through all loops, chain 2, 1 single crochet in next double crochet, chain 1, repeat from * 2x, turn,
5th round - 1 single crochet in 1st single crochet, *7 double crochet in middle stitch of the 7 front post double crochet, 1 single crochet in 4th double crochet, repeat from * 1x, 7 double crochet in middle stitch of the 7 front post double crochet, end with 1 single crochet.
6th round - as 2nd round
7th round - as 3nd round
8th round - as 4nd round
9th round - as 5nd round.
Repeat these 4 rounds.
End with a round of front post double crochet.
For larger format add more motifs (8 chains each)
The most effect is given by changing every 2 rounds, beginning at the front post double crochet round. (Lots of ends to weave!)

Outside border.
Begin at the middle of a side with 1 single crochet in a single crochet, 7 double crochet in the next hole as shown in the photo, 1 single crochet in the next single crochet.



Crochet in the corner in the single crochet: 1 single crochet, 5 double crochet, 1 single crochet.



Continue around the border and close with sliptstitch.
Turn for the next round, start with a new color on the 4th double crochet of 7 double crochet group. If you don’t change color, turn and crochet 3 slipstitches on the FRONT loop to the 4th double crochet.



1 single crochet in the 4th single crochet, chain 1, 7 front post double crochet and so on.

In the corner there are 5 front post double crochet, chain 2, 1 single crochet in the 3rd double crochet, chain 1, 5 front post double crochet, chain 2



I hope you’ll like this pattern, and if any questions, just ask:)

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