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Published on November 9th, 2016 | by Merion

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Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 3: The Arrow Square

CGG CAL week three

Welcome to week three! This week we’ll be crocheting Emma Potter’s gorgeous Arrow Square!

Using the skills and stitches you’ve learned so far, this week you will be making the Arrow Square with treble crochet (dc in the US) and double crochet (sc in the US) stitches.

If you’ve just joined us, the Crochet Girl Gang CAL blanket is made up of five gorgeous motifs inside granny square and triangle shapes, which are then joined to form the final blanket. For a little bit of background and how to get involved you might want to start off here.  You can also find Part One of the CAL here, and Part Two of the CAL here!

What colour are you using for your central Arrow Square motif? The Arrow Squares and triangles sit vertically alongside the Flower Squares you created last week, as you can see on our layout chart below:

arrow-triangle-blog-image

If you’re still planning your colourway, these are the order of shades in the Potter & Bloom and Steel & Stitch blankets:

colourway charts

How to crochet the Arrow Square – Make 4

Meet the Arrow Square designed by Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom. Below you’ll find a video tutorial and a written tutorial, and downloadable PDFs below.

Crochet Girl Gang Arrow Square

You will need:  Colour C and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

 

 

 

With Colour C ch4, join with a ss to form loop.

Round 1. ch3, 15tr into loop, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3. (16tr).

Round 2. ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, *miss 1tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in next tr; repeat from * around, ending with miss 1tr and join with a ss to top of beg. ch3. (8 treble groups).

Round 3. ss into first 2ch space, ch3, (2tr, 2ch, 3tr) in same space, *2ch, 2dc in next 2ch space, 2ch, *(3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next 2ch space; repeat from * around ending with 2ch, 2dc in final 2ch space, 2ch and join with a ss to top of beg. Ch3. Break off yarn. (You should have 12 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

 

 

Round 4. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st and 2tr in each sp working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (16 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 5. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (20 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 6. Join Colour C into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (24 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 7. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (28 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 8. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. Break off yarn. (32 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

How to crochet the Arrow Triangle – Make 2

 

 

You will need:  Colour C and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

With Colour C ch4, join with a ss to form loop.

Round 1. ch4, 7tr into loop, ch1, 1tr, turn.

Round 2. ch4, 2tr in sp, *miss 1tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in next tr; repeat from * twice, 2tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn.

Round 3. ch4, 2tr in sp, 1tr in first tr, ch2, 2dc in next sp, ch2, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in next sp, ch2, 2dc in next sp, ch2, 1tr in last tr, 2tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn. Break off colour. (13 stitches per side)

Round 4. Join border colour into top of last tr worked, ch4, 2tr in sp, 1tr in each st, 2tr in each space, working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in top sp, 2tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch, turn. (17 stitches per side)

Round 5. ch4, 2tr in sp, 1tr in each st, working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in top sp, 2tr in sp, ch1, 1tr in top of turning ch. Break off border colour.  (21 stitches per side)

Round 6. Join Colour C in top of last tr worked and repeat round 5. (25 stitches per side)

Round 7. Repeat round 5.  Break off yarn. (29 stitches per side)

Round 8. Join border colour in top of last tr worked and repeat round 5. Break off yarn. (33 stitches per side)

Download!

Prefer a PDF print-friendly version? Or need a different language? Download by clicking on the buttons below.

 

 

 

Have you completed part 3? Click below to the rest of the CAL!

Part 4Part 5Part 6

Share!

This CAL is all about sharing the love so we want to see your progress and plenty of encouraging comments. You can share your updates and photos on Instagram using #crochetgirlgangCAL and #crochetgirlgang!

You can also join us for CAL chit chat on our Facebook CALs page, plus you can upload your projects to the Community using the HotTag CrochetGirlGang by simply clicking on the image below!

Crochet Girl Gang CAL on the community

 


About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




4 Responses to Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 3: The Arrow Square

  1. Beth says:

    I am not able to get these to print by using the above buttons. It will send to my printer and then the file just disappears.

    • sian says:

      Hello Beth,

      You can download the PDF’s then save them to your computer, this might make it easier to print them off 🙂 Do let us know if you continue to have any problems!

  2. Pam Parkinson says:

    Hi Gals, I am loving this CAL, and I found the CAL from last summer, which I will start after I make 2 of this pattern.

    I just wanted to make a small comment about your videos. They are real helpful and thank you for that. But the white background that you use washes out a lot of the yarn and makes it very hard to see your stitches. I think that if you use something not really dark, but just not so blindingly white, it might be easier on our poor eyes.

    Other than that, Yippee, great pattern.

    • sian says:

      Thank you for your feedback Pam!

      We’ve certainly taken it on board, and are glad you are enjoying the CAL 🙂

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