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Cheerful Child Emma Square

By Carolyn Christmas

Main Photo Cheerful Child Emma Square Blanket CAL Pink Mambo Guest Post

 

Cheerful Child is a baby blanket CAL on pinkmambo.com that appears every Monday and Thursday January 7-February 18, 2016. It features granny-style blocks in a variety of designs, all on the easy side. Its skill level is adventurous beginner, which means the crocheter has knowledge of the basic stitches and is ready to take on a larger, more involved project with a little more texture and combinations of stitches. Experienced crocheters will enjoy the fun of making these fresh and pretty blocks as well.

Each square features round by round photos and written instructions. I hope you will join in the fun of making this cheery, pretty blanket, starting with the Emma square which is featured exclusively here on Rhondda’s blog.

Size

6” square

Materials

5 colors worsted/aran weight yarn. I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in the following colors:

A          Pink

B          Keylime

C          Desert Glaze

D         Turquoise

E          Soft Pink

I/9/5.50mm hook

Gauge: Gauge is not critical with this project. To get the size shown, rounds 1-4 measure 3 1/4 inches.

Special stitches

Magic ring

Needle join/invisible join

Working in back loops with no holes 

Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 5, join A with sl st in first ch to form ring (or make a magic ring), ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (or make needle join). Fasten off. (16 dc)

Step by Step - Cheerful Child Emma Square Blanket CAL Pink Mambo Guest Post

Rnd 2: Turn and work from wrong side. Join B with sc in any dc, tr in same st, (sc, tr) in each dc around, join with sl st in first sc. (This stitch pattern creates texture on the front side of work.) Fasten off. (16 bobbles on front side of work)

Rnd 3: Turn and work from right side. Join C with sc in any sc, ch 1, (skip next tr, sc in next sc, ch 1) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (16 sc, 16 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4: Join D with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc) (or make standing dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, * 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (or make needle join). Fasten off. (10 sts on each side with 4 corner ch-2 sps)

Rnd 5: Join E with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc) (or make standing hdc), (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, hdc in each st around with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner, join with sl st in top of ch 2 (or make needle join). Fasten off. (14 sts on each side with 4 corner ch-2 sps)

Rnd 6: Join A with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 7 times, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-2 sp, (ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st) 7 times, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. (9 sc and 8 ch-1 sps on each side, 4 corner ch-2 sps)

Rnd 7: Join B with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner sp, join with sl st in first sc (or make needle join). Fasten off. (19 sc on each side with 4 corner ch-2 sps)

Final Image | Cheerful Child Emma Square Blanket CAL Pink Mambo Guest Post

I hope you had fun making this sweet square. I’m looking forward to you joining us on pinkmambo.com for the remainder of the CAL!

Best wishes,

Carolyn xo


Carolyn Christmas is the Owner and Designer at Pink Mambo. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

Facebook | Ravelry | Twitter | Instagram | Gourmet Crochet | Website

On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers and myself, I would like to Thank Carolyn for sharing her current crochet-a-long with us and this beautiful pattern for a 6″ Afghan Square. Visit Carolyn’s blog, pinkmambo.com from January 7 to February 18, 2016 for the remainder of the CAL squares and make a beautiful child-sized blanket . The CAL blanket squares will be released every Monday and Thursday until February 18, 2016.

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9 Comments

  1. This square is so beautiful, it takes my breath away! Thank you so much!!

  2. Hi Carmen, I do not have a graph of the pattern available. I have contacted the Designer, to let her know you have requested this if it is possible. All the best, Rhondda

  3. Hi Brenda, I checked myself and asked another person to check. The Printfriendly button at the end of the post does work and is printing and saving the PDF of the post. I’m not sure why it isn’t working for you – unless you have a pop up blocker on your browser bar which is stopping the pop up screen for the Printfriendly from working. If you view your browser bar at the top of the screen it will have a little icon on the far right that shows up when you click on the Printfriendly if it is blocking the action. Click on the little icon on the browser bar and it should open a window where you can allow pop ups from this site. I do not have any pop up ads on the site so they only things the pop up blocker will block on my site would be Printfriendly. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  4. Hi. I’m also doing the CAL and the print friendly button is not working for me either. I have tried over and over.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

  5. Rhondda good day. I love this granny, I would appreciate if you could send me a graph of the 2nd round thus not see how.
    Thank you very much for your sake do.
    Greetings,
    Carmen

  6. What I love about this square is that I NEVER would have thought of putting those colors together–key lime and desert glaze with pink? But the combination is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Hi Sabrina, Print Friendly should be working fine – I contacted them and they said there is nothing wrong with the app 🙂 Hope it works for you now! Rhondda

  8. the print friendly is not working for the Emma square. I am doing the CAL and can not get this pattern to print. Thank you for your help