Persephone’s Garden at Night – 12″ Square – Free Pattern

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This is the 5th block in the MooglyCAL 2016. Please refer to Tamara’s blog post(s) here for the other patterns and any instructions: Moogly Afghan CAL 2016.

The French Translation of Persephone’s Garden, generously provided by Veronica:

Persephone’s garden [français]

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Materials

  • Yarn: Weight 4, Medium. Sample made with Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice in 4 colors (A: Olive, B: Mustard, C: Navy and D: Terracotta) – total of 71 g of yarn was used – 121 yards
  • Hook: I (5.5 mm) or size needed for Specified gauge

Sizing

  • These measurements are approximate, individual projects may vary.
  • 12 “ x 12 “ after blocking

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • ch1sp, ch2sp, ch3sp, ch5sp – chain-1-space, chain-2-space, chain-3-space, chain-5-space
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • R – row/round
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • * – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
  • () – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Special Notes

  • Slip stitches are not counted as stitches unless specified (see R6).
  • Video available from Nadia of YARNutopia for Persephone’s Garden up to Round 7. This is Square 307. I’d like to thank Nadia for offering to create this video. Thank you Nadia!

YARNutopia by Nadia Square 307

Persephone’s Garden

Garden at Night

Persephone's Garden at Night

Pattern Instructions

R1: Color A: Ch 6, sl st to form a ring. [6]

R2: 12 sc in the ring, finish off with an invisible join. [12]

R3: Color B: Join new yarn with 1 sl st in any sc. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). Work 4 dc in the same sc. Ch 3. Sk 2 sc. *5 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. Finish off. [20 dc, 4 ch3sp]

R4: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 sl st in the first dc following a ch3sp. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc).  1 dc in the next dc. Ch 2. Sk 1. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. *2 dc in the ch3sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the ch3sp. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch 2. Sk 1 dc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc**  Rep from * to ** 3 times. 2 dc in the ch3sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the ch3sp. Sl st to the top of the ch 2 to join. Finish off. [ 32 dc, 4 ch2sp,  4 ch3sp]

R5: Color D: Join new yarn with 1 sl st in the 2nd dc following a ch3sp. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2 dc in the ch2sp.  1 dc in each of the next 4 dc. 2 dc in the ch3sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in the ch3sp. *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc. 2 dc in the ch2sp. 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc. 2 dc in the ch3sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in the ch3sp.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in the next dc. Finish off with an invisible join. [56 dc, 4 ch3sp]

R6: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 sc in any ch3sp. *(Ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc) rep 7 times, (Ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the ch3sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. *(Ch 1, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next st) rep 7 times (Ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the ch3sp. Sl st to the top of the initial sc to join. NOTE this final sl st counts as a ch 1. Finish off. [40 sc, 44 ch1sp]

R7: Color D: Join new yarn with 1 sc in the ch1sp bef the first sc in any corner. Ch 5. Sk the next (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). *(1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk 1 sc, ch 1) 7 times. 1 sc in the next ch1sp, ch 5, sk the next (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc).** Rep from * to ** 3 times. *(1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk 1 sc, ch 1) 7 times. Sl st into the next ch5sp. Finish off. [32 sc, 28 ch1sp, 4 ch5sp]

NOTE: Approximately 6 inches at this point.

R8: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 sl st in the ch1sp following the 4th sc on any side, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); work 4 more dc in the same ch1sp. Working behind R7, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 skipped sc from R6 (sk all other sc and ch1sp in R7 to the corner ch 5).  (5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc,) in the corner ch5sp from R7.  *Sk the next 4 sc and 3 ch1sp from R7. Work behind R7, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 skipped sc from R6. Work 5 dc in the next ch1sp from R7. Working behind R7, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 skipped sc from R6 (sk all other sc and ch1sp in R7 to the corner ch 5).  (5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc,) in the corner ch5sp. ** Rep from * to **

3 times.  Sk the next 4 sc and 3 ch1sp from R7. Work behind R7, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 skipped sc from R6. Sl st to the top of the ch 2 from R7 to join. Finish off. [60 dc, 4 ch1sp, 24 hdc]

R9: Color B: Join new yarn with 1 hdc in any corner ch1sp. (Ch 1, 1 hdc) in the same corner ch1sp. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc, (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in the corner ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 dc. Finish off and join with an invisible join. [92 hdc, 4 ch1sp]

R10: Color C: Join new yarn with a hdc in any corner ch1sp. (Ch 1, 1 hdc) in the same corner ch1sp. 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 23 hdc. *(1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in the corner ch1sp. 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 23 hdc.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Do not sl st and do not finish off. [100 hdc, 4 ch1sp]

R11: *1 sc in the next hdc (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch1sp. 1 sc in each of the next 24 hdc.** Rep from * to ** 4 times. Finish off with an invisible join. [108 sc, 4 ch2sp] 9 inches blocked

R12: Color A: Join new yarn with 1 sc in any corner ch2sp. (Ch 2, 1 sc) in the same corner ch1sp. *(Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the next sc)13 times. Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) all in the corner ch2sp.** Rep from * to ** 3  times. (Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the next sc) 13 times, ch 1. Sl st into the ch2sp. Finish off. [56 sc, 56 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

R13: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 sc in any corner ch2sp. (Ch 2, 1 sc) in the same corner ch2sp. (Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the ch1sp) 14 times. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the corner ch2sp.  (Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the ch1sp) 14 times.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Ch 1, sl st into the ch2sp. Finish off. [64 sc, 60 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]

R14: Color A: Join new yarn with 1 hdc in any corner ch2sp. (Ch 2, 1 hdc) in the same ch2sp. *(Sk 1 sc, 2 hdc in the ch1sp) 15 times. Sk 1 sc, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in the corner ch2sp.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. (Sk 1 sc, 2 hdc in the ch1sp) 15 times. Sk 1 sc. Sl st into the ch2sp. Finish off. [128 hdc, 4 ch2sp]

R15: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 hdc in any corner ch2sp. 2 hdc in the same ch2sp. *1 hdc in each of the next 32 hdc. 3 hdc in the ch2sp.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each of the next 32 hdc. Finish off with an invisible join. [140 hdc]

R16: Color D: Join new yarn in the corner hdc in the 3rd loop with 1 sc. 2 sc in the same 3rd loop. *1 sc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 34 hdc, 3 sc in the 3rd loop of the corner hdc**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 sc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 34 hdc. Finish off with an invisible join. [148 sc]

R17: Color C: Join new yarn with 1 sc in the corner sc. 2 sc in the same corner sc. *1 sc in each of the next 36 sc. 3 sc in the corner sc.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 sc in each of the next 36 sc. Finish off with an invisible join. [156 sc]

Block as needed.

Photo Tutorial

Read the photos from left to right, one row at a time. If  you hover over the image it will tell you which R (round) and step.

R17 Complete
R17 Complete

 

AG Handmades tested this pattern for me and made it into a pillow cover!

Pretty neat, eh? (Yes I am from Canada!)

 

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10 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to finish my current wip to start a new project with Persephone’s Garden at Night.

  2. I don’t understand how to join with a new yarn with a slip stitch. Is there a video you can reference me to? Or maybe you could just explain. Do you make a slip knot first?

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  5. Never mind – the puter must have glitched !!! Thank you – this is lovely 🙂

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