This is the second Catherine’s Wheel blanket I’ve designed and shared. I was fascinated with the classic Catherine’s Wheel pattern, and wanted to experiment adding extra rows of double crochet and single crochet.
Here is the first version I experimented with:
And here is the post that is just the explanation of the classic Catherine’s Wheel:
But let’s get back to this peach and white version which turned out looking more like little white waves. Those are two rows of all single crochet.
And, because I kept the colors to just two, I did carry yarn up the side of the blanket to eliminate the need to weave in all the ends. (Well, not all, but most. I never cut the white yarn until the end of the blanket. You will have a few ends to weave in when you change to a new skein.)
Completed Blanket is approximately 34 inches by 34 inches.
3 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Peach
2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in White
Size H hook 5.00mm
With Light Country Peach, chain 157.
ROW 1: Work 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Work 1 SC into the next CH. *Skip over 3 chains, work 7 DC in the next chain. SKip 3 CH, 1 SC into each of the next 3 chains. Repeat from the * to the last 4 chains. Skip over 3 of them and work 4 DC into the very last chain on the row. Turn.
ROW 2: Chain 3, (this counts as the first stitch) in the next stitch, work DC. Work 1 DC in each stitch across the row. Before finishing the last step of the last DC, pull through with white, don’t cut the peach. Turn.
ROW 3: CH 1, SC into the first stitch and in each stitch across the row. Turn.
ROW 4: CH 1, SC into the first stitch and in each stitch across the row, pulling through on the last step of the last SC with peach. (loosely pull the strand to carry the yarn up the side of the blanket.) Don’t cut the white. Turn.
ROW 5: CH 3. (Counts as first stitch) DC into the next stitch and into each stitch across the row. Turn.
ROW 6: CH 1, 1 SC into each of the first two DC. *CH 3, work 7 double crochet together across the next 7 stitches. CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Repeat from * to last 4 stitches. CH 3, DC4tog across last 4 sts. Turn.
(7dctog= Yarn Over, insert your hook, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, *YO and insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * 5 more times. When you have 8 loops on your hook, YO and pull through them all.)
ROW 7: CH 3, 3 DC in first stitch. *Skip 3 CH, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC. SK 3 CH, 7 DC in the loop that closed the 7dctog, Repeat from * and end by skipping 3 CH, work 1 SC in each of the last 2 SC. Turn.
ROW 8: CH 3, (counts as first stitch) DC into the next stitch and work 1 DC into each stitch across the row. (Make sure your last stitch is into the top of the turning chain from the row below.) Pull through with White. Turn.
ROW 9: Ch 1, 1 SC into each stitch across the row. Turn.
ROW 10: Ch 1, 1 SC into each stitch across the row, pull through with peach on last step of the stitch. Turn.
ROW 11: CH 3, (Counts as first stitch) DC into the next stitch and work 1 DC into each stitch across the row. Turn.
ROW 12: CH 3, DC3tog across the next 3 stitches, *CH 3, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH 3, 7DCtog across the next 7 stitches, repeat from * to the ending 2 stitches. CH 3, 1 SC in last stitch, 1 SC in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
ROW 13: CH 1, 1 SC in each of the next 2 SC. *SKip 3 chains, 7 DC in closed loop of the 7dctog. Skip 3 chains, 1 SC in each of the next 3 SC. Repeat from * to the end, skip over the last 3 chains and work 4DC into the top of the turning chain from the row below. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-13 until blanket is 34 inches high. Finish with rows 2-6. Tie off.
BORDER: Before working the border, weave in ends. Pull up a loop in any corner. CH 1 and work 2 SC in the corner. Work on SC in each stitch around the blanket working 3 SC into each corner and working SC as evenly as possible on the sides of the blanket. Finish the round with a SC in the starting corner space, join with a SL ST to the first SC, CH 1 and turn.
Round 2: *Work SC into each of the next 3 stitches, SK over 3 stitches and work 7 DC into the next stitch. SK over 3 stitches and 1 SC into each of the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around the blanket. (If a SC happens to land on a corner work an extra to get around the corner. Use your best judgement.) Join the round with a slip stitch to the first SC. Chain one and turn.
Round 3: SC into each stitch around, working extra as needed into the corners. Join with a Slip Stitch at the end of the round, ch 1 and turn.
Round 4: As round 3. After join, tie off, weave in ends.
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