FATW5 – Week 6 – Muizenberg Square

This week we have a new designer AND a new country to add to our World travels 🌎. Lana Ignjatovic from Cape Town, South Africa has designed a beautiful set of squares for our CAL with the first one being called Muizenberg Square.

Lana has not been crocheting for decades like so many of us and has only started her crochet journey in 2013. A few words about how she did learn to crochet from Lana:

I learned to crochet in September 2013. I tried to make a granny square, by following a YouTube video, but it just did not come out right. (I still have it ☺ ) My Aunt and Godmother, Helen Spence, who does crochet, then taught me over the telephone to read a crochet pattern and to make a 3D square ☺. I’ve never looked back from there.

I really love making blankets and have made and gifted blankets to just about all my immediate family members. My other passion is to teach others to crochet. I started teaching in September 2015 and I’ve taught more than 120 ladies to crochet since then.

In 2017 I started writing the patterns for my designs and on 12th September 2019 (my Dads birthday) I was announced as the 1st prize winner in a local Shopping Bag Competition, I won a whopping R5000 cash and my pattern is published on their website: Here The bag is named for my Mum, Wendy.☺

This square is designed to reflect the beauty of the area Lana resides near and incorporates not only beautiful crochet…… but the story of her favorite place, a small village named Muizenberg, which lies approximately 30kms from the center of Cape Town. On the beach are the most delightful little changing huts, painted in vibrant colours, with the stunning sea, mountains and sky as a backdrop. She has always loved this area in her beautiful country of South Africa and this is where she found the inspiration for her square.

Changing huts on the beach at Muizenberg, South Africa

Lana can be found in her Facebook group: Loving Stitches Design Group

Or on her Facebook page: Loving Stitches Designs

And now on to the fun parts….. you will find all files for this week’s release right here on our blog!

PATTERN LINKS:

TRANSLATIONS:

VIDEO LINKS:

And then for those of you who prefer the patterns on screen:

Muizenberg Square US TERMS

Designed by Lana Ignjatović

Materials:

  • Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn 100 grams
  • 5mm hook
  • Yarn used: Kartopu No.1 Anti-Pilling
  • White
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green

There is a chart at the end of the pattern to indicate colour sequences, should you wish to use it.

Abbreviations: US TERMS

  • Ch – Chain
  • St(s) – Stitch/Stitches
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • FLO – Front Loop Only
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dc3tog – Double Crochet 3 Together
  • Tr – Treble
  • Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
  • Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet
  • Bpsc – Back Post Single Crochet
  • Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

Round 1: Make Magic Circle. Ch 1 (does not count as a st). 12 hdc into magic circle. Join with sl st in top of ch1. End off. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Start in same st as joining sl st. Work this round in the FLO and start with a standing hdc. Make 2 FLO hdc in each stitch around. Join with sl st into standing hdc. End off. (24 hdc)

Round 3: Start in same st as joining sl st. Start with a standing hdc. *1 hdc, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with sl st into standing hdc. End off. (36 hdc)

Round 4: Start in the same st as joining sl st. Work this round in BLO. Start with a standing hdc. * BLO hdc in next 2 sts, 2 BLO hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with sl st into standing hdc. End off. (48 hdc)

Round 5: Work this round in 3rd loop only. Start in same st as joining sl st. Start with a standing hdc. 1 hdc in the third loop of each st around. Join with sl st into standing hdc. End off. (48 hdc) {If your work starts cupping in this round, don’t worry, the next row will rectify this.}

Round 6: Work this round in the back and third loops only. Start with a standing *dc3tog over the next 3 sts, ch 3*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first dc3tog. End off. (16 dc3tog, 16 ch3 spaces)

Round 7: Start with a standing dc. 2 dc in the same st as the sl st. *3 dc in the ch 3 space, 2 dc in the next st. * (This should be in the top of the dc3tog) Repeat to end, omitting last 2 dc. Join with sl st into standing dc. Keep same yarn. (80 dc)

Round 8: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr). Work in the BLO for this round, 1 tr in the same st. Ch 2. *2 tr in next st. 1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. 1 sc in next 6 sts. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next 3 sts. 2 tr in next st. Ch 2.* Repeat from * to * around, omitting the last 2 tr in next st and ch 2. Join with sl st into top of ch 4. End off. (88 st, 4 ch2 spaces)

Round 9: Start with a standing dc. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space. *Bpdc in the next 5 sts, bphdc in the next 3 sts, bpsc in the next 6 sts, bphdc in the next 3 sts, bpdc in the next 5 sts. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around, omitting the last (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sl st in the top of standing dc. Sl st in the next st, sl st into the ch 2 space. (104 sts)

Round 10: [Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in the ch 2 space. *(BLO dc in next st (hidden st), FLO dc in next st) repeat 4 more times. Bpdc in next 2 sts. Fpdc in next 2 sts. Bpdc in next 2 sts. (FLO dc in next st, BLO dc in next st) repeat 4 more times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around, omit the last (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. End off. (120 sts)

Round 11: Start with standing st. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space. *(Bpdc in next st, Fpdc in next st) repeat 5 more times. Bpdc in next 2 sts. Fpdc in next 2 sts. Bpdc in next 2 sts. (Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st) repeat 5 more times. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around, omit last (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sl st into standing dc. End off. (136 sts)

Round 12: Start with standing st. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch 2 space. *Hdc in next st, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, (6 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts) repeat once again. 3 dc in each of next 2 sts, (skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 6 dc in next st) repeat once again. Skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space*. Repeat from * to * around, omit the last (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc). Sl st into standing dc. End off. (168 sts)

Round 13: Work this round in the BLO. Start with standing st. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the ch 2 space. *BLO hdc in next 2 sts, BLO 1 dc in next st. (Skip sc. BLO Dc in next st, BLO hdc in next st, BLO sc in next 2 st, BLO hdc in next st, BLO dc in next st) repeat four more times. Skip sc, BLO dc in next st, BLO hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around, omit last (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc). Sl st into standing hdc. End off. (160 sts)

Round 14: Start with standing st. (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch2 space. *1 sc in each of the next 40 sts. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space* repeat from * to * around. Omit last (sc, ch2, sc). Sl st into first sc. End off and weave in threads. (168 sts)

Weight: 83 grams

Meters: Approximately 135 meters.

The 3 extra rounds will be published on Monday…..

Until next time…..

Happy Crocheting,

Jo💗

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