Welcome to Crochet for Life, who doesn’t love a classic crochet pattern?! Catherine’s Ponto da Roda always appears in several books and if you ever thought of making a blanket with that wonderful stitch someday, that day has finally arrived!! Catherine’s Wheel is a stitch that looks like a Harlequin Stitch’s cousin, isn’t it?! But Roda da Catarina is a little easier… with fewer steps to be learned, but without a doubt both are perfect!
his pattern is incredible, you will love building it and without a doubt you will be proud of the beautiful project you did!! Don’t worry, with the pattern below you won’t have any difficulties, remember to explore your skills and let your imagination run free!! Use the colors you like best, you can sell, give someone gifts or even make them for your own use!!
(Blanket Finished size is approximately 34 x 34 inches.)
- 4 balls Caron Simply Soft in White
- 1 ball of each Caron Simply Soft (the colors you want).
- Size H, 5.00mm hook
- Tapestry Needle (blunt edge with a large eye)
Pattern repeat is 10 + 6 + 1. That means you can make a chain any multiple of 10, then add 6, then add one for the turning chain.
Chain 137 with White
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: CH 1, 1 SC into each of the first two DC. *CH 3, work 7 double crochet together across the next 7 stitches.
(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.)
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.
ROW 3: CH 3, 3 DC in first stitch, (turning chain counts a DC) *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 4: Ch 1. SC into the top of each stitch across the row. Pull through with new color on the last step of the SC stitch. Turn.
ROW 5: Ch 3. DC into the top of each stitch across the row.
ROW 6: 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 7: 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.
ROW 8: CH 3. DC into each of the next stitches across the row, the chain 3 counts as the first stitch. Pull through with White on the last stitch. Cut Peach (leave a long tail to weave in later.) Turn.
ROW 9: CH 1. 1 SC into the top of each DC from the row below, the last SC will be into the top of the ch 3 from the row below.
ROWS 10-12: Repeat ROWS 2-4.
ROWS 13-16: Repeat ROWS 5-8.
Continue Repeating the instructions for lines 10 to 16, the colors are changed in this order: Light country peach, Light gray, Soft blue, Khaki (Do with any colors you want, this is just an example). Finish with an extra line of Light Country Peach.
Edge: (Before starting the edge, weave at all ends.) In any corner, pull a loop and CH 3. DC in each space as evenly as possible, work 3 DC in each corner space. Generally, work 2 DC per line on the sides where the lines end with CH 3 or DC and work 1 DC per line when you end with SC. And at the top and bottom of the blanket, usually work 3 CDs around 3 ch, one in the eye of the circle and the other at the top of the SCs. Enter the career with a very low point in the initial CH 3 and turn around.
Make 2 rounds of SC, working 3 at each corner and one at the top of the CD. Join the rounds with the SL ST and turn around.
CH 3 and knit 1 row of CD, working 3 on each corner and one on the tops of each SC. Join an SL ST and turn around.
CH 1 and do two more rounds of SC as before. Enter at the end of the second round, tie and weave at the ends.
To get the best finishing results, you can wash the blanket by hand, wrap a towel to draw lots of water and place it on foam mats, fix it in a square shape and let it dry. If you find that your blanket does not need hand washing, place it on the rugs and use a spray bottle with water to spray the blanket until it is moist. Then fix it in a square and let it dry.
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