This post was originally published as part of the Geo-Boho Cal – which ran in September 2019. This post was the Peacock square, that taught you to crochet a circle using the Back loops only (BLO) – giving a lovely spiral effect.
Hello, It’s Peacock week.
Just look at the colour of this yarn from Cygnet.
I have to say it is so so green – if you love green then this is most definitely the green yarn for you!
If you’ve just stumbled across this CAL, months down the line – don’t worry. You can still make the blanket – or just learn how to make the circle with the lovely spiral,
There are a number of online stockists that you can get your yarn from:
2 balls of each Yarn A (Indigo 6505) Yarn B (Misty 6707) Yarn C (Peacock 6404) Yarn D (Amber 6909) Yarn E (Azalea 6606) Yarn F (Quartz 6202)
6 balls Yarn G (Pure 6208)
As I’ve mentioned before this is a learning blanket, teaching you new skills each week.
How to crochet a circle and get the spiral effect (Back Loop Only
We have a rather cool spiral effect circle today. Can you see it? The snail shell effect of the yarn in the circle?
Raised texture with the minimum of effort!
This week we are learning about the different loops of a stitch (Scroll down for the video!), and how we can use these to give great texture.
Important note…….. Only use a 4MM hook this week – why?
Well the way we use different loops the yarn stretches! We compensate for this using a smaller hook all the way through – clever ha?
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How to crochet a Back Loop Only (BLO) Circle
What you will need:
Each finished square measures 21cm when blocked.
BLO – Back loop only
Ch (s) Chain / chain stitches
DC Double crochet
Dtr Double treble crochet
HTr Half treble crochet
ML Magic Loop
Ss Slip Stitch
Tr Treble crochet (US double crochet)
How to crochet a Circle Back loop only (BLO) -Peacock Square – Make 8
With a 4.0 mm hook and Yarn C, make a magic loop.
Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 11tr in the ring, ss to the top of the ch3. [12tr]
Working in the BLO for rounds 2-8.
Round 2 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3. (2tr in next st) 11 times [24tr]
Round 3 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next st. (2 tr in next st, tr in next st) 11 times [36tr]
Round 4 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 2 sts. (2 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st) 11 times [48tr]
Round 5 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 3 sts. (2 tr in next st, tr in next 3 st) 11 times [60tr]
Round 6 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 4 sts. (2 tr in next st, tr in next 4 st) 11 times [72tr]
Round 7 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 5 sts. (2 tr in next st, tr in next 5 st) 11 times [84tr]
Round 8 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 6 sts. (2 tr in next st, tr in next 6 st) 11 times [96tr] Fasten off, weave in ends.
Change to Yarn G to work the first of the following sts in the first tr:
Round 9 *Dc in each of the next 19 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st (dtr, ch2, dtr) in next st, tr in next st, htr in next st: repeat from * 3 more times, ss to first st to join . [100sts]
Round 10 Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr in each st around working (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each ch-2 corner sp. [116sts]
Round 11 Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr in each st around working (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each ch-2 corner sp. [132sts]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
8 of these to make this week too….. time to get crocheting.
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