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Novita Venla: Terho (Acorn) crochet blanket

Crocheted in pieces, the Terho (Acorn) blanket is named after the acorns in the corners.

Yarn demand

Novita Venla (658) Oat 250 g (606) Sandy Beach 250 g (499) Charcoal 200 g and (010) Off White 200 g

Needles and other supplies

Crochet hook Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US C-2) or size needed; for the acorns a 2½ mm (UK 12 / US B-1) crochet hook Other supplies Some cotton stuffing or yarn for the acorns

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

Size approx. 108 cm x 135 cm / 42½ in x 53 in

Length of one hexagon (side to side) approx. 9 cm / 3½ in

Hexagon (see chart I)

Chain 6 (ch) for a starting chain and close the ring with 1 slip stitch (sl st) into the first ch.

Round 1: ch3 (= 1st tr), crochet into the ring 2 trebles (tr), *ch2, 3 tr*, repeat *-* 4 more times, ch2. Close round with 1 sl st into 3rd ch from beginning. 6 tr groups in total.

Round 2: ch3 (= 1st tr) + 1 tr into first tr, 2 tr and 1 tr around chain of next 2 ch sts. *Ch3 + 1 tr around the same chain as previous tr, 3 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 2 ch sts*, repeat *-* 4 more times, ch3. Close round with 1 sl st into 3rd ch from beginning.

Round 3: ch3 (= 1st tr), 5 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts. *Ch3, 1 tr around the same chain as previous tr, 5 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts*, repeat *-* 4 more times, ch3. Close round with 1 sl st into 3rd ch from beginning.

Round 4: ch3 (= 1st tr), 7 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts. *Ch3, 1 tr around the same chain as previous tr, 7 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts*, repeat *-* 4 more times, ch3. Close round with 1 sl st into 3rd ch from beginning.

Round 5: ch3 (= 1st tr), 9 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts. *Ch3, 1 tr around the same chain as previous tr, 9 tr, 1 tr around chain of next 3 ch sts*, repeat *-* 4 more times, ch3. Close round with 1 sl st into 3rd ch from beginning.

Note: Crochet one hexagon at a time, ie. rounds 1-5. Join the pieces on the fifth round. Joining pieces (at trebles): With the right side up and holding yarn in back, insert the hook from below into the back loop of the corresponding tr in the other piece. Yarn over and work a treble, pulling the yarn through the 3 sts on the hook on the last pull-through.

At the 3 ch sts in the corner: ch1, 1 sl st into back loop of middle ch of the corner, ch1. Insert the hook from below into the back loop of the ch, then 1 sl st.

Crochet hexagons as follows and assemble them following chart III:

Oat: 54 pieces following chart I

Sandy Beach: 54 pieces following chart I

Charcoal: 44 pieces following chart I and 8 half-pieces following chart II

Off White: 44 pieces following chart I and 8 half-pieces following chart II

Small acorn (2 pcs)

Twist the Sandy Beach yarn around a finger and crochet into the ring:

Round 1: 6 dc. Crochet in the spiral, moving straight to the next round.

Round 2: *1 dc, 2 dc into next dc*, repeat *-* 2 more times = 9 dc.

Round 3: *2 dc, 2 dc into next dc*, repeat *-* once more, 1 dc and 2 dc into next dc, 2 dc into next st = 13 dc.

Rounds 4-7: 1 dc into each st = 13 dc. Break the yarn and weave in.

Continue with Oat.

Round 8: *1 dc, 2 dc into next st*, repeat *-* 5 more times, 1 dc = 19 dc.

From now on work dc into the back loops of the sts on the previous round.

Round 9: 1 dc into each st = 19 dc.

Round 10: *1 dc, 2 dc together*, repeat *-* 5 more times, 1 dc = 13 dc.

Stuff the acorn. *2 dc together*, repeat *-* until 1 st remains. Crochet chains for approx. 7 cm and break yarn, leaving a long tail for attaching the acorn.

Large acorn (2 pcs)

Twist the Sandy Beach yarn around a finger and crochet into the ring:

Round 1: 8 dc. Crochet in the spiral, moving straight to the next round.

Round 2: *1 dc, 2 dc into next dc*, repeat *-* 3 more times = 12 dc.

Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc into next dc*, repeat *-* 5 more times = 18 dc.

Round 4: *8 dc, 2 dc into next st*, repeat *-* once more = 20 dc.

Rounds 5-11: 1 dc into each st = 20 dc. Break the yarn and weave in.

Continue with Oat.

Round 12: *1 dc, 2 dc into next st*, repeat *-* 9 more times, 1 dc = 30 dc.

From now on work dc into the back loops of the sts on the previous round.

Round 13: 1 dc into each st = 30 dc.

Round 14: *1 dc, 2 dc together*, repeat *-* 9 more times = 20 dc.

Stuff the acorn. *2 dc together*, repeat *-* until 1 st remains. Crochet chains for approx. 7 cm and break yarn, leaving a long tail for attaching the acorn.

Finishing

Lightly steam the blanket.

Attach the acorns to the corners.

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