Here comes the sun! This Sunny Sand Dollar blanket square is the perfect little motif for your sunshine-inspired yarn. This square is worked center-out, with a sweet granny square edge – perfect for join as you go crochet! The center of the square looks like a lovely sand dollar and brings us right back to the beach.
This square was made for the Hobbii Yarn ‘Here Comes the Sun’ challenge, and can now be found as a separate PDF for you to download!
For the Sunny Sand Dollar Blanket Square, I used this gorgeous Hobbii Twister Yarn. It has such a beautiful gradient! This square was made for the Hobbii ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Challenge, so I chose this sunny yellow colour for my blanket. It’s so fun to see the yarn change from light to darker yellow as I complete each square on my blanket!
The Hobbii Yarn Website describes Twister:
We have fallen head over heels for Twister, a really soft cake yarn with beautiful color transitions, that develop into festive, subtle, or crazy wild color combinations.
If you crave a treat, you should know that “cake” is just a term for the way the yarn is packaged. Our own Twister excels by being twined which makes the yarn easy to work with.
The amazing colors unfold as you go and it is a true pleasure to watch the slow transitions of the colors. Here you get a whopping 1094 yards (1 km) of yarn and one skein is enough if you wish to knit or crochet a shawl or a scarf. The fabulous cotton is combined with acrylic which adds a lighter and more solid end result.
Twister is perfect for shawls and scarves, but it has a lot of potential uses. It is easy to care for since it is machine washable. Please note, that the yarn is tied together with a small knot where the threads change colors.
Generally, you use more yarn for crocheting than you do for knitting. So you might experience that you cannot use the entire skein when knitting e.g. a shawl. Of course, it depends on the project and the pattern, you choose. Normally, it is not a problem to have too much yarn, but please consider, if you prefer to start with the thread from the center or from the outside part of your Twister cake-yarn skein when starting on your project. You can combine it with a one-colored Twister for e.g. an edge on a shawl, for sleeves, or for a rib edge on a blouse or a poncho. Check out Twister Solid right here.
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The Sunny Sand Dollar Blanket Square Crochet Pattern
Watch the Youtube Tutorial for this pattern here >> https://youtu.be/uyhPwWXtQ1M
Hobbii Twister (fine weight) (55% cotton, 45% acrylic): 1 ball #36.
US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.
5” x 5”
Gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Bpdc = back post double crochet
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Popcorn (front post double crochet popcorn) = [yo, insert hook from front to back around post of indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw under two loops twice] 5 times, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st fpdc, place working loop on hook and draw loop through 1st fpdc.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), 7 dc in 4th ch from hook, join – 8 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a st here and throughout), fpdc on same st, 2 fpdc on each st around, join –16 fpdc.
Round 3: Ch 3, fpdc on same st, fpdc on next, [2 fpdc on next st, fpdc on next] around, join – 24 fpdc.
Round 4: Ch 3, fpdc on same st, fpdc on next 2 sts, [2 fpdc on next st, fpdc on next 2 sts] around, join – 32 fpdc.
Round 5: Ch 3, fpdc on same st, fpdc on next 2 sts, Popcorn, [2 fpdc on next st, fpdc on next 2 sts, Popcorn] around, join – 40 sts.
Round 6: Ch 3, fpdc on same st, fpdc on next 4 sts, [2 fpdc on next, fpdc on next 4 sts] around, join – 48 sts.
Round 7: Ch 4, bpdc on same st, bpdc on next 5 sts, [2 bpdc on next, bpdc on next 5 sts] around, join – 56 bpdc.
Round 8: Ch 1, [2 sc in same space, sc in next 6 sts] around, join – 64 sc.
Round 9: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st (half corner made), *ch 1, skip next 3 sts, 3 hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, 3 hdc in next, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st (corner made); repeat from * around to half corner, 3 dc in same space as half corner, ch 2, join – 60 sts.
Round 10: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space (half corner made), *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] x 4, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space (corner made); repeat from * around to half corner, 3 dc in same space as half corner, ch 2, join – 72 dc.
Fasten off, weave in ends.