For Nia – Cosy square blanket

Which craft: Crochet

Ice Yarns Mohair Magic yp2-50303
Fiber Content :20% Mohair, 20% Wool, 60% Premium Acrylic
Needle Size :3 - 4 mm. / US 3 - 6 Weight :100 gr. / 3.53 oz. per ball
Length :550 m. / 601 yds. per ball Yarn Thickness :2 Fine: Sport, Baby

Suggestion Needles / Hooks: 4 mm. US 6

Gague:

unimportant

Techniques:

Front post

Sizes :

One size

Finished measurements :

size depends on the yarn, tension and hook you choose.

Abbreviations :

Using the American crochet terms
ch = chain sc = single crochet dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fp dtr = front post double treble - tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sFTbThRcKo

Shell: 3 dc into next 1 ch space; 1 ch
Beginning Shell: working over the hdc of the previous round, make 3ch, 2 dc, 1 ch
End Shell: into the 1ch space of the 4th corner make 3dc, 1 ch and 1 hdc into the top of the starting chain
Corner Shell: into the 3 ch space work 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch

Nia stitch: 1 dc into the next 1 ch space; 1fp dtr into the middle stitch of the Shell 2 rows down; 1 dc into the same space as previous dc, 1 ch.
fp dtr tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sFTbThRcKo

Project Note:

Alternative yarns that would work equally well:
Angora colours such as fnt2-68348
Cakes mohair such as fnt2-67395

Pattern :

Start:
Row 1: Start with 4 chain. Into the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc, (3 ch, 3 dc) x3, 1 ch. 1 hdc into the top of the starting chain.

Row 2: 3 ch. Beginning Shell; corner Shell x3; end Shell

Row 3: Beginning Shell. (Nia stitch. Corner Shell.) x3. Nia stitch. End Shell.

Row 4: Beginning Shell. *Nia Stitch x2. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia Stitch x2. End Shell.

Row 5: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3 End Shell.

Row 6: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x4. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x4.End Shell.

Row 7: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x5. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x5 End Shell.
Row 8 Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x6. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x6 End Shell.

Row 9: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x1. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x1. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 10 Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x2. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x2. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 11: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Rows 12 to 14: Continue as above, adding one Shell per side of the square.

Row 15: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 16: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x2. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x2. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 17: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 18: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x4. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x4. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 19: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x5. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x5. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 20: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x6. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x6. Shell 3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 21: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 21: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x2. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x2. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 22: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 23: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x4. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x4. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 24 to 25: Continue in pattern until you have 6 Shells in the centre of each side of the blanket.

Row 26: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 27: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x2. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x2. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 28: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 29: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x4. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x4. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 30 to 46: Continue in pattern until you have Nia stitch x21 (or more) in the centre of each side of the square.

Row 47: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x4. Nia stitch x20. Shell x4. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x4. Nia stitch x20. Shell x4. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 48: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x5. Nia stitch x19. Shell x5. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x5. Nia stitch x19. Shell x5. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 49: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x6. Nia stitch x18. Shell x6. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x6. Nia stitch x18. Shell x6. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 50 to 66 : Continue in pattern, until you have Shell x23 Nia stitch x1. Shell x23
Row 67: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x48. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3.Nia stitch x3. Shell x48. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Row 68: Beginning Shell. *Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x49. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. Corner Shell. Repeat from * x3. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3.Nia stitch x3. Shell x49. Nia stitch x3. Shell x3. Nia stitch x3. End Shell.

Rows 69 to 71 Continue in pattern for 3 (or more rows). DO NOT TIE OFF.

Edging: 2 ch, 3 sc over hdc of end Shell. 1 sc into each dc and ch. *5 sc into corner 3ch. 1 sc into each dc and ch.* Repeat from * to * x3. 2 sc into final corner. Slip stitch to top of starting 2 ch. Cast off. Weave in ends.

Diamond pattern detail

Centre start point

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