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Solaris TEST
Finished
May 8, 2018
July 4, 2018
Project info
Solaris TEST
Solaris by Helen Shrimpton
Crochet
Myself
73 inches wide 90 inches long
BlanketBedspread
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
7,213 yards
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Metallic
3.5 skeins = 882.0 yards (806.5 meters), 350 grams
White
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
1 skein = 355.0 yards (324.6 meters), 199 grams
Blue
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
2.5 skeins = 887.5 yards (811.5 meters), 497 grams
Blue
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
2.5 skeins = 887.5 yards (811.5 meters), 497 grams
Blue
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
4 skeins = 1420.0 yards (1298.4 meters), 796 grams
Gray
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
7 skeins = 2485.0 yards (2272.3 meters), 1393 grams
Blue
Red Heart With Love Solids
0.8 skeins = 296.0 yards (270.7 meters), 158 grams
Blue-green
Notes

My Solaris is taking on a Lunar look. I even gave each squares a Lunar name just for fun. :) It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate the sun. These colors match my bedroom! :)
One great thing about this pattern is how versatile it is. Make it you own. Use any combination to create a blanket just the right size for you. I made my blanket very large to fit a queen size bed with plenty to hang over the sides. Should be really snugly this winter.

Things to remember.
Always count each round.
Keep an eye out for hidden stitches.
This is a big one…Remember some of the corners are not symmetrical.
Always read the hints Helen provides at the start of rounds.

Square #1 SUNRISE/ Moonrise 24 Inch square
I made 4

Color sequence**
Round 1 Med Blue Round 2 Peacock Round 3 Soft Blue Round 4 Peacock Round 5-6 Soft Blue Round 7-8 Med Blue Round 9-11 Soft Blue Round 12-13 White Sparkle Round 14 Soft Blue Round 15 Peacock Round 16 White Sparkle Round 17 Arctic Ice Round 18-19 Med Blue Round 20 Arctic Ice Round 21-23 Graybeard Round 24 Med Blue Round 25-26 Graybeard Round 27-28 Royal Round 29 Graybeard Round 30-32 Royal
24 inches
Approximately 625 yards ( 572 meaters

Square #2 Flare/ Brilliance 12 Inch square
I made 6
Round 1-3 Soft Blue Round 4-5 Med Blue Round 6 White Sparkle Round 7-8 Med Blue Round 9 White Sparkle Round 10-11 Royal Round 12-13 Graybeard Round 14 Royal Round 15 Graybeard Round 16 Royal
Approximately 144 yards ( 132 meters) in this square

Square #3 Blaze/ Dazzle 12 Inch square
I made 6
Round 1 White Sparkle Round 2-3 Soft Blue
Round 4-5 Med Blue Round 6 Soft Blue Round 7-8 Royal Round 9-10 Graybeard
Round 11 Royal Round 12 Graybeard
Round 13 Royal
Approximately 135 yards (123 meters)in this square

Square #4 Shine/ Glow 12 inch square
I made 5 (I loved making this one)
Round 1-2 Soft Blue
Round 3 Med Blue Round 4-5 White Sparkle
Round 6 Soft Blue Round 7 Med Blue Round 8-9 Royal Round 10-11 Graybeard
Round 12 Royal Round 13 Graybeard
Round 14 Royal
Approximately 145 yards ( 133 meters)

Square #5 Glimmer/Glisten 6 inch square
I made 9
Round 1 Royal Round 2 Med Blue
Round 3 Soft Blue Round 4 White Sparkle Round 5-6 Graybeard Round 7 Royal
Approximately 48-50 yards ( 46 meters)

Square #6 Sparkle / Twinkle 6 Inch square
I made 9
Round one 1-3 White Sparkle
Round 4-5 Med Blue
Round 6-7 Soft Blue Round 8 Graybeard
Round 9 Royal (43 meters)
Approximately 48 yards

Square #7 Beam/ Gleam 6 inch square
I made 9
Round 1 White Sparkle Round 2 Soft Blue Round 3 Med Blue Round 4 Soft Blue
Round 5 Graybeard Round 6 Royal
Approximately 48 yards (43 meters)

Square # 8 Ray / Radiance 6 inch square
I made 9
Round 1 White Sparkle Round 2-3 Med Blue
Round 4-5 White Sparkle
Round 6 Graybeard Round 7 Royal
Approximately 45 yards ( 41 meters)

Note It is a huge help to weave all your ends in as each square is finished rather then wait until the end.
After carefully laying out my squares I used the Flat Surface method to join my squares. A YouTube video by Helen Shrimpton can be found to help you see how this is done. It gives a nice flat and even join and goes fairly fast. Once all my squares were joined I turned the blanket over and wove in all the remaining ends.
Now to add a border!
There is so much going on in this blanket I’ve decided to keep it simple. I will be ending my blanket much as the 12 inch and 24 inch squares end.
I worked two rounds of dc in Royal and then repeated round 28 of the 24 inch square ( Sunrise) also in Royal. Then I repeated round 29 of the same square in Gray and finished off with a round of sc in royal.

Finished… It turned out large… 73 x 90
I used a total of 7213 yards ( 6596 meters)

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  • Project created: May 4, 2018
  • Finished: July 4, 2018
  • Updated: July 7, 2018
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