Thursday, 4 June 2015

How to Crochet a Roundabout - Road Play Mat CAL

Another bonus tutorial for my Road Play Mat crochet-a-long, and today I'm going to share with you my design for a Roundabout.

This Roundabout equates to 3 squares by 3 squares, if you have been following the rest of the CAL. Mine measures 30cm x 30cm (12" approx. x 12" approx) as I have been working to 10cm x 10cm squares, so this roundabout should fit in nicely with your play mat roads.

For all the patterns and tutorials so far for this Road Play Mat please check out the links at the bottom of this post.

You will need the following materials for this CAL
  • DK / Light worsted weight yarn in green, grey and white 
  • 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet (see unusual stitch info below)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

G = green yarn
Gr = grey yarn
W = white yarn

Double Treble Stitch (dtr)
Yarn over 3 times, place hook in stitch and pull yarn through, 5 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 4 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 3 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.

An easy way of remembering bigger stitches is that with a double crochet or bigger, you just pull through 2 loops until you only have 1 left on your hook.

Notes

This pattern is in US terminology. 

If you drive on the right and not the left like us Brits, you can still follow the pattern and then simply flip the whole roundabout over! (^-^)

In this pattern I carry the yarn as I go, except the white which I cut into 4 long lengths and keep them where they are. This is the same as my Straight Road square video tutorial if you wish to see how I do it.

Pattern

Round 1
Using G and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook, ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 8hdc into centre of loop, sl st in 1st hdc to join - (8)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1hdc in same st as previous sl st, 2hdc in next st and ea st around, sl st in top of ch2 with Gr to join - (16)

Round 3
Ch2, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (24)

Round 4
Ch2, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (32)

Round 5
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (40)

Round 6
Ch2, 1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (48)

Round 7
Ch2, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (56)

Round 8
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st (when joining at 'end of stitch' it means to yarn over with your new colour and then pull through all three loops to finish the stitch), *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * until end ending 1hdc in last 4 sts joining Gr at end of last st, sl st in top of ch2 - (64)

Round 9
Ch2, 1hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (72)

Round 10
Ch2, 1hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (80)

Round 11
Ch2, 1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (88)

Round 12
Ch2, 1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (96)

Round 13
Ch2, 1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 with G to join - (104)

Round 14 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 2dtr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, *1hdc in same st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 2dtr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st*, repeat from * to * to end, 1hdc in same st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (120)

Note* - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)
For driving on the opposite side, simple follow the same pattern, but flip your mat over when you're finished.

Round 15
Ch2, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining G at end of st, *1hdc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining G at end of last st* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (132)

Round 16
Ch2, 1hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 8 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 7 sts joining G at end of last st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (144)

Round 17
Ch2, 1hdc in next 9 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 10 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 10 sts* repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 7 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (156)

Round 18
Ch2 joining G in second ch, 1hdc in next 11 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 11 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 11 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 6 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (168)

Round 19
Ch2 joining G in second ch, 1hdc in next 13 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 6 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (180)

Round 20
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining G at end of st, 1hdc in next 14 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 14 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 5 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (192)

Round 21
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining G at end of st, 1hdc in next 16 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 16 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 16 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 5 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (204)

Round 22
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 17 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 17 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 17 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 11 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (216)

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

And now you're done!




All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-crochet-beach-with-path-road.html

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