I had decided before we left Southern Spain to drive home to make a blanket for my God Daughters birthday. A change for me. Bright,zingy,lively colours just like her.
My goodness I can tell you there are zillions. There are mistakes too. A passenger seat and driving well does not provide the easiest place to work in. I hooked. I sewed in ends. I compiled,and really could not see what it looked like until I got home shook it out. I have been like a woman possessed ever since working the border.
It suits her to a tee. Lively and colourful and I know she will snuggle down under it on winter days with her favourite book and I shall be able to picture her in my mind.
I tucked a label on so that she will remember me too!
This last little pile is for our garden here in the Springtime. A bright little nest lining for some special bird.
Also a gentler palette with just a little zing.
Here is my take on the pattern if you want to try it
- Chain 3 and join to make a ring.
- Work 16 trebles in to the ring in sets of 2 with 1 chain in between each set of 2.
- In each chain space work 3 trebles.8 sets of 3 in total .
- In each chain space work as follows.2 trebles,3chain,2 trebles.
- Working in the space created by the 3 chain work 7 trebles.there is no need for a chain in between the sets.
- Now I worked a small defining round in double crochet.start at the base of 1 of the sets of seven trebles and work 1 double crochet in each treble.then work an elongated double crochet into the row below.you can see this quite clearly if you look at the yellow row in the picture above. This definitely gives a nice petalised effect.
- Now we are going to start to change the circle into the square shape we need to make our blanket.
- I found it easiest to make it (fairly) even to start in the middle double crochet stitch in a set of 7.
- Work 2 double trebles.( the yarn goes twice around your hook before you start the stitch)2 chain 2 double trebles.this is in fact making your first corner. Continue in this way.2 trebles,2 half trebles,7 double crochet,2 half trebles,2 trebles. And you should be ready to start your next corner.continue around your work until slip stitching to complete the round. It's worth checking now that you have indeed 4 corners.
- To finish the square you work the whole round in trebles as follows. Corners have a pattern of 2 trebles 1 chain,2 trebles and the sides have 1 treble in every space from the previous row.
- Give it a tug and block and you will have a super square.
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