This week has been a busy week for my crochet, not only have I been working on the 2021 blanket, but I have been finishing a piece that will appear in a crochet magazine over the summer and I have also been working on the Hellebore square pattern release, including a half price introductory offer until 17th March. You can check out the inspiration behind the Hellebore 8 inch square and mini scatter cushion here.
As a result this week’s rounds are slightly more relaxing using simply trebels and then adding a little excitement with the puff stitch.
This week is focusing on consolidating the square shape while adding some interest with the puff stitch – if you are unfamiliar with the puff stitch there is an explanation and video below.
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The blanket is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Ch – chain
Dc – double treble
Puff stitch – instructions with video below
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
Start crocheting here:
SS to corner space. [tr, ch2, tr], 74 tr. 4 times. Finish off. (76 stitches per side).
Puff stitch – Round 3 uses a puff stitch. To make a puff stitch: yarn over, pull up a loop 3 times from the same st, yarn over, pull through 6 loops, ch 1 and move to next stitch. If you are unsure you can watch this videos which shows the puff stitch in use in the Poppy and Corn granny square.
[dc, ch 2, dc] in corner sp, *dc, puff stitch. From *38 times. Repeat all 4 times. (78 stitches per side not counting the ch stitches that are part of the puff stitches)
At this stage, the sides of the square are not quite straight and the edges are rather bobbly, but that will be corrected next week. Looking forward to seeing you then.