Part 10 of the 2022 crochet blanket is a little late this week. We went away for a long weekend in Northumberland and had such a wonderful time away, without much contact to the outside world so there was no chance of updating the blog. After almost three years of no proper holidays for various reasons, it was so lovely just to relax, breath fresh air and not have the usually responsibilities.
I did manage to add a few more rounds to our squares, which I am sharing today and it feels all the more fitting because theses square are nature inspired – this one is actually dedicated to cow parsley, which I hope will become clear in the next few weeks.
This week, we are working a few more rounds in cream and spearmint. Check out the photos below to see how the back of your work appears, I think it makes an interesting pattern.
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 crochet
Fptr – front post double treble
Start crocheting here:
Round 6. Use Spearmint. Fptr over fptr from round 4, ch 3 and skip all stitches from round 5. 5 times. Join with a slip stitch and don’t fasten off the yarn, but hold in place with a stitch marker. (10 and 10 ch-3-sp)
Round 7: Use Cream. You will only work into stitches in round 5 and start in the dc next to any fptr from round 7. Dc, [2dc], dc. 10 times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off. (40).
Round 8: Use Spearmint. Chain 2 to work up from round six. Fptr over fptr from round 6, ch 4 and skip all stitches from round 5. 5 times. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off. (10 and 10 ch-4-sp)