This week is dedicated to love because one of my sisters will be marrying later in the week. And so I thought it fitting to crochet some rows that look like kisses by crossing where you places your stitches.
It is also dedicated to the pineapple: the photo opposite is of the pineapple ornament that I designed for Crochet Now magazine and is available in this month’s issue. I think pineapples are a funky and unusual addition to the Christmas tree, especially in the pretty kitsch colour from Scheepjes catona. I should also thank Crochet Now here for the allowing me to use their photo.
This week, I have made rows of “little kisses” in Orchid.
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
Skip – miss
Tr – treble
Start crocheting here:
With the right side of the blanket facing up, start on the left side of any corner. Attach yarn with slip stitch into the stitch that is 2 up from the top of the last row. Skip 1, tr, then work 1 tr into the stitch you skipped. This creates the cross shape. Repeat across the rest of the row. Fasten off.
Repeat for all 4 sides.