Autumn is here, and this week I have been enjoying some autumn walks kicking up the leaves. At this time of year, my crafting often turns to Christmas makes, so I was delighted when I was approached by the lovely people at the Cats Protection to ask if I (and of course Trixie) would like to take part in promoting their fundraising felting kits. As you can see Trixie is already interested in the cat tree topper kit and has had a good sniff of the wool. I have already started on making the head (pics below) and will keep you posted on how I get on with it. If you would also like to help cats in need and create a felted tree topper, you can get the kit by following this link.
This week, we are adding a background to the clusters in the previous round round to make the spearmint pop!
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
BLO – back loop only
Ch – chain
Htr – half treble
Start crocheting here:
Round 39: (htr, ch 2, htr) in corner ch-3-sp, BLO (back loop only) htr across. 4 times. Fasten off.