Hooray, it is a bank holiday Monday and a long weekend. I hope that if you got the three day weekend, you got filled it with fun, family and friends, and hopefully a little crochet too.
We had a family reunion with both my sisters, their spouses and my parents in the same place, not such a regular occurrence these days, but all the more treasured when it happens. We had a little stretch of the legs at Lambton Estate and saw the fantastic castle on our walk! It is amazing that we have lived nearby for so long but have never visited. We will certainly be heading back for further exploration at a later date.
This week, we are working the first petals of the dahlia border.
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
3trcl – 3 treble cluster
Start crocheting here:
Round 26: (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2-sp, dc, 3dc in stitches from round 24, *dc in dc from round 25, skip 2, (ch 1, 3trcluster, ch 1, 3trclusterm ch1) into round 24, dc around popcorn, (ch 1, 3trcluster, ch 1, 3trclusterm ch1) into stitch in round 24, skip 2. From * to end. If you still have some stitches remaining at the end, you can simply work them with dc. Repeat 4 times. Fasten off.
Note: By this stage, your (and my) stitch count is likely out on some of the sides, which is why at the end of the side, if there are stitches left unworked, we can just add dc.