Busy, busy – I feel like I have hardly stopped for breath this week. Between having a lot of translation work, and refining the blossom stitch for the tutorial, I have managed to work part 17 of the 2021 blanket and spend a little time practicing some copperplate calligraphy – I feel a little as if I a moonlighting from crochet when I sit with my pen in hand, but I am very much enjoying this new creative adventure. Do you also sometimes feel like you moonlight from one craft to the other?
And in other news, out mini cherry tree arrived this week. It looks very healthy, but we have yet to find a nice container for it. Hopefully once it is pottered up, I can compare the really blossom and the blossom stitch.
This week, I have added the centres to the blossom using Sunshine.
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
Tr – treble
Start crocheting here:
Start in any ch-2-corner space, [dc, ch2, dc], *ch1, skip 1, dc. From * 10 times.
Then you work behind the flower: ch 2, puff stitch into the stitch that you skipped on round 18 (because you worked the lower petals into this stitch, you will find that you are working into the lower part of this stitch), ch 2 (this includes the chain that is part of the popcorn), skip stitches, *dc into next ch-1-sp, ch 1. Repeat from *3 times, then ch 1.
Work this whole sequence for each blossom and the spaces between them.
After the final blossom, work as follows: *ch1, skip 1, dc. From *10 times.
Work each side in this way. Fasten off.
I really hope you enjoyed these two rows in the blossom stitch. I have also made a tutorial for the blossom stitch to help you through this more complex stitch.