Bonfire night is over, and that inevitably means that Christmas preparations are beginning. The crochet magazines are already printing Christmas patterns, including this month’s issue of Simply Crochet, which is featuring two of my Christmas designs. Due to scheduling for the photos, I was crocheting for Christmas in the summer. It was quite an experience working with fluffy yarns in the height of summer and in the heatwave, but it was definitely worth it to see the wonderful photoshoot and layout in the magazine.
Now, I just need to work out what I need to crochet for decorations and gifts this year. Are you already in Christmas crochet mode or waiting until December?
This week, we are just framing the sky around last week’s fireworks.
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
Bphtr – back post half treble
Ch – chain
Htr – half treble
Start crocheting here:
Use duck egg
Round 46: (htr, ch 2, htr) in ch-3-sp, htr to end of side. 4 times.
Round 47: ss to corner ch-3-sp, (htr, ch 3, htr) in ch-3-sp, bphtr to end of side. 4 times.