Happy First Sunday of Advent! I can’t believe that we are on the final run up to the holidays and in the last weeks of the CAL. We haven’t got our decorations up yet, but Christmas card making is starting in earnest!
The weather is also getting colder and we have had a couple white frosts recently. Although we haven’t had icicles yet the frost put them in my mind and they were the inspiration for the spike stitch pattern to look like icicles hanging off roofs.
Hope you are all keeping warm and enjoying the cosy time of year!
This week, we are adding a round of staggered spike stitches to look like icicles hanging off roofs.
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
Start crocheting here:
Round 51: (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner sp, 2 dc, *spike stitch into round 49, spike stitch into round 48, , spike stitch into round 47, spike stitch into round 48, spike stitch into round 49, 2dc. Repeat from * to end. 4 times.
Round 52: ss to corner sp. (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner sp, dc across. 4 times. Fasten off.