Hello crochet friends!
It is another early posting this week because we are getting a special visit this weekend. My parents-in-law are coming to celebrate my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. And so there will be a lot going on: from cooking and baking, blowing balloons and special secret trips out to just having a lovely (and hopefully) memorable time together.
And so I will just leave you with this weekend’s round – a little more intricate than usual so I hope you enjoy it!
This week, we are working into the fptr from round 10 to start working a pattern over the top of the material.
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
Fptr – Front post treble
Start crocheting here:
(dc, ch 2, dc) into corner ch-2-sp, 5dc. From here you are working into the stiches from round 10 and skipping the stitches in round 12. 1fptr over fptr from round 10, ch 2, *2fptrtog over the fptr you just worked on and the next fptr, ch 2. Repeat from *until you have worked all the fptr from round 10. 5 dc in stitches from round 12. 4 times. Fasten off.
On the image you can see how this round almost stands up from the previous round of the blanket.