The weather has been decidedly spring-like in my little corner of the world and that has meant that I have been able to get out and do one of my absolute favourite things: crocheting in the garden. It has been simply wonderous to sit out in the fresh air among the beautiful blossoms and flowers, especially the tulips, that are creating a magnificent springtime display. They are also providing me with plenty of inspiration for further parts of the blanket, so I am looking forward to making more progress with the next stages.
I hope that you have also had a wonderful week with a little alfesco crochet, where possible:)
This week, we are joining the squares and then framing them with simple dc, to secure them in place.
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:
Use cream to sew the squares together. Arrange the squares as shown in the picture. I used whip stitch on the back of the blanket.
Start in any corner of the full square. (dc, ch 2, dc) into ch-2-sp (first corner of first granny square), *dc into the next stitch, dc into ch-1-sp. From * 16 times. Dc into next stitch, dc into ch-2-sp (the second corner of this granny square), dc in to ch-2-sp (first corner of the second granny square), *1 dc into each of the next 3 stitches, (3dc) into ch-3-sp. From * 5 times. Dc into ch-2-sp (second corner of this granny square), dc into next ch-2-sp (first corner of the third granny square) ), *dc into the next stitch, dc into ch-1-sp. From * 16 times. Dc. Repeat whole sequence 4 times. Join with a slip stitch but do not fasten off.