My gentian square was released this week. It has been a long time coming, but it is the second in my series of Alpine flower squares. It is inspired by the beautiful gentian flowers found growing in the Alps and there is also a small protected colony close to me, in Teesdale, Co. Durham. So they hold a special place in my heart and I took my time to get the pattern just right, making the flowers raised and using the wonderful Kingfisher blue from Paintbox cotton DK (which was kindly supplied as yarn support from LoveCrafts). The pattern is available at half price until next Sunday as an introductory offer.
I have also had much fun adding the latest round to the 2021 blanket, giving it some more fancy corners.
This week, I have worked to level off the flower sequence from the proceedings rows and have added detail to the corners..
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
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
3trcl – 3 treble cluster
Start crocheting here:
Tr in 4th stitch from any corner sp, skip 3, (3tr cluster, ch 1, 3tr cluster, ch 1, 3tr cluster) into corner ch-2-sp, skip 3, 5 tr, *6 htr (these htr are worked over the puff stitch combination of round 29, be careful not to work in the chain stitch, which finishes the puff stitch), 4tr. From * 11 times. Repeat on each side.