Wow, I can hardly believe it is the same month as last week. While last Sunday, I was still huddled up on the sofa underneath a cosy blanket with the heating on full blast, today I am bathing in some wonderful winter sunshine through the window. I think the sun has once again influenced the design of the 2021 blanket – the yellow petals added to the corner pieces look like flames coming from the sun.
There are just two rounds this week. There are two reasons for that: Firstly, the day job has been pretty busy so I haven’t had as much crochet time as I would have liked. Secondly, what I have in mind for the next part is to crochet 3 rows in Orchid, so I did not want to stop in the middle of these rows and create more ends to sew in … But don’t worry next week there will be a couple of extra rows to catch up:)
This week, the sun has been out and I have turned the corner pieces we started last week to make little mini sunshines on each side.
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 corner pieces of the blanket are worked rows. Unless otherwise instructed, you will always be working your work facing you and working from right to left. For the corner pieces you will always join a new colour of yarn on the right hand side.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Dtr – double treble crochet
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
3-ch-picout – picout worked with 3 chains
Start crocheting here:
Use sunshine and start in the stitch on Round 20 that is 2 stitches in front of the start of Row 3.
Dc, ch 1, skip 1, (now work into Row 3) *htr, ch 1, skip 1. From * 13 times. Then dc in Round 20 in the stitch that is 2 stitches after the end of Row 3.
(2dc, 13htr and 14 ch-1-sp)
In this row you are only working into the ch-1-sp of Row 4 and skipping all other stiches. You do not make any stitches into Round 20 in this row.
Ch 1 and turn your work so that you are now working backwards over Row 4.
Dc, *[dc, htr, tr, dtr with 3-ch-picout on top], [tr, htr, dc], ch 1. From * 6 times. Dc. Fasten off.
(6 “petals” and 2 dc)