Sometimes it just has to be pink! And that is what I have felt like this week. We have been lucky and had some fine January weather providing us with some spectacular sunsets, and I think the pink sky may have been what tipped me over the edge. I knew that I wanted this blanket to be pretty and cutsy, but I had not expected to go full on pink in just the second week, but there we have it!
And to make it more pink, my crochet hook is a Furls Odyssey in pink. It is currently my favourite hook, and I have tried a few different hooks over the past years. After hearing so much about them, I decided to bite the bullet and buy one myself last year, and I have never looked back. The yarn just slips on and off them like magic and makes crochet so easy.
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This week we are adding petals to the four centers from last week to make pink flowers.
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
Dc – double crochet
Ch – chain
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
3-ch-picot – picot formed of 3 chains on top of a stitch
Start crocheting here:
Start in any stitch to the left of a ch-2-sp. Dc, [tr, dtr with ch-3-picot, tr] in ch-2-sp. 6 times. Fasten off. (12 dc and 6 “petals”).
In this round only work into the dc from round 4. Start in any dc on the right of the dc pair. [dc, tr, dtr with ch-3-picot], [tr, dc], ch 3 and place the ch behind the “petal”. 6 times. Fasten off. (6 “petals” and 6 ch-3-sp)
Use powder pink.
In this round only work into the ch-3-sp from round 5. [dc, tr, dtr, dtr with ch-3-picot, dtr, tr, dc], ch 2 and place the ch behind the “petal”. 6 times. Fasten off. (6 “petals” and 6 ch-2-sp)
Remember to work these petals on all four squares and I look forward to catching up with you next week!