Dear crochet friends, I hope that you have all come through this week relatively dry and not so windswept. The weather has definitely been a focal point in my part of the world this week and I am very glad that crochet is an indoor activity that I can do snuggled under a blanket while a storm rages outside. The weather has also given me a chance to devote some more time to learning to draw flowers, a very mindful activity that I am very much enjoying at the moment.
This week also brought the latest issue of Simply Crochet to my door. It was rather soggy as it arrived, which made me feel very sorry for our postie who was stuck outside in the rain all morning. However, it also contained a new pattern of mine: a spring tartan cushion, which I had a lot of fun making back in the autumn.
This week, we are doing the final round of this square, as the square should now measure approx. 20 cm. Another round will be added just before the joining later on.
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
Bphtr – back post half treble
Ch – chain
Fpdc – front post double treble
Htr – half treble
Mc – magic circle
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
3trcl – 3 treble cluster
5trcl – 5 treble cluster
Start crocheting here:
[dc, ch 2, dc], 1dc, 1htr in ch-1-sp, *ch 3, skip, skip 3, 3htr in round 13 in front of the chains. 4 times. Ch 3, skip 3. 4 times. (64 stitches, 20 ch-3-sp, 4 ch-2-sp)