I really can’t say that I have been feeling particularly blue this week, as we have certainly had some fine weather and a few blustery walks. It is just that my crochet that has mainly been blue with three rounds all in Ocean.
Added to that some good news: I have finally managed to get hold of more balls of Simply Soft in Ocean and Gold, which had previously been in short supply here in the UK. I think Brexit and Covid combined has been having an impact on the yarn supplies reaching our shores.
The yarn delivery means that I no longer have to save on these colours:) Something, which I had been surreptitiously doing over the past few week thinking the blanket would be finished in Sunshine and Orchid alone.
It now means I a much freer in my designing. Coming up I have planned a Easter surprize using both tones of yellow for the next few rows, so the new yarn has come just in time. But for the meantime, I hope you enjoy the “blues” and crocheting these three rounds.
This week, I have been working on straightening out the edges of the the square by decreasing within the rows. You will notice that the stitch count for the first two rows remain the same, which is working towards getting rid of any left over bulges from adding the corner pieces.
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
Fptr – front post treble
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
2trtog – 2 treble together (decrease)
2htrtog – 2 half treble together (decrease)
Start crocheting here:
[htr, ch 2, htr] in corner ch 2 sp. *htr, fptr, htr – from * 13 times, htr, fptr, 2htrtog, fptr, htr, *htr, fptr, htr – from * 13 times, htr. Repeat all 4 times.
(83 per side)
Ss to corner space, [tr, ch 2, tr], 30tr, 2trtog, 19tr, 2trtog, 30tr. 4 times.
(83 per side)
Ss to corner, [tr, ch 2, tr], *ch1, skip 1, tr – from *41 times, skip 1, ch1. 4 times.
(85 per side)
Hope you all have a wonderful week! And look forward to a little spring time surprise in next week’s instalment.