Mid summer is the high point of the year, and it certainly feels like it for me. This week I have not only been lucky enough to sit out in the sun to crochet and harvest our first strawberries and raspberries, but also to enjoy 80th birthday celebrations for my father-in-law. So although as I write, we are in the middle of the thunder storm, I have lots of lovely photos and happy memories of a wonderful midsummer week. I hope you have all also been able to make some lovely memories this week too.
This week, we are adding two more rounds of simple dc to mark the dark pink really pop.
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
Dc – double crochet
Fptr – front post double treble
Start crocheting here:
(dc, ch 2, dc) into corner ch-2-sp, 5dc. Now you will be working into round 12 and placing the chains from round 13 behind your work: ch 1, skip 1. (The stitch you skip is behind the fptr),* (2dc) into a stitch between the two fptr, skip 2 (the stitches you skip are behind the fptrtog). Repeat from * until you have worked around all fptrtog. Then ch 1, skip 1. (The stitch you skip is behind the fptr). Now work again into round 13: 5dc. 4 times. Fasten off.
Use Powder Pink
(dc, ch 2, dc), dc in every stitch and ch-1-sp across. 4 times. Fasten off.