Lots of crochet has been going on here this week. I have been busy catching up with the Hobbycraft granny square month. There are such a lovely selection of squares and this week saw the release of my contribution: the octopus square, which is edged with shell stitches in coral. It has been so exciting seeing everybody’s makes on instagram – my octopus in so many different colourways and versions. The pattern is free to download on the Hobbycraft website, so click the link to check it out.
As ever work has been progressing on the 2021 blanket, this time with the addition of some puff stitches.
This week, I have been working the puff stitch on top of the fpdc from the previous round to finish off the mini 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
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Puff stitch – yarn over, pull up a loop 3 times from the same st, yarn over, pull through 6 loops, ch 1 and move to next stitch
Start crocheting here:
[dc, ch2, dc] in any corner ch-2-sp, 7dc, @ *puff stitch (this will be on top of the fpdc), dc. From * 3 times. 5dc. From @ 11 times. 2dc. Repeat for each side.