I think the shells in this part were inspired by the holiday feeling that is taking over right now. The sun is well and truly out, the gardens are blooming and everybody is jetting off to somewhere nice. And that got me thinking about the beach and it must have subconsciously fed into the design of the corners.
I have also been lucky again and been able to crochet and take photos in the garden. On days like these, I really feel very lucky to have an outdoor space where I can explore my passion for flowers and let my imagination roam.
This week, we are framing off the diamonds and adding some “shells” to the corners.
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
Bpdc – back post double crochet
Ch – chain
Dc – double crocht
Fpdtr – front post double treble
Ss – slip stitch
Start crocheting here:
Use Powder Pink
(dc, ch 2, dc), 3 dc, skip 4 and work 5 fpdtr into the stich in round 13 (pomegranate) that is in the middle of the skipped 4 stiches (this forms a “shell”, 3 dc. You will now be working in front of the chs from round 16. 1dc into stitch in rd 15, *fpdc over the top of diamond from round 16, 2 dc in round 15. Repeat from * until the last diamond, then 1dc into stitch in round 15, 3 dc into round 16, skip 4 and work 5 fpdtr in the stich in round 13 (pomegranate) that is in the middle of the skipped 4 stiches, 3 dc. Repeat 4 times. Do not fasten off.
Ss to corner. (dc, ch 2, dc), 4 dc, 5bpdc (over the stitches in the “shell”), dc across to next “shell” 5bpdc, 4dc. 4 times. Fasten off.
Have a lovely week! And see you next weekend!