The corner crochet pieces got a bit of a wiggle on and grew rather a lot this week. After last week being so busy at a work and just doing two rows, it was great to have some more time to crochet and experiment a bit more – so there are six rows this week! Hooray!
After the snow and few rainy days, the garden has started to come into its own again. As well as crocheting I have been able to dedicate some time to the garden and have loved working along the crocuses and daffodils that are coming into bloom. I think the yellow and purple flowers have influenced my colour choices this week too.
This week, I have expanded the corner pieces outwards in Orchid, while adding some fancy embelishments in Sunshine yellow.
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
Ch-x-sp – Chain space made of x chains
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
3dtrcl – 3 double treble cluster
Start crocheting here:
Note: The first and final dc in each row are counted as stitches and worked subsequently in the following row.
Row 6: Use Orchid and start in the stitch on Round 20 that is the stitch in front of the start of Row 4.
Dc, ch 1, now work into Row 5 and dc into dc, *ch 7 behind the (petal), dc into ch-1-sp between the petals. From * 5 times. Ch 7, dc into dc after last petal, ch 1, dc in stitch in Round 20 that comes after the final stitch in Row 4.
(7 stitches and 6 ch-7-sp)
Row 7: Ch 2 and turn your work so that you are now working backwards over Row 6.
Start in the stitch on Round 20 that is 2 stitches in front of the start of Row 6. Dc, (now work into Row 6) [2tr] in ch-1-sp, *[7tr] in ch-7-sp. From * 6 times. [2tr] in ch-1-sp, dc in stitch in Round 20 that that is 2 stitches after the end of Row 6.
Row 8: Ch 2 and turn your work so that you are now working backwards over Row 7.
Start in the stitch on Round 20 that is 2 stitches in front of the start of Row 7, dc, (now work into row 7), 7tr, 10 htr, 7tr, ch 1, 7tr, 10 htr, 7tr, dc in stitch in Round 20 that that is 2 stitches after the end of Row 7. Fasten off.
(50 stitches and 1 ch-1-sp)
Row 9: Use Sunshine and start in the stitch on Round 20 that is 3 stitches in front of the start of Row 8.
Dc, skip 2, ch 1 [3dtrcl, ch 1. 3 times] in the stitch where Row 8 starts on Round 20, now work into Row 8, skip 5, htr, 19 dc, [dc, ch2,dc] in ch-1-sp, 19dc, htr, skip 5, [3dtrcl, ch 1. 3 times], ch 1, dc in the stitch where Row 8 ends on Round 20, skip 2, dc.
(50 stitches, 8 ch-1-sp and 1 ch-2-sp)
Row 10: Use Orchid and start the stitch on Round 20 before the start of Row 9.
Dc, skip joining dc from Row 9 *dc in ch-1-sp, fpdc over cluster. From * 3 times then, htr in -ch-1-sp, 6htr, 14dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2-sp, 14 dc, 6htr, (at this point, you may have an extra stitch depending on how you placed your stitches after the corner, if this is the case, simply slip this stitch), htr in ch-1-sp, *fpdc over cluster, dc in ch-1-sp. From * 3 times. Skip joining dc from Row 9, dc into next stitch on Round 20.
(58 stitches and 1 ch-2-sp)
Row 11: In this row, be aware that the stitch you work into after the [dc, ch2,dc] may be difficult to find because you are working backwards over the stitches.
Ch 2, turn work and start the stitch on Round 20 before that is 2 stitches before the start of Row 10.
Dc, now work in row 10, 10tr, 10 htr, 9dc, [dc, ch 2, dc], 9dc, 10htr, 10tr, now work into round 20, skip 2, dc. Fasten off.