Goodness, it has been so hot this week! We did not quite hit 40 in North East England but I think we got to around 38 and that was way too hot to be crocheting – I could barely hold the hook comfortably. Fortunately that was just the one day, and I was still able to take part in the Christmas in July event with my Easy Cable book cover and work on the next sun-inspired round of the 2022 Blanket. We even had time to pick our crop of red currants that feature in this week’s pics but will soon become jam or jelly.
Stay cool everyone!
This week, we are working rows of semi-suns in yellow around the blanket as a reminder of this extremely hot week!
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
Tr – treble
Ss – slip stitch
Start crocheting here:
(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2-sp, *skip 2, (5tr), skip 2, ss. Repeat from* across. When you get to the end of the row, you may not be able to finish the final “sun”, so simply work the same amount of trs as there is stitches left in round 19, and then start on the corner dcs. 4 Times. Fasten off.