This week, we are just crocheting a few simple rounds to set off the decorative blossoms that we made over the last two weeks.
I love the contrast of working on more ornate crochet and doing more relaxing simple stitches with minimum counting.
This week has had a similar theme. My work as a translator has been really interesting but really busy, and then in contrast my crafting and crochet has been focussed on doing relaxing and sometimes repetitive stiches and practices.
This week is mainly just golden backing for the blossoms.
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
Htr – half treble
Start crocheting here:
Start in any corner space. [dc, ch 3, dc], *skip 1, [2dc] in next ch-1-sp. Repeat in this pattern from *until you get to the first blossom. Work behind the blossom in this way, [3dc] in ch-2-sp, skip 1, [2dc] in ch-2-sp. Then work between the blossoms as follows: skip 1, [2dc] in next ch-1-sp.
Continue to crochet in this way between and behind the blossoms on each side. (102 dc per side)
Ss to corner space, [htr, ch3, htr], htr to next corner. Fasten off. (104 htr per side)
Well, I hope you have had a lovely relax doing this two rounds and I look forward to catching up with you next week!