Sunday, 15 October 2017

WEATHER CAL WEEK 7

INSTRUCTIONS ROWS 40 - 45


Repeat Rows 2-7

The repeat starts now - do the same patterns just change the colours that you use.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

WEATHER CAL WEEK 6

INSTRUCTIONS ROWS 32 - 39




Row 32  Use 4.5mm hook

Ch3, * miss next fptr, 1 dc in next fptr, ch 1 rep from * to end, working 1 dc in top of ch3.

Row 33  Use 4.5mm hook

Ch2, * 1dc in next ch-sp, ch1, rep from * to end, working last dc in top of 2nd chain. 

Row 34 Use 4.5mm hook

Repeat row 33

Row 35 Use 4.5mm hook 

Repeat Row 33

Row 36   Use 4.5mm hook

Repeat Row 33

Row 37  Use 4.5mm hook

Repeat Row 33

Row 38   MC Weather Front Continue with 4mm hook 

Ch3, work 1 tr in every ch-sp and 1 tr in every dc to last stitch, working 1tr in top of ch2.

Row 39  MC Weather Front

Ch3, work 1 fptr around every treble to last st, working 1 tr in top of ch3. 



















Sunday, 1 October 2017

WEATHER CAL WEEK 5

INSTRUCTIONS ROWS 26-31




Row 26

Ch3, 1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, * ch2, miss 2 fptrs, 1 tr in each of the next 3 sts,  rep from * to end, working the last tr in the top of the ch3.

Row 27

Ch3, 1 tr in next tr, *ch1, miss next tr, 3 trs in next 2-ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 tr, 1 tr in next tr, rep from * to end, working last tr in top of ch3.

Row 28

Ch2, miss next tr and ch, * work 5 trs in top of 2nd tr of next 3-tr group, miss 1 tr and 1 ch, work 1 dc in top of next tr, miss 1 ch, rep from * to end, working last dc in top of ch3.

Row 29

Ch3, work 1 tr in every tr to end (missing all dcs), working last tr in top of ch2.

Row 30  MC (Weather front)

Ch3, 1 tr in every treble to end working last tr in top of ch3.






Sunday, 24 September 2017

WEATHER CAL WEEK 4

INSTRUCTIONS  ROWS 20 - 25




Row 20

Ch3, 1 tr in every fptr to end and 1 tr in top of ch3.

Row 21   Use 4.5mm hook

Ch5 (counts as 1dc +3 ch), *miss 2 trs, ch3, 1dc in next tr, rep from * to last st, working 1 dc in top of ch3.

Row 22  Use 4.5mm hook

Ch2, * 1dc in next 3-ch-sp, ch3, miss 1 dc, rep from * to end, working 1 dc in top of 2nd ch.

Row 23  Use 4.5mm hook

Ch3, * 1dc in next 3-ch-sp, ch3, miss 1 dc,  rep from * to end, working 1 dc in top of ch2.

Row 24  MC (weather front)

Ch3, work 2 trs in every 3-ch-sp and 1 tr in every dc to end, working last treble in 1st ch.





Sunday, 17 September 2017

WEATHER CAL WEEK3

INSTRUCTIONS ROWS 14-19



Row 14

Ch3, 1 tr in same place, * miss 2 fptrs, [1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr ]  (1 v-st) in next st, rep from * to end, working 2 trs in top of ch3.

Row 15 (use a 4.5mm hook)

Ch3 (counts as 1 dc +1ch), *1 dc in each of next 2 trs, ch1, miss 1 ch-sp, rep from * to end, working 2 dc in top of ch3.

Row 16 (use a 4.5mm hook)

Ch2 (counts as 1dc), * 1dc in next ch-sp, ch2, miss 2 dcs,  rep from * to end, working 1 dc in last ch-sp and 1 dc in top of ch2.

Row 17

Ch3, miss the next dc, work 2 trs in every 2-ch-sp and 1 tr in every dc to end, working 1 tr in top of ch2.

Row 18 MC (Weather front)

Ch3, 1 tr in every tr to end, working 1 tr in top of ch3.

Row 19 MC (Weather front)

Ch3, 1fptr around every treble to last st, doing 1 tr in top of ch3.






Sunday, 10 September 2017

WEATHER CAL INTRODUCTION AND WEEK 1 FOR SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER




Materials needed

13x 100g balls of Stylecraft  Special DK in 9 different colours; (5 must be of 1 MAIN colour for the weekly weather front repeat, the rest can be different). See my previous Post for the colours that I used. 
1 x 4mm hook
1 x 4.5mm hook
Darning needle
Stitch markers


Abbreviations (UK terms

MC  - main colour (weather front)
ch - chain
Fch - foundation chain
dc - double crochet
htr -half treble crochet
tr - treble crochet
fptr - front post treble
slsttj - slip stitch to join
ch-sp - chain space
rep from  - repeat from

Stitch Symbols for Charts





Hints and Tips

You will need a 4mm hook if you are doing a Foundation Treble or a 4.5mm hook if you are doing a normal foundation chain (this is because the chain is always tighter than the first row -  using a bigger hook stops it from curling). If you have never made a Foundation Treble I highly recommend having a go - it avoids that horrid first row of working into the fiddly chain - here is my *** YouTube Tutorial *** to show you how...

Try to keep a rough stitch count for every week, ensuring that you have the indicated amount of stitches where marked. It doesn't matter if you have to miss/add a stitch at the end as long as you have the right amount of sets where indicated (eg on row 2 you should have 109 trebles and on row 8 you should have 53 sets of 3trs). We all miss or gain the odd stitch without realising so don't pull out rows and rows; just ensure you end up with the right amount of groups where indicated. 

The 2 -row 'weather front' will be worked every week. It consists of 1 row of trebles and 1 row of front post trebles. These should always be worked on the same sides each week so that the 'raised' front post trebles are on the right side of the blanket. 

You do NOT have to change colour when I do - you might prefer to do a whole week in 1 colour if that's how the sky looked that week. You might decide to refer to the sky every evening in which case you might have pinks and purples...or you might do a general summary of each week. The choice is yours. 

*The Ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as the first Treble.*

INSTRUCTIONS ROWS 1-7



 ***EDIT *** 110 TREBLES ON ROWS 2-5***

FOUNDATION CHAIN Using MC

EITHER Chain 222 with a 4.5mm hook...then turn and work 1 treble in the 4th chain form the hook and in every chain to the end (219 trebles)

OR work 219 Foundation Trebles (see above ***) with a 4mm hook. 

Now use a 4mm hook throughout unless indicated

Row 1 MC (Weather front)

Ch3, 1 fptr around every treble to the end .

Row 2

Ch4 (counts as 1 tr +1 ch), *miss 1 st, 1 tr in next st, chain 1, rep from * to end doing the last tr in the top of the 3rd ch. 

Row 3

Ch4, * miss 1 ch, 1 tr in top of next tr, ch1, rep from * to end working the last tr in top of the 3rd ch. 

Row 4

Repeat Row 3

Row 5

Repeat row 3

Row 6    MC (weather front)

Ch3, 1 tr in every tr and 1 tr in every ch-sp to the end, working the last treble in the top of the ch3. 

Row 7    MC (weather front)

Ch3, 1 fptr around every treble to the end, doing 1 tr in the last treble.








WEATHER CAL WEEK 2

INSTRUCTIONS

ROWS 8-13


Row 8

Ch3, 1 tr in same place (counts as 2 trs), *miss 3 fptrs, work 3 tr in top of next fptr, repeat from * to end, working 2 tr in last stitch.  (53 sets of 3trs and 2 sets of 2 trs). 

Row 9
Ch3, miss next tr, * work 3 trs in gap before the next group of 3 trs, rep from * to end, working 1 tr in top of ch3. 

Row 10

Repeat Row 8

Row 11

Repeat Row 9

Row 12   MC (weather front)

Ch3, *1tr in each of the next 3 trs, 1 tr in the gap before the next set of 3trs, rep from * to end,  doing 1 tr in top of ch3.

Row 13 with MC (weather front)

Ch3, 1fptr around next and every tr to last stitch, working 1 tr in top of ch3.