Sunday, 26 July 2015

Week 26 Swan Song...

Rows 172-179 THE LAST ROWS!

I can't quite believe it but here we are,  6 months since we started, now about to start the last rows! So here we go...

Row 172 ( teal)

Ch3, 1 tr in every stitch across

Row 173  ( green)

ch1 (I have drawn 2 chains on chart by mistake), 1dc in same place, * miss 1 stitch, 1ch, 1dc in next stitch , repeat from * to end

Row 174  ( blue)

Ch3, 1 tr in every dc and in every chain space across

Row 175  (mauve)

Repeat row 173

Row 176 ( pale blue)

Repeat row 174

Row 177 (navy blue)

Repeat row 173

Row 178  ( pink )

Repeat row 174

the front

the back

Row 179 ( sea green)

Ch3, 1 tr in every stitch across......that's it folks! 


At this stage my blanket is quite big enough to cover a single bed,  to drape nicely sideways over the end of a kingsize and certainly big enough to snuggle under on the sofa. If you'd like yours longer just repeat a few of your favourite rows until it's big enough.

Now we're ready for THE EDGE so if you want to block any offending wobbly bits on your blanket now's  a good time. Lay it out on the floor on a couple of towels then pin it out til it's perfectly shaped and spray the bits that need straightening up liberally with water. Leave it to dry naturally.
See you next week for THE EDGE!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Week 25 Simple V-Stitch

Rows 165-171  Simple V-Stitch

Row 165 (  grey)

Ch3, 1 treble in every stitch across

Row 166 (green)

Ch3, *miss 2 sts, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr ) in next stitch = V-stitch, repeat from * to end, finishing on a treble in the tch (turning chain)

Row 167  ( pink)

Ch3, now do a V-stitch in the chain space of every  V-stitch along, finishing with a treble in the the tch.

Row 168 ( fuscia)

Repeat row 167

Rows  169-170 (plum and turquoise)

Repeat row 167

Row 171 (grey)

Ch3 and 1 treble in every stitch across. See photo above

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Week 24 Basic Rib

 Basic Rib   Rows 158-164

Row 158 (cream)

Ch3, treble across in every stitch

Row 159 ( purple)

Ch3, 1 Fptr in next stitch, * 1 Bptr in each of next 2 stitches, 1 Fptr in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * to end.

Row 160 (mauve)

Ch3, now just keep to the pattern by doing 2 Fptrs over the Fptrs of the row below and 2 Bptrs over the Bptrs so that they are always on top of each other. You might end up with only 1 at the end but that's fine as long as you keep to the pattern.

Row 161 ( lilac)

Ch3, now repeat the pattern again keeping all the Fptrs and Bptrs all lined up above the previous row.

Row 162 ( mauve)

Ch3, repeat the same thing

Row 163  ( purple)

Ch3, repeat again

Row 164  ( cream)

Ch3, 1 treble in every stitch across

Simple but so effective I think. This is a fab stitch for using on a collar for a jumper or a poncho and I have used it several times!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

WEEK 23 Crown Puff Lattice

WEEK 23  Rows 152-157

Use the chart to guide your stitch placement depending on your stitch count...just stick to the pattern.

Row 152 ( turquoise)

Ch3, 1 treble in every stitch to end

Row 153 (navy)

Ch2, 1htr in same place, *1dc in next stitch, dc3tog over next 3 stitches, 1dc in next, (1htr, 1tr, 1 htr) in next, repeat from * to end.

 Row 154 ( pale blue)

Ch3, miss 1st 3 sts, *( 1dbtr ch3 1dbtr) in next dc cl (double crochet cluster below), miss 2 sts, ** htr5tog in next tr, repeat from * ending last repeat at **, 1 tr in tch.

This is the start of the yo and into stitch, 

Yo, pull through so 3 loops on hook

Yo into stitch, yo pull through so 5 loops on hook

repeat again so 7 loops on hook

repeat again so 9 loops on hook

repeat again so 11 loops on hook then yo and pull through all 11 loops

1 htr5tog worked

Now into the top of the dc3tog from the previous row do 1 dbtr (yo twice), then 3 chains

Do another dbtr in the same place

then continue in pattern

Row 155  ( navy)

Ch1, 1dc in next dbtr, *(1dc,1htr,1tr,1htr,1dc) in next ch-3 arch, ** dc3tog over next 3 stitches, repeat from * ending last repeat at **, dc2tog over last tr and tch.

Working in the ch-3 arch do 1 dc

then 1 htr, 1tr, 1htr

and finish with a dc

Over the next 2 stitches work hook into first stitch, yo pull through, 2 loops left

hook in to next stitch, yo pull through, 3 loops left

hook in to next stitch, yo pull through, 4 loops left

yo pull through all 4 loops 

dc3tog worked

Repeat following the chart

Row 156  (Pale blue)

On this row we will be doing the same as in Row 154 but making sure that the puffs are aligned over the (dc, htr, tr, htr, dc) clusters from the row below which in turn should be aligned over the (dbtr, ch3, dbtr) groups below that.

Ch5 (=dbtr +1ch), 1dbtr in same place,  *miss next 2 sts, htr5tog in top of the treble from the row below, miss 2 sts,  **(1dbtr, ch3, 1 dbtr) in top of dc3-tog from row below, repeat from * ending last repeat at ** or wherever you end up.

I forgot to take a photo of the row so here it is with the last row on top

Row 157  ( turquoise)

Ch3, then you need to do trebles across in every stitch ensuring that you put 1 in each puff stitch, 1 after each puff and 4 in each ch3 space. Follow the chart for the end and beginning of the row and do a stitch count at the end to make sure you have the right amount.