Such a silly name for a blanket, but it's stuck now!!
Anyway it's completed, blocked and put away for possibly a gift with all the other woolly bits and bobs, who knows. I bordered and blocked the blanket last night. For the border as per the post on the tutorial, I changed to a 3.5mm hook and just continued going around the blanket with double stitch clusters, the dinky stitch you use on a granny square....you can see my strength does not lie in crochet, not even sure of the stitch names!! I did 7 rows of this.
I did think about not putting a little sweet scalloped edging around it, but I thought it needed something to off set the circles. To do the border it was a simple, single crochet into the gap left between the last row of granny stitches, then 3 chains then a single crochet, then 3 chains....right around the blanket. At each corner I did a single crochet then 1 chain and then another single crochet into the same corner...this just stops the border from pulling.
The scalloping was just working in the 3 chains and it was a single crochet stitch, then a HDC stitch, then 2 x double crochet stitches, back to a HDC stitch then a single crochet stitch. You then just move onto the next 3 chains space....you don't do a chain in between or anything just straight into your single crochet stitch, then a HDC, then 2 x double, back to a HDC, a single crochet.....you get the picture.
I've put The Squircle up on Ravelry right here. Again it's got a link to my tute.
Anyway it's Monday and it's movie night, so I'm going to get some lunch have a little rest and get ready.
Enjoy your week.
Love the blanket and all the woolly bits and bobs. Someone will be very happy to get this as a gift.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this great pattern.
Pleasure....although I do bumble my way through crochet, I'm sure all the crocheters out there will understand. VxDelete
Just GORGEOUS!!! I just love the dark color around the bits of color. It's like fireworks in the night !ReplyDelete
Oh yes what a delightful description, it truly does. VxDelete
I do like this crochet blanket very much, the colours look great together... Putting this on my list of blankets to make...ReplyDelete
Oh thank you Amanda.....VxDelete