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5mm crochet hook
2 skeins worsted weight cotton yarn - Color A(Peaches and Cream works well)
1 skein worsted weight cotton yarn Color B (for accent)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 Together (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 1 more
Dc3tog – Double Crochet 3 together (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 2 more
Pct – Picot (Chain 3 and insert hook back through the center of the first chain made, yo and sl st)
Slst – Slip Stitch
With color A
Ch 4, join.
Round 1 - Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring. Slst in first hdc made. (12 hdc)
Round 2 - Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1. 2 hdc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (24 hdc)
Round 3 - Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next space, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next space) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc)
Round 4 – Ch1, 2 hdc in same space ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 2 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (48 dc)
Round 5 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 3 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 3 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)
Round 6 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch1, 1 hdc in next 4 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 4 spaces) 11 times. So st in top of 1st hdc. (72 hdc)
Round 7 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 5 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 5 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (84 hdc)
Round 8 – Sl st in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 hdc in next 84 spaces. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (84 hdc)
Round 9 – Repeat round 8 (84 hdc)
Round 10 – Repeat round 8 (84 hdc)
Round 11 – *Ch 1 dc2tog in next stitch*, repeat 41 times. (42 dc2tog)
Round 12 – Sl st into next ch 1 space. Dc3tog chain 1, repeat around.
Round 13 – Repeat round 12 through round 16.
Round 17 – Ch 1 and Dc2tog in each stitch and space around. Sl st into first stitch made.
Round 18 – Repeat round 17 through round 22. Bind off.
Round 23 – Change yarn to accent color. Ch 1 and sc in each stitch and space around. (84 sc)
Round 24 – Ch 1 and *sc 24, chain 18, skip next 18 stitches*. Repeat from *-* once. Sl st into first sc made.
Round 25 – Ch 1 and sc in next 24 stitches. Sc 18 around 18 ch. Sc 24 sc in next 24 stitches. Sl st in first sc and bind off.
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As I've said time and time again... I love to crochet! There I said it again!
With that said, I have always been trying to come up with a novel solution for blocking crochet squares. I've used knitting looms and they work great for a couple sizes but not for all and you can only block a couple at a time. I was in search of something sturdy that would stand the test of time and it was nowhere to be found online or in retail stores. In fact the majority of online techniques included tedious pinning to a blocking board, steaming and waiting for it to dry. When you have 67 squares to block, before you can seam together a simple baby blanket it seems like an eternity.
What I came up with was a home improvement store improvisation. Below you'll find a list of all you need to complete my DIY Blocking Tool, that I think will hold up.
All you need is
- 2 16 in. x 16 in. Black Plastic Pegboard) ,
- 4 1/4 inch metal rods measuring 24"
- 8 1/4 inch washers
- 8 1/4 inch nuts
- Electrical tape
I secured the rods to the base using a wrench, washers next to the peg board and nuts fastened tightly next to them. Load the squares you would like to block and spray with a mist of water. Finally place the second peg board equally spaced on the rods and let the squares dry naturally!
I just received my February Yarn Box!
I got two skeins of Phydeaux designs Caresse Blackberry Bramble Merino Wool
I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something!
I have decided to make a shawl combining Berroco's Halstead Shawl and Neptune's Tears shawl, by Anastasia Roberts.
An easy beginner-friendly shawl alternating solid and lace panels that
can be customized to your preference! The placement of 'eyelets' in and
near the center spine create a 'teardrop' running down the shawl.
Feminine and light weight, this triangle lace shawl features eyelets down the center and beautiful lace edging.
I totally love this yarn! I'm sold on merino wool yarn. The pattern was easy and versatile and allowed me to play with different stitches and still achieved the look I was hoping for
Here's how it looks!
Yarn Box is a monthly yarn subscription club, that mails you at least two or more full-sized skeins, patterns and more from carefully selected sources. I was lucky enough to receive my 6 month subscription for Christmas from my extremely thoughtful fiance! I'm so happy with the beautiful yarn I received, and inspired to make something I will adore and wear proudly.
This month I got one skein of Pixie Dust Mini in Iceberg Mist
and Stargazer Silk in Blue Lagoon.
I decided to make a scarf in a simple back loop single crochet. I also added some fun snowy yarn to finish it up. I really like the cool winter feel of the colors. Now all I need is a big white winter coat to show it off with!