Spring Blanket CAL Week 11

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Hello everyone!! Thank you for the lovely feedback about the tulip stitch last week, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it will definitely be making a return- I think probably in the edging, so watch this space!!

It’s school holidays for me. For those that don’t already know I have four children so the school holidays have a big impact on everyday life!! We spent last week at my mum’s caravan in Clacton and had a lovely time. The weather was cold and grey but we made the most of it and I got some fab seaside spring pics on the days when the sun came out.

This week I have been delighted to see forget-me-nots coming into bloom- they are one of my favourite spring flowers and I love seeing borders full of them! Unfortunately my chickens seem to find them extra tasty, so there aren’t as many as I’d like growing in our borders. I’ve tried to capture the blues and pinks of the little flowers in this weeks rounds.

I have introduced a new stitch this week called the triad stitch in round 56 which I think captures the shape of the petals, along with the treble stitches of round 58. round 57 makes the tiny centres of the flower.

Spring Brights

Round 56- aster, 57- saffron, 58- camelia

I haven’t been able to do the muted blanket yet due to being away, I promise to share a pic next week! But colour wise I plan to use 56- cloud blue, 57- saffron, 58- blush. But as usual feel free to choose whichever colours inspire you!!

Special stitch:

Triad Stitch (tri) – yoh, put hook through same stitch as you just worked, yoh, pull back through, yoh, put hook through next stitch, yoh, pull back through, yoh, put hook through following stitch, yoh, pull back through, (7 stitches), yoh, pull through 6 loops, yoh pull through last 2

Round 56– join new yarn in any ch2 corner space, ch3, in same corner make (1tr, ch2, 2tr), #starting in corner space where you have just been working, make 1tri over this and next 2 stitches, ch1, *over last stitch of previous triad and next 2 stitches make 1tri, ch1, ** repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, the last tri will finish in the corner space, in corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, then from * to ** along the last edge of the square, finishing in the corner space, sl st to 3rd of 3ch and fasten off (93 triad stitches plus 2x 2tr)

Round 57– join new yarn in any ch2 corner space, in same space make (2dc, ch2, 2dc) #ch2, *make 1dc in the space made by second part of tri stitch, ch2**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in the corner space make (2dc, ch2, 2dc)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, then from * to ** along last edge of square, sl st to first dc, fasten off (97 dc including corner spaces and 94 ch2 spaces)

Round 58– join new yarn in any ch2 corner space, ch3, in same space make (1tr, ch2, 2tr) #*in next ch2 space make 2tr**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, then from * to ** along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (192 stitches along each edge)

So that’s this week finished! Let me know what you think of the triad stitch!!!

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