Spring Blanket CAL week 4

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe we are already in week 4 and that March is only a couple of days away!! Thanks again for all your lovely photos of last week’s progress, here’s some of the pics that you shared in the Re-made by Sam Spring blanket facebook group:

We have had such beautiful weather over the last week, it has really started to feel like Spring is round the corner! In my garden the daffodils have just come into bloom so this week is going to be about introducing all those gorgeous shades of yellow waving in the background. I managed to get out and do a bit of gardening over the last few days, with some help from my chicken friends of course!! Here’s a few pics of spring arriving in our garden:

As you may have noticed, I am a collector of all things vintage and that includes books! I dug this one out in the week. It’s called ‘The Language of Flowers’ and is a printed version of a handwritten booklet put together in 1913 which describes the meanings of flowers. As you would expect snowdrops symbolise ‘hope’, but I was interested to read that daffodils stand for chivalry and regard, they do have a rather proud look to them I suppose!! If you’d like to know what it says about any other flowers comment below and I’ll let you know!

So this week is all about those lovely daffodils, with round 25 being those single stems standing upright, rounds 26 and 27 introduce a new stitch- the 2 treble cluster, to represent the daffodil heads filling the border, rounds 28, 29 and 30 are rounds of trebles creating background colour.

Spring brights

25-kelly green, 26- citron, 27- sunshine, 28- spring green, 29- white, 30- wisteria

Muted vintage:

25- cypress, 26- buttermilk (this wasn’t on the original list but I had left my mustard at the studio!), 27- saffron, 28- duck egg, 29- blush, 30- stone

Special stitches:

2 treble cluster (2trcl)– yoh, put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through (3 loops on hook), yoh, pull through 2 loops (leaving 2 loops on hook), yoh, put hook back through same stitch, yoh, pull back through (4 loops on hook), yoh, pull through 2 loops (leaving 3 loops on hook), yoh, pull through last 3 loops

Round 25– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch4, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make (1tr, ch1, 1tr) in the same space, #ch1, *skip one stitch, make 1tr in the next stitch, ch1**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in the corner space make (1tr, ch1, 1tr, ch2, 1tr, ch1, 1tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 4ch, fasten off (you will have 44 chain 1 spaces along each edge)

Round 26– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch1, in same space make (one 2trcl ch2, make one 2trcl) , # ch1, *make one 2tr cl in next ch1 space, ch1** repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in corner space make (one 2trcl, ch2, one 2trcl)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, ch1, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to stitch at top of 1st cluster, fasten off (46 clusters along each side)

Round 27– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch1, in same space make (one 2trcl, ch2, one 2trcl), #ch1, *make one 2trcl in next ch1 space (between 2 clusters from last round), ch1**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in corner space make (2trcl, ch2 2trcl)##, repeat from# to ## twice more, ch1, then repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, join with sl st to top of 1st cluster, fasten off (47 clusters along each side)

Round 28– join new colour in any ch2 space, ch3, make (1tr, ch2, 2tr) in same space, #make 1tr in top of cluster, *make 1tr in ch1 space, make 1 tr in stitch at top of cluster**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, make 1tr in top of cluster, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (97 stitches along each side)

Round 29– join new colour in any ch2 space, ch3, make (1tr, ch2, 2tr) in same space, #*make 1tr in every stitch along the edge of the square** , in corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (101 stitches along each side)

Round 30– repeat round 29 (105 stitches along each edge)

And that’s all for now! Hope you enjoy it!!

Sam xx

  1. Tina Pearce

    Hi Sam

    I know we spoke about this and I think pansy are also for remembrance but Id be interested to know if your lovely book says the same.

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