Spring Blanket CAL week 7

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Hi everyone, welcome to week 7! We are nearly half way through and all of your blankets are looking beautiful. I’m really enjoying seeing all the different colour combinations and hearing about the plants that have inspired your choices!

Last week in one of my classes we were wondering how many people in total are joining in with the CAL, so I put a post on my Facebook page asking people to hit like if they were making the blanket. So far there are 38 likes! but if you haven’t seen the post yet I’d be really grateful if you could pop across and like it, I would love to know how many of you are crocheting along together! Just follow this link: I’m joining in!!

So last week the weather was very mixed again- lots and lots of rain and a bit of sunshine. This week is supposed to get milder towards the end of the week so I’m hoping to see a few more flowers coming into bloom. I have just begun to notice some teeny bits of green shooting through on the trees so hopefully we’ll get some leaves coming through soon- I have some lovely leafy stitches planned for a couple of weeks time.

This week I have introduced a granny stripe to represent some of the bigger bursts of flowers that we are starting to see coming into bloom- I love pansys- they are so cheerful and I had these in mind when I designed these rows, but I’ve also noticed lots of beautiful magnolia blossoms this week and think they would represent these buds nicely too.

Round 41 is a round of double crochets to represent the teeny buds of some of the flowers that are beginning to peep through, and round 42 is a round of trebles, which I have used to represent leafy stems, rounds 42 and 43 are the first two granny stripe rounds and i have gone for very bold colours, inspired by those big, happy pansy heads!

Muted vintage

41-mustard, 42- stone, 43- wisteria, 44- shrimp

Spring Brights

41- citron, 42- lincoln, 43- wisteria, 44- boysenberry

Debs’ blanket

Several of you have asked me to post a pic of Debs’ blanket- this one actually has next week’s in too so don’t look too closely if you don’t want a spoiler but isn’t it beautiful?!


Round 41 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch1, make (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same space, #*make 1dc in every stitch along the edge of the square**, in corner space make (1dc, ch2, 1dc)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** along the last edge of the square, sl st to first dc, fasten off (139 stitches along each side of square)

Round 42 – join new colour in any ch2 corner 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 (143 trebles along each side)

Round 43- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, make (2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same space, #skip 2 stitches, *make 3tr in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches**, repeat from * to **along the edge of the square, in corner space make (3tr, ch2, 3tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (49 groups of 3 along each side of the square)

After the corner space skip 2 stitches, make 3 trebles in the stitch indicated by the hook.

Round 44 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, make (2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same space, #skip next group of 3 trebles, *make 3tr in the space between two groups, skip next group of 3 trebles**, repeat from * to **along the edge of the square, in corner space make (3tr, ch2, 3tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (50 groups of 3 along each side of the square)

Make 3 trebles in the space between groups

And that’s all for another week folks!! I hope you enjoy it, do keep posting and sharing, I love seeing your pics

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