Hi everyone! And finally we have a truly springlike week! Isn’t it lovely to see the sun shining? Little green leaves are starting to shoot through and the bigger plants are waking up and showing signs of life- it’s just lovely out there!
At the weekend I held my Spring Crochet Retreat- we had a whole indulgent day of crochet, lovely food and great company. Lots of the ladies had brought their blankets with them and it was wonderful to see them all together. I managed to get a fantastic photo of them all….
If a whole day of crochet sounds like your cup of tea, the Summer Crochet Retreat day is already on the website, you can book here!: Retreat Day Booking
So this week I will be continuing with the theme of big flower heads. We will start with a round of double crochets to represent the ‘faces’ of the pansies and violas that we started on last week (or whichever big blooms you chose!!). The next round is a round of granny stripe. These 2 rounds are then repeated.
Here’s some photos of the plants that have been inspiring me this week….
45-sunshine, 46- white, 47- sunshine, 48- violet
45- saffron, 46-mushroom, 47- saffron, 48- pale rose
Round 45- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch1, in same space make (1dc, ch2, 1dc), #ch2, skip group of three trebles, *make 1dc in next space between 2 groups, ch2, skip group of three trebles**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in corner space make (1dc, ch2, 1dc)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, then from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 1st dc, fasten off
Round 46- join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, in same space make (2tr, ch2, 3tr), #*skip next dc, make 3tr in ch2 space**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, skip last dc, in the corner space make (3tr, ch2, 3tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more and from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (52 groups of 3 trebles along each side)
Round 47- repeat round 45
Round 48- repeat round 46 (54 groups of 3 trebles along each side
So there we go, another few rounds have been added to your blanket, and aren’t they getting to be a good size now?! When it comes to adding the edging you’ll be able to choose whether to keep your blanket square or make it into a rectangle- which do you think you’ll go for?