Spring Blanket Crochet-a-Long Week 2

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Introducing…week 2!!

Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed week 1. Thank you so much for sharing your photos- I’ve really enjoyed looking at them all and have put together a little gallery for you, apologies if yours isn’t there, feel free to share in the comments instead:

Oh wow! There’s so many of them! And I’m writing this post on Thursday so we’re only a few days in at this point. They all look stunning- I love seeing the different colour choices and I’m really enjoying hearing about the plants in your gardens that they represent, here’s a couple of examples:

Pat was inspired by the hellebores and snowdrops in her garden:

And Colleen was inspired by a corner of Spring that she spotted when out for a walk:

It’s been lovely to see a bit of sunshine this week in amongst the rain and I have really started to notice the spring flowers beginning to shoot up- there are lots of snowdrops and crocuses out and even some daffodils.

So we’re going to start this week with some rounds of trebles and half trebles to represent the landscape, then in rounds 15 and 16 I have introduced a flower stitch – round 15 makes the stem and round 16 makes the head of the flower, I have chosen to represent crocuses in this round but you can choose any flower that you want to! I have shared my colours below as a guide but don’t forget you can be as creative as you like!!

Spring Brights:

11-lincoln, 12- lemon, 13- spring green, 14- lincoln, 15- kelly green, 16- sunshine, 17- spring green, 18- lemon

Muted vintage:

11- stone, 12 – blush, 13- meadow, 14-white, 15- cypress, 16- wisteria, 17- duck egg, 18- stone

Softfun: 2470, 2608, 2611, 2516, 2605, 2427, 2530

Debs’ blanket:

Stitch reminder:

Half treble (htr) – yarn over hook (yoh), put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through, you will have 3 loops on the hook, yoh, pull through all 3 loops.

Treble (tr) – yarn over hook (yoh), put hook through stitch, yoh, pull back through, you will have 3 loops on the hook, yoh, pull through the first 2 loops, yoh, pull through the last 2 loops.

mini puff stitch (mini puff)- yoh, put hook through space, yoh, pull yarn back through (3 loops), yoh, put hook back through space, yoh, pull back through (5 loops), yoh, put hook back through space, yoh, pull back through (7 loops), yoh pull through all 7 loops. TIP: pull the loops on the hook up high each time so that there’s plenty of space to work through.

You will notice that I’ve put a stitch count at the end of each row, if you can bare it, it is worth doing a quick count every now and then to make sure you have the right number as this will help the next round to work out!!

Round 11 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch5, make 1tr in the same space, make 1 tr in each of the next 39 stitches, *in the corner space make (1tr, ch2, 1tr), make 1tr in each of the next 39 stitches** repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 3rd of 5ch, fasten off (41 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 12 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch5, make 1tr in the same space, make 1 tr in each of the next 41 stitches, *in the corner space make (1tr, ch2, 1tr), make 1tr in each of the next 41 stitches** repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 3rd of 5ch, fasten off (43 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 13– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch4, make 1htr in the same space, make 1htr in each of the next 43 stitches, *in the corner space make (1htr, ch2, 1htr), make 1htr in each of the next 43 stitches** repeat from * to ** twice more, sl st to 2nd of 4ch, fasten off (45 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 14 – repeat round 13 (47 stitches on each side of the square)

Round 15– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, in the same space make (1htr, ch2, 1htr, ch1, 1htr), #*skip 2 stitches, in the next stitch make (1htr, ch1, 1htr),** repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, skip the last 2 stitches, in the corner space make (1htr, ch1, 1htr, ch2, 1htr, ch1, 1htr),## repeat from # to ## twice more, repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, sl st to 2nd of 3ch, fasten off (you will have made 17 v stitches along each side of the square)

Round 16 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, in same space make (1 mini puff, ch2, 1 mini puff), #ch1, in next ch1 space make 1 mini puff, *ch 2, in next ch1 space make 1 mini puff stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, ch1, in the next corner space make (1 mini puff, ch2, 1 mini puff)##, repeat from # to ‘## twice more, ch1, make 1 mini puff in next ch1 space, then repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, ch1, sl st to top of first puff, fasten off (19 puffs along each side of the square)

Round 17 – join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, in same space make (1tr, ch2, 2 tr), # make 1 tr in top of next puff stitch, make 1tr in ch 1 space, make 1tr in next puff, *make 2tr in next ch2 space, make 1tr in top of puff stitch**, repeat from * to ** all the way along the edge of the square, in last ch1 space make 1tr, make 1tr in last puff, in the corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)##, repeat from # to ## twice more, then make 1tr in top of next puff, make 1tr in ch1 space, 1tr in next puff, then repeat from * to ** all the way along the last edge of the square, in last ch1 space make 1tr, make 1tr in last puff, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (you will have 57 trebles along each side of the square)

Round 18– join new colour in any ch2 corner space, ch3, make 1tr in the same space, ch2, make 2 tr in the same space, *make 1tr in every stitch along the side of the square, in the corner space make (2tr, ch2, 2tr)** repeat from * to ** twice more, make 1tr in every stitch along the last side of the square, sl st to 3rd of 3ch, fasten off (61 trebles along each side)

And that brings us to the end of week 2- I hope you like it! Please keep posting your photos in the facebook group and sharing with #remadebysamspringcal on social media. I’ll see you at 7.30pm on Friday for my live to discuss tips and queries!

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