Happy Friday Everyone! Some of you may have noticed that my blog has had a little facelift. Everything’s still here but it just looks a little different… it was time for a few tidy ups and changes! Hope you like it… 🙂
There’s also something new in our blanket for week 21… 🙂 I wanted to capture the cliff top flowers that come to life and cling to the cliffs in bursts of colour in the spring months. So that’s what has inspired these rows with the pops of pink through the green and then the pink bobbles on a purple background…
But first here’s the usual round-up of blankets being shared over on Instagram
And a special mention must go to the lovely and talented Esther from Esthersunday1 – not only has she shared her wonderful photo with the pile of logs above but just look at her AMAZING artwork that she shared over on her Instagram account- it brought a huge smile to my face when I saw it! It’s a picture she’s made of herself crocheting our blanket! 🙂 🙂
So the first set of rows for this week are a set of 3 and I’ve done a YouTube tutorial for these rows if that helps…
At the end of Row 85 you should have joined with a new colour and made 3ch which counts as the first tr of this next row.
Row 86 Miss 1 st, 2tr in next st, continue with (miss 1 st, 2tr in next st) to end finishing with 1tr in final st, DO NOT TURN work, remove hook and place a stitch marker in the loop on hook (89 groups of 2tr with 1 tr at each side)
Row 87 Go back to beginning of Row 86 and join with a new colour in top of 3 ch, 1ch (counts as first dc – you may want to put a stitch marker in this ch so it is easier to recognise as a stitch when crocheting back into it on next row), 1dc in space between first st and next 2 sts, continue with (2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next space) to end, 2ch, miss 2 sts, 1dc in final st rejoining with the colour used in row 86 and pulling through the loop on the stitch marker at last stage of final st, 3ch, turn
Row 88 2tr in next 2-ch space, miss next st, continue with 2tr in each 2-ch space to end of row, miss 1 st, 1tr in final st joining with a new colour, 1ch, turn
And now for the bobbles…
Here’s how to ‘Make a Bobble’ (MB) by completing all the following in the same stitch: join a contrasting colour yarn by putting it *yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook into st, pull contrasting yarn through to front, yoh, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 4 times (you should now have 5 contrasting colour loops and 1 main colour loop on hook), pull main colour yarn through all the loops on the hook (1 bobble made), continue with main colour, push bobble towards front of work, carry contrasting colour yarn along behind work and crochet next stitches around it to bring it along invisibly behind the work.
Remember I did a YouTube tutorial to help with those bobbles…
Row 89 (The right side of the work is facing so the bobbles are pushed towards you) 1dc in next 2 sts, 1 MB, 1dc in next 5 sts ensuring you crochet around contrasting colour yarn to bring it along invisibly behind the work, continue with (1MB, 1dc in next 5 sts) to end finishing with 1dc in last 2 sts (after final bobble made), 3ch (counts as first tr of next row), turn (30 bobbles)
Row 90 1tr in each st to end, join with a new colour at end of final st, 3ch, turn (180 sts)
And next week there will be some new stitches too… Enjoy! 🙂