Two months into the blanket and it’s still cold! Though last week another colour appeared so it feels encouraging that it’s warming up out there.
A couple of weeks ago I had to unravel a few days as I’d used the wrong shade for the outline colour. I’d finished working on the Kaffe Fassett Zig Zag jacket which is also in Rowan Felted Tweed and accidentally dropped a leftover ball into the bag I’m using for the temperature blanket. The colours were similar and I didn’t notice until I laid the work out when it became obvious.
Hey ho! It meant I had to sit down for a bit longer one day to get it back on track.
A few of you have asked how I’m making the squares. This is how:
- Work 3 chain and 7 treble into a magic loop and slip stitch into the third chain. (8 sts).
- 3 chain and 1 treble into the same space as your slip stitch then 2 treble into each of the next trebles to the end of the round. Slip stitch into the third chain. (16 sts)
- 3 chain an 1 treble into the same space as your slip stitch. 1 treble into next treble, 2 treble into next treble. Repeat this sequence to the end of the round. Change to the background colour and then slip stitch into the third chain (24 sts)
- Making the circle into a square – 3 chain and 1 treble into the same space as your slip stitch (this is the first half of the first corner).
1 treble in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, slip stitch into next stitch, double crochet into next stitch, treble into next stitch (this has worked the first straight edge).
Into the next stitch work 2 treble, 1 chain and 2 treble (this is a corner).
Repeat the straight edges and corners to the end of the round then work 2 treble and 1 chain to complete the first corner and slip stitch into the 3rd chain to complete the round.
- Final round – slip stitch backwards into the 1 chain space and work 2 treble into this space (first half of the corner again).
1 treble into each of the stitches along the straight, including the corner trebles.
2 treble, 1 chain, 2 treble into the corner 1 chain space.
Repeat this sequence to the end of the round and end with 2 treble, 1 chain and a slip stitch to finish the first corner.
It looks lengthy seeing it there but it’s really quite quick and simple.
Now I’m hoping to see some new colours throughout March.