Monday, 31 July 2017

Crochet Notes - Vera

I was asked by my friend to use up the yarn that her nan (Vera) had been knitting before she passed, to make something for her mum. Quite a responsibility.

So I chose to make her a blanket based on an African Flower design - with 6 petals - I used Jemima Schlee's  Scattered Flower Crochet Rug for inspiration.

I used 6 balls of Hayfield Bonus DK (100g) and I had 2.5 balls of Vera's yarn, Streamers self-painting DK (100g).



I made 67 hexagons and used join as you go - trying to space out the colours. Then I did 2 rounds of trebles, using 1 treble, 2 chain, 1 treble n the points and 2 trebles, 2 chain, 2 trebles on the 4 corners.
I did another 2 rounds in the self-painted yarn, then a round in white.

For the last round I did 7 trebles, missing with 3 or 4 spaces as I went to ensure that the points had the 7 trebles on them.


I think this is a nice little sofa blanket to snuggle up with in the winter evenings - I hope she likes it. 

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