Saturday, 11 March 2017
HEARTS BABY BLANKET
This project was shared by a friend recently, and of course, I knew this was on my “to-do” list.. just didn’t know I’d get to make it so soon J
“The stork” is visiting a family member .. and yet again Providence strikes .. guess who is going to be filled with love wrapped in a blanket ;)
Materials used : Today I’ve used one skein each of the lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon with a 4 mm crochet hook
Skill level : Intermediate.
Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches. This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree! If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !
Do visit this lovely link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-double-crochet-fdc/
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row. Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
Sizing chart for blankets : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279839582572/
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s) sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet ch : Chain
sp : Space sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook yo : Yarn Over
st(s) : Stitch(es)
For this lovely project, I’ve used the inspiration from this free pattern for a shawl at http://fionitta.com/2016/shawl-hello-hearts
In the following row, we will work a ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk).
In this case, we will work our picot in the middle of a ch-5 sp. So here’s how we will work the picot. We will work ch 2, then the picot (so another 3 ch), and finally another 2 chain. This will mean then that our picot is bang in the middle of this chain space.
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.