|Block 1 complete|
Hello, welcome to 'Weekend Stitches'. I hope that you are well. First of all, thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you've written last time on 'Weekend Stitches'. Some have already made a sampler blanket in the past, with different crochet stitches. Others are itching to 'have a go' at some new stitches.
So how did you get on, did you have a go at the different variants of Double Crochet (dc) / US (sc). You'll notice below that I've blocked my first square. Apart from the fact that it's 'the done thing' for a more professional finish, it has made a real difference to the size and general lay of the square. The 3 middle sections overall, were looking narrow in width.
I measured the work, sprayed water on both sides of the crochet square, then pinned the work to dry. Despite the strange camera angle, it measures 20cm width and length.
|First attempt at blocking|
UK Terminology (UK/US conversion chart below)
From last time - the bottom section in lime, 10 rows in basic dc - with the hook in both parts of the V stitch.
Next in cheviot, 10 rows dc back loop only.
Then in gold, 10 rows dc front part only.
Back and Front Loop Double Crochet (Saxe) [light blue]Row 1 *work 1 Back Loop dc, work 1 Front Loop dc
repeat these alternate stitches to the end of the row, chain 1, turn* repeat for 8 more rows.
Row 10 work 1 Back Loop dc, work 1 Front Loop dc to the end, fasten off.
Double Crochet (Cobalt)Work 9 rows only in basic dc (as the lime section).
I measured my work (20 cm sq) and stopped on 9 rows for the last section. I may add a border later in a stone/cream colour to join the squares together.
Below is a re-cap of the colours I've chosen and photos of 'where to put your hook' as a quick reminder.
Jarol Heritage DK, Wool Rich 100g, 55% wool, 25% Acrylic, 20% Nylon.
Jarol Heritage Tweed DK, 100g, 50% Wool 20% Premium Acrylic 25% Nylon 5% Viscose
Cheviot (02) [grey]
|Insert your hook here|
|Insert hook through both parts|
|Insert hook through back part only|
If you have any questions, please leave a comment.
Thank you for visiting, do let me know if you've tried these stitches.