After two separate weeks away in quick succession it's taken a while to get my posts back up to date, however I've finally made it! I sense this will be short lived though as I'm off on holiday again tomorrow.......
Incase you hadn't worked it out I'm currently working on squares for a blue-green blanket, using the variegated merino wool for some and mixing it up with some blue and green squares for contrast. I think today's square using the four blue and green wools in quarters will look good as the centre square for this blanket:
Tuesday 23rd July
This square was worked in double crochets, starting with a foundation chain of 29 - hence there are 14 stitches in each colour.
When crocheting whilst lying on a sun lounger soaking up the sunshine you don't want to make anything too difficult so today's variation on the basic square was perfect:
Saturday 20th July
This pattern is the same as the basic granny, however in place of the chain stitch worked between sets of trebles a front post double treble crochet is worked round the centre treble stitch from the previous round and sets of treble crochets are worked in the top of this fpdtc stitch on later rounds.
This take on a basic granny square has a fourth stitch worked in the corner - a double treble crochet worked across the previous set of three treble crochets, which when worked on consecutive rounds creates a ridge diagonally out from the centre to the corner (not very clear on the photo!):
When in Keswick last year I discovered a little haberdashery - needles and pins - the stock may not be very well presented but it is a treasure trove of bits and pieces, including some fab variegated merino wool. As I was in the area I thought I should pop back in and see what I could find.......
Saturday 13th July
This square is entitled light and shade from the crochet blocks book.
In order to see the gold D of E groups today we went up over Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable, a really enjoyable day out. So it seemed fitting to crochet a square that looked a bit like a mountain:
This green and bobbly square is a combination of squares 41 and 20 from the crochet squares book - I might make another one of these nearer Christmas as it also looks a bit like a Christmas tree!
We are enjoying the hottest week of the year whilst away on expedition, the students are doing really well considering the heat and the weight they are carrying on their backs. It seemed apt that I made a square in sunshine yellow that looked like rays of sunshine:
Square 86 from the crochet blocks book.
And a view of the sunset from camp:
A week in the Lake District supervising silver and gold D of E expeditions means a week in a tent with hit and miss Internet access!
Sunday, whilst waiting for the silver groups to pass gave me time to make this square of shell lace (number 30 from the crochet blocks book):
Today's square starts with 29 chain stitches, working 28 dc starting from the second chain from the hook. After 4 rows I introduced the white yarn for the final 4 stitches, this format was followed adding an extra 4 stitches in white every 4 rows until all stitches are white creating the stepped pattern: