Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So, I've gotten this book a while back, about as far back as when I first started crocheting. Which was about 2.5 years ago. I did a blanket out of the book a while back.
I'm going back to it, because it has tons of motifs from the book. As you can see on the cover, they have flower, triangular, circle, square, and hexagon motifs and its variation.
I wanted to do a blanket for a friend who is expecting out of granny squares, so I've been digging around my books and online for research. By that, I mean, which ones looks the prettiest and not too hard to do.
The one that I started is a pretty simple one that I've seen:
Here's the detail on the pattern:
In case you don't read patterns, here's the decoding of it:
You start w/ a Magic Ring w/ 8 sc into the circle. If you don't know what a magic ring is, you can do ch 2, then do 8 sc into the first chain. Complete the circle
R1: Ch 3, 1 dc, (ch 3, 4 dc) repeat twice, ch 3, 2 dc and sl st to complete circle.
R2: Ch 3, 1 dc into the row below, then 2 dc into the hole, (ch 3, 2 dc into the hole, 4 dc into the row below, 2 dc into the hole) repeat twice, ch 3, 2 dc into the hole, and 2 dc into the row below. sl st to complete the circle.
Basically, you are doing DC into the row below, when it comes to the corner, do (2 dc into the hole, ch 3, and 2 dc into the hole) then repeat.*
Here's my results:
*if you have any questions or find any errors please let me know. Thanks!