Today is a lazy Saturday here at Patchwork House
with lots of
sitting and hooking
recharging our batteries!
It has been such a delight
joining these pretty squares together.
My hook just glides through this yarn
like a knife through butter!
Every stitch has been a pleasure.
I love the rhythm
and the perfection of hooking each 2 stitches together.
I have been joining from the back
with right sides together
using UK double crochet through both loops.
I join in rows
linking from 1 square straight onto the next.
All the rows going in the same direction are joined first.
This leaves gaps in between the squares
going in the opposite direction.
At this point the blanket is rather difficult to hold
but don't worry it will all come together soon!
Next the rows are joined in the opposite direction.
Again using double crochet through both loops.
When I meet the ridge
I make 1 dc in the corner loop either side of it.
I really like this joining method
as it produces a good strong join with an attractive finish.
When joining is complete
there is a ridge on the back
and neat lines on the front.
There is an added bonus
of a pattern made by the holes
which I also think is very attractive
adding another dimension to the blanket.
I am totally in love
with the arty and colourful look of this
Crofter blanket inspired by Anita Mundt.
I have used 4 shades of Sirdar Baby Crofter DK for the squares
and joined them with cream Sirdar Snuggly DK
If you missed the previous posts
about the yarn and square making you can read it
Do come back next week for the
when I will be blogging about
the pattern details for the square joining and edging!
Have a lovely weekend my hooky friends
I'm off now for a wonderful evening of border making!
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