At the Stitch Club this morning I had it in my head that I would make a circle in a squre out of crochet( my blanket is a bit heavy to carry around). Should be easy I thought, I've seen loads of pictures of this design. Don't think I'll need a pattern...
Well suffice it to say it was much more difficult than I thought to make it lie FLAT.
However after a number of un-doings I did it.
Where there's a will there's a way.
This is my pattern::
Row 1 Make 5 chain and join to make a little circle.
Row 2 Make 3 chain (first 3 chain act as first treble) then 11 trebles into the circle (pink in picture) slip stitch to form circle
Row 3 Make 3 chain (first 3 chain act as first treble) then 1 chain, 1 treble between each treble in previous round (turquoise in picture) slip stitch to form circle
Row 4 Make 3 chain and then 2 trebles in first space from previous round then 1 chain, 3 trebles into next space then 1 chain etc. At end slip stitch to form circle (white in picture)
Row 5 Make 3 chain then 2 treble 3 chain and 3 more treble all into the first space.
In 2nd space 3 treble
In 3rd space 3 treble
In 4th space 3 treble, 3 chain, 3 treble( this makes the corner)
In 5th space 3 treble
In 6th space 3 treble
The 7th space is the same as the 4th
You can see the pattern now…
I’m going to pin mine to my ironing board now , nice and square , and steam it with the iron a bit. That should neaten the shape.
Then I'm going to watch the Winter Olympics and make lots more! How I love all that skating and swooshing down mountains, well I like watching other people do it anyway!!