poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Stitch the bees in to place and then it’s time to put the kettle on !
Monday, 16 August 2021
♥ DAISY BLANKET ♥
Following on from Granny square day 2021 here is the pattern for my Daisy square.
Each square measures approx 15cm x 15cm and my blanket is 9 squares wide
by 11 squares long.
Of course, the blanket can be adapted to whatever size you choose,
the finished measurements of mine are W = 146cm and L =176cm.
I used a DK yarn weight and chose to use Sublime Extra Fine Merino. Any DK weight yarn would work equally well.
For this blanket I used a size 4.5 needle and Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK.
Here is the pattern for one of the squares. I chose to work the main part of the square in htr's as I like the slightly more detailed look it seems to give.
Chain 4 and join together to make a circle.
Chain 1 and extend the loop to the height of a treble.
* ( yrh, insert hook in central ring and pull up loop) x 3 times.
yrh and draw through all loops on hook, 1 ch.
Repeat from * 7 more times, sl st to join in first ch.
You should now have a circle of 8 petals.
Finish off the circle and join in the next colour by pulling a loop
through one of the spaces between the petals. Ch 2.
Then do 2 htr's in to the same space as the 2 ch.
You will now have 3 htr in one space.
Into the next space work 2 htr, ch 2, and 2 htr. This makes your first corner.
In the next space work another group of 3 htr.
The next space is your 2nd corner so work 2htr, 2 ch and 2 htr all into the same space.
Continue working the round and join together with a slip stitch into the top of your first chain of 2.
Begin your 2nd round: ch 2 and then 2 htr in to the same space.
In the next space work 3 more htr.
The next space is a corner, so 2 htr, 2ch, 2htr.
Continue working round.
All corners are 2htr, 2ch, 2 htr and all spaces in between are 3 htr.
Add as many rounds as you like to get the size square that you want.
To finish the square off and to leave yourself with a good joining edge work one row of dc all around the edge, making sure that on each corner you dc 3 stitches into the one corner stitch.
To finish the flower add a coloured centre by stitching a French knot into the middle.
I learnt how to do a French Knot by watching a video demo on YouTube.