Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FINISHING ROUND SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL


PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot




It's Big...
Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]


PART 5: BORDER PATTERN ALMOST COMPLETED

Scrap Granny Ripple almost finished another round and maybe a decorative finishing stitch, but its a lovely BIG blanket going to be perfect in the camper 







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PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot







Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

SCHEEPJES XL SAMPLING...Beautiful yarn

Asked my crochet group on Facebook 
If they had any favourite yarns and their least favourite yarns. Its led to me doing a sample wash test on Scheepjes XL...

Love the yarn myself and felt i needed to share this post after doing a wash test on a small sample of 3 colours of this Cotton/acrylic yarn that i love


BEFORE WASHING: slightly hairy look to this yarn

AFTER WASHING
actually found the 'hairiness had disappeared


RESULTS ARE:
I love the yarn, it crochets beautifully, used the recommended 5mm hook, it's soft and the Stonewash look is fabulous. 

A 70% Cotton, 30% acrylic yarn, washed on a 20deg, wash.
For a cotton yarn it is, quite 'hairy' but wasn't a problem to work with at all.

After washing most of the hairiness seemed to have disappeared....which really surprised me

After washing close ups

I have no problem with recommending this yarn to any Hooker no signs of pilling at all.

Hope that helps anyone wanting to buy this yarn 

PART 5 & 6: SRAP GRANNY SHELL RIPPLE CAL BORDER


PART 5: BORDER

Decided to keep going with GS, [3dc in one stitch], for the border. 

Its almost one GS in every space/stitch, but not quite....one granny shell in every space across the end panels works fine, 
with 3dc, ch3, 3dc in all corners. 

But across the end of the ripple centre panel and down the half end panels, 1gs, in every space was 'frilly'......

Starting at the corner 3dc, ch3, 3dc, 
gs, in next 8sp, 
gs, next sp [3gs already in there]
 1gs in next 4 sp,

 miss next join sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss next sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss the next sp, 
gs in 2sp, miss one is done 5times,


 miss the next sp,
gs in the centre sp of the centre ripple panel,


repeat in reverse
 miss the fist sp, gs in next 2sp, repeating 5 times, 
 miss the join sp, 
then gs in next 14sp, 
3dc ch3 3dc in next corner.

across ends on panels there are 55gs
across end of ripple there are 51gs 

ROUND 2+: Add as many rounds as you want or have scrap yarn for.
GS in every sp, gs, ch3, gs, in corners.

Managed to add 4 rounds of granny shells, green, blue /green purple it changes as it goes around, rose, and burnt orange.

still to add: Red, cream, black and cream again if i have enough









PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot







Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]



Monday, 19 February 2018

PART 4 SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL



UPDATE 19TH FEBRUARY FOR RIGHT AND LEFT END PANELS HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE PARTS1-3 POST TOO
PART 4: END PANELS 
NOTE: the top pointed end of this half panel has tr, and not dc, to help extend the point for a better fit and length to the half end panels.
Joined in the same way join as you go on the 6th row using a sl st between gs. Note there is a right and left hand pattern for the half end patterns

PATTERN
 1st col. Ch 29.
ROW 1: 1st col. 3dc, into 5th ch, from the hook, miss 2sts,  3dc, in next st, repeat [miss 2 sts, 3dc, in next st], to last st, in last st, 4dc. [9granny shells]
ROW 2: Turn, ch3, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in first st, 3dc in each of next 9sp. cut and weave in ends. [11gs]

 row 3 both pointed end and flat end 


ROW 3: Turn, 2nd col. att yarn in fist st [flat outer end], ch2, 3dc [gs], in next 9sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next sp, 4tr, in last sp, between 3rd and 4th dc. [12gs]

ROW 4: Turn, att. 3rd col. att. 3rd col, [top, pointed end], ch3, 3tr, in first sp, between 1st and 2nd tr of row before, 3dc [gs], in next sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, ut and weave in ends. [14gs]

ROW 5: Turn, att.4th col. in first st [flat bottom end], ch3, 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next corner sp, 3dc, in next 2sp, 4tr in last sp, [pointed end], cut off and weave in ends. [15gs]





NOTE:
2patterns left and right half panels, because you work right to left 
The 6th row is the join as you go row and 2 right end panels will need to be joined from the pointed end and 2 left end panels from the flat end 


ROW 6:  RIGHT SIDE: join as you go using a sl st between each gs, att. 5th col. ch3, 3tr, in first sp [pointed end], between 1st and 3rd tr, of row before, 3dc, in next 3sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc in next 11sp.

ROW 6: LEFT SIDE: Join as you go using a sl st, between each gs, att 5th col. ch2, 2dc in first st, [flat end], 3dc in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner sp, 3dc in next 3sp, 4tr in last sp 

Repeat for all 4 end panels