I went up to the sewing at 6pm to start quilting and didn’t get any further than winding bobbins and cleaning and oiling the machine before the thunder started.
So I was forced to start a new blanket instead. I’d intended to do another woodland ripple but when I went over to Lucy’s Attic24 site, the shells jumped out at me so I started crocheting her Seashell Stripe pattern.
It’s a free pattern and a little more complicated than the simple shell blanket I just finished but she has step by step photos and really, the hardest thing about it is knowing where to put that first and last stitch in each row and she shows you very clearly where the stitch goes.
One thing to keep in mind if you decide to give this one a try is that she uses British crochet terms so you’ll need to convert it in your head to American terms which basically just means that when she says double crochet, we do a single crochet and when she says triple crochet, that’s our double crochet.
She recommends doing the starting chain and first row with a larger hook and I went up one size but still ended up with some bowing so I started over with a (K) hook and switched to an (I) hook on row two. Yarn is Caron Big Cakes in the Blueberry Torte colorway and I chained 154 which may turn out to be many but I’ve got 4 skeins and I want to use all 4 of them so we’ll see how it goes.
Finn got groomed today so I wanted to share a photo of my pretty boy too!