Tuesday, 12 September 2017

FRUIT SALAD WAVE, SCARF OR BLANKET

CROCHET: FRUIT SALAD WAVE AND VARIATIONS...










Lots of Blue going on around here right now...
Just a note here..... this Blueberry version is a slightly different pattern from the original Fruit Salad version 



I am finding some little Gems in the tidy up...and...managing to finish them too found this half made scarf in the Fruit Salad Wave. 
Made for left overs in 'Berry' Fruit Salad colours..
Finished it over night ..over 6' long and approx. 6" wide, could always be wider but more than enough for a scarf this long and worn doubled up....








Might add a second round to the circles yet...


FRUIT SALAD BASIC WAVE PATTERN 



YARN: Stylecraft Merry Go Round for this version
but it looks good in other random dyed yarns or plain colours too.
HOOK: 4mm hook
US Terms UK Terms in red brackets

Pattern
Pattern repeat is multiples of 14sts +3

ch126 + 3 and + 1 to turn (130sts)


ROW 1: sc [dc], in 2nd ch from hook, sc [dc], in every st to end turn. (129sts)


 ROW 2: ch1, sc [dc], in same st, sc [dc], in next 2 sts, dc [tr], in next 2sts, tr [dtr], in next 2sts, dtr [ttr], in next 3 sts, tr [dtr], in next 2 sts, dc [tr], in next 2sts, 
repeat to end


(Note: US Terms...3sc, 2dc, 2tr, 3dtr, 2tr, 2dc, repeat, the dtr will sit over the sc and the sc with sit over the dtr in the next row after the row of sc in every st.)

finish with sc [dc], in last 3sts. (129sts)





ROW 3: repeat row 1 sc [dc], in every st. (129sts)

ROW 4: ch4, counts as first dtr [ttr], dtr [ttr], in next 2sts, 1tr [dtr], in next 2sts, dc [tr], in next 2 sts, sc [dc], in next 3sts, dc [tr], in next 2 sts, tr [dtr], in next 2sts, 
repeat to end, finish with 1dtr [ttr], in last 3sts. (129sts)




continue to repeat rows 3 and 4 to complete the length you require.


I'm often asked about the little circle or flower i start my work with...yes it a me thing makes the piece mine if you like, but it does serve a purpose too....no end to deal with.

And on a long base chain, occasionally I miss count the 200+ Stitches often a complaint I here......
 with these extra few chain stitches to the flower I have a few stitches to play with...solves another possible problem.


100g ball has made a piece 8.5" x 32" perfect for a neck wrap.

A baby blanket would probably need 4 maybe 5 balls 
to make approx. 32" x 35" 
 


BLACK AND STONE COLOUR WAY WITH FLOWER START AND FINISH
WAVE PATTERN

To make this version start and finish with a mini flower at the end of a random chain length, different for each flower so they all hang at different levels, 

MINI FLOWER PATTERN


A 1 finger wrap of 4 wraps
Round 1: ch2, 2dc [2tr], ch2, sl st, into circle, repeat for 5 petals, sl st to complete round
ch10 then complete the 1st row of basic wave pattern 
ch10, 
Repeat a second flower at the other end of the row
ch2, dc [tr], into the second st from the hook,
ch2, 2dc [2tr], ch2, sl st, into circle, repeat for 5 petals, sl st to complete.
Start and finish every row of the ripple with these flowers
or
DO A CIRCLE VERSION LIKE THIS

Finger wrap of 5 wraps.
Round 1: 12 sc [12dc] into circle
Round 2: 2sc [2dc], into every stitch sl st into first st, ch20 -30 attach to project 
or work the other way around and att yarn to project ch 20-30 sts and work the first 12c into the second st from the hook, then do the second round as above 

ONE COLOUR EACH ROW






One above in Aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook
one below in DK and 4mm hook







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