Sunday, April 22, 2018

April Preemie Blanket - CAL Day 22

Good morning beautiful people!

Did you know that today, April 22nd is Jelly Bean day? YUM!

Jelly beans were created in the mid 1800's, and have since become a popular favourite for many people, adults and kids alike. Jelly beans have come a long way over the years in terms of flavours, there are just so many!

Personally, I like Jelly Belly brand the most, especially the watermelon ones, YUM!

You will need:

4.5mm hook
DK/8ply/light worsted weight yarn in minimum of 6 colours.

Yarn Note: I did not start with complete balls. All 6 of my balls were originally 100g balls with a little of each used. They are a mix of Stylecraft Special DK, King Cole Pricewise and Moda Vera Marvel 8ply for my 6 colours. You could choose 6 colours and follow my colour changes, or you could make every line a different colour (excellent way to use scraps) or you could even use some self striping yarn, or a solid colour.

Colour Changes: I change my colours by completing the last yarn over and pull through of the last stitch in the row with the new colour for the next row, so I don't have to join with slip stitches. Of course, this means you'll have to redo that one last stitch each day as you won't know what colour is next, but the finished piece will be much neater this way.

My Colours are

A - Beige
B - Blue
C - Dark Blue
D - Tan
E - Mint/Turquoise
F - Dark Grey

Day 22

With B

NOTE: Because we've turned the piece and are working in rows and not rounds, the 3rd loop will be in the front of the piece, instead of the back, where it would be in rounds. I've added some photos here for you, so you can see where I mean. Using this part of the stitch pushes the other loops forward in the front of the blanket creating a nice texture.

33: Ch2, turn, hdc in the 3rd loop only of each stitch across.

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