Sunday, April 8, 2018

April Preemie Blanket - CAL Day 8

Good morning all and welcome to the start of week 2!

Our blanket is very slowly starting to take shape now, how exciting! Today we'll round out the last row of small puffs. I just love puff stitches! They are such a fun shape and interesting texture, don't you think? I like how they slant when working in rows.

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 8

To make a small puff: yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through, yo, insert in same, yo, pull through, yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull through, 7 loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops.

With D
12: Ch2, turn, hdc in the first stitch, ch1, skip 1, small puff in the space between the first 2 puffs, *ch1, skip 1, puff in the space between the next 2 puffs* repeat across, hdc in the last stitch.

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