Part One of the making of this lap throw is here.
I have been really busy with appointments with Milly and plans and preparation for moving to the studio. I now have a moving in date! We start decorating on the 29th September..when I say we I do of course mean Alan ;) I won't be able to help out physically painting but I will be there for support and tea making duties :)
I will write a post soon about the plans I have for the move.
Even though it has been a busy week I have had chance to add to my throw this week. Today I decided to take a very much needed pyjama day and have managed to get quite a few rounds done. If you fancied making one like this here are the steps I took.
As before I have used US terms first with UK terms in brackets.
Once I had six sunburst squares done with the six rounds, I started another round of blue on one square. The second square I worked two sides with blue and then began the Join as You go Method (jaygo). I was going to record the process here in images but decided not to. I have no clue who first thought of the method but I first learnt the method from My Rose Valley blog. I really don't think I could do as good a job as Annette has done, also - her blog is amazing! So, head over to see her very clear tutorial and why not spend spend a while visiting her lovely blog whilst you are there :)
Even though I normally only do two chains in the corner of my granny squares I do follow the tutorial and do three chains for this part of the throw.
After joining them all I started a round of blue and to stop the wavy edge that can sometimes occur I followed another method I learnt from Bunny Mummy.
As if you need another opportunity to visit a crochet blog :)
HDC - yarn over hook insert in the stitch and pull through a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook.
Chain 3 and continue round with Hdc (htc) in each space between clusters and chain 3. In the corners hdc (htc) three chain hdc (htc) until you reach the starting corner work a hdc (htc) in the space and chain 3 before joining with a ss in the second chain of the starting chain 5.
Turn your work. I can't remember where I first heard or read this piece of info but it has really helped to stop the twisting effect you can often get with granny squares.
Attach the Life dk Lily in a corner space, chain 3 - counts as your first dc (tc) work 2 dc (tc chain 2 and 3 dc (tc) continue round until you reach the starting corner and join with a ss in the top of the chain 3.
Next, work two rounds of white. I didn't turn the work after the first round.
I did turn it before attaching the cloud blue and making three rounds, followed by a round of claret and a round of Lily turning the work at each change of colour.
Turn the work and for the next round join the Life dk Fern in a corner space and chain 6, then in each space between clusters of the previous round work a dc (tc) and chain 3 until you reach the starting corner and after working a dc (tc) join with a ss into the third chain of the starting 6.
Then turn the work before another three rounds of white, turn work, a round of cloud blue, turn work, a round of claret, turn work ( i am sure you get the gist now)then a round of Lily, two rounds of fern.
Turn work and attach white in a corner space , chain 6 (counts as your first dc (tc) and 3 chain)
dc (tc) in the next space and chain 3. Continue round to the starting corner, dc chain 3 then join with a ss in the third chain of the starting chain 6.
Continue with white and chain 3 then 2 dc (tc) in the same space. In each space work 3 dc (tc) with no chains between. 3dc (tc) 2 chain 3dc (tc) in each corner.
Work 2 rounds before a round of cloud, claret, two rounds of Lily, one round of fern. one round of white, one round of fern and one round of white.
That's where I am up to at the moment :)
I hope to have it finished early this week. I have a few ideas for the border but will play around and see what looks best. I will post about it when I have finished.