Friday, 14 July 2017
THE SETTING SUN COUCH THROW
Isn’t it fantastic how we use up one set of scrap yarn and suddenly (and miraculously?) find ourselves with yet another large bag full of it ? There is probably a section here on the internet for different ways to use scrap yarn..
Yup.. One can make /use a key chain and a small stuff toy too, but when you don’t get the *right* colours for that project, I ain’t too thrilled to start on it.
With this scrappy afghan / throw though, you can just go a little merry on the colours.
This is not my original pattern. Get the pattern at http://www.freewebs.com/bethintx/scrappystepsafghan.htm
I placed out all my yarn colour wise. I decided that I am just going to grade them (i.e light to dark - within the colour range) and use up one colour as I go along. I will *try* to get the colours in some semblance of order as well, but I also think that with this lovely pattern, it is not really going to matter.
I have also decided not to worry when one color ends halfway through a section. I will just join up the next one (either in the colour range, or the next set of colors) and carry on.
I hope you have as much fun as I am, and will join me back for my next foray into Scrappy afghans – yes.. I already have another pattern in mind to use up scraps in an afghan.
Materials used : I have used oh ~ 700 gms of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply, light fingering yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook using up all the scrap yarn I have in this weight category.
Size : 52” x 69”, which is a little larger than a “Standard Sized Couch afghan”.
Stitches used : (Using U.S terminology)
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row. Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
Sizing chart for blankets : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279839582572/
and here are some more photos of this superb project.
As I said before this is not my original pattern and I used the the pattern from http://www.freewebs.com/bethintx/scrappystepsafghan.htm
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
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