vrijdag 26 maart 2021

Carreaux Crochet Blanket


If you have a whole bunch of carreaux crochet test patches and you want to turn them into a blanket or a rug, there are - offcourse - several options. 

You can sew them together with a needle and a thread or you can use your favourite way to crochet them together.

In this blog I show you how I put them together to solve the problem of different sizes and also to keep the end project flexible enough to be folded.
When I started trying out different designs for the patches - my own designs on paper, or cross stitch and knitting charts found on Internet / Ravelry - I ended up with a whole bunch of patches of different sizes. 

To put them together I used: sc in patch 1, ch, skip a stitch, sc in patch 2, ch, skip a stitch (repeat). Then turn the work and do the same to create a double layer of 'mortar'. On the way back insert in the skipped stitches. Sometimes you might need to insert in the same stitch to keep every aligned (see image below).

Sometimes I made an extra border around a patch to make it a bit bigger. If you look at the picture above you can see that one of the blue/red/white patches is much smaller, so here I did the same to make it (sort of...) fit to the rest.

For this one I started in the middle of the four patches and went all the way down. Then turned the patch and went up again. You can see the beginning on the left picture.

In the other two pictures you can see the differents (on both sides) of the part where it's already done twice and where I had to go back to the middle of the patch again. In the middle I improvised to go to the sides.
Go all the way up with *sc in patch 1, ch, skip a stitch, sc in patch 2, ch, skip a stitch* (repeat) 

To align the pattern you might need to skip two stitches or don't skip a stitch (image 2)

Turn the patch and insert in the skipped stitches.
If you haven't skipped a stitch insert in a stitch where you have already made a sc 
If you have skipped two stitches make a loop in the first one and a loop in the second one, then pull through three loops