CHUNKY MONKEY CAL 2015

CHUNKY MONKEY CAL 2015
Feb - May 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015

Dealing with lots of ends with lots of colour changes

making anything in stripes means lots of colour changes and lots of ends......dealing with them can be a pain.....just chain a few stitches, and add a small circle to the end of each colour change.


For each colour change chain a few stitches...about 20 then make a small ring at the end of the ch20 by doing 9sc into the 2nd ch from the hook.
4sc one side of the 20ch sts, and 5sc the other side of the 20 ch sts, making a small ring of 10sc. Cut and weave in ends 

Monday, 23 March 2015

STAGE 3 OF THE CAL IS POSTED

click link for round 3 and colour chart
 
 Rounds 4 and 5 still to come...still time to join in
 fill-ins and border to come in two ore stages

 
 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Shawl pattern


BASIC SHAWL PATTERN
2 Strands of Stylecraft Life, Stylecraft Special DK and a 6mm hook is a range of colours to suit.
 COLOURS USED
LIFE:
Crocus (ruffle)
Cranberry
Fuchsia
Melon
Rose
Heather
Clover
Fern (just one row)
Zing (just one row)
Taupe
 
SPECIAL:
Parchment
Camel
 
 
ch 5 and sl st into a circle.
 
ROUND1:  ch3, 3dc, ch2, 4dc into the circle.weave in ends so you crochet over the top of them.
 
ROUND 2: ch3 and turn working back for this row only, as it is in the same colour, every round from then on is in a different colour and worked from right to left.
 3dc into the first dc of round 1, ch1, then do 3dc,ch2, 3dc into the ch2 space, ch1 then do 4dc in the
 space between the 3rd and last dc, cut, pull though the ends through the last st, weave in ends.

 
ROUND 3: attach new colour, ch3 and 3dc, all in the space between the first and
 second dc of round 2, ch1, 3dc (granny shell) in the next space, ch1,3dc, 2ch, 3dc in the point of the triangle, ch1, 3dc (granny shell) in the next space, ch1 4dc in the space between the 3rd and forth dc or round 2, cut and pull through the last st, and weave in ends.
 
Turn and repeat each round with granny shells in each space, ch 2 at the point of the triangle and 4dc at the beginning an end of each round.
 
For my shawl I did 34 rounds and then added the ruffled edging in the same colour as the last round of granny shells.
 
RUFFLE EDGING
 
 
A narrow ruffled edging is made with a single round of multiple dc.....
Doing 3dc in every sts.and working across the straight edge, 5dc in the longer sts and 3dc in the single sts. sl st to complete the round.


 
There is a story behind this one...it all started as a giant sun shield.
 
I knew it would give a lovely dappled reflection and shield from the sun....but when I hung it up it wasn't right..it needed to be in all white or off white to go with the other sun canopy we have.
So it became a lovely snugly shawl with a ruffle edging.... 

and the sun shield was started again......
But that turned into something else also, triangle are just so versatile.
 

 
have fun x