This week I have made a new discovery
and am delighted to share it with you!
extremely fast growing
over on Instagram there is a wave sweeping the nation
and one by one all my hooky friends have been making v stitch blankets
so eventually I caught the bug
and dived into my Stylecraft Special DK stash
coming out with this gorgeous range of autumn colours
It is an amazingly fast growing blanket
so simple to hook
and totally addictive
at the end
I sew each end into its own coloured stripe using a darning needle
thinking of it as embroidery
to obtain a neat professional finish
and then complete the blanket with 2 rounds of dc (UK)
followed by a 3rd round of
dc 3 chain dc in the same stitch
miss a stitch repeat
these baby blankets are such quick fun
I have made 2 and started a 3rd in 1 week!
If you Google Vstitch you will find many free patterns
and there is plenty available on Pinterest Ravelry and You Tube
but basically you need a starting chain in muliples of 3 +2 +2
you start with a treble (UK) in the 5th chain stitch from the hook
and make 1 treble 1 chain 1 treble for the first v all in the same stitch
miss 2 chain and repeat
at the end miss 1 chain and end with 1 treble
the rest is easy
just make 1 v stitch in each previous v
and a single treble at the start and end of each row
go on you know you want to ...
join the v stitch party!
I am planning a good sit down with my wonderful magazine collection
looking for holiday crochet patterns.
Every month I ooohh and aahhh at the patterns in Simply Crochet
and its now that wonderful time of year when school is about to close for the summer!
I am going to enjoy time for me making some new designs and trying out patterns
and can't wait to see what I find!
is a magazine packed with gorgeous free patterns
inspirational makes from many clever hooky people
if you don't already subscribe
do take advantage of the super special offer of
3 issues for £5
which is valid to the end of July
you will find this offer
the lovely people from Simply Crochet magazine
have produced this offer just for my followers
you will find it written in a previous blog post a few weeks ago
have a wonderful relaxing Sunday my hooky friends