LIZZIE BLANKET CAL WEEK 2: ELIZABETH
Week 2: Elizabeth
We won’t necessarily use every colour this week so don’t worry.
Turning chain: CH1 is used for our turning CH, this chain is then disregarded and just not used anymore, you do however place your first st of the row in the same stitch that CH1 is coming out of. Place a stitch marker in it after creating this very first stitch so you know which stitch is your last one when you come back.
As we are doing different things in each row, it is easy to lose stitches. I suggest you count your repeats in the ‘special’ rows. So you only have to count to 64 or 96 or 38.
That way you keep on top of checking that you are still doing the correct amount of stitches in each row. Using stitch markers will also be a great help.
Changing colour: undo or don’t do the last pull through of the last st, and just start using the next colour.
Row Elizabeth 1: CH1, turn, 1DC in every st to end, (194)
Row Elizabeth 2: CH1, turn, 1DC, 1CH, sk1, *1DC in the next stitch, CH1, sk1* to end, 1DC in the last two st of the row (194)
Row Elizabeth 3: CH1, turn, 1HDC in every st to end, (194)
Row Elizabeth 4: CH1, turn, 1DC in the same st, *1DC in the next 2 st, 1Wrapped BEAN (see Key) around the 2nd DC, sk1* to end, 1DC in the last st (64 Wraps)
Row Elizabeth 5: CH1, turn, 1DC in every st to end, (194)
Repeat rows 1-5 six times in total. (Elizabeth 1 to 5 in the colours table).
Colours Rows 31 to 60
HDC Half Double Crochet
DC Double Crochet
*-* repeat what’s between the *
YO yarn over
PU pull up
Wrapped BEAN= YO, go round the previous DC’s body and PU, YO, go round the same DC and PU, YO go round the same DC and PU, YO pull through the 7 loops on your hook.
Enjoy your crochet time, enjoy the journey and work at your own pace. Lizzie can be very patient and she loves being created by soothing, caring hands. Show us your progress in the Facebook group and if you have any questions or problems, you will receive support there. Thank you for taking part and I can't wait to see all the Lizzies coming to life all around the world.