LIZZIE BLANKET CAL WEEK 6B: MR. DARCY
Lizzie Blanket Cal Week 6B: Mr. Darcy
Take your time, do not rush this part, it will be worth it!
Step 3: Front border
Duck Egg, Walnut, Pistachio, and Meadow
Having the blanket facing you with the V of the slipstitches toward you,
Row 1: Using Duck Egg, make a SK, starting anywhere on the blanket, YO, and insert your hook under the Vs of the slipstitch and do a HDC, then continue by placing 1HDC all around the blanket in every V.
Twisting your hook might help to get under it. When you meet the slipstitch in the corners, you do 2HDC 1CH 2HDC in that V. SS to close the round.
Again it took a considerable amount of time to make this round as you might have to twist your hook to get under the Vs.
Also, you are automatically going to get the same amount of stitches on your front and back border as you are using all the slipstitches from part 1.
Row 2: CH2, DC all the way round, corners are made up of 2DC 1CH 2DC placed in the CHSP of the previous row. Fasten off the yarn.
Row 3: in Walnut, make a SK, starting with a STHDC, place 1HDC in each stitch all the way round, corners are made up of 2HDC 1CH 2HDC placed in the CHSP of the previous row. Fasten off the yarn.
Row 4: in Pistachio, make a SK, starting with a STDC, place 1DC in each stitch all the way round, corners are made up of 2DC 1CH 2DC placed in the CHSP of the previous row. Fasten off the yarn.
Row 5: in Meadow, make a SK, starting with a STHDC, place 1HDC in each stitch all the way round, corners are made up of 2HDC 1CH 2HDC placed in the CHSP of the previous row. Fasten off the yarn.
Step 4 Closing the border
Using Khaki, SK, holding the two borders together, insert into the CHSP in a corner and do the corner of 2SC, 1CH, 2SC, around both CHSP together; then place 1 SC in each stitch around, each time picking up the 4 strands of 2 corresponding stitches on both the borders.
You should have the same amount of stitches on both borders and on all the sides and it should tally up at each corner but if it doesn’t, just make it work out! Undo a few stitches and double up or reduce as needed. I don’t count them in advance, I just go for it and during the last 10-15 stitches of each side I do start to count and see if if will work out so you have some leeway with those last 15 stitches.
All your ends will magically disappear into the border and even the last end can be pulled into the border with your hook. No ends to sew in!
HDC Half Double Crochet
DC Double Crochet
*-* repeat what’s between the *
YO yarn over
PU pull up
STHDC standing half double crochet
STDC standing double crochet
Make sure your corners don’t start going out, you might want to skip the stitch right before and/or right after the corners but if you do, remember to do the same here as in the back border
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.