some things i do
last week i decided i need to finally crochet a blanket. right now it's just the size of a throw blanket, but i am planning to keep going until it's nice and big. so that is what i worked on a lot this weekend, just using mostly yarn i already had. and the best part is that i can cover up in it as i work now that it's getting real blanket sized. here is the catherine's wheel stitch i've been using:
using colors A and B
with color A, ch a multiple of 10 stitches, plus one
row 1: turn. ch 1, 2 sc, *skip 3 chs, 7 dcs in next st, sk 3 chs, 3 scs* ; repeat from * to * ending with 2 scs.
row 2: turn. change to color b, ch 2. dc4together over (sc, sc, dc, dc), *ch 3, 3 scs, ch 3, dc7tog over (dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc)*; repeat from * to * across, ending with dc4tog over (dc, dc, sc, sc), sk tch.
row 3: turn. ch 2. 4 dcs in dc4tog, *sk ch-3, 3 scs, sk ch-3, 7 dcs in dc7tog*; repeat from * to * across, ending with 4 dcs in dc4tog, sk turning ch.
row 4: turn. change to color a, ch 1. 2 scs, *ch 3, dc7tog (over dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc), ch 3, 3 scs*; repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 scs, sk turning ch.
repeat rows 1-4
and i acquired this owl bank i had been wanting. pale green is one of my faves.