Wednesday, July 22, 2009
charity square #1 - jimbo's hook
The first of the blankets we are working on is in red, for the Country Fire Authority.
I've used a pattern called Supernova, by Chris Simon. Click here for the free online pattern.
From memory, Jimbo's hook is 5.0mm. The yarn for this project needed to be machine washable wool, which I didn't have in my recycled stash. So I made a plea to the girls in my local crochet group, and Daphne came to the rescue. The yarn is Cleckheaton Country 8ply, and it took one 50g ball.
It mentions in the pattern that you shouldn't panic if the square turns out wavy, and that you can flatten it out with your hands. Well... mine turned out REALLY, REALLY wavy! I blocked it in my usual way, and it turned out perfectly. Click here for my simple tutorial on blocking.