Well it is a slightly grey morning as I sit here and write this, however the weather on Saturday was much nicer. As a family we were excited about the day as it was to be our first away game to watch Leicester Tigers, having been to all but one home game so far this season.
The game was against London Wasps at their new home ground in Coventry!! I had been working on a lapghan to keep me warm at the games as it can get quite chilly in the stadium when the wind blows. I had the idea for it earlier in the season when the weather was much colder and by Saturday it was almost complete I just had two rounds of the border to complete.
I had decided when I first had the idea that blanket would be designed to look like the Leicester Tigers home shirt in the traditional colours of green, white and red, setting the pattern for the stripes. The next decision was what stitch to use, initially I thought about using granny stripes, I eventually settled on a lovely ” V-stitch”.
With the pattern sorted now for the initial chains, not my favourite part. For this particular V-stitch the foundation chains are a multiple of 3 + 2 + 2, so for a sample swatch you could chain 25 (21 (3 x 7) + 2 + 2).
Once you have the required number of chains you start with a double crochet (DC – US terms) in the 5th chain from the hook and work 1DC 1 chain 1DC (V-stitch) all in the same chain stitch, miss 2 chains and repeat all the way along until you get to the last 2 chains where you miss 1 chain and end with 1DC. After that it is easy you start and end each row with a DC and complete 1 V-stitch in each previous V below.
I have edged my blanket with a border from the book ” Around the Corner” by Edie Eckman to finish off, this border has a lovely 3D effect which I think just gives it a nice feel.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and the pattern.