Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Pop of Primary

Well,I finished the Pomp-a-Doodle square last night. That yarn was a ton of fun to work with. I will be keeping my eye out for a sale on Red Heart yarn again so I can get some more colors. I would love to have the Berries and Cream (pink tones) and Shoreline (blue tones) too. Very pretty. Very plush. I am sure Baby D will love the square once (s)he makes his/her appearance.


On to my next square! I choose Lion Brand Lion Suede in Scarlet for the next piece-- It's nice when you can do a little stash busting for a project, isn't it? I have never worked with this yarn either but I bought it on clearance ($1 a skein!) so I'm excited to see how it works up.
I decided to do a popcorn stitch with this block. I am hoping that it will mimic the fabric you typically see in baby blankets.

Hopefully I can find my camera charger soon so I can upload a picture of the two squares so far.


POPCORN SQUARE (7x7 inches)
Popcorn (PC): Work 4 dc in next sc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 4-dc group, pickup dropped loop, and draw through st, pull tight; ch 1 to secure.

Using a K Hook Ch 19.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 (Popcorn Row): Ch 3, turn, skip first sc, PC in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, (PC in next sc, dc in next 3 sc) 3 times --- Row has 4 total Popcorn stitches
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 dc, sc in next PC, (sc in next 3 dc, sc in next PC)
Row 4: Ch 1, Sc in each sc across
Row 5-?: Repeat Rows 2-4 until your square measures 7 inches. Fasten off.

1 comment:

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Hello!

Yes I think Ernest CAN travel overseas - I will just have to check with his mum :-)

Love Charlotte
xxx