I wrote previously about how I frogged a jumper I had knitted and was going to make it into a chevron blanket. When I looked back to find the post I discovered it was quite some time ago, December 2012, so the blanket should be finished.
It is almost finished, I just have to sew in the ends.
I am really happy with the way it turned out.
The colours are actually a bit brighter than shown here but I think the colour combination is striking.
This is the first time I have attempted crochet on such a large scale. It was a good project to have as an on-going project when in between other projects.
Here is the pattern.
I used Size 4.00 crochet hook and double knitting/8 ply wool. The yellow was bought and the grey was from a frogged jumper so there is a slight variation in the tension of the two colours.
The stitches used are chain and single crochet.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch stitches
sk = skip
Starting with first colour, chain 337 sts
Sk first st from hook; work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts inserting crochet hook in the horizontal thread in the back of ch st ; sk 1 st; * 1 sc in each of next 15 sts; 3 sc in next st; 1 sc in each of next 15 sts; sk 2 sts. Repeat from (*) nine times, the last time sk only one st; 1 sc in each of last two sts. There should be ten scallops. Ch 1 – turn.
1 sc in each of first 2 sts, taking up both threads of st below; sk 1 st * 1 sc in each of next 15 sts, taking up the back threadonly of sts below; 3 sc in back thread of next st; 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts; sk 2 sts. Repeat from (*) nine times the last time sk only 1 st at end of point; 1sc in each of last 2 sts taking up BOTh threads of st below.
(The first and last 2 sts are taken on both threads of st to prevent edge from curlin.)
Repeat the second row for the entire rug.
I used ten rows for each colour.
The finished rug measures 120 cms long and 110 cms wide.