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Saturday, 18 June 2016

A little help: Scottburgh Square

Hello lovelies

The Seaside Winter Blanket CAL is slightly more challenging than my usual patterns.   I tried to make it interesting as well as adding stitches and techniques which will help us grow our skills.    The overlay and textured stitches add impact to the squares.

A lot is lost in translation when trying to give an instruction in "pattern-speak"  - I have added more info to the photos that incorporate and / or lead up to the more complicated stitches.    I do hope this will be of help to those who are new to these stitches and techniques.

The "crossover" overlay stitch is very tricky (even for me). Just make sure that your second round stitches are worked carefully into the back loop of the first round and that there are twelve front loops. Each 3hdc grouping forms the "line up" for your round 4 stitches. So under each 3hdc group you will have 3 open "front loops" (in round 1)

Rounds 1 and 2

Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4

The "long" stitches in Round 5 are worked into the 3hdc cluster on either side of the crossover. No stitches are worked into the crossover itself. Before blocking the stitches do tend to "pucker" on the photos it does appear that this is a "different" stitch. I have followed the pattern exactly for my tutorial square. Once you block the square the stitches open up and the pattern becomes clearer.

Round 5