Monday, October 26, 2015
free pattern by Rachele at babylovebrands.net. It's based on another free pattern, the Circle of Friends Square by Priscilla Hewitt. I didn't want to use a double strand of worsted and a 10 mm crochet hook, so I used the original pattern and made two modifications. First, I used a different color for each round. The original pattern is for one color. However, using different colors made the last round of scs look too narrow, so I used hdcs for my last round. Then rather than making the corner 3 sc, I made the corner hdc, ch, hdc, ch, hdc. I'm thinking of joining with a flat chain join, but more on that later when it's time to assemble. It's so great to be using my H hook and worsted weight acrylic yarn again. I used it to make the first flower afghan and many of the mandalas. I've made things with other kinds of yarn since I started crocheting again this summer, but the acrylic worsted weight is my hands-down favorite.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The picture below shows its thickness.
I love the middle. I sent it on its way to San Francisco for Kate Vercillo's Mandalas for Marinke project.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Next I clipped corners and notched the seam the way your grandmother learned to do in high school.