My mom was recently wanting to make a grandma’s flower garden blanket. She couldn’t find any patterns that she liked because most of them involved a stitch that made the block have a wagon wheel design to it. She decided to go ahead and make her own pattern, so here it is.
Ch 6, join with sl to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 4, (dc, ch1) 11 times in ring, join to 3rd chain of 1st ch 4 with a sl st
Round 2: sl st in 1st ch 1 sp, , dc, ch2, 2dc in same sp, dc in next sp, (2dc ch2 2dc(shell made) in next sp, dc in next sp) 5 times, join to ch3 with sl st
Round 3: ch3 dc in next dc, (shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next 5 dc) 5 times, shell in next ch2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, join with sl st to 1st ch3; fasten off
I will be posting a picture of what the block looks like shortly and a picture of my mom’s completed blanket eventually.
Added ch3 in Rd 2 07 Aug 2008 · 08:37:45 PM
The Crafty Anarchy has been moved here to craftyanarchy.net. There may be a few bugs here or there but for the most part the migration is done.
Yesterday I discovered a new use for plastic grocery bags. Instead of making them into strips and turning them into yarn, you can cut them up and make them into plastic fabric using an iron. I found a really nice tutorial on Etsy Labs that gives step by step directions and also a video on how to do it.
People are using the fused plastic to make awesome totes, baby bibs and cute little change purses. I tried making a wallet for Jonathan but the plastic ended up a little on the warped side (probably because I kept handling and bending it without letting it cool down more first). I’ll probably post a pic of it later, so people can see my first attempt (well second, if you include my first card sized piece of fused plastic) at making fused plastic.