PART 2: COLOUR AND THE TEXTURED EYE MOTIF
Starting todays post with all 4 of the colour combinations i have used, but with 11 colours, there are many you could use so be creative and mix them up if you want to.
ARAN....5mm Hook, for a Blanket
DK....4mm Hook, for a Throw
4PLY...3mm Hook, for a Wrap
Made in ARAN, each eye motif weight approx 56g for the flat pattern,
approx. 76g for the Textured centre eye pattern before the outer bands
11 Stylecraft Aran/dk colours
1ST COLOUR COMBO
3: PALE ROSE
3: STORM BLUE
2nd COLOUR COMBO
3: STORM BLUE
2: STORM BLUE
3RD COLOUR COMBO
1: STORM BLUE
7: STORM BLUE
4TH COLOUR COMBO
6: STORM BLUE
2: PALE ROSE
4: STORM BLUE
Please feel free to use your stash and create your own fabulous colour combos, or substitute one or other of the colours you might not have,
A great stash buster so no cost involved..win, win, especially as we are all on lock down or your local wool shop is closed...
very quiet here, the earth is healing slowly.
PART 2: TEXTURED CENTRE EYE MOTIF
This is a deeply textured centre using popcorn stitch, bobble stitch , working into front and back of the stitches and an extra raised leaf round into the front of the st.
Finger wrap of 10 wraps
ROUND 1: 12sc into circle, sl st to complete. [12sc]
ROUND 2: Popcorn stitch of 5tr, ch2 between, att. yarn in any st, ch3 counts as first tr, 4tr, into same st, turn to the back and sl st into sp between ch2 and first tr, [this is the only time you use this sp], ch2, 5tr into next st, turn sl st, into ch2 sp, repeat for the remaining 10sts, sl st to complete. [12 tr st, popcorns]
ROUND 3: Bobble Stitch, Att. yarn in the ch2 sp, between popcorns, 5htr, hold st, on hook, draw last st through all sts on hook, ch1, sl st into NEXT st, repeat in all sts, sl st, to complete. [12 Bobble sts]
ROUND 4: Att. yarn in sp, between bobble 4dc in each sp, sl st to complete. [48dc]
ROUND 5: WORK INTO THE BACK LOOP OF THIS STITCH ONLY
Att, yarn in first st, of any group of 4, ch2 counts as first dc, dc in next 3 sts, ch2, dc in next 4sts, ch2 repeat to end, sl st to complete.
[48dc, 12 ch2 sp]
EXTRA LEAF ROUND
Work into the front loops of round 4sts, to create a raised leaf look.
Att. same colour yarn as round 4, in the first st, ch2, dc into same st, dc in next st, ch2 sl st into same st, repeat this in every 2 sts to give 24 small leaves
FROM HERE IT IS THE SAME AS THE FLAT PATTERN
ROUND 6: [double 'v' st] att. yarn in 2nd hdc, of round before, 2tr, ch3, 2tr, in same st, miss 3sts, repeat in next second hdc, miss 3 sts, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [12 Double 'v' sts]
ROUND 7: att, yarn in any sp, between the double 'v' st, 3dc, ch3, 3dc [shell st], in next ch3 sp, sc, in next sp between, repeat, sl st to complete.
[12 shell sts]
CONTINUE WITH THE FLAT PATTERN
Add 2 spears and the final bands, leave round 8 for Part 3: Joining.
NEW YAR: TEXTURED EYE MOTIF IN WENDY AURORA
PART 3: Friday 27th March 2020
Joining motifs together in the round and side by side for 2 options of the CoronaCAL
In the round in block of 4
Side by side