Never fear though, being as addicted as I am to my hook and yarn, I have still found time to crochet! Seriously, I carry it with me almost everywhere I go. Hubby threatened no more trips to Hobby Lobby if I even thought of taking it to the weddings so I did have to leave it home for those outings. Lol. I still crochet in church though; no better way to get a blessing over my projects if you ask me.
This week I have a pattern for you that can be adapted pretty easily for anything that's flat; scarf, blanket, throw, etc. This would make a great Christening blanket, worked in panels and a beautiful white yarn. You could do something for the sports junkie in your life by alternating panels in school colors. It can be a perfect warm weather shawl with one panel made to approximately 60" in length. Personally, I'm making panels for a blanket that will most likely be given as a gift for Christmas. Here it is, I hope you enjoy it!
Simple Cluster Stitch Panel Pattern
- Light/sport weight yarn of your choice and color
- size I/9-5.5MM crochet hook
- embroidery needle for weaving in the ends
- 16 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
- Keep in mind that this is just a reference, gauge for this project is not imperative to the completed project.
- Chain (ch)
- Single Crochet (SC)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Cluster **
Chain 3 counts as a Double Crochet unless otherwise stated. This pattern is worked in rows.
Row 1: SC in second ch from hook and across. Chain 4 and turn. (Ch 4 = 1dc + 1ch)
Row 2: *Skip next stitch, Cluster in next stitch, ch 1; skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 1*. Repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in last stitch. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: SC in same space as ch 1 from previous row, and in each stitch across.
Ch 4 and turn. (Ch 4 = 1dc + 1ch)
Rows 4 - ?: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until the piece reaches your desired length. Last row of your project should end with the single crochet row, which is Row 3.
So, I'm just about finished with the Crochet Crowd June Challenge. All my motifs are together and I love the way it turned out. What's holding me back? ALL .... THOSE .... ENDS!!!!! Lol.
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