Friday, January 1

A BLOCK STITCH TEMPERATURE/MOOD BLANKET/SCARF

Love this idea..wish it was mine but it's not.


There have also been a lot of Mood/Temperature blankets/scarves, 
not quite sure who started them off, but lots of variations were made and another great challenge to try 
check out Pinterest folder 

HERE

MOOD COLOUR WHEEL


This stunning Temperature Blanket by shhshh 
{click the link to see her other work} 

is my favourite temperature blanket check out shhshh temperature blanket click link below


BLOCK STITCH CHALLENGE
A challenge for 2016 to make a mood/temperature blanket combining both together using the block stitch

TEMPERATURE: use the sc/ch stitch row
MOOD: use the dc blocks

 CHALLENGE 2016: 15MINUTE A DAY COMMITMENT TEMPERATURE BLANKET
I couldn't decide on a mood each day so I'm actually making a temperature  only blanket
HERE
Just 15minutes a day and its in 4 section using close 'v' stitch and Alpaca mix in 12 colours with a fringe of flowers and will be about 6' square




UPDATED AND MORE DETAIL BLOCK STITCH HOW TOO 


 ch the length you require 
multiples of 3sts plus 2sts
For a scarf approximately 10 blocks wide 32ch sts


For a blanket you would need 200/300 hundred sts plus 2sts depending on the size you require

ROW 1: ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 1dc [1tr], in first st, 1dc [1tr], all ch sts.


NOTE 1: this row should have 4 dc to start and finish and multiples of 3 dc as a stitch count
NOTE 2: Do a colour change before completing the last st. 



ROW 2:new colour attached, ch1, turn, sc [dc], in first st, ch2, count 3dc sts,  sc [dc], in next space between not st, ch2, count 3dc [3tr], sc [dc], in next space, repeat to end, finish with sc [dc]
in the top of the last dc [tr].


NOTE 3: By making 2ch loops and not using 3ch sts, the blocks will be nicely compact and less open,  but if you want a more open and lacy effect then use ch3 loops


ROW 3: att, next colour, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 3dc [3tr], into first ch loop, 3dc [3tr], in every ch loop to end, finish with 4dc [4tr], in last loop.


Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as many times as you require.


NOTE: EACH BLOCK ROW MUST START AND FINISH WITH 4 DC [4TR]


TIP: 
COLOUR CHANGES ON A STRAIGHT PIECE
If you are changing colour every row then cut off and weave in ends on each row, but if you are working with just 2 colours one for the sc/ch sts and one for the blocks then do a colour change before completing the last st on each row when possible....it will help with the number of ends

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