KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lesson 4 - crochet & Tunisian

What a fantastic lot you are!  We had some fun today - again.  Some people struggled, but the results have been brilliant!  Most of the people in all three classes chose to try the granny squares - despite the pattern being challenging!  I have rewritten the pattern and will post it here as well as including it with this week's email.

BASIC GRANNY SQUARE TO CROCHET
To start:    Ch4, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1:   Ch3, 2dc in ring, ch2, (3dc in ring, ch2) 3times for corner. 
Join to top of starting chain with a sl st.
Cut yarn & tie off.

Round 2:   Join new colour at any ch2 space.
Ch3, in same space work 2dc, ch2, 3dc (this is your starting corner).
Ch1, (in next ch2 space work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1) 3 times.
Join to top of starting ch with a sl st. 
Cut yarn, tie off.

Round 3:    Join new colour at any ch2 space
Work starting corner as before = Ch3, in same space work 2dc, ch2, 3dc .
Then *ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1. 
In next sp work 3dc, ch2, 3dc (corner). 
Repeat from * 2 times more. 
Ch1, 3dc in next ch1 space, ch1
Join to top of starting ch with a sl st. 
Cut yarn, tie off.

Round 4:   Join new colour at any ch2 sp,
Work starting corner as before = Ch3, in same space work 2dc, ch2, 3dc . 
Then *(ch1, 3dc in next ch1 sp) 2x. 
Ch1, work corner in next corner space = 3dc, 2ch, 3dc. 
Rep from * 2x more, (ch1, 3dc in next ch1 sp)2x, ch1.
Join to top of starting ch with a sl st. 
Cut yarn, fasten off.
  
For a larger square, continue to work around the piece in the established pattern, which is 3dc, 2ch, 3dc in each corner and 1ch, 3dc, in each space at the side of the square, with 1ch between the last 3dc group and the corner group.  Make one more 3dc group between corners in each round.

Some people tried the tunisian knitting - also known as tunisian crochet, afghan knitting or tricot.  It's so much fun - we must revisit it sometime.

Everyone is working away at the things for the exhibition with some great work happening - so exciting!!

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Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf pattern

approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
Key:
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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FOR THE EXHIBITION

FOR THE EXHIBITION
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Detail of Gillian's seascape

Christine's stilt

Sally's work

Edith's toadstools

Well done Christine!

Kaywin and Jan's bunting

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Gillian's monster flower

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Sian's flower

Gillian's paua

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