I bought this book - 50 Stitches for Afghans - from Hobbycraft. It's not good when you see new stuff come in, you just gotta buy it !! :)
It's by Darla Sims and it's a booklet type paperback.
I am going to try and work through all 50 stitches with a small review on each one, so watch this space :)
Starting at the beginning with Square number 1. It would have been really nice if the squares had been given a name to refer to the stitch, but alas, just numbers.
I am using Patons 4ply Cotton in Fuschia.
So the first thing that strikes me is that although the pattern shows you a square and tells you how many multiples you need (for example Square 1 is multiples of 3+6) it doesn't actually tell you how many foundation chains to do. (or even to do a foundation chain at all) so for beginners they would totally stumble at the first paragraph.
As I had planned to do all 50 squares to create a type of sampler, I did want all the squares to be of equal size, they are not as the multiples in each different square add up differently. So I am just going to have to get as close as possible and hope for the best.
Also, the terms are written in US crochet terms, so I have to remember to convert them into UK terms.
So presuming that multiples of 3+6 mean I need a foundation chain of something divisible by 9, I chain a foundation row of 36. This gives me a square of about 13cm.
I followed the pattern exactly but I have a bulge in one corner, the square in the photo shows the exact same stitches, but no bulge. Following the pattern onwards I feel that there are two Triple Crochets in that corner that do not want to be there.
The "Special Stitch" used for this square is a "V-Stitch".
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