Previously: part 3, part 2, part 1
Finishing part 4 of this crochet-along marks the halfway point, at least as far as the individual sections are concerned. Time-wise it’s hard to say, as the rows get progressively longer as it grows. But I can really see the size building now, and over the course of part four the blanket went from this:
… to this!
I think I’m going to have to start turning it on the diagonal from now on, if I’m going to keep using this same chair for staging. But anyway, here is part four, which again added a lot of that lovely Helen Shrimpton trademark texture — albeit of a subtler type than in the last few sections. No bobbles, puffs, beads, or popcorns here:
I’m having a terrible time trying to get a picture that captures this section properly. Oh well. These colours are a little bleached out from the sunlight, but you can see the rows pretty well; two green and blue bands made with stitches worked in front and behind each other, green star stitch in the middle of those, two rows of plain dc with my base colour (the navy), and then the top section is made with a row of single crochet, a row of fans, and then alternating single and triple crochets in and around the fans, plus a row of sc to finish it off. Phew!
I didn’t do too much counting this time around, trusting that things would work out OK given that I know I started in the right place. Was this foolish? We’ll all find out when I get to part five! I’ve heard from other crafters that it’s a bit of a doozy, so… we shall see. I’ll let you know how much I regret my decisions on this round.
This project hit a much-anticipated milestone as I got toward the end of part four: it’s finally big enough to keep me warm while I work on it!
On to part five…
3 thoughts on “Faith CAL, part 4”
I haven’t been getting your posts by email for some reason; I’ll have to fix that! This is looking gorgeous. I love the mix of scale and texture in the design.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Huh, weird. I’ve been getting them but now I wonder if it’s just your end or something bigger is going on.
And thanks! As I started part five the extent of my hubris became clear, because somehow I ended up with a different number of yellow shells on every side of the blanket. But… why count now when you can fuge later, right? 😅
Um, totally! That’s what blocking is for! 😂 sorry to cause undue stress; my emails from WordPress blogs tend to be inconsistent and I haven’t spent the time to figure out why.
Comments are closed.