Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 18

Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 18

A week's worth of crochet progress by The Cats and I ... 

Before ~ Posted Last Week

After ~ This Week 

The cat on the lap requires lots of ear rubs for holding my crochet project in place,

which can make turning corners a bit difficult.

In this photo, Nutmeg is watching Maestro who is the blurry black form on the base of the cat tree.  Maestro is probably waiting her turn on the soft yarn nest.

Most of the photos I have taken on my WIP this week have been like this.

Here Nutmeg has claimed the folded afghan on the table

 and Katniss looks to be waiting her turn.

Crochet time stands still for cat naps. 

The kitties and I are working on the 8th round of this border.
In truth, the kitties have thought it should be called done for some time, 
but the human wants a nice wide cozy border.
so I am still going round and round and my squares sampler slowly grows larger. 

I have done this stitch many years before and always called it the Rib Stitch because it resembles ribbing in knitting.  I have no idea what the proper name for this crochet stitch may be. 

When I was looking for more textures to add to my setting blocks,
I saw it here ... 

... and I knew it was what I wanted to make my for my border on this project.

On this site the border stitch is called

Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC) 

which accurately describes the stitch process.

There is a video swatch tutorial swatch for this stitch

 Here @ Daisy Farm Crafts.

I followed my own muse and I think my corners are different.

For turning my corners, I stopped the front post and back post repeat and stitched 5 regular double crochets one double crochet in the corner.  

When I come to the corner, I add a back post and then a front post double crochet to the first two stitches in the corner shell.  Then I make a Five DC shell in the third DC.  Then I do a FPDC and and BPDC in the fourth and fifth DC.  Then I proceed to do the alternating FPDC and BPDC along the side.

My 8 rounds started with a Single Crochet Row and 5 Double Crochets in the corner.

Then I made my first FPDC and BPDC in the post for the single crochet. 

When will it end? 

I really like this border and plan to continue on with the help of the kitties

 to make four more rows. 

What are you working on this week?

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Gretchen Weaver said...

I can't wait to see the finished afghan, it looks so cozy and comfy!

Vicki W said...

Your blanket is looking wonderful! I like that border a lot. I also love Daisy Farm Crafts as a resource. They have so many lovely patterns.