Thank you to Amy and Tania who test crocheted! I am grateful. I’m always blown away by the generosity of testers who do this for little more than a thank you. They spend hours working though others work, giving feedback, using their own time and yarn. Such lovely generosity and giving to our fibre world. Really they are the unsung heroes of the knitting and crochet world.
Without the work of these two this pattern would not of been published for you all to enjoy.
Materials 8 ply wool colour A (Grey 70gms) and B (hand dyed 50gms) Tekapo 150gm240m approx.
Tools Large eye needle, scissors
|Dc||Double Crochet||Slst||Slip Stitch|
|st/s||stitich/es||blo||Back loop only|
Special stitches and notes:
- Spike htr – work a htr into specified rounds below, covering the stitches in the round below gathering slightly. The stitches covered are not worked into.
- Do not cut yarn between colour changes. Carry yarn up the back of work
- R10 will not line up with the previous rounds, due to the change is stitch count. Amy suggested “Round 10 when i did this round if I only did 2 htr before the spike stitches then my spike stitches would not be in the centre. I had to do 3 htr before the spike sts for the first bubble and then i followed the pattern to the end of the round and just did 1 htr after the last 2 spike sts. Not sure if it matters or not.”
R1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each ch to end. 1 ch turn (10 dc)
R2 dc in blo to end. ch1 turn
Repeat R2 until 80 rows are worked.
Match shorter ends and slip stitch the two together. Commence working in rounds.
R1. 2ch, work 90 htr Evenly working into side of rows (90htr) join with slip st to 1st tr. **
R2 ch 2, htr in blo in each st around, join with slst (90)
R3&4 htr in each st around, join with slst (90)
R5 [(Spike htr into rnd 1) twice, htr into next 4sts] repeat to end, join with slst (15 colour bubbles)
R6 htr into blo in each st around, join with slst (90)
R7 htr in blo in each st around, join with slst (90
R8&9 htr in each st around, join with slst (90)
R10 [2 htr (Spike htr into rnd 6) twice, 2 htr ] repeat to end, join with slst (15 colour bubbles)
R11 htr into blo in each st around, join with slst (90)
Repeat R2-10 once more (4 rows of bubbles)
Still working in colour A
1st DecR: working in blo (htr, htr2tog) join with slst (60sts)
Repeat R2 -5 (10 bubbles)
2nd DecR working in blo (htr2tog), join with slst (30st)
Work R2&3 (skipping R4)
Next R [2htr (Spike htr into last rnd of Colour A) twice, htr into next 2sts] repeat to end, join with slst (5 colour bubbles)
3rd DecR working in blo (htr2tog) 15sts
4th DecR working in blo (htr3tog) 5 sts
Finish and Break yarn. Weave end through last 5 sts and gather. Secure and weave in ends.