Well Spring has sprung and the start of our adventures in Rusty Bus our 1956 split screen vw camper begins. We are off to Big Bang a volkswagen festival at Santapod soon so I decided I would have a go at making a retro blanket in bright squares to keep us warm on the chilly evenings. Having never crocheted before it was a bit of a challenge but once the technique had been mastered it was great fun as it is something that grows very quickly. I was taught by an eighty something lady at the elderly day centre where I work. The squares are made using trebles, singles on the straights and sixes in the corners. I used lots of scraps of wool that I had with a few bright fluorescent colours as I wanted it to have a modern retro twist and not be "old fashioned" in any way yet keep that crocheted blanket feel.
I joined all the squares together using a single crochet running stitch and then made a scalloped edge in trebles (sixes and singles)
So pleased with my first project and know it will look fab in rustybus.
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