Finally, Friday is here! I actually finished this on Sunday so it has been a long 5 day wait, but I thought I should show some restraint and actually post it on the right day. (Sorry Instagram followers if you’ve seen these photos lots of times already!)
I joined the 16 squares using a flat braid join; this tutorial by A Patchwork Heart was a breeze to follow and worked a treat. It took about 3 hours to work all of the joins but I love how they look. I was concerned about the colours clashing but the white border separated the squares enough to prevent that.
The border, however, proved a little troublesome. I had planned to design my own but after looking at Pinterest for inspiration I discovered that most of the ones I liked were in the book Around the Corner Crochet Borders so I bit the bullet and bought myself the Kindle version (mainly because I won’t pay for Amazon Prime and I’m too impatient to wait for delivery!) The chosen border was number 45, and I adore it! I worked a round of half trebles into the loops from the flat braid join first to give me a ‘flat’ base to work from. It was only 3 rounds, and made of very simple stitches, but I thought it finished it so prettily.
My choice of border was affected by the numbers, I did a lot of work with multiples to decide which ones would work and had to write off a lot of other pretty ones. However, I now have a book of 150 borders for my future projects!
Here it is in all it’s glory! I haven’t washed or blocked it yet, but that’s a job for the coming week as it’s our village show next weekend and I’m looking at things I can enter into the crochet section. This one is currently in the ‘maybe’ category.
Have you finished anything this week? Let me know!
PS I’m not getting paid to share the Amazon link, I’m just sharing because it’s a fabulous book!