Saturday, October 6, 2007

FREE PATTERN - Chromium Star Blanket (offsite)

This absolutely GORGEOUS

Chromium Star Blanket

is designed by none other than our Laura4200 at C'ville.

Click here for the

The Chromium Star is the only Starghan I've seen that
does NOT have the standard ripple 'holes' in it!
It's beautiful and SOLID!
I was fortunate enough to be one of Laura's pattern testers and I can tell you that this ghan is so EASY to make!
Now, what makes this ghan unique and solid is her use of the ADC, Adjacent Double Crochet, a brand new stitch (as far as I know, I've never seen it used before) that she came up with. The directions for this stitch may look a little confusing at first but it is so simple.

Laura's Tutorial for the ADC
Laura's posted some awesome and helpful pics in her TUT.

* * * * *
In my words:
The adc shell is a point/peak or corner shell.
Instead of using (2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch sp),
you'll work it in this manner:

adc shell - 2dc in *ch sp (or adc) ,
dc in the base of the dc you just made
(where it wraps around the previous row), 2dc.

* In the following rounds,
work the adc shell in the adc of the previous row.
* * * **

The adjacent double crochet takes the place of the ch2 in the shell. It adds enough height to compensate for not using the standard ch2.
So, if you're in the mood to see some beautiful work, and she does lots more than just crochet, then go check out her blog A Whole Load of Craft.

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