I do love a Crochet Along and Eleonora’s pattern, Picnic on the Beach, intrigued me.
It starts with Tunisian Entrelac, which I have never done before.
Eleonora’s video tutorials are superb!
In Eleonora’s pattern the squares represent red and white Gingham, but ever since my Sunset blanket, made from Attic24’s Dahlia pattern, I have wanted to do another project in sunset colours.
There is one drawback
Yikes! All those ends.
I have sewn them all in, but if I did it again I think I would crochet a plain square in single crochet (US) to cover them up at the back.
The pattern comes with full photo and video tutorials in both US and UK terms.
This is the central square.
Stylecraft Special DK and 4.5mm hook
Colours: Lipstick, Spice, Matador for the small squares.
For the basket weave stitches: Lipstick, Claret and Burgundy.
We added waves and I was reminded of the colours over the sea I saw from my Christmas Hideaway
Colours for the waves: Clementine, Pomegranate, Blush, Duck Egg, Dandelion.
My background colour and the colour that will tie the blanket together is Tomato.
Now that the waves have been added, the dark edges of the central square makes me think of a bonfire, so the working title is now
‘Bonfire on the Beach at Sunset’
It gives me a warm glow just thinking about that as I am making it.
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