Friday, May 15, 2015

WEEK 3 - Granny Rose CAL: Leaf Row

Hi there!

So how did the roses go?
Did you finish all 64?
If not, keep up the good work, if so, it's time for:

WEEK 3
The Leaf Row
 This weeks "assignment" is easy.
Take all your roses and follow Step 3 on your pattern from here
and crochet the leaf row in Meadow or the color of your choosing.

Here's a little variation that you may like on the leaf row:

Start with ch 4 in the ch space of any outside petal:
(this will count as a dc and ch space for the corner)
 then 4 dc in same space.
The photo shows 3 but 4 works better since
 2 of the chains will count as your  corner.
(This will be part of your first corner,
and you will finish this corner at the end.)

I also changed the sides a bit from the pattern as follows:

After the corner, ch 2 and sc in the middle of the bottom of the petal instead of 3 dc,
 then ch two to the next corner.

Perhaps the following photos will help:
This is the finished square from the back:
And here is a close-up from the front.


Here's the finish of the leaf row:
2 dc back into that same beginning corner to complete that corner,

then an invisible join:

Weave in ends:
See how the 3 chs at the beginning made for only one ch for the middle of this corner,
 that's why 4 chs at the beginning would have worked better so there woudl be 2 chs for the corner.
Once again, I live and learn; a student of myself and my blog friends. haha ;-)

Complete the leaf row on all 64 squares and then next
Friday May 22nd you'll be ready for the granny row
along with and extra row option of a delightful surprise that
varies from the pattern. ;-)

Let me know if you have any questions;
otherwise I will see you next week
for the 
GRANNY ROW!

P.S. Please let me know if you have any photos of your project
 you would like to share and I will post them.
Please email them to astri.bowlin@gmail.com.
Also see appleblossomdreams on Instagram.
#grannyrosecal

6 comments:

  1. Your roses look so pretty, Astri! I love your colors. This is the step I'm excited about; I've never tried it before. I'm woefully behind on my roses but am hoping to catch up this week. I can email you the photo or you can take it from the blog post.

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    1. I looked at the progress on you blog and your project is going to be incredible!!! I love pink and the shades you have chosen are mesmerizing! It's fun to have you following along Kate.

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  2. Thank you for adding the extra tip to the leaf row, Astri. It looks good! The two new photos are very helpful!

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    1. You're welcome Sandra - thanks for sharing your progress and thanks for helping me refine the pattern and posts.

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