Week 2 #crochet6in366

Did the first week of 2020 go as quickly for you as it did for me? Not only was there quite a lot going on here we also had two family birthdays. The temperatures have been relatively mild, and we have had some sunshine to compensate from the earlier grey days of December.

If you’ve been following along you should have one strip of 6 one-colour squares, and one on its own. The latter will be the start of our second strip, and, as one reader has already realised, one-colour squares will border those of five colours which begin today!

Now, firstly I want to remind you that I am working two colour-ways. I decided to do this to demonstrate a little trick on how to make yarn go a little further. I have already worked the first square of both in this sequence to demonstrate. Here, as a reminder are the colour-charts, and the key to the numbers below. Refer to your numbered chart if you are using your own colours

Week 2 Duck Egg Sequence The first number is the colour of the centre. Join each square to the previous one to continue making strips of 6.

  • Jan 8: 1/2/3/4/5/5 NB Two rounds of Duck Egg on each multicoloured square
  • Jan 9: 3/4/1/2/5/5
  • Jan 10: 2/1/4/3/5/5
  • Jan 11: 4/3/2/1/5/5
  • Jan 12: Single colour square in Duck Egg This completes Strip 2
  • Jan 13: Single colour square in Duck Egg. This BEGINS Strip 3
  • Jan 14: 4/1/3/2/5/5

All squares are different, And if you follow along there will be no angst about placement of squares at the end. The same is true of the following.

Week 2 Magenta Sequence

  • Jan 8: 5/1/2/3/4/5
  • Jan 9: 5/3/4/1/2/5
  • Jan 10: 5/2/1/4/3/5
  • Jan 11: 5/4/3/2/1/5
  • Jan 12: Single colour square in Magenta. This completes Strip 2
  • Jan 13: Single colour square in Magenta. This BEGINS Strip 3
  • Jan 14: 5/4/1/3/2/5

So, here is the first multi-coloured square featuring Duck Egg

And below – the Magenta version.

Can you see the difference? Instead of two rounds of main colour on the edge of the square as in the top picture the Magenta version has a centre and a SINGLE round at the end.

Why?

I always weigh my yarn before I start. The balls were new, in fact from sealed 10 ball packs. The Magenta left a little to be desired. The first ball was 97g, the second 93g and the third 99g! I knew I had enough yarn, but realised that you may not all be in the same position, so the second version was born. The Duck Egg balls were 97g, 101g and 105g!

I’d already had a bit of a giggle at Magenta’s expense

Can you spot the error?