Summer Cover


Rowan Summerlite 4ply cotton
aprox 2 or 3 x 438 (Earth) joining and edging
1 x 418 (Cloud) 15 sq. C
2 x 428 (Duck) 30 sq. D
1.5 x 419 (Sky) 22 sq. S
3 x 424 (Twilight) 45 sq. T
5 x 422 (Heron) 68 sq. H

(aprox. 120 x 150 cm) 180 squares about 9 x 9 cm each

Plastic coated Hook 3 generally

SQUARES all colours except Earth chain of 5 joined into circle by slipstitch
Round 1 4 groups of 3 trebles joined by chain of 3
Round 2 onwards: a treble in each treble below and ‘2 trebles 3 chain 2 trebles’ in each 3 chain below. 4 Rounds in all.
n.b. at the beginning of each round the treble is replaced by a chain of 3 and each round is closed by a slipstitch to the top of that chain.
4 groups of 3 trebles for round 1
4 groups of 7 trebles for round 2
4 groups of 11 trebles for round 3
4 groups of 15 trebles for found 5
each group separated by chain of 3, working in rounds on the right side only.

LOOSE ENDS of squares darned back into central circle on wrong side. Loose ends of joins and edging darned into thick seams of joins on the wrong side.

JOINING in Earth in double crochet Hook 3. Right sides together and inserting hook under strands of first front edge and corresponding back edge only. Seams on all squares facing the same direction preferred.

EDGING in Earth in double crochet Hook 3. Facing right side, double crochet in outside (back) strands only, preferring that both in joining and edging the squares are slightly proud of the background in Earth.
One double crochet in each double crochet of the squares, one double crochet in the joins and three double crochets in the four corners of the cover.

PATTERN:

T T C D T H C T H D H H H H S
T D S D T H D H H T H D H H H
T D D D S H C T H H D H H H H
T D S D T S T T H T H H H H H
T T S D T S T T C T D H H D H
T D D D T H S H T T H C H H H
T D D S D D T H S D H H H H T
T T S S T D C H H T H H H C D
T T S D H D H T C C T S H D T
T T D S H H T C D T T H H H H
T S S S T C H T H H C H H H H
T C S S S H C C H H H S H H H

Can be joined in many ways, this is one: Joining two single rows, two squares at a time. Then joining the double rows together. Then joining the groups of four rows.
Then joining the rows across, pulling the loop under the crossing join with the hook to continue. All in double crochet, attaching the central 17 or so stitches. Aligning the corners. The seams need more care to take the strands well back in order to make the square lift above the background.