Free Pattern Friday: Tablecloth Pt. 4

I don’t understand why the Crocodile Stitch was such a big deal. Personally, I find it too much effort for very little result. If the pattern didn’t call for 3 rows of it, I wouldn’t bother with it. To make things even more annoying, the pattern is worked almost totally in reverse from the way other stitchers make it. I watched a video from the Crochet Crowd

It’s not like what’s in the pattern Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle. It has foundation rows made before the stitches are made.:

This row isn’t sitting down like in the video, it had to be curled down. I’m hoping the other three rows will pull it all down so they sit properly.

I know my stitches are small, but that’s not what’s causing me not to like the stitch. It’s just labor intensive and eats a lot of thread(yarn if you’re using it for the afghan in the original pattern).

Visually, I don’t see the appeal either. I think shells and clusters look nicer, but that’s just me.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten this week. I’ve spent more time cross stitching than crocheting because of this section, but I’ll try harder to spend more time on it. This section won’t last forever, and the journey once begun must come to an end.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Free Pattern Friday: Tablecloth based on Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle Pt. 2

The above is where I’m at in the pattern right now. I just started Row 39 out of 111 rows. I decided to get the full pattern and work on it until I ran out of thread. I’m using up scrap thread I’ve been given over the past 5 years. None of the thread has labels on them, and while I’m trying to stay in the size 20 range, the multi colored purple is a size 10.

It’s going to be interesting when it’s finally done, and I’m going to enjoy using it.

The pattern is called Rings of Change, and it’s available on Ravelry from designer Frank O’Randle. He is a fantastic designer and has 67 patterns using the “of Change” name.

The stitches used in the newer areas are fans made from triple crochet and inverted V-stitches. It’s now how difficult the stitches are(most are basic), it’s how he uses the stitches to make some beautiful designs.

I usually don’t repeat patterns, but I might do this in worsted weight yarn to make a round blanket or rug some time in the future.

After I complete Row 39 I will be putting the project on hold because I finally got it in:

Sock Yarn!

Yes, I got the three cakes of sock yarn I ordered so I will be making socks for three co-workers who offered to be my guinea pigs as I learn something new. 🙂 I’ll be using the same pattern, but I’ll be using three different colorways and two different yarns. I hope to have at least one sock done by next week. If I have a full pair done, I’ll be very happy.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!