Bonnie is no stranger to the Friends Around the World CAL. We were honored to have her record some of the earlier squares of the CAL and introduced you to her in week 4. For more about Bonnie, see our earlier post here.
This week’s square, Cables & Columns, is a snapshot of what Bonnie loves best about CABLES! Bonnie is well known for her cable designs so be sure to checkout her website Bonnie Bay Crochet for links to her books and patterns. She hopes that by making this square that you discover how easy and fun these can be to crochet! This weeks video also includes a tutorial for the extra base rounds for joining the squares.
Written pattern: Cables and Columns by Bonnie Barker/Ravelry
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 109 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 35 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 75.4 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams
Claire: Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran,79 grams
Micki: Worsted, 90 grams
Additional Pattern Info
Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.
Translations for base rounds can be found here.
This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count. It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.
We hope you enjoy this week’s, Cables and Crosses…who want’s to guess where we’re headed to next?
See you next Friday!