Hang on to your hats, folks, we aren’t going anywhere this week. We’re staying right here in Washington, DC for some more crochet fun with Bonnie Barker of Bonnie Bay Crochet!
We’re up to week 17 of the Friends Around the World CAL, and Bonnie’s given us another wonderfully textural design called Boxed Honeycombs. Take a look and you’ll see why.
Bonnie may be a die hard hockey fan but texture is the name of the game this week as we’ll be making beautiful rows of cables, giving a beautiful knitted look to our squares. By now, you’re familiar with Bonnie’s work and you know that Bonnie is well known for these incredibly textured designs. Cables are definitely more of an advanced crochet stitch, but don’t be intimidated! Bonnie’s video will guide you through the technique.
Written Pattern: Boxed Honeycombs 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.
I guess it’s safe to tell you that you may as well pack your bags because we’re going on a big trip next week. Hint: pack your summer clothes!
See you next week!