Advent has begun
Four weeks until Christmas, I love Christmas – I had hot Christmases as child when we lived in Africa and cold Christmases here in England, both very different – the food, traditions, and obviously the weather but the constant was the family being together, carols and church.
How do you prepare for Christmas?
I have ordered meat and poultry from the butcher – in previous years I’ve used high street supermarkets but in more recent years I like to support the local butcher.
I have made drink – mentioned here in my previous post. This will be decanted in the next week or so ready for gifting.
I have made food and stocked the freezer for the days after Christmas and New Year before life gets back to normal in January. I am hoping to take time off from work and have a rest so I little planning ahead will help.
I have been crocheting a table running – my poinsettia table runner. I used 100% cotton and a 4mm hook.
Start with yellow, create a magic loop or chain 6 to form a circle/loop, chain 3 (counts as 1tr), 11tr in to the same space. Slip stitch into the first stitch to join. 12 stitches in total.
Change to red and work 12, 2tr & chain 1 clusters into each space. Slip stitch into the first stitch to join.
Change to green and work 12, 3tr & chain 1 clusters into each space. Slip stich into the first stitch to join.
Change to white into the next space work 2tr, chain 1, 2tr 1chain.
Into the next space work 2 dtr (double trebles), chain 3, 2 dtr, chain 1. This forms a corner cluster.
Into the next space work *2tr, chain 1, 2tr 1chain*. Repeat * *
Into the next space work 2 dtr (double trebles), chain 3, 2 dtr, chain 1. This forms the second corner cluster.
Repeat until you get back to the beginning the format is two clusters [2tr, chain 1, 2tr 1chain] in between each corner cluster.
I joined as I went along but you could create all the squares and then crochet them together. There are a few ends to sew in but its worth the effort.
I think I will block it as the edges look a little wonkie