Oh my God! I am so glad to be done with crochet seed stitch. Now I need to figure out how I am doing to seam these strips together. My first thought is double-sided, slip-stitching for ease of matching stitch counts when the opposing stitch patters will differ. Whatever the choice will be the next post will be to mark the completion of this project.
“Too many lonely souls have drifted out to sea…
The Things We Do For Love by 10cc
Because I love my puppy dog.
The Pet Pad
Dimensions: 19 x 15 inches
Instead of working in-the-round, as in the all the previous pet pads I made, I decided to work in turning rows with – at first – the trinity stitch, but I screwed up the stitch with all the yarns I was triple and quadruple plying.
Then I switched to crochet seed stitch – better until it came to the furry/feathery yarns, where I increased the stitch count by twelve stitches. I kind of works by compensating for the thinner yarn.
That’s what happens when one uses different weight yarns. I am happy to finally have finished this pad, as it has been sitting next to my recliner until I was motivated enough to go through my stash and find my bulky weight scraps.
My goal is to donate twelve pads to PAWS/LA. I think The Things We Do For Love makes the count eleven. I have already started the twelfth: When You Really Love Someone, in crochet moss stitch, again in bulky weight yarns, which remains incomplete.
“How am I gonna get through?
I am on the last strip of the afghan, thank heavens. It took a while to get the right width, and even when I did, sometimes it measures out one inch bigger. Aiyaa! I don’t think I will work in crochet seed stitch again for a while.
“Every day, so many drinks; Such pretty flowers…
Took me about two days, only because I am lazy.
Now for Strip 3: 20.5 inches x 72 inches: all, in white crochet seed stitch…aiyaa!
Can you see my helper in the background?
“I read you books and talked for hours…
Took me a minute to get the right width dimension; though, it’s still not absolutely correct, over by half and inch. Oh well. This is the smaller of the two all-white strips. It is a little monotonous crocheting seed stitch in one color, but at least the piece is not the wide, just long: 72 inches!
“I bought you drinks, I brought you flowers…
It looks like things are “shaping” up just about right around here. The picture illustrates how laying out shows sides more even than the last post.
As theorized, I think vertical-strip-design was the way to go. Yay! The middle portion of my schematic is complete…despite an inequality between sides: the top portion is 116 sts, while the bottom is 115 sts. Don’t worry, be happy! This does not affect the other aspects of this design.
I am now working on the the left side; fortunately, the thinner faster side. I’m not looking forward to the right section. While the crochet seed stitch is simple, the monotony begins to bore me and I fall asleep or tire of crocheting; that right side looks daunting!
“You went away, it should make me feel better…
I am determined to keep my legs elevated ALL DAY in hopes of alleviated severe inflammation, so I crocheted since awakening the last of the Caron One Pound from which I was crocheting the seed stitch. This leaves me five-and-a-half inches away from my goal, to finish the first strip
I have indicated, by use of yellow arrows, to indicate the amount of displacement between the Caron One Pound and the existing yarn. It does not appear as bad as it was when I had just finished the first end. Once I add the final two strips, I am now more sure it should all even out.
Time to break out the Red Heart Super Saver I found at a yard sale last week.