This is my first attempt at an open work lace pattern crochet from this old well read book I inherited from my Mum.
I’m crocheting in fine yellow cashmere.Can you believe it has taken almost THIS many rows before I could FINALLY do it without referring to the book? I find the complexity of the pattern very therapeutic. It takes concentration and that in itself is meditative.It's good for the gaskets.
Dementia Awareness Week starts today, with World Alzheimer's Day. The theme is Brain health - Making the connections. So I'm going to challenge my brain and try a new complex crochet pattern (complex for me anyway!) each day.
Join in! What do you do to keep your brain active?
Here's today's pattern for Day 1:
uses a multiple of 7+2
row 1: 2 ch *2h.tr, 3 ch, miss 2 sts, 1 dc, 3 ch, miss 2 sts* Finish row with 2 h.tr
row 2: 2 ch, * 2 h.tr, 3 ch, 1 dc in dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in same dc, 3 ch* Finish row with 2 h.tr
row 3: 1 ch, 1 dc in each h.tr of previous row, *1 dc in 3 ch space, 5 ch, 1 dc in next ch space, 1 dc in each 2 h.tr*
row 4: 1ch, * 2 dc, miss 1 st, 7dc in 5 ch space, miss 1 st* Finish row with 2 dc
row 5: 2 ch *2 h.tr, 3 ch, miss 3 sts, 1 dc, 3 ch, miss 3 sts, * Finish row with 2 h.tr
row 6: REPEAT FROM ROW 2