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Part 5 Friends Holding Hands

Welcome to part 5 of Heart of Friendship crochet a-long.

In our final 2 weeks together,  you will be joining your squares and making the border, Friends Holding Hands.

Crochet is an artform, a craft, an addiction! which brings so many of us together from all over the world. The friends holding hands in the border symbolises all of us joining together.

These hints and tips are not the pattern, they are exactly what they say they are, hints and tips to help you, as you make this Afghan/Blanket.

If you would like to join us, please go to the Intro post for links to purchase the pattern and information on yarn requirements.

The squares are joined using a single crochet and chain 1 join, possibly one of the most simple yet effective joins there is.

Single Crochet Chain Join video tutorial

As you start round 1 of the border, please make sure you double check your stitch count.

You will then create some little hearts, and my favourite part of the blanket, the “Friends Holding Hands”. I have made a note in the various rounds for the parts of the friends you will be making. As you can see in the photo tutorial I used Graphite (dark grey) for the bodies, Candyfloss (pale pink) for the background, Fondant (mid pink) for the heads.

I do suggest keeping the background rounds (7, 9, 11 and 13) all the same colour, then your friends will be easy to see.

And finally some more clusters and shells to  finish the border.

I hope you have enjoyed crocheting along with the Pippin Crochet Club, and that you have had fun making your Heart of Friendship blanket.

Many thanks to the CAL – Crochet A Long group on Facebook for hosting this cal.

We would love to see photos of your progress, please feel free to share in the  CAL – Crochet A Long group or in my own group Helen‘s Hookaholics.

I would love for you to join me on my next crochet a-long adventure.

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