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Whispers from the Past Part 8


Welcome to part 8 of Whispers from the Past.

This week we make our corner squares, Alana, and make the final joins.
Alana was the nickname my Uncle used to call my Mum, back in the 1940’s and 50’s.


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Here is another photo of Mum…

but, when she was a teenager, in the 50’s.
Everything was handmade in those days, and techniques, and crafts were passed from Mother to Daughter.
And it delights me to know that, though I have no children, I can still pass on the amazing skill of the women who came before me.

Though this was a time of simplicity, it was also a time of great change.

This weeks square is again a simple twist on some basic stitches, and our two joining techniques are also basic joins.
I particularly like the flat surface slip stitch join, which gives a very neat, yet, effective join.

Many years ago, surface slip stitch was the only type of surface crochet I ever did…. boy how things have moved forward!

♥ Useful Stuff

Alana square video tutorial
Surface Slip Stitch Join video tutorial.

Whip Stitch Join Video Tutorial
Just click on any of the links and it will take you to a short video tutorial, with some handy hints.

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Whispers from the Past part 8 is available as

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Make 4

Block all squares using same method as with Winnie’s Flower square, start by pinning the centre square, then the mesh area, then the outer edge. Do not over stretch!

Approx.. size:
Double knit with 4mm hook – 9 inches/23cm – Aran with 5.5mm hook – 11 inches/28cm

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