Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog!
This week is all about the Sunshine Yellow yarn, so no colour changes to distract us. At the end of each round the designer is using a different stitch to raise us up for the next round – a double crochet instead of one chain, a half treble in lieu of two – where normally we would simply join with a slip stitch. Once you understand why you’re doing this it makes more sense! Here you can see the double crochet at the end of the 3rd round.The same is true of our standing chains at the beginning of each row – usually 3ch for a treble, 2ch for a half treble, 1ch for a double crochet – so when you see a 2ch with a treble you can tell that there are going to be clusters, as these are slightly shorter than a full treble. Now you know what to look out for the patterns make more sense. Here’s a short film of square 102, with the clusters in case you’ve forgotten how.