SAND­CAS­TLE FLAGS!

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Sand­cas­tle flags

Three dif­fer­ent de­signs to top off your beach cre­ations. De­signed by Anne Egan. Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), small amounts of: Yarn A Craie (0049) Yarn C Piscine (0042) Yarn D Cerise (0050) Yarn E Vi­ta­mine (0006) Yarn F Soleil (0045) Yarn G Clematite (0061) Yarn H Faience (0039) A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook Small wooden knit­ting nee­dles Spray starch

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Flags vary in size; ap­prox 12x8cm (4¾x3in) SUN­SET FLAG With Yarn F, ch31. Row 1 (WS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [30 sts] Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in each st to end, turn. Fas­ten off. Work 13 rows as Row 2 with Yarn C. Fas­ten off. Work 1 row as Row 2 with Yarn G.

Next row (WS) Ch1, 12dc, change to Yarn D, 9dc work­ing over the strand of Yarn G, change to Yarn G, dc in each st to end, turn. Fas­ten off.

Next row With Yarn H, Ch1, 10dc, change to Yarn E and work 7dc over the strand of Yarn H, change to Yarn H and dc in each st to end, turn.

Next row Ch1, 15dc, change to Yarn E and work 3dc over the strand of Yarn H, change to Yarn H, dc in each st to end, turn. Work 3 more rows as Row 2 with Yarn H.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

TO FIN­ISH

Fold the row ends over by about 3 stitches (or to fit the nee­dle you are us­ing) on the side near­est the be­gin­ning of Row 1. Stitch in place, and add nee­dle as a flag pole. Work run­ning stitches in Yarns E, D and G, us­ing the im­age as a guide. WAVE FLAG With Yarn F, ch34.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc2­tog over next 2 ch, 2dc in next ch, *dc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, dc2­tog over next 2 ch, dc in next ch, dc2­tog over next 2 ch, 2dc in next ch; re­peat from * 2 more times, dc in next 5 ch to end, turn. [33 sts]

Row 2 Ch1, dc in next 5 dc, *2dc in next dc, dc2­tog, dc in next dc, dc2­tog, 2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; re­peat from * 2 more times, 2dc in next dc, dc2­tog, dc in last dc, turn. Row 3 Ch1, dc in first dc, dc2­tog, 2dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, dc2­tog, dc in next dc, dc2­tog, 2dc in next dc; re­peat from * 2 more times, dc in next 5 dc to end, turn. Re­peat Rows 2 and 3 un­til you have worked Row 17, chang­ing colour to Yarn A at Row 4, to Yarn C at Row 5 and to Yarn H at Row 12. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

TO FIN­ISH

Fold the row ends over by about 3 stitches (ad­just if nec­es­sary) on the side near­est the end of Row 1. Stitch in place, and add nee­dle as a flag pole. DECKCHAIR FLAG Made in ver­ti­cal rows. With Yarn D, ch20.

Row 1 Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [19 sts] Row 2 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.

Rows 3-5 Re­peat Row 2, turn. Fold bot­tom of foun­da­tion ch to Row 5 and work next row through both lay­ers to join and make sleeve for pole. Re­peat Row 3 un­til you have worked Row 31, chang­ing colour to Yarn E at Row 15, to Yarn A at Row 16, to Yarn E at Row 20 and to Yarn F at Row 21.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends. Add nee­dle as flag pole.

Ice lolly beach blan­ket

A show­stop­ping sum­mer throw that’s per­fect for pic­nics. By Sara Hunt­ing­ton. Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), 8 balls of Yarn A Craie (0049), 3 balls of Yarn C Piscine (0042), 2 balls of each: Yarn D Cerise (0050) Yarn E Vi­ta­mine (0006) Yarn F Soleil (0045) Yarn G Clematite (0061) Yarn H Faience (0039) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook 8.5cm (3½in) of 2cm (¾in) wide vel­cro

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Fin­ished blan­ket mea­sures 110x115cm (43¼x45¼) Each square mea­sures 13.5x15.5cm (5¼x6in)

NOTES

The blan­ket is made up of 49 joined squares in four vari­a­tions of the Ba­sic Square Pat­tern with a trim added after. Squares should be blocked to size be­fore join­ing.

BA­SIC SQUARE PAT­TERN Ch24. Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [23 sts] Rows 2-36 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn. With Yarn A, work 23 ss evenly around each side of the square. Fas­ten off and weave in ends. ICE CREAM SQUARE !MAKE 1" Fol­low the Ba­sic Square Pat­tern and Chart on p93 to make this square. On the Chart, each square counts as 1dc stitch. Read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. When chang­ing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours to­gether. Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the pre­vi­ous stitch. Use 2 sep­a­rate balls of Yarn A to work on each side of the coloured mo­tif, so that you do not need to carry Yarn A across the back of the work. When com­plete, add cross stitch de­tail to the cone us­ing Yarn E and top­ping de­tail to the ice cream us­ing seed stitch in any colours. ICE LOLLY SQUARES !MAKE 12" Fol­low the Ba­sic Square Pat­tern and Chart on p93 to make these squares. See the Ice Cream Square for Chart notes. Make 3 squares with the lolly in each of these colours: Yarn C, Yarn D, Yarn F, Yarn H. TWO # COLOUR STRIPE !MAKE 24" Make 4 squares with each of the fol­low­ing colours as the main colour (MC): Yarn C, Yarn D, Yarn E, Yarn F, Yarn G, Yarn H. Fol­low the Ba­sic Pat­tern with 6 rows in MC, *2 rows in Yarn A, (1 row in MC, 1 row in Yarn A) twice, 1 row in MC, 2 rows in Yarn A, 6 rows in MC; re­peat from * to make 36 rows in to­tal. MULTI # COLOUR STRIPE !MAKE 12" Fol­low the Ba­sic Pat­tern with 3 rows in Yarn C, 2 rows in Yarn D, 2 rows in Yarn E, 3 rows in Yarn C, 2 rows in Yarn D, 2 rows in Yarn F, 2 rows in Yarn H, 4 rows in Yarn C, 2 rows in Yarn A, 2 rows in Yarn H, 2 rows in Yarn E, 2 rows in Yarn F, 2 rows in Yarn A, 1 row in Yarn D, 2 rows in Yarn G, 3 rows in Yarn C. TO JOIN Us­ing the im­age as a guide and with Yarn A, join the squares into a 7x7 grid us­ing ss, work­ing into the cor­re­spond­ing ss around each of the squares. EDG­ING With Yarn A, dc into each ss of the out­side edge work­ing an ad­di­tional ss into each seam be­tween squares and an ad­di­tional dc into the ss at each cor­ner. Each side will then have 168 sts, a to­tal of 672 around in­clud­ing 4 ad­di­tional cor­ner sts. Make 14 tri­an­gu­lar ‘flags’ along each side edge, work­ing each one over 12sts (in­struc­tions be­low). Leave each cor­ner stitch un­worked. Make each flag in one colour, us­ing the fol­low­ing 7- colour se­quence re­peated twice: Yarn F, Yarn C, Yarn A, Yarn D, Yarn G, Yarn E, Yarn H. Row 1 Dc into the next 12 sts, turn. [12 sts] Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), skip first st, dc in each st to end, turn. [11 sts] Re­peat Row 2 un­til 1 stitch re­mains. Fas­ten off. Work a fi­nal round of dc around the en­tire edge us­ing Yarn A. Work 11dc up one side of each flag, (dc, ch1, dc) into st at point and 11dc down the other side. Lightly steam or block and press to fin­ish.

Beach ball cush­ion

A round squashy cush­ion that’s a whole lot of fun. De­signed by Anne Egan. Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), 1 ball of each: Yarn B Turquoise (0041) Yarn C Piscine (0042) Yarn D Cerise (0050) Yarn E Vi­ta­mine (0006) Yarn F Soleil (0045) Yarn G Clematite (0061) A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook Polyester stuff­ing

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Fin­ished cir­cum­fer­ence 84cm (33in)

NOTES

The ball cover is made in pan­els worked in rows from the top down. The Top and Base Discs are worked us­ing the amigu­rumi method. Work in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral with­out clos­ing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it help­ful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. BEACH BALL CUSH­ION

PANEL "MAKE 1 IN EACH COLOUR#

Row 1 (WS) Ch4 (counts as ch1, tr), 3tr into 4th ch from hook, turn. [4 tr] Row 2 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr through­out), tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in each of next 2 tr, 2tr in top of beg ch-3, turn. [6 tr] Row 3 Ch3, 2tr in st at base of beg ch-3, tr in each tr across to last st, 3tr in top of beg ch-3, turn. [10 tr] Row 4 Ch3, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, tr in each tr across to last st, 2tr in top of beg ch-3, turn. [12 tr] Rows 5-11 Re­peat Row 4. [26 tr] Row 12 Ch3, tr in each st across to end, turn. Row 13 Re­peat Row 4. [28 tr] Rows 14-15 Re­peat (Row 12) twice. Row 16 Re­peat Row 4. [30 tr] Rows 17-24 Re­peat Row 12. Row 25 Ch2, tr in next tr (counts as tr2­tog), tr in each st across to last 2 sts, tr2­tog, turn. [28 sts] Row 26 Ch3, tr in each st across, turn. Row 27 Re­peat Row 26. [28 sts] Rows 28-29 Re­peat Rows 25-26. [26 sts] Rows 30-37 Re­peat (Row 25) eight times. [10 sts]

Row 38 (RS) Ch2, tr2­tog (counts as tr3­tog), tr in each of next 4 tr, tr3­tog, do not turn. [6 sts]

EDG­ING

Round 1

Ro­tate to work into Row ends, Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in each Row end back to be­gin­ning ch, work 3dc in be­gin­ning ch of Row 1, 2dc in each Row end back to Row 38, 2dc in first st of Row 38, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in last st of Row 38, ss in first dc to join in the Round. [163 dc] Round 2

Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each dc up side, work 3dc in cen­tral dc at point of panel, dc in each dc down op­po­site side of panel.

leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked. [157 dc]

and weave in ends. Fas­ten off Fas­ten off

LARGE DISC FOR BASE

With Yarn D, ch2. Round 1 6dc into 2nd ch from hook. [6 dc] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 dc] Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [24 dc]

Round 5 (Dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [30 dc]

Round 6 (Dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [36 dc]

Round 7 (Dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [42 dc]

Round 8 (Dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [48 dc]

Round 9 (Dc in each of next 7 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times, ss to next st to join. [54 dc]

Fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail for sewing.

SMALL DISC

Work as for Large Disc from Rounds 1- 6. Fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail for sewing.

TO FIN­ISH

With WS to­gether pin ad­ja­cent sides of 2 pan­els to­gether (see im­age for colours). Start­ing at the top (pointed end) of the pan­els, join Yarn in the first dc after the 3dc in the very point. Use the same colour yarn as the panel fac­ing you and join­ing through both pan­els, work­ing ch1, dc in each st through both lay­ers along the edge to join. Fas­ten off. Con­tinue to join pan­els to­gether in the same way un­til last seam. Leave half of the last seam un­worked, do not fas­ten off. Stitch the Small Disc in place at the top of the pan­els, mak­ing sure you al­low a bit of ease and that it is at­tached sym­met­ri­cally. Stuff with polyester stuff­ing and com­plete last seam. Place the large disc at the other end, and join to the pan­els by sewing evenly around. Weave in all ends.

Flip-flop key ring

Add a lit­tle sole to your keys or beach bag. De­signed by Han­nah Cross. Q Q Q Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), 1 ball of Yarn C Piscine (0042), small amount of Yarn F Soleil (0045) A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook Key ring to at­tach charm

MEA­SURE­MENTS

The fin­ished sole mea­sures 9x6cm (3½x2½in) FLIP FLOP SOLE !MAKE 2"

Us­ing Yarn C, ch11.

Round 1 (RS) 2tr in 3rd ch from hook, tr in next 7 ch, 6tr in last ch, ro­tate to work along op­po­site side of ch, tr in next 7 ch, 3tr in next ch, ss to top of ch-11 to join. [26 sts]

Round 2 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in st at base of ch-2, 2htr in next st, htr in each of next 4 sts, tr in each of next 4 sts, 2tr in each of next 7 sts, tr in each of next 4 sts, htr in each of next 4 sts, 2htr in last st, ss to

top of beg ch-2 to join. [36 sts]

Round 3 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch-3, 2tr in next st, tr in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2tr in each of next 10 sts, dc in each of next 6 sts, tr in each of next 6 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [48 sts]

Round 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in first 4 sts, dc in each of next 17 sts, 2dc in each of next 10 sts, dc in each of next 17 sts, ss in first dc to join. [62 sts] Fas­ten off. TO MAKE UP Hold­ing WS to­gether and us­ing Yarn F, ss evenly around the edge through both lay­ers, start­ing at the back cen­tre of the sole. Ch5, slip through the key ring, then ss in first ss again to join the soles to­gether. STRAP Row 1 Join Yarn F to the 13th st from back cen­tre of sole, ch12, ss to cen­tre front st of Round 2 of sole, ss back along first 3 ch of ch-12, ch9, ss in 13th st from back cen­tre of sole on op­po­site side, turn.

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st) dc in each ch of ch-9, skip toe piece, dc in next 9 ch across to op­po­site edge. Fas­ten off. Weave in all ends and spray starch to shape.

Beach towel straps

A per­fectly prac­ti­cal make to keep tow­els and mats in or­der. By Fran Mor­gan. Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), 1 ball of each: Yarn C Piscine (0042), Yarn E Vi­ta­mine (0006), Yarn F Soleil (0045) A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook Flexi hair curler/ bendy roller for han­dle ap­prox 15cm (6in)long 2 me­tal buck­les with an open­ing of at least 4cm (1½in) wide

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Each strap mea­sures 55x4cm (21½x1½in) Han­dle mea­sures 20cm (7¾in) wide STRAPS !MAKE 2" With Yarn C, ch91.

Row 1 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in each ch to end. Join Yarn E and work 1dc in the row end of the last st and 1dc in each of the re­main­ing loops of the foun­da­tion ch, then work 3dc into the end of the last row. Con­tinue work­ing dc in each st of the first row to make a round, ss to first dc.

Round 2 With Yarn F, ch1, dc in each st around work­ing 2dc in each of the cor­ner sts, ss to first dc.

Round 3 With Yarn E, ch1, dc in each st around work­ing 2dc in each of the cor­ner sts, ss to first dc. Fas­ten off. HAN­DLE With Yarn C, ch51. Re­peat the in­struc­tions for the Straps. TO MAKE UP Place han­dle around Flexi Curler and work a dc seam through both lay­ers, cov­er­ing the curler but leav­ing the ends free. Leave enough han­dle free at each end to fold over to make a loop for the straps and sew in po­si­tion. Place straps through loops at end of han­dle and sew buckle onto one end of each strap.

Filet cro­chet beach bag

De­signer Emma Fried­lan­der- Collins says: “With let­ters in­spired by clas­sic ice lollies and sunny, beach days, this bag is per­fect for tak­ing a stroll to the sea­side.” Phildar Phil Co­ton 3 (100% cot­ton 50g/121m), 4 balls of Yarn A Craie (0049) 1 ball of each: Yarn B Turquoise (0041) Yarn C Piscine (0042) Yarn D Cerise (0050) Yarn E Vi­ta­mine (0006) Yarn F Soleil (0045) Yarn G Clematite (0061) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bag mea­sures 35x35cm (14x14in) with­out strap

NOTES

The bag is made from the bot­tom up start­ing with Filet cro­chet, and worked in rows back and forth which will leave you a side seam to sew up af­ter­wards. For the mid­dle sec­tion the Front is worked in ta­pes­try cro­chet and the Back is worked sep­a­rately con­tin­u­ing the Filet cro­chet pat­tern. One side seam of these sep­a­rate pieces is joined be­fore con­tin­u­ing the rest of the bag in Filet cro­chet across all stitches. For the Filet Cro­chet, each mesh square is made up of (ch1, tr), and each solid square is made up of 2tr. You will need to work ch3 count­ing as a tr at the be­gin­ning of every row. See the Charts on p93 for the Filet cro­chet Pat­tern. The first sec­tion of Filet cro­chet is writ­ten out to help you fol­low the Chart. On the Chart, read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. BAG Us­ing Yarn A, ch79.

Row 1 (WS) Dc into sec­ond ch from hook and each ch across to last ch, 3dc in last ch, work­ing along op­po­site side of start­ing ch, dc in each ch across, turn. [157 dc]

Rows 2-8 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in each st across, turn. [157 dc]

FILET PAT­TERN

See Chart A on p93.

Row 9 (WS) Ch3 (counts as tr through­out), *(ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 3 times, tr in each of next 4 sts, ch1, skip next st, tr in next st; re­peat from * across, turn.

Row 10 (RS) Ch3, *(ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice, tr in each of next 4 sts, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) twice; re­peat from * across, turn.

Row 11 Ch3, *ch1, skip next st, tr in each of next 5 sts, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 3 times; re­peat from * across, turn.

Row 12 Ch3, *(ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 4 times, tr in each of next 4 sts, turn.

Row 13 Ch3, * tr in each of next 2 sts, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 4 times, tr in each of next 2 sts; re­peat from * across, turn.

Row 14 Ch3, * tr in each of next 4 sts, (ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 4 times; re­peat from * across, turn. Rows 9-14 set Filet Pat­tern. Rows 15-18 Re­peat Rows 9-12.

FRONT TA­PES­TRY CRO­CHET SEC­TION

On the Ta­pes­try Cro­chet Chart (see p93), each square rep­re­sents 1dc stitch. Read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. When chang­ing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours to­gether. Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the pre­vi­ous stitch. Carry the un­used strands of yarn across the WS of the work.

Row 19 Ch1, dc in first 78 sts, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked. [78 dc] Row 20 Ch1, dc in each dc across. [78 dc]

Rows 21-38 Work­ing on 78dc, fol­low Chart to end of Row 38.

BACK

The Back is worked in the es­tab­lished Filet Pat­tern for 8 rows and then seamed to con­tinue with the Back and Front. See Chart B on p93. Fol­low Chart B from Rows 19-24, then re­peat Rows 19 and 20. Fas­ten off and sew to­gether one side seam to con­tinue work­ing in longer Rows across Front and Back.

UP­PER SEC­TION OF BAG

Row 1 (WS) With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn in first st of Ta­pes­try Cro­chet Sec­tion, work as Row 9 of Filet Pat­tern (Chart A) across Front and Back. [157 sts] Rows 2- 6 Work as Rows 10-14 of Filet Pat­tern. Rows 7-10 Work as Rows 9-12 of Filet Pat­tern. Rows 11-14 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [157 dc] Fas­ten off. STRAP Us­ing Yarn A, ch165. Row 1 Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [164 dc] Rows 2-3 Ch3, tr in each st across, turn. Row 4 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. Fas­ten off. TO MAKE UP Sew side seam of bag and weave in all ends. Sew the strap to each side at the top of the bag, us­ing the im­age as a guide. Re­join Yarn at top edge next to strap and dc along edge of strap and the top edge of the bag. Re­peat on the other side. TAS­SELS !MAKE 2" Us­ing a mix­ture of Yarns B- G, wrap the yarn around a piece of A5 card. Slide off the card and bind one end to cre­ate tas­sels. Trim ends neatly and at­tach to the split ring us­ing an­other length of Yarn. At­tach the ring to the Bag Strap.

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