September 2021: Obelia

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/obelia

100 years ago, Australian children’s author May Gibbs released Little Obelia and further adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

It was included in the book The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Little Obelia was my favourite May Gibbs story. I was drawn to the little mermaid baby who slept in an oyster shell and grew up into a strong Queen.

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary I have designed a blanket inspired by the underwater adventures, let me introduce you to Obelia…

The design:
Obelia is a highly textured lap sized blanket

Obelia is a complex level pattern that requires concentration and counting.

Materials needed:
Obelia was designed using 4 ply/fingering weight cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills. I used a 3mm hook. I used 3250m total and it measures 130cm
Rounded to nearest whole number
Colour 1: 340m
Colour 2: 470m
Colour 3: 670m
Colour 4: 1120m
Colour 5: 550m
Stitch markers.
Wool/darning needle.

Recommended hook size:
2.5-3mm for 3ply
3-3.5 mm for 4ply
3.5-4 mm for 8ply
Or hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight

Stitch Abbreviations (US)
Pm: Place marker
Tr: Treble crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Sc: Single Crochet
Ch: chain
Bl: Back loop e.g bldc
Fp: Front post e.g fpdc
Bp: Back post e.g bpsc
Lpuff st: Large puff st
Spuff st: Small puff st
Skp: Skip stitch
Sl st: Slip stitch
Ch-sp: Chain space
CL3dc: Cluster of 3 dc in the same space
Bldc2tog: bldc decrease
V st: {dc1, ch1, dc1}

This particular pattern has been edited and sent to testers but we are all human so if you do find an error please do contact me. I am very receptive to feedback and suggestions.
If you have any problems at all following the pattern please do not hesitate to email me at melharrisondesign@icloud.com
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